MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Adult Viewbook
So you want to stay close to home while you are working on a great academic foundation for a four-year degreeâ€Świthout breaking the bank. Or maybe you are looking for the fast track to getting the technical skills you need for a rewarding career path. Youâ€™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. Most adult learners like yourself started college years ago and were unable to finish due to work and family responsibilities, never had a chance to start college or have a college degree, and now wish to enter a different field of study, or take classes for personal enrichment. Whatever your reasons for attending, Northwest Mississippi Community College welcomes you and is dedicated to your success, because success starts at Northwest for students of all ages on any career path.
According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, students 25 years old and older make up more than 40 percent of the students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States. Northwest offers opportunities like evening and online classes to serve adult learners effectively. Look for programs that maximize your time and will increase your earning potential. Other perks of adult learner programs include smaller class sizes, strong student-instructor interactions and discussion-focused classes. Updated technological and professional skills enhance your career path and create many exciting new opportunities. These skills also help alleviate your concerns about competing in a global marketplace. Going back to school can provide you with a safety net for an everchanging job market.
College Fact Northwest graduates earn up to 3x more money than those who only have a high school diploma. With an average class size of 21 students, one-on-one attention from instructors and high-tech classrooms, you can be sure you are on a path to success. 2
Ask about your educational options. Get involved. Take advantage of study groups, clubs and organizations. Be efficient and creative with your study time. Utilize shorter time spans to study rather than trying to set aside two hours at once. Review your notes at lunch or during a down time. Be flexible with your normal routines. Donâ€™t get stressed out over a dirty house or an overgrown lawn. Ask your family or friends to help you out. Be positive and enthusiastic about your educational adventure.
Returning to school can be daunting, but it doesnâ€™t have to be. Remember these helpful tips when making the transition from the working world back to college life:
Courtesy of: http://www.edamerica.net/planforcollege/goingbacktocollege.aspx
Be patient, relaxed and focused when dealing with school-related people and situations. Be aware of your surroundings. Take a campus tour and learn where buildings and offices are located. Become familiar with school administrators. It will help you to know your financial aid adviser, admissions counselor and academic adviser. 3
ALL ACADEMIC, COLLEGE-LEVEL CLASSES WILL TRANSFER TO ANY FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN MISSISSIPPI. 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 more than 30 Career and Technical programs designed to teach students the practical skills needed for a wide variety of jobs in the workforce.
TOP TE E N TH
TOP TEN Academic Pathways
• Accountancy • Business Administration • Elementary Education • Secondary Education • General College Curriculum • Criminal Justice • Psychology • Social Work • Nursing (Associate Degree) • Nursing (BSN Transfer)
TOP TEN Career-Tech Programs • Early Childhood Education Technology • Emergency Medical Technology • Medical Office Technology • Paralegal Technology • Respiratory Therapy • Automotive Technology • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) • Cosmetology • Practical Nursing • Health Care Assistant
Over 100 Pathways and Programs ACADEMIC PATHWAYS
Division of Business Accountancy Business Administration Business and Computer Teacher Education Computer/Management Information Systems Computer Science Health Informatics & Information Management Marketing Communications Office Administration Division of Education Biology Education Communicative Disorders Elementary Education English Education Exercise Science (Non-Teaching) Health & Physical Education HPER/Kinesiology Human Performance (K-12, PE Licensure) Human Performance (Kinesiotherapy) Kinesiology Mathematics Education Recreation Administration/ Therapeutic Recreation Science Education Secondary Education Social Science Education Special Education Sport Coaching Education Sports Management Division of Fine Arts Art Drawing Advertising/Graphic Design Painting Art History Pottery Design Music Education
