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    Northeast Mississippi Community College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Student Catalog 2017-2018

Counseling Center


Counseling, Testing, and Career Planning Services

The Counseling Center of Northeast Mississippi Community College offers a variety of services to students, prospective students, college personnel, and graduates. The Counseling Center, located in Ramsey Hall, is staffed with professional counselors available to help students benefit from personal, social, career, and educational opportunities. The following services can be accessed by contacting the counseling staff at (662) 720-7313, or email counselingcenter@nemcc.edu.

 

ADA - Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (ADA)

Northeast Mississippi Community College provides adaptations and modifications to the learning environment for eligible impaired and/or disabled students. All students with a disability, including eLearning students, are strongly encouraged to contact the ADA/Section 504 Counselor/Coordinator, Leigh Ann Stewart, in Ramsey Hall Suite 113 at 662.720.7192, or via email at lastewart@nemcc.edu to discuss their disability and the appropriate accommodations. Students may also contact the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer David Robbins located in Ramsey Hall Room 216, or at 662.720.7235.

Students must self-identify in order to receive accommodations. NEMCC Disability Applications may be obtained from the Counseling Center in Ramsey Hall or online from NEMCC’s website at http://www.nemcc.edu/student-support/disability-accommodations.

Career and Academic Counseling

The counseling staff assists students in identifying interests, values, needs, and abilities in order to plan academic and career goals. In-depth career counseling is used to help the student in their process of self-assessment. The center offers interest inventories, career information files, senior college applications and catalogs, coordinates senior college visits, provides an annual career and college transfer day, job interview and resume writing workshops, provides financial aid and scholarship information, and up to date labor market information to aid the student in developing a career plan.

Individual and Group Counseling

The counseling staff assists the student to define goals and resolve personal, social, or educational problems. Interview sessions conducted by counselors are kept confidential. Information of a confidential nature is released only upon a client’s written request, in a circumstance which would result in a clear danger to the client or others, or as may be required by law.

Job Placement

The counseling staff offers career planning and job placement services to assist students in finding full or part time employment. Regional employers in approximately thirty counties are contacted annually by Student Placement Office to encourage employing Northeast students. Students are encouraged to visit the Placement Office in Ramsey Hall, room 113, to discuss employment needs and services. To obtain up to date occupation information, contact the Director of Student Placement located in Ramsey Hall, by phone at (662) 720-7412, via email at jewilliford@nemcc.edu, or through the college website. Go to www.nemcc.edu; under resources select more links; select employment; select student placement; click on information for students.

College Success Classes

The counseling staff provides institutional credit classes in study skills, career exploration, self-affirmation, and cooperative education. Human Development is an academic credited class.

Orientation

The counseling staff provides orientation sessions to aid incoming freshmen in learning about the College’s environment. College success programs are presented for high school seniors and prospective students.

Tutoring & Title IV Student Support Services Program

  • Located in the Counseling Center, the Title IV Student Support Service Program is federally funded to provide free tutorial services in all subjects to students who are eligible. Career, academic and personal counseling, cultural activities, senior college transfer assistance, and assistance to receive other special services offered by the college are services that eligible students can receive. In order for a student to be eligible to receive one or all services offered by the Title IV Student Support Services Program, the student must have an academic need and meet at least one of these qualifications:
    1. First generation student
    2. Low income
    3. Individuals with a disability.
  • Students who do not meet any one of these guidelines are referred to other campus resources for assistance. Receiving tutoring services is free of charge to students meeting the requirements.
  • NetTutor is also a free tutorial service that is available in Canvas. Please call 662.720.7313 or 662.720.7272 if you have any questions.

Testing

The counseling staff administers various tests to students to assist them when enrolling in college, and when making academic and career choices. Tests available include National ACT, Residual ACT, Accuplacer, SAT, CAPS, and MS-CPAS2. The Counseling Center offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-Career Survey.

The national American College Test (ACT) is given on regular national test dates. Pre-registration is required. The residual American College Test is given on a scheduled basis. Students should contact the Counseling Center for dates and information. The Accuplacer test is administered to students who do not make required ACT sub-scores on English, Math, or Reading to determine class placement in college classes. The Accuplacer test is administered to all students enrolled in clock-hour, certificate, or occupation programs. Vocational, aptitude, and interest tests are administered upon request.

