Jun 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jackson County Campus Section

Guide To Campus Services For Students

(What, Who & Where)

What? Who? Where?
Advisor See Student Handbook  
Books / School Supplies / Logo Items Campus Bookstore CBS Building
Career Testing Enrollment Services Center SSCB Building
Classes for Next Semester See your advisor  
Clubs & Organizations Coordinator of Student Life SSCB Building
Evening Office   Learning Resources Center
  12:00-9:00p.m. Monday-Thursday    
  8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Friday    
Fee / Fine Payment Business Office WPA
Medical Emergency Campus Police DDTPS Building
Food / Beverages Campus Cafeteria CBS Building
Jobs – “Off Campus” Enrollment Services Center SSCB Building
Jobs – “On Campus” Enrollment Services Center SSC
Loans, Grants, Scholarships Enrollment Services Center SSC
Lost and Found Campus Police DDTPS Building
Military Services Enrollment Services Center SSCB Building
Parking Permits – Employee Campus Police DDTPS Building
Parking Permits – Student Campus Police DDTPS Building
Student Grades WEB Services www.mgccc.edu
Transcripts WEB Services www.mgccc.edu
Tutorial Assistance Learning Lab LRC Building

Accident / Health Emergency Procedure

If the situation seems to be “life-threatening”/critical please call 9-911 immediately; then call CAMPUS POLICE! Give the building name, room number and a description of the emergency. If the individual is conscious and coherent, ask him if he wants an ambulance called. If he is unconscious or cannot comprehend the question, and ambulance will be called at the individuals expense. If the individual chooses not to have an ambulance called, he must sign a waiver form stating this. It is also his responsibility to find transportation home. If his emergency contact person cannot come and get him, a cab or public transportation, if available, will be used. The College will not provide transportation under any circumstances.

  1. REMEMBER! If the situation seems to be “life-threatening”/ critical, call 911 immediately; then call Campus Security and the first administrator on the rapid response list below. (If the first person is not available, proceed in order. Once you have reached an administrator, do not call additional administrators.)
  Campus Police: 218-0024 or X-7690
  Jason Ferguson X-7800 or 7681
  Michelle Sekul: X-7647 or 7646
  Lisa Rhodes: X-7627 or 7702
  Melissa Davis: X-7642
You may call the business Office, X7800 during the day, or the Evening Office X–7642 at night to “radio” campus police; it’s faster!
  1. It is important to have the following information available when you make the calls:
    • Location of the patient?
    • Name of patient?
    • Type of injury or sickness?
    • Conscious?
    • Ambulatory?
    • If ambulance is needed?
  2. If the patient cannot move, remain with the person until the proper official arrives. Should the person not be incapacitated, accompany the patient to the Office of the Dean of Student Services, WPA Building (or the Evening College Office – WPA Building at night). These offices have basic first aid supplies. For illness or injury other than that requiring simple first aid, (bandages) students will be referred to a health care facility in the community.

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For Accidents/Emergencies at night, contact the Evening College:
Campus Police- cell phone 218-0024

In Case of Fire

(You will hear the Emergency Alarm followed by Instructions)

  1. All personnel and students should exit through the nearest door and proceed on to the designated areas away from the buildings.
  2. Building Monitors should check their buildings to ensure that all personnel and students have cleared the buildings. Ladies should carry their handbags with them! Do not let anyone back in for any reason until officials have cleared the building(s).
  3. All personnel are asked to assist the handicapped students.

Active Shooter

In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival. At the first sign of an active shooter call 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from a non-campus phone. Call campus police at 7690 (or cell 228-218-0024). The procedure for the campus during an active shooter situation is to go into lockdown. Tell the dispatcher of what is taking place, and inform him/her of your location; remain in place until the police, or a campus administrator known to you, gives the ―all clear.

If an active shooter is outside your building, proceed to a room that can be locked, close and lock all the windows and doors, and turn off all the lights; if possible, get everyone down on the floor and ensure that no one is visible from outside the room. Unfamiliar voices may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from their safe space; do not respond to any voice commands until you can verify with certainty that they are being issued by a police officer.

If an active shooter is in the same building, determine if the room you are in can be locked and if so, follow the same procedure described in the previous paragraph. If your room can’t be locked, determine if there is a nearby location that can be reached safely and secured, or if you can safely exit the building. If you decide to move from your current location, be sure to follow the instructions outlined below.

If an active shooter enters your office or classroom, try to remain calm. Alert police to the shooter’s location; if you can’t speak, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what’s taking place. If there is absolutely no opportunity for escape or hiding, it might be possible to negotiate with the shooter; attempting to overpower the shooter with force should be considered a very last resort, after all other options have been exhausted. If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and do not touch anything that was in the vicinity of the shooter.

