Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Student Handbook

2019-2020 Student Handbook


Accreditation

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, mail@caahep.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, mail@caahep.org, 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, info@naacls.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, mail@jrcert.org.

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, mail@caahep.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, info@arcstsa.org

Compliance Policy

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunities in all its activities, programs, and employment. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, or qualified disability. The College complies with non-discriminatory regulations under Title VI and Title IX. All inquiries concerning discrimination should be directed to the appropriate Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Representative listed below:

District Office: Jared Burns

Jackson County Campus: Michelle Sekul, Jason Ferguson

Jefferson Davis Campus: Dr. Phil Bonfanti, Dr. Erin Riggins

Perkinston Campus: Dr. Jason Beverly, Vanessa Ritchie

Keesler Center: Ashley Landry

George County Center: Rebecca Layton

West Harrison County Center: Millie Hyatt-Bordelon

Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center: Dr. Wayne Kuntz

Navy Base: Alrie Poillion

Maritime Training Academy: Kelly Dye

Bryant Center at Tradition:  Gail Gable

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, students and potential students should notify the CTE Support Services Personnel at the campus/center on which you expect to enroll and employees should notify Human Resources department at District Office.  Detailed information on processes and contact personnel for potential and current students can be found in the Students With Disabilities of this catalog.  This voluntary self-identification allows Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to prepare appropriate support services to facilitate your learning and/or employment.

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. The MGCCC Annual Fire Safety and Security Report can be found on the college website under Disclosures and Compliances. 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.

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.