Placement Testing

When new students are admitted to the college, their ACT scores are reviewed to determine if specific academic skills need to be improved.

Students with ACT English sub scores 16 and below will be registered for ENG 0113 Beginning English. Completion of this course with a “C” will qualify the student for entry in ENG 1113 - English Composition I. Students who wish to challenge their English placement according to the Accuplacer test should go to the Counseling Center. A score of 5 on the Accuplacer is required for placement in ENG 1113.

The College uses ACT math sub-scores along with credits in high school mathematics courses for placement in college mathematics courses. Students with an ACT Math sub-score of 19 or above may register for MAT 1313 - College Algebra. Students with ACT math sub scores of 18 and below will be registered for MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra. Students with a Math ACT sub-score 16 and below have the option of choosing to register for  MAT 0123 - Beginning Algebra. If a student questions his/her math placement, he/she may take the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test to determine his/her accurate placement level in mathematics. Students who score 52.9 or lower have the option of choosing to register for MAT 0123 - Beginning Algebra. Students who score 53 to 83.9 will be registered for MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra. Students who score 84 or higher will be registered in MAT 1313 - College Algebra. Also, students with an 84 or higher can be registered for MAT 1323 - Trigonometry. Students who have an ACT sub score in Math of 22 or higher can register for the following: MAT 1513 - Business Calculus I, or MAT 1613 - Calculus I.

If a student’s curriculum requires BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I, an ACT composite score of 19 or above is necessary for enrollment in the course. Students with a composite of 18 or below will be required to enroll in BIO 1534 - Survey of Anatomy and Physiology.

Students who wish to challenge their mathematics placement according to the Accuplacer test should see the Math/Science Division Head in McCoy Hall. Students who wish to challenge their English placement according to the Accuplacer test should see the Counseling Center in Ramsey Hall.

Career Services

The Counseling Center provides free career counseling and testing for those students who need assistance with career decision-making, including choice of program of study. Students are invited to browse the up-to-date occupational pamphlets, catalogs and other career literature in the career center.

The “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-Career Report” is offered as an interest inventory, interest/skill survey, and personality preference instrument.

The Counseling Center provides Academic Support to students in the following areas: study & test-taking techniques, time management, individual and group tutorial services, academic advisement, and student success labs.

The Counseling Center provides services to assist students with planning their college career. Students have access to on-line college planning through the different links provided through the Counseling Center. Go to: http://www.nemcc.edu/quick-links/the-counseling-center-for-student-success/

Class Attendance

Class Attendance

Students are required to attend all classes. Absences from class should be the result of unavoidable circumstances such as sickness, family deaths, hazardous road conditions, and so forth. Excused absences will entitle the student to reasonable opportunities to complete make-up assignments or exams. (Excused absences are those incurred as a result of attending a school-sponsored activity or short-term military active duty.)

Students who are absent from class more than 14% (two weeks) of the scheduled class meetings will be reported to the records office for excessive absences and cut from class. The instructor of the class will inform the student of the existence of excessive absences via Northeast email and upon the student’s return to class. Students who are removed from class for non-attendance will have a status of CO (cut-out) and a grade of F recorded for the courses. Students who are CO of a class should process a class withdrawal for that class by the posted deadline in order to prevent a grade of F being recorded. To seek a reinstatement, a student must meet with the instructor as soon as possible. The instructor will discuss the student’s status and merit for reinstatement to class. After meeting the instructor will approve/disapprove reinstatement. If approved, the students will then go to the Vice President of Instruction Office in Ramsey 217 for reinstatement.

If a student is having academic or personal problems that are affecting chances for success in a course, he/she should contact one of our professional counselors to receive assistance by visiting the Counseling Center in Ramsey Hall, calling 662.720.7313, or emailing counselingcenter@nemcc.edu

If a student does not plan to seek reinstatement, he/she must go to the Counseling Center in Ramsey Hall to process a withdrawal during the Withdrawal Period. Failure to withdraw will result in an F being earned in the course.