Music Performance Music Business/Industry Theatre Division of Languages & Communications Liberal Arts Division of Social Science Criminal Justice General College Psychology Social Work Division of Nursing Associate Degree Program Pre-Nursing Traditional Plan of Study LPN-RN Transition LPN Challenge Nursing (BSN transfer option) Division of Mathematics Engineering Aerospace Engineering Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Geological Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mathematics Division of Natural Sciences Animal Science Biology (includes Dental, Medical & Optometry) Chemistry Dental Hygiene Forestry General Agriculture Horticulture Medical Lab Sciences
Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physics Radiological Sciences Veterinary Medical Technology Veterinary Medicine
TECHNICAL PROGRAMS— SENATOBIA CAMPUS
Agricultural Business & Management Technology Agribusiness or Animal Science * Agricultural Technology/ John Deere Tech. Automotive Technology * ** MOPAR College Automotive Program Business & Office Technology Administrative Office Tech. * Business Management Tech. * Medical Office Technology * Civil Engineering Technology * Early Childhood Education Technology * Emergency Medical Technology—Paramedic ** Graphic Design Technology * Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Tech. * ** Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology * Information Systems Tech. Computer Networking * or Computer Programming * Manufacturing Technology * Paralegal Technology * Pre-Paralegal Studies (Ole Miss 2+2 Option) Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology *
CAREER PROGRAMS— SENATOBIA CAMPUS
Collision Repair Technology Cosmetology ** Nail Technician Option/ Instructor Trainee Option Emergency Medical Technology–Basic ** Health Care Assistant Practical Nursing ** Welding and Cutting
CAREER PROGRAMS— ASHLAND OFF-CAMPUS SITE
Cosmetology ** Practical Nursing **
DESOTO CENTER— SOUTHAVEN
Academic Pathways Two-Plus-Two Program Technical Programs Business & Office Technology Administrative Office Tech. * Business Management Tech. * Medical Office Technology * Business & Marketing Management Technology Cardiovascular Technology Funeral Service Technology ** Hotel & Restaurant Management Technology * Respiratory Therapy ** Career Programs Emergency Medical Technology—Basic ** Practical Nursing **
DESOTO CENTER— OLIVE BRANCH OFF-CAMPUS SITE
Aviation Maintenance Technology ** Commercial Truck Driving
LAFAYETTE-YALOBUSHA TECHNICAL CENTER— OXFORD
Academic Pathways Technical Programs Business & Office Technology Administrative Office Tech. * Business Management Tech. * Medical Office Technology * Paralegal Technology * Surgical Technology * Career Programs Cosmetology ** Health Care Assistant Practical Nursing **
* Career Certificate available ** Industry accreditation
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? 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 here, so find which one best meets your needs and qualifications!
GRANTS 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.
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.
SCHOLARSHIPS Adult Student Scholarship – These scholarships are limited in number and awarded to Mississippi residents. Applicants must be 25 years of age and must enroll in and maintain 15 semester hours. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee and awarded based on financial need, credit hours previously earned and academic achievement. Howard Carpenter High School Equivalency Scholarships – These scholarships are awarded to the residents of the Northwest district who have scored 600 or above on the GED test or 75 or above on the HiSet. Awards are for entering freshmen. Recipients must enroll in and maintain 15 semester hours as well as the required grade point average of 2.0 during their enrollment. Application information must be completed prior to the start of a semester.
WORK-STUDY The work-study program provides on-campus jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. Positions are available in many locations on campus. For more information, such as how to apply and what jobs are available, visit our Work-Study tab on our website (under the Future Students tab then click on Financial Aid) where you will find the documents needed to start your new on-campus job.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Senatobia Campus DeSoto Center Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center
Yalobusha Hall, First Floor Suite 233 Suite 114
662.562.3271 662.996.1939 662.238.7944
Avg. 4-year MS University
Local Technical College
TUITION & FEES
Commuting Students In-State
Commuting Students Out-of-State
Resident Students In-State
Resident Students Out-of-State
General $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 Out-of-State $1,200.00 $1,200.00 Base Room Rent $525.00 $525.00 Board (Meal Plan) $875.00 $1,000.00
NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU CAN FIND A CAMPUS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR YOU!
