Oct 28, 2021  
Student Catalog 2020-2021 (Archived) 
Student Catalog 2020-2021 (Archived) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


Growth and Development of the College

The district junior colleges in Mississippi grew out of county agricultural high schools. In 1924 the Legislature first approved post-high school courses, and by 1928, ten of the high schools were offering some kind of college program. The interest in many of the other schools in adding college classes led to the first junior college law, which provided that a separate school district or an agricultural high school meeting certain criteria might establish a junior college. The law also provided that school districts and county agricultural high schools might unite with other school districts or other counties in the establishment of junior colleges.

The Northeast Mississippi Junior College was incorporated in Prentiss County in 1941, but the construction program was delayed until the end of World War II. Upon completion of the original plan, the College was opened to students in September 1948, as an agricultural high school and junior college comprising Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union counties. The following year, the name was changed to reflect junior college status only. Since that time, the institution has expanded its offerings in curriculum and physical facilities.

On August 1, 1987, The Northeast Mississippi Junior College officially became Northeast Mississippi Community College, by action of the State Board of Trustees for Community and Junior Colleges. Northeast’s Board of Trustees first approved the name change at their regular May 1987 meeting and reaffirmed the decision at the July 1987 meeting. The action was taken to use the community college name to reflect the comprehensive curricula and community-based nature of the institution.

Northeast Mississippi Community College is located in the northeastern part of Mississippi, approximately 190 miles north of Jackson and 100 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. The school has an elevation of 530 feet above sea level. The climate is moderate both summer and winter. The College is easily accessible by automobile over U.S. Highway 45 (Veterans Memorial Highway)-N & S; and State Highways 4 and 30.

The Board of Trustees empowered the college to grant the degrees of Associate of Arts in 1948 and the Associate of Science in Nursing in 1957. During subsequent years, the following certificates were authorized: Secretarial Science and Career Education. Effective 1977-78, the college began awarding the Associate of Applied Science Degree. In keeping with the philosophy of Northeast, a Department of Career and Technical Education was developed in the fall of 1965 to provide educational opportunities for persons to qualify for employment in various career and technical areas.

A comprehensive evening program is also offered on campus and in off-campus locations. Night classes are taught on the main campus in Booneville and at the off-campus sites in Corinth and New Albany. The institution serves thousands of persons each year through start-up training programs and industrial skills courses provided for local industries. In 1994, a Skill/Tech Center was established on the Northeast campus in conjunction with Mississippi’s program of workforce education and training through one-stop career centers at the community colleges. Created by the Workforce Education Act of 1994, Skill/Tech is a regionally based system for education and training, which responds to the needs of the workforce and employers.

In the Fall of 2000, the college began offering classes via Internet through the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This is a consortium of 15 colleges who provide instructional resources to students throughout the State. In 2002, MSVCC and each of its members received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This action cleared the way for students to earn an Associates degree through online instruction.

In August 2003, the Board of Trustees approved a plan to begin developing Northeast at Corinth and Northeast at New Albany into instructional centers. Northeast at Corinth was the first to open on a limited basis in August 2006. Phase I construction saw the completion of a comprehensive WIN Job Center with limited course offerings until July 2006. The college notified the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that it was ready to fully develop the New Albany site into a comprehensive instructional site. In February 2007, SACS representatives visited the site and approved the center without recommendation. Phase II construction on Northeast at Corinth was completed in January 2009 and included additional classrooms, a science laboratory, and a library. The Corinth site was approved by SACS in August 2009.

Purpose Statement

Northeast Mississippi Community College is a public, comprehensive community college that exists to meet the diverse educational and career needs of individual students and the community within the district it serves - Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union Counties - by awarding the Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificates. Beyond this original scope, Northeast responds to the needs of all who seek to further their education.

To accomplish the intended role and scope of the college, the following institutional goals were established:

  1. To provide accessible, high quality and cost-effective curricula that prepare students for continued studies or transfer to four-year institutions
  2. To provide industry-focused career and technical education that is student centered, comprehensive, and responsive to the employment needs of business and industry.
  3. To provide a program of student services that will facilitate the educational, career, personal, and social growth of students.
  4. To provide developmental studies within the curriculum to strengthen the basic skills of students.
  5. To offer continuing education, community services, and adult education for individuals striving for personal and professional growth and/or personal enrichment.
  6. To provide employer-driven, industry-specific workforce education and training to businesses, industries, and individuals.
  7. To provide human resources, financial resources, instructional resources, and physical facilities necessary to offer quality instruction.

Revised 08/2018


Letter from the President

Northeast just completed one of the most successful years in its history.  In January of 2017, Northeast kicked off the Grow Northeast campaign.  The intention of this endeavor was not only to increase our enrollment, but to establish, as is the case with any organization, company, or educational institution, a foundation for excellence.

As you will see from the list of “goals to grow” shown here, student success is our first priority.  We must constantly be searching and exploring new ways and means to embrace learning and classroom instruction.  The success of our students is at the forefront of our desire to grow.

