Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Applied Science degrees, certificates, and diplomas. 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).

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 #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. Website www.msbc.ms.gov.

CULINARY ARTS TECHNOLOGY AND BAKING AND PASTRY ARTS 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, mail@caahep.org, under the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs 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 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, mail@caahep.org, under the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL  60606, 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, info@naacls.org.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT – Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone number 703-706-3245, Website accreditation@apta.org.

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, mail@jrcert.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, mail@caahep.org, under the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 19751 Main Street #339, Parker, CO 80138, Telephone number 303-694-9262, info@arcstsa.org.

*These accrediting agencies are not federally recognized.

Compliance Policy

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. The college complies with non-discriminatory regulations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 of the Higher Education Act. For further information, contact the Compliance Officer, P.O. Box 609, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573, telephone number 601-528-8735, email address compliance@mgccc.edu.

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 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, 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 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

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