Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Northwest 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).
The Associate Degree Nursing program was initially accredited by the National League for Nursing in 1978 and has maintained that accreditation. The program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (phone number 404-975- 5000, www.acenursing.org) and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi located at 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 (phone number 601-432-6198, http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/nursing/).
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Technology at Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097: phone (816) 233-3747: fax (856) 579-7354: website www.abfse.org.
The Automotive Technology program and the Chrysler Mopar CAP program are each MASTER accredited by NATEF, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Cosmetology program is accredited by the Cosmetology Board of the State of Mississippi.
The Practical Nursing program is accredited through the State Department of Education, Career-Technical Division, The Mississippi State Board of Nursing (MSBON), The National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Services, Inc. (NAPNES), National Federation for Licensing Practical Nursing Corp. (NFPNA), and the Mississippi Licensing for Practical Nursing Association (MLPNA).
The Respiratory Therapy program on the DeSoto Center campus in Southaven is accredited through the State Department of Education and holds national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com), 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN, 37690: Telephone number 817-283-2835.
The Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic program is sanctioned by the Mississippi State Board of Health, Division of EMS, the State Department of Education, and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions. The program meets the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program has met the instruction, curriculum, student, faculty and facility standards set forth by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). PAHRA’s programmatic accreditation certifies that the following training areas have been evaluated: Residential Air Conditioning and Heating.
Except for the credits in some technical, career, and foundation courses, freshman and sophomore credits earned at Northwest Mississippi Community College may be transferred to any other college or university and applied toward an academic degree.