2023-2024 Student Handbook
2023-2024 Student Handbook
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is accredited by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation.
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), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone number 404-975-5000.
COSMETOLOGY – License #560305/Registration #01-36306 (George County Center) and Cosmetology License #560781/Registration #08-11943 and Manicuring License #547950/Registration #08-16174 (West Harrison County Center), State of Mississippi Board of Cosmetology*, 239 North Lamar Street, Suite 301, Jackson, MS 39201, Telephone number-601-359-1820. Website 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.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SCIENCES‐PARAMEDIC — Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th Street N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Telephone number 727-210-2350, firstname.lastname@example.org, under the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111‐312, Rowlett, Texas 75088, Telephone number 214-703-8445, Website www.coaemsp.org.
MASSAGE THERAPY – Non-Conditional License #1711, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy*, 353 South Fourth Street, Morton, MS 39117. Telephone number 601-732-6038. Website www.msbmt.ms.gov.
MEDICAL ASSISTING – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th Street N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Telephone number 727-210-2350, email@example.com, under the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 2020 N. California Ave., #213 Suite 7, Chicago, IL 60647, Telephone Number 800-228-2262. Website www.maerb.org.
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY – National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018‐5119, Telephone number 773‐714‐8880, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT - Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, Telephone number (301) 652-AOTA. Website www.acoteonline.org.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, Telephone number 703-706-3245, Website email@example.com.
PRACTICAL NURSING — Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB), 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211, Telephone number 601-432-6518, Mississippi State Board of Nursing (MSBON), 713 Pear Orchard Rd, Plaza II Suite 300, Ridgeland, MS 39157, Telephone number 601-957-6300, and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone number 404‐975‐5000.
PROCESS OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY – North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA)*, 1501 N. Amburn Road, Suite 3, Texas City, TX 77591, Telephone number 903-237-9382. Website www.naptaonline.org.
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY — The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Telephone number 312-704-5300, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESPIRATORY CARE TECHNOLOGY – Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN 37690, Telephone number 817-283-2835. Website www.coarc.com.
SIMULATION CENTER – Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), 2021 L. Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone number 866-730-6127. Website www.ssih.org.
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th Street N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Telephone number 727-210-2350, email@example.com, under the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 19751 East Main Street Suite #339, Parker, CO 80138, Telephone number 303-694-9262, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*These accrediting agencies are not federally recognized.
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 and College-wide EEOC Officer:
Dr. Jared Burns
Community Campus - Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center:
Dr. Wayne Kuntz
Jackson County Campus:
Harrison County Campus:
Dr. Blythe King, Dr. Zachary Moulds
Navy Base Center:
Dr. Jason Beverly, Jason Ferguson
George County Center:
Dr. Lisa Rhodes
West Harrison County Center:
Maritime Training Academy:
Bryant Center at Tradition:
Drug-Free Workplace Act and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
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, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is required to under Title I: Section 103, to disclose completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering an institution to all students and prospective students. Title II of this act is known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. Institutions must share information about campus safety policies and procedures and provide statistics concerning whether certain crimes took place. For further information, contact the Dean of Student Services on each campus. The Annual Fire Safety and Security Report can be found on the college website under Disclosures and Compliances.
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. The Request to Withhold Directory Information is available in the Enrollment Services Center at each campus. Directory information is defined as follows: (1) the student’s name; (2) address; (3) telephone listing; (4) date and place of birth; (5) major field of study; (6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports; (7) organizations and sports; (8) College attendance; (9) student photo with identifying name; (10) weight and height of athletic team members, (11) dates of attendance; and (12) degrees received, honors and awards received. 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.