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2014-15 Student Viewbook

Success starts here.

So you want to stay close to home while you are working on a great academic foundation for a four-year degree… without breaking the bank. Or maybe you are looking for the fast track to getting the technical skills you need for a rewarding career path. You’re in luck! An amazing, affordable education is just a short distance from home at any of our five area locations or from home with convenient online classes. Success starts at Northwest. Turn the page to see for yourself!


Northwest graduates earn up to 3x more money than those who only have a high school diploma.

DEFINE YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS 7 Programs of Study 8 Majors 9 Tuition and Fees 11 Campus Locations 12 Online with eLearning 13 2+2 Program 19 Student Life 21 Student Life 22 Student Services 23 Financial Aid 25 Athletics 27 Application Process


All academic, college-level classes will transfer to any four-year college or university in Mississippi.

Programs of Study Northwest offers the pre-requisites you need to prepare for an exciting four-year degree at any of Mississippi’s colleges or universities. We also offer nearly 40 Career and Technical programs designed to teach students the practical skills needed for a wide variety of jobs in the workforce.

Top 10 Academic Majors • • • • • • • • • •

Accountancy Business Administration Elementary Education Secondary Education General College Curriculum Criminal Justice Psychology Social Work Nursing (Associate) Pre-Nursing (BSN)

Top 10 Career-Tech Majors • Early Childhood Education Technology • Emergency Medical Technology • Health-care Data Technology • Paralegal Technology • Respiratory Therapy • Automotive Technology • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) • Cosmetology • Practical Nursing • Health Care Assistant


choose from over 100 majors. ACADEMIC CLASSES Division of Business Accountancy Business Administration Business and Computer Teacher Education Computer/Management Information Systems Computer Science Marketing Communications/ Public Relations Management Office Administration Division of Education Elementary Education Exercise Science Health and Physical Education Pre-Communicative Disorders Recreation Secondary Education Division of Fine Arts Art Drawing Advertising/Graphic Design Painting Art History Pottery Design Music, Music Education, Music Performance Music Business/Industry Theatre Division of Languages & Communications Communications Broadcasting Journalism Public Relations Liberal Arts English Foreign Language History Sociology

Division of Social Science Criminal Justice General College Psychology Social Work Division of Nursing Associate Degree Program

Division of Mathematics Mathematics Pre-Architecture Pre-Engineering Pre-Landscape Architecture Division of Natural Sciences Animal Science Biology Chemistry Forestry General Agriculture General Science Health Professions Pre-Medical Laboratory Sciences Pre-Cytotechnology Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dental Pre-Health Information Management Pre-Medical Pre-Nursing (BSN) Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Radiological Sciences Pre-Veterinary Medicine Outdoor Recreation and Management Physics Pre-Forensic Chemistry Pre-Horticulture Pre-Landscape Contracting Pre-Veterinary Medical Technology TECHNICAL CLASSES— SENATOBIA Agricultural Business & Management Tech./ Animal Husbandry Agricultural Technology/ John Deere Tech Automotive Technology Chrysler College Automotive Program Civil Engineering Technology Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Early Childhood Education Technology Emergency Medical Technology- Paramedic Graphic Design Technology Health-care Data Technology

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology Information Systems Technology Microcomputer Technology Office Systems Technology Paralegal Technology Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology CAREER CLASSES Collision Repair Technology Cosmetology Emergency Medical Technology–Basic Health Care Assistant Office Assistant Practical Nursing Welding and Cutting DESOTO CENTER—SOUTHAVEN College Parallel Programs Two-Plus-Two Program Accounting Technology Business and Marketing Management Technology Cardiovascular Technology Funeral Service Technology Health-care Data Technology Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology Microcomputer Technology Office Systems Technology Paralegal Technology Practical Nursing Respiratory Therapy DESOTO CENTER— OLIVE BRANCH Aviation Maintenance Technology Commercial Truck Driving LAFAYETTE-YALOBUSHA TECHNICAL CENTER College Parallel Programs Cosmetology Health Care Assistant Health-care Data Technology Microcomputer Technology Office Systems Technology Office Assistant Paralegal Technology Practical Nursing Surgical Technology

Tuition & Fees

affordable Compare tuition per year.