Lockdown Procedures

Lockdown may be implemented when a situation occurs that may be a hazard to health or is life threatening. Lockdown is intended to limit access and hazards by controlling and managing staff and students in order to increase safety and reduce possible victimization. Buildings will have restricted access until an all clearance notice is given by PA system, Connect Ed system or one of the methods listed below. A lockdown will be called by the campus incident commander. Lockdown may be called for a variety of reasons such as person(s) with weapons, intruders, police activity, terrorist events and other situations that pose a threat to the campus community when evacuation is not a safe alternative. Notification – Due to the varying nature of situations that may cause lockdown, communication to begin lockdown may come in a variety of ways:

Announcement of ―LOCKDOWN repeated for a period of time and followed by the siren
By phone to Building Monitors
E-mail to campus employees
Connect Ed message to cell phones registered in the system
By handheld loudspeaker
Message by runners
Voice commands from Campus Police or other law enforcement officers.

The Campus Incident Commander will determine the methods of notification. As many methods as can be utilized under the circumstances will be used to notify the campus community of lockdown. Actions to be taken

Building Monitors with the help of Instructors should make sure all students are in a classroom.

Building Monitors should lock all exterior doors.

Instructors should lock all classroom doors, close windows and pull down blinds.

Direct students to sit on the floor away from windows and doors.

Attempt to locate students in an area in the classroom that cannot be seen from the outside.

Do not answer any voice you are not absolutely sure of.

Building Monitors - Day

Zone A Building Monitors Evacuation Destinations
Warner Peterson Administration Building Lisa Dickson, Linda Otis, John Miller South Parking Lot
Science Kimberly Brown, Christy Philippoff, Michael Carley East Parking Lot
Fine Arts Brad Bailey, Marc Poole East Parking Lot
Student Services Center Building Cheryl Steele, Kendra Robinson East Parking Lot
Zone B Building Monitors Evacuation Destinations
3D Modeling And Design & Campus Police Candice Jenkins, Human Services Instructor – 1st floor
Amanda Magee, Wade Ladner – 2nd floor
South Parking Lot
Health, Physical, & Aquatic Education Amy Stanfield, Kim Sellers, Robert Weathers Tennis Courts
Early Childhood Education Center Susan Odom, Amy Young Child Care Lawn
Maintenance & Storage Building, & Shipping/Receiving  Sarah Young, Dorothy McDaniel Tennis Courts
Zone C Building Monitors Evacuation Destinations
Career & Technical Education John Poelma, Essix Miskel Northwest Parking Lot
Machine Tool Outside Machinist Instructor, Willy Showah Northwest Parking Lot
Cafeteria / Bookstore Davez Love, Rose Polk Northwest Parking Lot
Business & Office Technology Marsha Cummings, Robin Fuller Northwest Parking Lot
Zone D Building Monitors Evacuation Destinations
Health Science Division Audra Thompson, Angie Nelson - 1st Floor
Tara Guice, Rickey White - 2nd & 3rd Floors
North East Parking Lot
Learning Resource Center Jordan Sanderson, Javier Gomez - 1st Floor
John McAnally, Debra Maranto - 2nd Floor
Dr. Gwendolyn Carter - Library
Diane Ehrman, Ivan Philippoff - Learning Lab
East Parking Lot
Math & Computer Science ** Under construction ** North East Parking Lot
Zone E Building Monitors Evacuation Destinations
Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Gregor Kay, Melissa Jarosinski EEC Parking Lot
Outdoor Recreation Leadership Melissa Jarosinski, Gregor Kay EEC Parking Lot

Building Monitors - Evening

ALL EVENING PERSONNEL, FULL TIME AND PART TIME, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS. If an emergency should occur on an evening when you are working, please work together to evacuate your building, or, in case of bad weather, guide students to the designated area in your building.

In Case of Severe Weather Alert

(Emergency Signal on Siren System Followed by Instructions)

All persons proceed to the designated areas as follows:

“SC”building - TV Studio or interior rooms
“MSMH” building - B-103
“DDTPH” building - 1st Floor interior rooms away from glass
“CTE” building - Interior class rooms or hallways away from glass
“HPAE” building - Dressing Rooms
“FA” building - F-14, F-2, Interior hallways, or Practice rooms
“AMM” building - Central Hall Area
“AH” building - 1st Floor Administration area or Interior rooms away from glass
“CDT” building - Floor Area
“SCB” building - Center Hallway or Interior rooms away from glass
LRC” building - 1st Floor away from glass
“MCS” building - 1st Floor center hallways away from glass
“ACC” building - 1st Floor Interior rooms away from glass
“USM” building - 1st Floor Interior rooms away from glass
“BT” building - T101 or Interior rooms away from glass
“WPA” building - interior room or hallway away from glass

Stay there and Do Not go outside until you are notified that all is clear.

