EMCC Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jun 20, 2024  
EMCC Catalog 2023-2024


East Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, and certificates. Questions about the accreditation of East Mississippi Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). 

EMCC is also accredited by the Mississippi State Department of Education and by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation and is a member of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Additional Specialized Program Accreditations, Certifications and Licensures include:

Associate Degree Nursing: Accredited by Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211, and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326

Automotive Technology: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, Telephone Number (703) 669-6650, webmaster@natef.org

Computer Networking Technology: Cisco Systems, Inc., 170 West Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134, and CompTia, 3500 Lacey Rd., Suite 100, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Cosmetology: Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, 239 North Lamar, Suite 301, Jackson, MS 39201, Telephone Number (601) 359-1820

Funeral Service Technology: ABFSE - American Board of Funeral Service Education, 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, Telephone Number (816) 233-3747, www.abfse.org

Industrial Maintenance Technology: NCCER - National Center for Construction in Education and Research - 13614 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL 32615. Telephone Number: (888) 622-3720, www.nccer.org

Practical Nursing: Mississippi Board of Nursing, 713 Pear Orchard Road, Plaza II, Suite 300, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Surgical Technology: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), 9355 - 113th St N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775-7709

Welding and Fabrication Technology: American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126 Telephone Number (800) 443-9353

State Authorization for Online Education

East Mississippi Community College provides distance education programs courses to students in all states under the authority of an agreement with the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA). EMCC strives to provide a dynamic learning environment to ensure the achievement of students’ goals by administering instruction, policies, and student support services. To continue this dynamic learning environment for out-of-state students, EMCC through its membership in the regional compact (Southern Region Education Board - SREB), has joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establish comparable national standards for interstate offering postsecondary distance education. National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) - https://nc-sara.org/