Welcome to the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers several credit and non-credit health related career and technical programs. Each program includes quality instruction with up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment and supplies. Several programs have earned special accreditations led by nationally certified instructors. Coursework in many of the credit-based programs is eligible to transfer to state universities.
Like the caduceus image, the healthcare industry is represented throughout history by various combinations - each of which have significant meaning. Caduceus, derived from a Greek root word meaning herald’s wand or badge of office, was originally an olive branch, but it was later replaced by a staff entwined with snakes. The caduceus is strongly associated with healing and health.
Gulf Coast prides itself on preparing students for global employment through flexible education and training. Offering health careers and training opportunities throughout its four-county district, the School of Nursing and Health Professions considers the needs of its communities of interest by designing classes and clinical schedules that accommodate a variety of lifestyles and job-market requirements.
MGCCC has a variety of one- and two-year health care programs designed to offer students career opportunities in the fastest-growing job sector. From a one semester EMT program to several one- and two-year health related programs, MGCCC has a health care profession designed for you.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a comprehensive community college offering the following programs of study:
- University transfer preparation that may be transferred for full credit to senior institutions toward satisfaction of requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.
- Occupational programs in business, professional, career and technical areas to prepare persons for employment or advancement within respective fields.
- Enrichment and/or technical courses given on a non-credit basis to enable an adult student to become more effective in use of leisure time or to increase occupational efficiency.
The School of Nursing and Health Professions overall goal is to educate, train, and successfully prepare students to demonstrate competent, caring qualities that best represent the expectations of professional health care providers. After reviewing the section of suggested studies, students should discuss their choices with an enrollment specialist/advisor that will assist in scheduling courses. Final responsibility for this rests with the student.
Numbering of Courses/Student Classification
Courses are identified by name and number. Those numbered from 1001 to 1999 are considered freshman courses and those from 2001 to 2999, sophomore courses. The courses offered in Developmental Studies are not designed for transfer credit. Developmental courses are not considered in calculating GPA and semester hours to meet graduation requirements. A student who has earned less than 24 semester hours is designated a freshman; one who has earned 24 semester hours or more and 48 quality points is considered a sophomore. As a general rule, a student should choose courses in accordance with his/her class designation.
School of Nursing
At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, we are proud to offer nursing program options which will allow our students to choose the nursing career path that is best suited to their needs.
The School of Nursing and Health Professions at MGCCC offers the following program options:
Certificate (CNA and Phlebotomy)
- Health Care Assistant (Hybrid)
Generic / Prelicensure (ADN and PN)
- Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Prelicensure
- Practical Nursing (PN)
Transition into Practical/Professional Nursing Pathways (TPNP)
- LPN to RN (Non-Hybrid)
- LPN to RN (Day & Evening/Weekend Hybrid)
- EMS/Paramedic-to-RN (Evening/Weekend Hybrid)
- Medical Assistant to LPN (Non-Hybrid)
- Respiratory Therapist-to-RN (Evening/Weekend Hybrid)
School of Health Professions
At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, we are proud to offer a variety of health professions which will allow our students to choose the health career path best suited for their current needs.
The School of Health Professions at MGCCC offers the following program options:
- Emergency Medical Sciences EMT - Basic
- Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) Paramedic
- Health Information Technology: Billing and Coding
- Medical Assisting Technology
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Public Health Technology/Navigator
- Radiologic Technology (Radiography)
- Respiratory Care Technology
- Surgical Technology
Non-Credit School of Nursing and Health Professions Courses offered by MGCCC
For additional information regarding any of the healthcare continuing education courses, please contact:
Simulation Center/Continuing Education
Bryant Center at Tradition
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
Continuing Education Coordinator
Bryant Center at Tradition
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
Non-Credit School of Nursing and Health Professions Courses offered by ed2go & Gatlin through MGCCC
Click on the course name for more information. To register for an ed2go class, please contact Denise Newman, Administrative Assistant for Career, Technical, & Workforce Education at 228-897-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Newman can also assist you with your questions.