All Personnel are asked to assist the disabled.

NOTICE REGARDING HURRICANES: Employees are not to move into the buildings where they work unless that building is a designated shelter! In that case, you must check in with security.

Bomb Threat Procedures: Jackson County Campus

  1. If other than the switchboard:
    1. Pay careful attention to what is said.
    2. Check the time.
    3. Try to notice any background noise
    4. Male or Female.
    5. Immediately notify the switchboard.
    6. Notify the nearest supervisor.

Questions to ask caller (per Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept):

  1. What time will bomb detonate?
  2. What is the location of the bomb?
  3. What kind of bomb is it?
  4. Why did you place the bomb’ in that location?
  5. What is your name?
  1. Switchboard Operator:
    1. See 1. a-d above.
    2. Call 9-911 and report the call.
    3. Call the Dean of Student Services and notify the Vice-President.
    4. Transfer all calls to the Security Office (ext. 7690).
    5. Go to the Security Office and proceed with connecting the phone line and P.A. system. Extend both lines to the communications van in parking area away from the buildings.
  1. Dean of Student Services:
    1. Call Dean of Business Services.
    2. Sound Alarm & make announcement to evacuate all buildings (remind students and faculty not to use their cellular phones!).
    3. Check area and evacuate building.
    4. Proceed to the communications van.
  2. Dean of Business Services:
    1. Sound alarm (if not already done).
    2. Call Security and Dean of Instruction.
    3. Check area and evacuate building.
    4. Proceed to communications van (security).
  3. Dean of Instruction:
    1. Call Assistant Deans of Instruction
    2. Call USM Administrative Office - 497-3636
    3. Check area and evacuate building.
    4. Proceed to communications van (security).
  4. Security Personnel:
    1. Notify Maintenance Supervisor.
    2. Move college van to an area away from any building and set up telephone and P.A. system in van.
    3. Proceed to lock all buildings.
    4. Proceed with blocking entrances to the college. Allow exits but not entrance. Allow law enforcement officials and other agencies to come in.
    5. Assist childcare instructors and staff moving infants and children to tennis court parking area.
  5. Building Monitors and other staff should direct people to designated areas away from the buildings. Do not let anyone back in the buildings!
Admissions, Counseling and Career Center (ACC) NE Parking Lot
Business and Office Technology (BT) NW Parking Lot
Career and Technical Education (CTE) NW Parking Lot, away from buildings
Child Development Technology (CDT) BSU Parking Lot Walking Track
Drafting/Design and Campus Police (DDET) South Parking Lot
Fine Arts (FA) SE Parking Lot
Health/Physical/Aquatic Education (HPAE) South Parking Lot
Learning Resource Center (LRC) E Parking Lot
Maintenance and Receiving Maintenance Parking Lot
Math and Computer Science (MCS) NE Parking Lot
Natural Resources & Environmental Studies EEC Parking Lot
Nursing & Allied Health N E Parking Lot
Outdoor Recreation Leadership EEC Parking Lot
Science (SC) SE Parking Lot
Student Center/Bookstore/Cafeteria NW Parking Lot
University Building E Parking Lot
Warner Peterson Administration (WPA) South Parking Lot walking Track

* Pine Hill is the wooded area across from the Gym.

Emergency Numbers

Campus Police 218-0024 cellular
(DDTPS-bldg) ext. 7690
Michelle Sekul
Dean of Student Services & Enrollment Management (Adm. Bldg.)
ext. 7647 or 7646
Jason Ferguson
Dean of Business Services (Adm. Bldg.)
ext. 7633 or 7698
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 228-769-3063
Gautier Fire Department 228-497-1656

If the situation is “life-threatening” dial ….911, then contact administration and/or security.

Other Pertinent Information


Hours of Operation

7:30a.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday – Thursday
7:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Friday

Learning Lab

Hours of Operation

7:30a.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday – Thursday
7:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Friday

*Access the Student WEB at www.mgccc.edu. Click on Web Services: Remember your PIN!



The bookstore is located in the Student Center and is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. In addition to book distribution and collection, the bookstore sells classroom supplies, workbooks, study guides and novelties.

Jackson County Campus Map

Click here to view the Jackson County Campus Map .