Senatobia LOCATION: Senatobia, MS STUDENT POPULATION: 2,570 UNIQUE FACTS • On-campus housing available • Over 20 campus clubs and organizations • Intramural & intercollegiate sports
De Soto Center LOCATIONS: Southaven & Olive Branch, MS STUDENT POPULATION: 2,376 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
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center LOCATION: Oxford, MS
STUDENT POPULATION: 1,023
UNIQUE FACTS • Commuter-style campus • Blocks away from the University of Mississippi • Many evening classes offered • All of your classes are in one building
DeSoto Benton Marshall Tate Tunica
UNIQUE PROGRAMS SENATOBIA-MAIN CAMPUS Ag Business and Management Technology Agricultural Technology/John Deere Tech Automotive Technology Civil Engineering Technology Early Childhood Education Technology EMT-Paramedic, EMT-Basic Graphic Design Technology HVAC Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology Information Systems Technology Manufacturing Technology Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology Collision Repair Technology Welding and Cutting
BENTON COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER Practical Nursing Cosmetology
DESOTO CENTER-SOUTHAVEN Cardiovascular Technology Respiratory Therapy Funeral Service Technology Hotel and Restaurant Mgmt. Technology Business and Marketing Mgmt. Technology
DESOTO CENTER-OLIVE BRANCH Aviation Maintenance Technology Commercial Truck Driving
LAFAYETTE-YALOBUSHA TECHNICAL CENTER Surgical Technology
Fully Online Degrees ACADEMIC PATHWAYS-ASSOCIATE OF ARTS
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Accountancy Business Administration Marketing Communications Office Administration Criminal Justice General College Psychology Social Work Secondary Education Elementary Education Business and Computer Teacher Education
TECHNICAL PROGRAMS-ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
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Medical Office Technology Administrative Office Technology Paralegal Technology Business Management Technology
Busy schedule? No worries. We offer 24/7 access & support.
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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.
TOP 50 Rated in the top 50 two-year, public online colleges in the U.S. by accreditedonlinecolleges.org
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. Master’s degree programs are also available.
Programs • Accountancy • Business (General Business, Management– Human Resources, Managerial Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems) • Criminal Justice (Corrections, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement) • Education (Elementary Education) • General Studies • Journalism (Integrated Marketing Communications) • Liberal Studies • Paralegal Studies • Social Work 11
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 Office of Admissions & Records before registration:
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION www.northwestms.edu/apply
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OFFICIAL ACT OR SAT SCORES ACT required for Mississippi residents *Students who are 21 years of age or older at time of registration are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores unless their program of study requires a certain score for admittance.
TRANSCRIPTS 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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Free tutoring in most subjects Career, academic & personal counseling Cultural field trips Academic workshops Campus visits to four-year universities
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Career and college counseling Individual and group counseling Outreach and consultation Crisis intervention Testing Disability Support Services
Library and Learning Resource Center Career-Technical Education Support Services Math Lab Writing Center Work-Based Learning Police and public safety Help Desk (for all of your computer needs!)
You can connect with Northwest anytime through any of our social media networks. Weâ€™re always here to answer your questions or help you find the information you need!
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THE NW BULLETIN Have the latest edition of the Northwest Bulletin at your fingertips! The Bulletin (or college catalog) contains full details of pathways and programs, financial information, academic and campus regulations, and general information and also includes the collegeâ€™s Annual Security Report. Visit northwestms.edu/bulletin or scan the QR code with any QR scanner app and get a PDF of the latest Bulletin update on your mobile device.
IMPORTANT NUMBERS: RECRUITING OFFICE
ADMISSIONS & RECORDS
NORTHWEST FOUNDATION (FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS)
MAIN CAMPUS Senatobia 4975 Highway 51 North Senatobia, MS 38668 (662) 562-3200
LAFAYETTE-YALOBUSHA TECHNICAL CENTER 1310 Belk Drive Oxford, MS 38655 (662) 236-2023
DESOTO CENTER Southaven/Olive Branch 5197 W.E. Ross Parkway Southaven, MS 38671 (662) 342-1570
If you're an adult looking for a change in careers or just want to improve your skills, check out all Northwest has to offer!
Published on Sep 19, 2017
If you're an adult looking for a change in careers or just want to improve your skills, check out all Northwest has to offer!