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center recently named Northwest as one of the top 100 public, two-year colleges with lowest net prices in the country.

Tuition & Fees

Commuting Students In-State

Commuting Students Out-of-State

NWCC $2,250

AVerage MS four-year university $5,466

LOCAL technical college $13,725

Resident Students In-State

Resident Students Out-of-State

General $1,125.00 $1,125.00 $1,125.00 $1,125.00 Out-of-State $1,100.00 $1,100.00 Base Room Rent $525.00 $525.00 Board (Meal Plan) $875.00 $1,000.00 Semester Total






“I love NORTHWEST because it’s where I’ve made more than just friends; I’ve made a family and memories that will last a lifetime!” - Dakota holland

Campus Locations

No matter where you live, you can find a campus conveniently located near you!

LOCATION: Senatobia, MS STUDENT POPULATION: 3,121 UNIQUE FACTS • On-campus housing available • Over 20 campus clubs and organizations • Intramural & intercollegiate sports

LOCATION: Southaven & Olive Branch, MS STUDENT POPULATION: 3,199 UNIQUE FACTS • Commuter-style campus • Many evening classes offered • 2+2 option with The University of Mississippi • All of your classes are in one building

LOCATION: Oxford, MS STUDENT POPULATION: 1,366 UNIQUE FACTS • Commuter-style campus • Blocks away from The University of Mississippi • Many evening classes offered • All of your classes are in one building


Northwest eLearning Working full-time? Have a hectic schedule, children at home or live too far of a distance to make it to a Northwest campus? Don’t worry! Our Division of eLearning offers more than 200 Academic AND Career-Technical classes online.

Academic Major Programs • Accountancy • Business Administration • Marketing Communications/Public Relations Management • Office Administration • Criminal Justice • General College • Psychology • Social Work • Outdoor Recreation and Management • Communications: Broadcasting Emphasis • Liberal Arts • Elementary Education • Business and Computer Teacher Education

Technical Major Programs Northwest offers over 100 online courses & 17 majors that can be completed on your schedule.

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Health-care Data Technology Microcomputer Technology Office Systems Technology Paralegal Technology

The majors above can be completed fully online.

2+2 Option Take your first two years at Northwest and finish at The University of Mississippi all in one convenient location! The associate degree is offered by Northwest, and the bachelor’s degree is offered by Ole Miss in a variety of programs through the 2+2 Program at the DeSoto Center in Southaven.

Programs Offered: • Accountancy • Business (Management–Human Resources, Managerial Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems) • Criminal Justice (Corrections, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement) • Education (Elementary Education, Secondary Education: English, Secondary Education: Math, Secondary Education: Social Studies) • General Studies • Health Sciences (offered through the UM Medical Center in Jackson) • Journalism (Integrated Marketing Communications) • Liberal Studies • Paralegal Studies • Social Work








Student Life Life at Northwest is so much more than classes and studying. Intramurals, intercollegiate athletics, clubs and organizations and campus activities give Northwest students a chance to unwind from classes and get involved on campus and in the community.

Student Activities

In the last year alone, students have enjoyed: • Biggest Loser Competition • Rodeo • Northwest Idol Singing Competition • Les Fauves Art Club art shows/sales • Northwest Fine Arts music and theatre performances • Pre-game tailgating • Ranger ROC Jam dance


Intramurals Interested in sports? If you aren’t playing intercollegiate sports but want to stay active, try one of our intramural activities on one of the new courts at the Ranger Outdoor Complex or intramural fields. The Ranger Outdoor Complex includes eight tennis courts, four basketball courts and two volleyball courts with exterior lighting for play after dark.

Still looking for something to do…for FREE? In the last year alone, students have enjoyed: • Biggest Loser Competition • Rodeo • Northwest Idol Singing Competition • Les Fauves Art Club art shows/sales • Northwest Fine Arts music and theatre performances

Clubs & Organizations Northwest has 35 different clubs and organizations you can join, and the list grows larger each year! Professional, religious and special interest organizations give our students a great way to meet other students, network for future jobs and four-year colleges, give back to the community and just have fun.

