Healthcare professional programs are comprised of diverse career options where individuals provide health care and support for the public. All programs require individuals to embrace and maintain high moral and ethical values and demonstrate professionalism. All candidates seeking enrollment in a healthcare program are required to complete admission criteria and submit fingerprints for criminal history background checks. Completion of requirements does not guarantee admission to a healthcare program.

Admission requirements and application deadlines can be found at the Admissions Requirements tab on the right side of this webpage or on the webpages of the various Healthcare Education programs.

Program Accreditations

The Healthcare Education programs are accredited programs.

Associate Degree Program

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-432-6486

Practical Nursing Program

Mississippi Board of Nursing
713 S. Pear Orchard Road, Plaza II Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: 601-957-6300

Basic Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-432-6518

Mississippi State Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
570 East Woodrow Wilson
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: 601-576-7031

Surgical Technology Program

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N, # 7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
3 West Dry Creek Circle
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 800-707-0057

Donna Everett, MSN, RN, PhD.
Dean of Healthcare Education
Division of Healthcare Education
Phil A. Sutphin Building
Decatur, MS


Christy Cooley
Administrative Assistant
Division of Healthcare Education
Phil A. Sutphin Building
Decatur, MS


Social Media

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College Accreditation

East Central Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate Degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Central Community College.