Sep 28, 2020  
Student Catalog 2016-2017 (Archived) 
Student Catalog 2016-2017 (Archived) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Division of Instruction

Baragona, M., Vice President of Instruction

Harris, K., e-Learning Director

The Division of Instruction provides all credit courses and programs of study leading to the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Applied Science Degree, and Career Certificates. The division offers both university parallel programs and career and technical programs. 


Northeast recognizes the needs of students who, because of various time or space barriers, cannot attend courses in the traditional classroom setting. Through the use of the Internet, Northeast offers students the opportunity to receive classes at their home or office. Northeast is an active participant in the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC), a joint on-line effort between the Community Colleges within the State of Mississippi and the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. This partnership increases the number of Internet-based courses that are available to Northeast students.

Faculty and students participating in e-Learning courses interact through phone, e-mail, discussion boards, and chat rooms. All on-line courses meet the same educational requirements as traditional classroom courses.

Admission/registration procedures for e-Learning courses are the same as outlined for the traditional classes. Textbooks for e-Learning students are available for NEMCC-originated courses in the Northeast Bookstore located in the Frank Haney Union. Northeast Bookstore staff will assist students in obtaining books for courses originating from other schools.

Additional information regarding the Northeast e-Learning program can be obtained by following the e-Learning link from the NEMCC website at

Hybrid Courses

Northeast Mississippi Community College recognizes the needs of students who, because of various time and space barriers, cannot attend courses in the traditional classroom setting. We also have taken into consideration the fact that many of these students feel unprepared to complete a course solely through an on-line environment. In order to accommodate the needs of these students, NEMCC has developed hybrid courses which are taught using a combination of two instructional formats. NEMCC hybrid courses combine traditional face-to-face classroom instruction with Internet-based distance education.

In the state of Mississippi, according to the MSVCC Policy and Procedures Manual, hybrid courses are defined as those courses with less than seventy-five percent (75%) of student contact hours provided on-line. In a hybrid course, a portion of the student’s regularly scheduled classroom time will be replaced throughout the semester by required on-line activities.

Students who wish to enroll in a hybrid course will need to adhere to the same admission and registration procedures as those enrolling in traditional NEMCC courses. Likewise, class attendance and withdrawal processes for hybrid courses will be the same as those which are outlined for traditional students through the NEMCC Student Catalog.

University Partnerships

Mississippi State University and Northeast Mississippi Community College formed a partnership to offer the Bachelor’s degree program in Elementary Education on the Northeast Campus. The MSU programs require a minimal amount of time on the Starkville campus during the summer.

The University of Mississippi and Northeast Mississippi Community College formed a partnership to offer the Bachelor’s degree program in Business on the Northeast Campus. The UM classes are held in the evening on the Northeast Campus.

Division of Business and Engineering Technology

Mattox, J., Associate Vice President of Career Technical Education/Division Head

Alexander, J.; Bullard, R.; Cobb, C.; Cox, J.; Cramer, G.; Crump, B.;  Gaillard, R.; Goodson, M.; Grissom, C.; Hardin, G.; Hastings, J.; Huggins, V.; Jackson, N.; Johnson, W.; Lewis, N.; Lovelace, S.; Melson, J.;Mitchell, R.; Moore, S.; Mott, A.; Newell,J.; Owens, A.; Palmer, J.; Sandlin, M.; Snowden, M.; White, C.; Whitehead, J.

Division of Fine Arts

Harris, R., Division Head

Anderson, K.; Anderson, T.; Beghtol, J.; Dunn, C.; Fisher, J.; Langley, A.; Mattox, A.; Mitchell, B.; Schager, C.; Shinn, M.

Division of Health Sciences

Cooper, P.,  Division Head

Alexander, N.; Beals, J.; Bowling, K.; Byars, C.; Church, K.; Crump, F.; Davis, J.; Davidson, J.; Dawson, E.; Fondren, E.; Goolsby, S.; Hazel-Lambert, D.; Hamlin, M.; Hill, D.; Hopkins, V.; Kirk, H.; Lindsey, T.; Morgan, M.; Nelms, A.; Perrigo, M.; Prince, B.; Reece, K.; Russell, P.; Shoffner, C.; Shelburne, J.; Singleton, R.; Sloan, B.; Stennett, P.; Sullivan, A.; Waddell, J.