Here are some of them: • American Advertising Federation • Ag Tech Club • Campus Green Club • College Republicans • Les Fauves (Art club) • Martial Arts and Self Defence Club • Mu Alpha Theta (Math club) • Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)

Housing With just over 1,000 beds available on our Senatobia campus, our residence halls offer a variety of housing options in close proximity to campus social and athletic events as well as the convenience to classrooms.

Modernized Living • Wireless Internet access • Cable TV with a campus channel • Security features • Live-in supervisors • Coin-operated laundry area

Amenities • Bunkable/ built-in twin bed • Sofa & loveseat • Television lounge • Built-in closet/chest • Kitchenette • Lobby • Carpeting • Microwave

Residence Hall Types • Traditional-style residence halls (double, triple and quad occupancy) • Suite-style residence halls • Apartment-style residence halls (1, 2 and 3 bedrooms)

Co-Ed Residence Halls • DeSoto - apartment Male Residence Halls • Gainey - suite • Tallahatchie - apartment Female Residence Halls • Benton - apartment • Panola - suite

• Marshall - apartment • Quitman - traditional

• Bobo - suite • Taylor - traditional

Housing Tips • Get your Housing application in as early as possible. • Visit www.northwestms.edu/housing to see what you need to bring, additional photos of inside the residence hall rooms, pricing and FAQ. • Contact the Housing Office at 662-562-3305 for any questions.


Student Services

Student su ppor t ser vices

Student Development Center


• Free tutoring in most subjects • Career, academic & personal counseling • Cultural field trips Northwest offers the total college experience to help you succeed in the • Academic workshops • Campus visits to four-year universities classroom and beyond.

• Career and college counseling • Individual and group counseling • Outreach and consultation • Crisis intervention • Testing • Disability Support Services

• Library and Learning Resources Center • Career-Technical Education Support Services • Math Lab • Work-Based Learning • Police and public safety • Helpdesk (for all of your computer needs!)


Financial Aid

of students receive some form of financial assistance.

Scholarships Scholarships are handled through their departments, so you should contact the department directly for try-out information. Fill out scholarship applications on the financial aid website before April 1.

Here’s a quick guide to making sense of financial aid. Be sure to pick up your in-depth guide to financial aid at Northwest from the Financial Aid Office after you apply for admission or visit northwestms.edu/financialaid.


How do I get financial aid?

By filling out the FAFSA, you have already applied for Federal Pell Grant. Then go to www.ihl.state.ms.us to fill out the application for the two grants available to Mississippians.

You must FIRST fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa. gov to receive any type of aid.

What next? There are four different ways you can receive funds to help pay for your education. They are listed in the right column, so find which one best meets your needs and qualifications!

By filling out the FAFSA, you will have applied for Federal Work-Study. If eligible, Northwest will help you find a job on campus to help cover your cost of attendance.


Loans Students who still need assistance covering their cost of attendance while in school can apply for Federal Direct Loans that they must pay back after graduation.


Ranger Athletics

Northwest is known state-wide for its tradition of excellence in intercollegiate sports. Since 2000, a total of 280 studentathletes have gone on to sign at four-year colleges/universities. Eighty of those have inked at major Division I schools. Give Athletics a call (662) 562-3416 for more information about how you can become a Ranger athlete!

Since 2000, a total of 280 studentathletes have gone on to play at four-year schools. Eighty of those have gone on to Division I schools.

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Apply Now! Although Northwest has an "open door" admissions policy, there are procedures all students must follow in order to receive a Certificate of Admission. The following must be on file in the Registrar's Office before registration: • A completed admissions application • An official copy of ACT or SAT scores (ACT required for Mississippi residents) • An official copy of a transcript from an accredited high school that includes a graduation date; OR an official copy of GED scores; OR an official copy of college or military transcript(s) from all colleges attended

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2014-15 NWCC Student Viewbook  

2014-15 NWCC Student Viewbook