Workforce development continues to be a priority for Northeast.   We must continue to be a partner and key player in economic development.  As we form partnerships with all members of our communities, we continue to be committed to assisting the enhancement of the quality of life to all citizens of Northeast Mississippi. Toward this end, Northeast now has centers located in each of our five supporting counties.  These centers will provide the citizens of each county easy access to all services available.  One of our goals is to provide an AA degree for local citizens without being required to travel a long distance.

Northeast desires to provide the complete college experience to all our students.  In order to continue toward that end, we must constantly strive to expand and excel.   We must have a vision. Through our Grow Northeast initiative, we have developed just that.

We covet your support as we constantly monitor and measure our progress in each one of our Grow Northeast foundation areas.

We could not be effective with everything we do if not for the support of the Board of Supervisors in each county.  Northeast Mississippi Community College belongs to the citizens of Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union Counties.  We must therefore devote our time and energies to assist all of these citizens.

In recent days, Northeast has certainly been challenged financially. State appropriations are gradually decreasing and we must now maintain a level of excellence with less dollars from the State of Mississippi.  We are currently responsible for securing more than sixty percent of our yearly budget from locally created funds.   We have now become a state assisted institution rather than a state supported institution. 

Northeast is fortunate to have a tremendous Board of Trustees. This group is very supportive of our work and the Grow Northeast vision.  With their guidance and leadership, I can only envision Northeast becoming a greater and greater asset to Northeast Mississippi. 

Northeast has been very successful in past years primarily due to the passion, devotion, and energy of all the employees of Northeast.  We have a workforce that is second to none. They are the strength of this institution. 

I invite you to investigate all the possibilities that are available at Northeast.  Please come anytime. Join us as we Grow Northeast!


Best Wishes,

Ricky G. Ford


Board of Trustees

—Board of Trustees  



Institutional Accreditation

Northeast Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Any inquiries to the Commission on Colleges should relate only to the accreditation status of this institution and not to general admission information.

Inquiries concerning educational programs, admission, etc. should be addressed to the Office of Admissions.

Accreditation reaffirmation documents and reports may be reviewed in the Office of the Executive Vice-President.

Accreditation information for NEMCC Health Sciences programs is listed on the following chart:

Health Science Programs Accreditation

(Last Reviewed)
Accrediting Agency Address

Associate Degree Nursing
ACEN (February 2015)



IHL Annually Reviewed (May 2020)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)



Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000


3825 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 432-6486

Dental Hygiene
(April 2018)
Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the USDE 211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-2500
Medical Assisting Technology
(September 2019)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

9355 - 113th Street North


Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350


Medical Laboratory Technology
(November 2017)
National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880
Practical Nursing Education
(September 2016)
Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) 3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 432-6519
Radiologic Technology
(June 2017)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
Respiratory Care Technology
(July 2013)
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) 1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835
(817) 354-8517



Development Foundation

Northeast Mississippi Community College Development Foundation, Inc.

A Quality Investment for Excellence

The Northeast Mississippi Community College Development Foundation, Inc., aspires to strengthen the college through its private fund raising efforts. The Northeast Development Foundation works to solicit and receive gifts to support students, faculty and administration at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

The Northeast Development Foundation, a non-profit corporation, offers a comprehensive program of giving opportunities through its office on the campus at Northeast.

The Northeast Development Foundation is specifically responsible for gift programs involving estate planning, real estate, insurance, endowments, annuities, trusts, pooled income funds or other special gifts that require ongoing management or binding agreements.

Equally important, the Northeast Development Foundation manages and invests all private gifts to the college.

Governing Body

The Northeast Development Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which establishes policy for all its functions - fund raising, public relations, administration, accounting and investments.

The Board of Directors of the Northeast Development Foundation is composed of membership from the five-county area the college serves. The Northeast Development Foundation’s charter also gives the Board of Directors authority to allow other persons, firms and corporations to become members subject to approval by the entire board.

Northeast Mississippi Community College Development Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, was established in 1969 to promote and support the educational performance at the college. The Development Foundation has qualified under United States Internal Revenue Department regulations for tax-exempt status, thus making gifts deductible for income tax purposes.

If interested in becoming a Northeast Development Foundation member and/ or making a contribution or bequest for the advancement of Northeast Mississippi Community College, please contact D. Patrick Eaton at (662) 720-7165.

Clinical Affiliates for the Division of Health Sciences

Clinical Affiliates

Clinical experiences are available through contractual arrangements with Mississippi community health care institutions, both public and private. If a student is prohibited from attending clinical experiences at any of the scheduled Mississippi community health care institutions, public or private, the student must notify the Program Director immediately.  The student’s ability to progress in their program of study will be evaluated on an individual basis. If a duplicate/equivalent site is available, the student may be allowed to complete the clinical experience.  A duplicate/equivalent site is not guaranteed, and being unable to attend clinical at some clinical facilities may result in a student’s failure to progress in their program of study.

