Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) is a public, two-year college serving the residents of Tishomingo, Union, Alcorn, Tippah, and Prentiss counties. Its history dates back to 1941 when the Northeast Mississippi Junior College was established in Prentiss County. Due to World War II, construction of the college was delayed. It did open in 1948 as an agricultural and junior college and in 1987 the institution was given its current name.
NEMCC is located in Booneville, in the northeastern region of Mississippi, about 100 miles southeast of Memphis. The college has two off-campus instructional centers at New Albany and Corinth. The main campus at Booneville features the Judge William H. Anderson Hall, Bonner Arnold Coliseum, Bratton C. Burgess Activity Center, Gaye Roden Carr Aquatic Center, and the Eula Dees Memorial Library.
Northeast Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for awarding associate degrees and certificates.
Northeast Mississippi Community College offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, the Associate in 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. Students can earn their AA at NEMCC in areas such as Accounting, Agriculture Science, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communicative Disorders, Dentistry, and Fashion Merchandising.
The college also offers the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree for students who want to take up a profession directly after completing their coursework. Students opting for the AAS can major in areas such as Accounting Technology, Business and Marketing Management Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Culinary Arts Technology, Early Childhood Education Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Paralegal Technology, and Respiratory Care Technology. Northeast Mississippi Community College also offers the Associate Degree Nursing Program, which meets the educational requirements for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination for Registered Nurses.
Northeast Mississippi Community College offers Career and Technical certificate programs for students who want to prepare for specific occupations or simply upgrade their skills. Various certificate programs are offered in areas including Heating and Air Conditioning, Auto Mechanics/Service Technician, Collision Repair, Practical Nursing Education, Diesel Mechanics, and Culinary Arts.
Most Popular Fields of Study
Students seeking admissions to the Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, or Vocational/Career certificate programs must submit their admissions applications along with their official high school transcripts or GED scores. They are also required to submit their ACT/SAT score reports. Some Vocational/Career Certificate programs require students to take the ACCUPLACER test in lieu of the ACT/SAT scores. Transfer students are required to provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended.
Some programs, such as the Allied Health programs including Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care, have specific application procedures. Students seeking admission to the Associate Degree nursing Program are required to complete the A.D.N. application for admission.
International applicants seeking admission in Northeast Mississippi Community College are required to submit the International Admissions application form and evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores (a minimum score of 525 for paper-based and 197 for computer-based examination is required). International students also need to provide a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance their education expenses for a year. They must also submit proof of comprehensive health insurance.
Northeast Mississippi Community College provides financial aid to help students meet their educational expenses. The basic objective of providing financial aid is to bridge the gap between family resources and annual educational expenses. Northeast Mississippi Community College offers financial aid to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment.
Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
Different types of merit-based awards offered to eligible students are: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program, Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant Program, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program. Eligible students can also seek the Federal Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Northeast Mississippi Community College students can also apply for numerous scholarship programs such as the Hall Adams Fund Scholarship, Rodney Brasfield & Jimmy Driftwood Endowed Scholarship, Benson Conerly Lytal Memorial Scholarship, Jimmie Caldwell Scholarship, and Sam E. Fleming, Jr. Scholarship. Students can also apply for work-study programs in which they can seek on-campus and off-campus work-study positions.
To apply for financial aid from Northeast Mississippi Community College, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. To apply for financial aid, Northeast Mississippi Community College recommends a priority deadline of June 1 for fall semester, November 1 for spring semester, and April 2 for the summer session.
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Northeast Mississippi Community College believes in the philosophy that learning occurs both within and outside the classrooms and provides numerous opportunities to the students to explore their potential.
NEMCC students can benefit from the services offered by the Counseling Center, which include resume-building assistance, career counseling and guidance, transfer assistance, testing services, interview skills training, and educational and social counseling and guidance. A tutoring facility is also available for students who need additional support beyond classrooms.
On-Campus Housing and Facilities
On-campus housing facilities are available for the students at Northeast Mississippi Community College at Mississippi Hall, Wood Hall, and Murphy Hall, which are women’s dormitories. The men’s dormitories include White Hall, Yarber Hall, and Wood Hall. The residence halls have single and double bedroom units. Dining options are available for students at the cafeteria, which is located in the Frank & Audrey Haney Union building.
The Northeast bookstore stocks new and used textbooks, school supplies, food and drink items, apparel, backpacks, and souvenirs. A child care facility is also available at Waller Technical Center for preschool children of Northeast students. The Eula Dees Memorial Library has a huge collection of instructional and leisure reading books, online databases, magazines, journals, and audio/video materials.
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Northeast Mississippi Community College athletic teams are known as the Tigers. The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The intercollegiate athletic teams include football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, women’s fast pitch softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and golf.
- Northeast Mississippi Community College. Admissions & Records. Web. 26 September 2011.
- Northeast Mississippi Community College.Financial Aid. Web. 26 September 2011.
- Northeast Mississippi Community College. Catalog of Northeast Mississippi Community College 2011-2012. 2011. Print.