Division of Humanities and Languages

Patterson, J., Division Head

Blansett, L.; Burns, L.; Gambill, T.; Garvin, A.; Graham, S.; Kehoe, D.; Lampkin, A.; Miller, C.; Moore, B.; Richey L.; Sasser, P.; Stone, B.; Tice, J.; Treloar, J.; Tucker, M.; Tuttle, J.

Division of Mathematics and Sciences

Baragona, M., Associate Vice President of Instruction - Academic Programs/ Division Head

Beckman, M.; Benjamin, C.; Burks, A.; Byrd, E.; Freese, S.; Hill, T.; Hilliard, D.; Hughes, R.; Hurley, M.; Little, J.; Marolt-Alred, A.; Mathis, A.; Nock, A.; Norris, M.; Smith, S.; Thompson, H.; Walker, M.; Willcoxon, D.

Division of Social, Behavioral, and Applied Sciences

Falkner, C., Division Head

Baroff, K.; Billingsley, C.; Bowlin, W.; Coleman, R.; Davis G.; Hill, J.; Ketchum, L.; Moore, S.; Ricks, M.; Rolison, J.; Scott, R.; Scott, S.; Scott, W.; Yarber, J.

Division of Workforce Training and Economic Development

Cole, N. Vice President of Workforce Training and Economic Development

Bass, A, ABE Instructional Support Tech/GED Testing; Bell, B., WIA Bookkeeper/Records Manager; Colson, P., Workforce Specialist/Director of Continuing Education; Pace, K., Secretary, Workforce Division; Tomlinson, M., WIA Case Manager; Meeks, P., Director of Adult Basic Education and GED Testing; Michael, D., ABE/GED Assessment Specialist; Shappley, B., Workforce Director; James, G., Workforce Project Manager; Walden, B., Maintenance;

The Division of Workforce Training & Economic Development provides individual and industries with training and education, job analysis, long range planning services and total quality Management programs.  The division serves as the delivery system for Workforce Development, an initiative created by the Workforce Education Act.

The following services are offered:

  1.  Adult Basic Education - The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program serves adults age 17 years of age and older who are no longer enrolled in school. Instruction is offered in reading, writing and math; adult secondary education; English as a second language; Spanish as a second language and basic computer sessions. Classes are free of charge and feature individualized instruction. Classes are located in industries, schools, public libraries and other community sites.
  2. Continuing Education - Continuing Education provides a wide variety of learning experiences for the five county area that comprises the community college district. The introduction of the T.I.G.E.R.S. Program (Together In Growth, Education, Recreation, and Spirit) provides numerous services for individuals and groups based on requests and demands of the Northeast Mississippi area. Particular course interests for personal and/or professional development should be directed to the Continuing Education Department.
  3. Workforce Development - This service accesses needed human resources from Northeast Mississippi Community College faculty and consulting services to supply training for businesses and area industries. Workshops and training seminars are designed to meet the specific needs of each industry from start-up through expansion. Curriculum is designed to assist in addressing the needs of workers in a particular industry. On-site training is furnished using adult-oriented instructional methods geared to the employer’s specifications.
  4. Workforce Development Associate - The associate functions for the benefit of those already involved in services provided by the Division of Workforce Training and Economic Development, as well as industry referrals and individual participants. Innovative employ ability skills, leadership, communication, and management workshops are designed and offered to meet the needs of employees at local and industries and the community in general.
  5. Workforce Training Act (WIA) - this act was fully implemented July 1, 2000. The Mississippi Partnership One-Stop Center was established through WIS to assist individuals in entering or re-entering the workforce. One-Stop Center services (core, intensive, and training) are available to all adults and dislocated workers in the NEMCC area. These services include job placement assistance, sills assessment, and career counseling. The training services are available to individuals who are unsuccessful in obtaining a job and who are qualified to successfully participate in the Program.  These training programs are listed on the state training provide list.