Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) is a two-year community college located in Moorhead, Mississippi. It serves the residents of Sunflower, Bolivar, Issaquena, Washington, Humphreys, Sharkey, and Leflore counties. MDCC’s history back to 1926, when Sunflower Junior College was established in connection with the Sunflower Agricultural High School. Sunflower Junior College was accredited as a two-year junior college in 1928 and was included as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1930. The college was first renamed Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1960 and given its current name Mississippi Delta Community College in 1989.
The main campus of the college is spread over an area of 220 acres in Moorhead, with additional centers at Greenville, Indianola, Greenwood, and Drew. The college campus at Moorhead features the Greer-Stafford Allied Health Building, Jack E. Harper Jr. Science Building, Allen-Foley Vocational-Technical Center, Stanny Sanders Library, and the J. T. Hall Coliseum.
Mississippi Delta Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for awarding Associate degrees and certificates.
Mississippi Delta Community College offers the Associate of Arts (AA) degree, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, and various certificates.
The AA is designed for students who eventually want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The college offers the Associate of Arts in areas such as Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Fine Arts, Music, Health and Physical Education, Criminal Justice, History, and English.
The AAS is geared toward students who wish to take up a profession directly after completing their coursework without earning a four-year degree. Students opting for the Associate of Applied Science can major in areas such as Culinary Arts Technology, Agricultural Business and Management Technology, Computer Networking Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Machine Tool Technology, and Electronics Technology.
Mississippi Delta Community College also offers the Associate Degree Nursing Program, which prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses.
Mississippi Delta Community College offers Career Technical certificate programs for students who want to prepare for specific occupations or upgrade their skills. The areas in which various certificate programs are offered include Office Systems, Commercial Truck Driving, Machine Tool Operation, EMT, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Agricultural Mechanics.
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Mississippi Delta Community College follows an open admissions policy and ensures that students are provided sufficient opportunities for learning experiences.
All degree- and certificate-seeking applicants are required to submit the admissions application form along with their official transcripts to prove graduation from an accredited high school. GED scores may be used in lieu of high school transcripts. Applicants are also required to submit their ACT scores, which are used for placement purposes in appropriate classes. Students who do not have an ACT score are placed in the General Education II curriculum. Transfer students are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.
It must be noted that Mississippi Delta Community College does not admit international students, as it is not eligible to complete the I-20 Form of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for nonimmigrant students.
Some career-technical and Health Science programs, including Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technology, Healthcare Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Phlebotomy, Radiologic Technology, and Practical Nursing, have specific application procedures. The admission process is competitive and students might be required to appear for an entrance test depending on the program selected.
Mississippi Delta Community College participates in a variety of financial aid programs to help its students meet their educational expenses. Several different forms of financial aid are available: scholarships, grants, and Federal work-study programs.
Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
The merit-based awards available to eligible MDCC students include the Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Activity Scholarship, and Athletic Grant-in-Aid. Need-based awards include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP), Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG), and the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG). Students can also apply for work-study programs in which they can seek on-campus work-study positions.
Mississippi Delta Community College does not participate in any Federal Family Education Loan Program.
To apply for financial aid from Mississippi Delta Community College, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. Mississippi Delta Community College recommends a priority deadline of April 1 to apply for the financial aid.
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Mississippi Delta Community College believes in promoting the culture of learning both within and outside the classroom, and provides ample opportunities to its students to explore their potential.
The Center of Learning helps students maximize their academic potential by offering services such as tutorials and workshops. The Career Center provides valuable guidance to the students to help them make informed career decisions. The Career Center provides help to the students by providing guidance related to choosing their academic programs, sharing the listing of local job openings, conducting aptitude and career interest surveys, and providing resume-writing tips. The college also has a Counseling and Recruiting Office that offers academic and educational counseling along with transfer information. It also organizes educational presentations and workshops and professional training.
On-Campus Housing and Facilities
Housing facilities are available for students at the Edwards-Stonestreet Men’s Dormitory, Stennis-Penrod Building, and the Women’s Residence Hall. The Edwards-Stonestreet Men’s Dormitory is a motel-style facility with a capacity for accommodating 258 men. The Women’s Residence Hall has 80 rooms for housing 236 students.
Dining facilities are available for the students at the Herman Thigpin Cafeteria which features a grill station, hot line, pizza station, salad & soup bar, deli bar, dessert bar, and drink bar.
The Stanny Sanders Library has a huge collection of books, online databases, magazines, journals, and audio/video materials.
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Mississippi Delta Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Mississippi Community/Junior College Association. The intercollegiate athletic teams are known as the Trojans. The intercollegiate athletic teams include football, softball, baseball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball. The intramural sports offered include flag football, softball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, and basketball.
- Mississippi Delta Community College. About MDCC. Web. 27 September 2011.
- Mississippi Delta Community College. Financial Aid. Web. 27 September 2011.
- Mississippi Delta Community College. Catalog/Student Handbook 2011 – 2012. 2011. Print.