2018-2019 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2018-2019 Student Handbook
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is accredited by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
The following programs hold specialized professional accreditation:
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING — Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 (601-432-6486) and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone number 404-975-5000.
COSMETOLOGY – License #510549/Registration #08-135 (George County Center) and License #519406/Registration #08-11943 (West Harrison County Center), State of Mississippi Board of Cosmetology, 239 North Lamar Street, Suite 301, Jackson, MS 39201, Telephone number-601-359-1820. www.msbc.ms.gov.
CULINARY ARTS TECHNOLOGY AND BAKING AND PASTRY TECHNOLOGY – American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, Telephone number 904-824-4468. Website www.acfchefs.org.
EMS‐PARAMEDIC — (CAAHEP) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Telephone number 727-210-2350, firstname.lastname@example.org, under the recommendation of (CoAEMSP) Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions, 8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111‐312, Rowlett, Texas 75088, Telephone number 214-703-8445, Website www.coaemsp.org.
MASSAGE THERAPY – License 1711, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy, 353 South Forth Street, Morton, MS 39117. Telephone number 601-732-6038. www.msbmt.ms.gov.
MEDICAL ASSISTING – (CAAHEP) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Telephone number 727-210-2350, email@example.com, under the recommendation of (MAERB) Medical Assisting Education Review Board, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone Number 800-228-2262. Website www.maerb.org.
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY – (NAACLS) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018‐5119, Telephone number 773‐714‐8880, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRACTICAL NURSING — Mississippi Department of Education/Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB), 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 (601-432-6518) and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone number 404‐975‐5000.
PROCESS OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY – (NAPTA) North America Process Technology Alliance, 1501 N. Amburn Road, Suite 3, Texas City, TX 77591, Telephone number 903-237-9382. Website www.naptaonline.org.
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY — (JRCERT) The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Telephone number 312-704-5300, email@example.com.
RESPIRATORY CARE TECHNOLOGY – (CoARC) Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, P. O. Box 54876, Hurst, TX 76054-4876, Telephone number 817-283-2835. Website www.coarc.com
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY – (CAAHEP) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Telephone number 727-210-2350, firstname.lastname@example.org, under the recommendation of (ARC/STSA) Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120, Telephone number 303-694-9262, email@example.com
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes students and employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or qualified disability in its programs and activities. For further information, contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Campus, Center or the District Office. Compliance is coordinated by the Associate Vice President of Administration, P.O. Box 609, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573, telephone number 601-928-6672, email address firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries concerning discrimination should be directed to the appropriate Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer and/or Alternate listed below:
District Office: Jared Burns, Jennifer Leimer (alternate).
Jackson County Campus: Michelle Sekul, Jason Ferguson (alternate).
Jefferson Davis Campus: Dr. Phil Bonfanti, Daniel Baker (alternate).
Perkinston Campus: Dr. Vanessa Dedeaux, Dr. Jason Beverly (alternate).
Keesler Center: Ashley Landry, Kady Beaoui-Pietz (alternate)
George County Center: Will Overstreet, Gail Gable (alternate).
West Harrison County Center: Millie Hyatt, John Shows (alternate)
Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center: Dr. Wayne Kuntz, Dr. Joan Hendrix (alternate)
Navy Base: Alrie Poillion, Kady Beaoui-Pietz (alternate)
Maritime Training Academy: Kelly Dye, Brock Clark (alternate)
Bryant Center at Tradition: Dr. Joan Hendrix, Dr. Wayne Kuntz (alternate)
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, as revised by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Public Law 101-226, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is required to notify employees and students that the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited in the college environment.
The college has adopted and implemented an educational, assistance, and referral program for students and employees.
Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Information regarding disabilities, voluntarily given or inadvertently received, will not adversely affect any admission decision. If you require special services because of a disability, notify the ADA Coordinator at District Office, Dr. Stacy Carmichael , Associate Vice-President of Administration, or the Dean of Student Services/Administrative Dean at the campus/center on which you expect to enroll. This voluntary self-identification allows Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to prepare appropriate support services to facilitate your learning.
Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, Public Law 101-542, November 8, 1990, as amended 1993, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College provides statistical data on its graduates and the Campus Security Report. For further information, contact the Dean of Student Services on each campus.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and its subsequent revisions deal with educational records of students. The purpose of the law is to define who may or may not have access to student records. The law allows students and parents of dependent students, as defined by the IRS, access to the individual student's educational records.
MGCCC will release directory information on students to any interested member of the public unless the student requests that it be withheld. Requests by the student to withhold directory information must be made to the campus Dean of Student Services. Directory information is defined as follows: (1) the student's name; (2) address; (3) telephone number; (4) date and place of birth; (5) major; (6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports; (7) weight and height of athletic team members; (8) dates of attendance; (9) degrees and awards received; (10) previous educational institutions attended, and (11) other similar information.
Except as provided by law, data released to sources outside the college will be in aggregate form and no personally identifiable information will be made available.
Further information concerning provisions of the Act may be obtained from the campus Dean of Student Services or the Administrative Dean of College Centers. Additional information can be found in Statement No. 714 of the Policies and Procedures Manual located at: http://www.mgccc.edu/Documents/MGCCC_PP.pdf.
Information contained in this publication is subject to change without prior notice. Information contained herein shall not constitute a binding agreement on the part of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.