University Parallel Programs
University parallel courses are offered for students who plan to transfer to a senior college to earn a four-year degree. The Associate of Arts degree is awarded for successful completion of a course sequence. The areas of focus within this division are referred to as programs of study and are used only as a suggested guide in course selection. The advisor will follow the university catalog curricula in order to ensure transfer of earned credits. To graduate, a student must complete the core requirements and other courses for a total of 62 semester hours.
Architecture - Northeast offers the first year of a five year program offered at Mississippi State University. An AA degree is not offered at NEMCC.
Forestry - Northeast offers the first year of a four year program. An AA degree is not offered at NEMCC.
Associate of Arts Degree:
The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs. Candidates for the A.A. degree must complete the following:
- Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours may be non-academic credits (Physical education or other activity courses, COE, LLS).
- Earn a grade point average of 2.0.
- Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of:
- English Composition (ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 , 6 semester hours),
- Social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology),
- Humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music),
- Laboratory science (8 semester hours),
- Fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation, music survey, or art history),
- Mathematics (MAT 1313 , equivalent or above, 3 semester hours).
Career and Technical Programs of Study
Career and Technical programs are offered for students who will seek employment upon completion of program. The Associate of Applied Science degree is conferred for successful completion of a technical program. All programs are designed as terminal; however, transfer of credit is at the discretion of the receiving university. To graduate, a student must complete all courses within a particular curriculum.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) encompasses a variety of challenging fields in diverse subject areas that are constantly evolving to meet employment needs. Northeast offers many CTE programs through the divisions of Business and Engineering Technology and Health Sciences.
CTE provides high school graduates with career pathways linking secondary and postsecondary education. Furthermore, CTE presents nontraditional students and displaced workers a second chance for education and training by preparing them to reenter the workforce in a timely fashion.
Associate of Applied Science Degree:
The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students completing requirements in technical programs. To receive the A.A.S. degree, candidates must:
- Complete the number of semester hours as designated in programs of study.
- Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- Complete the 15 semester hours general education core consisting of:
- English Composition ( ENG 1113 , 3 semester hours),
- Social or behavioral science (3 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology),
- Fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation),
- Computer or computer related (3 semester hours) or Speech (SPT 1113 , 3 semester hours)
- College Algebra (MAT 1313 ) 3 semester hours or above, OR laboratory science course BIO, CHE, PHY, AGR (4 semester hours).
- Complete major courses consisting of 40-65 semester hours.
- Complete other courses as suggested by adviser. Students who do not meet the requirements in their program of study will be changed to the program of study of Liberal Arts.
Career and Technical Certificate Programs
Certificate courses are arranged in the sequence which best assures successful completion. Thus adherence to the course and semester sequence is required unless deviations are approved by the program instructor/advisor or division head. A certificate is awarded to a student who successfully completes one of the following prescribed programs of study. The first advisor listed under each program is the curriculum coordinator for that major.
A major portion of funding for most programs is provided by the Mississippi State Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, and the Mississippi Community College Board.