Associate Degree Nursing

Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville & New Albany, MS
Corinth School District Corinth, MS
Corinth Surgery Center Corinth, MS
Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Booneville & New Albany, MS
Lee County School District Tupelo, MS
Longwood Community Living Center Booneville, MS
Magnolia Regional Health Center Corinth, MS
Mississippi Care Center of Alcorn County Corinth, MS
North Mississippi State Hospital Services Tupelo, Baldwyn, & Iuka, MS
New Albany Health and Rehab New Albany, MS
North Mississippi Health Services Baldwyn, Iuka, & Tupelo, MS
North Mississippi Medical Center Tupelo & Iuka, MS
North Mississippi Medical Center - Nursing Facility Baldwyn, MS
North Mississippi Medical Center - Home Health & Hospice  
North Mississippi State Hospital Tupelo, MS
Prentiss County School District Booneville, MS
Region IV Mental Health Services Corinth & Tupelo, MS
Ripley Manor Nursing Home Ripley, MS
Tippah County Hospital Ripley, MS
Tishomingo County School District Iuka, MS
Union County Health and Rehab New Albany, MS

Medical Assisting

North Mississippi Primary Care  Ashland, MS
Baldwyn Medical Clinic  Baldwyn, MS
Booneville Medical Clinic Booneville, MS
Nathan Baldwin, M.D. Booneville, MS
Northeast Mississippi Internal Medicine  Booneville, MS
Magnolia Regional Health Center Clinics  Corinth, MS
Noyes Family Care Center Corinth, MS
Physician’s Urgent Care Corinth, MS
Pratt Family Medical Clinic Corinth, MS
The Magnolia Women’s Clinic, P.A. Corinth, MS
William Jackson, M.D. Corinth, MS
Williams Medical Clinic  Holly Springs, MS
Iuka Medical Clinic Iuka, MS
Segars Clinic Iuka, MS
Internal Medicine and Pediatric Clinic of New Albany New Albany, MS
Creekmore Family Practice Clinic, PLLC New Albany, MS
Primary Care Clinic of Ripley Ripley, MS
Ripley Health Care Associates Ripley, MS
Acute Care + Family Clinic of Tupelo Tupelo, MS
Barnes Crossing Medical Clinic  Tupelo, MS
Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders Institute Tupelo, MS
Family Medicine Residency Center Tupelo, MS
Sanders Clinic for Women Tupelo, MS
Tupelo Medical Group Tupelo, MS

Medical Laboratory

Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center Amory, MS
Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville, MS
Magnolia Regional Health Center Corinth, MS
Pratt Clinic Corinth, MS
Segars Clinic Iuka, MS
Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi Oxford, MS
North MS Medical Center  Tupelo, MS
Tippah County Hospital Ripley, MS
Hardin Medical Center Savannah, TN
Helen Keller Memorial Hospital Sheffield, AL
Barnes Crossing Medical Clinic Tupelo, MS
Internal Medicine Associates - North MS Medical Services Tupelo, MS
Baptist Memorial Hospital New Albany, MS
Alliance Healthcare Holly Springs, MS
Northeast MS Internal Medicine Booneville, MS
NMMC - Pontotoc Hospital Pontotoc, MS

Practical Nursing Education

Nurse Med II Baldwyn, MS
Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville, MS
Booneville Community Health Center Booneville, MS
Faith Family Clinic Booneville, MS
FamilyMed 101 Booneville, MS
Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Booneville, MS
Longwood Community Living Center Booneville, MS
Family Medical Center Corinth, MS
Magnolia Regional Health Services Corinth, MS
Mississippi Care Center Corinth, MS
Faith Family Clinic Kossuth, MS
Baptist Memorial Hospital New Albany, MS
Baptist Memorial Medical Group New Albany, MS
Family Clinic of New Albany New Albany, MS
Union County Health and Rehab New Albany, MS
Family Care Clinic Ripley, MS
Nurse Med I Ripley, MS
Tippah County Health Services Ripley, MS
Acute Care Clinic of Pontotoc Pontotoc, MS
Sunshine Health Care, Inc. Pontotoc, MS
NMMC Behavioral Health Tupelo, MS
Regional Rehab Tupelo, MS

Radiologic Technology

Verdenda Adams, RT(R) Magnolia Hosptial - Corinth, MS
Candace Dunaway, R T(R) Magnolia Orthopedics - Corinth, MS
Reid Roberts, RT (R) Baptist Memorial Hospital - Booneville, MS
Jason Hubbard, R T(R) Tippah County Hospital - Ripley, MS 
Phillip Nanney, R T(R) Mitias Orthopedics- New Albany, MS
Jennifer LaMontagne, R T (R) Baptist Memorial Hospital- New Albany, MS 
Karen Barnes, R T (R)(M) North MS Medical Center - Iuka, MS

Respiratory Care Technology

Medical Director - B. Wayne McAlpin, M.D.  
Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville MS
Magnolia Regional Health Center Corinth MS
Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital Florence, AL
North Mississippi Medical Center Iuka, MS
Jackson Madison County General Hospital Jackson, TN
Baptist Memorial Hospital Oxford, MS
Tippah County Hospital Ripley, MS
Baptist Memorial Hospital New Albany, MS
North MS Medical Center Tupelo, MS
Helen Keller Hospital Tuscumbia, AL
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