DeSoto Center

DeSoto center

The DeSoto Center

Welcome to the DeSoto Center Campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College!


We strive to provide quality education through convenience for students. The DeSoto Center is a commuter campus that offers small classroom sizes and a successful learning environment. Classes are offered throughout the day and evening hours. Students can pursue a wide variety of academic or career/technical programs of study. We are conveniently located off of Church Road in Southaven, MS.


Explore all the DeSoto Center has to offer!

2+2 Partnership with University of Mississippi
DeSoto Links
  • Business office
  • Financial Aid
  • Library
Pathways of Study
  • Academic Pathways
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Disability Services
  • Tutoring
  • Writing Center
Student Development Center
  • Admissions and Records
  • Class and Complete Withdrawals
  • eLearning
  • Placement Testing
  • Personal and Career Counseling
  • Residual ACT
Student Life
  • Bookstore
  • Café Xpresso
  • Student Organizations

2+2 Partnership with the University of Mississippi

For students planning on pursuing a four-year degree, Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi act as educational partners with a two-plus-two program. Northwest offers the first two years of the college academic program, and the University of Mississippi provides the third and fourth years, along with graduate study if desired. The Associate of Arts degree is awarded by Northwest, while the University of Mississippi grants baccalaureate degrees.

Programs Include:

  • Accountancy
  • Business
    • Management: Human Resources
    • Managerial Finance
    • Marketing
    • Management Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
    • Corrections
    • Homeland Security
    • Law Enforcement
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
  • General Studies
  • Journalism
    • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Liberal Studies
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Social Work
For more information, visit the Ole Miss DeSoto web page.

Business Office

Fees and Payments The Business Office is located on the main floor of the DeSoto Center, Suite 233-D, for payment of fees, traffic fines, and to pick up work study checks. I.D. is required. Student Loan checks are mailed out and cannot be collected.  

  Tuition and Fees 2017-2018 (effective from Fall 2017 Semester)
  • Tuition (all full-time students/per semester) - $1,500.00
  • Out-of-State Fee (per semester) – Additional $1,200.00: Total fee $2700.00
  • In-State Part-Time or Special Student Fees (per semester hour) - $125.00
  • Out-of-State Part-Time or Special Student Fees (per semester hour) - $225.00
  Special Fees
  • Deferred Payment Fee - $25.00
  • Nursing Testing Fee (Per Semester) - $200.00
  • Residual ACT - $40.00
  • Automobile Registration Fee – Additional Decal - $5.00
  • Replacement of ID Card - $10.00
  • Returned Check Fee - $25.00
  Refund Policy 100% refund if official withdrawal is made during the week of regular registration. 75% refund if official withdrawal is made during the first week after regular registration. 50% refund if official withdrawal is made during the second week after regular registration. 25% refund if official withdrawal is made during the third week after regular registration. NO REFUND WILL BE MADE AFTER THE END OF THE THIRD WEEK FOLLOWING REGULAR REGISTRATION. (For Summer and Mini session refund policy, please see the Bulletin, Business Regulation Refund Policy) Fees and expenses listed are correct at time of publication. The college reserves the right to increase fees and expenses without prior notification.    

Contact Information Business Office: 5197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Suite 233-D, Southaven, MS 38671 Hours: Monday – Friday ∙ 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Phone: (662)280-6123
Business Office Representative: Terri Reeves

Financial Aid

The DeSoto Center has financial aid advisers as well as a Veterans Affairs representative on site to assist in the financial aid process. All financial aid counselors handle scholarship information, and general scholarships are handled by Leanna Flores.
Financial Aid Counselors (from left to right):
Leanna Flores, Cordell Turner, Jessica Poole (VA representative)
Contact Information
DeSoto Center, Office 233
Phone: (662)996-1939
Fax: (662)280-6161
Hours:Monday – Thursday ∙ 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday ∙ 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cordell Turner (Last name A-I)

Jessi Poole (VA Representative, Last name J-Q)

Leanna Flores (Last name R-Z)

For more information including financial aid forms and documents, please click here.

Pathways of Study

Academic Programs

  • Division of Business
    • Accountancy
    • Business Administration*
    • Business and Computer Teacher Education
    • Computer/Management Information Systems
    • Computer Science
    • Health Informatics and Information Management
    • Marketing Communications*
    • Office Administration
    • Pre-Paralegal Studies*
  • Division of Languages and Communications
    • Liberal Arts*
  • Division of Social Science
    • Communicative Disorders
    • Criminal Justice*
    • Elementary Education*
    • Exercise Science
    • General College*
    • Health and Physical Education
    • HPER/Kinesiology
    • Psychology
    • Social Work*
  • Division of Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
  • Division of Natural Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Dental Hygiene (Bachelor’s or Associate’s Pathway)
    • Medical Lab Sciences
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physics
    • Radiological Sciences
    • Veterinary Medical Technology
    • Veterinary Medicine
  • *2+2 Pathway Option

Career and Technical Education

Technical Programs
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology** (Olive Branch Site)
  • Business and Office Technology
  • Administrative Office Technology*
  • Business Management Technology*
  • Medical Office Technology*
  • Business and Marketing Management Technology
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Funeral Service Technology**
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology
  • Paralegal Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy**
Career Programs
  • Commercial Truck Driving (Olive Branch Site)
  • Emergency Medical Technology – Basic **
  • Practical Nursing**
*Career Certificate also available. **Industry or State Accreditation.

Adult Basic Education

The DeSoto Center has staff on campus to help students achieve high school equivalency. They can assist with reading, math, and computer skills as well as help students prepare for the GED and work training. Their services are free for individuals looking to further their opportunities. For more information, please click here.

Student Services

Disability Services

Disability services are available at the DeSoto Center to students with physical or psychological disabilities. Visit the Student Disability Website  for forms that need to be submitted for accommodations/modifications.
Forms need to be submitted to Patsy Gardner.

Patsy Gardner

Patsy Gardner
Office 308

Tutoring Sevices

The DeSoto Center also has free tutoring services available to help with a variety of subjects. Tutoring services are located in Room 306.

Tutoring Hours:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A new Writing Center has just opened at the DeSoto Center to assist students in the writing process. The Writing Center is located on the first floor in the library.

Student Development Center

  • Placement Testing
  • Personal and Career Counseling
  • Residual ACT
  • Class and Complete Withdrawals
  • Admissions and Records
  • eLearning

Suite 237 | (662) 996-1924 The goal of the Student Development Center is to help students benefit from the personal, social, vocational, and educational opportunities available to them. Counselors are available to provide a variety of services to students and prospective students. Admissions and eLearning are also housed in the Student Development Center.

Student Development Center Staff
Pictured from left to right: Harvey Hill, Candis Walker, Nici Hill, John Randall. Not pictured: Angela Dortch.

Candis Walker, Director
Harvey Hill, Counselor
Nici Hill, Counselor
John Randall, eLearning Specialist
Angela Dortch, Admissions and Records Clerk

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Admissions and records are not available during extended hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). E-learning is only available during extended hours on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Admissions and Records

The Office of Admissions and Records is responsible for assisting both new and returning students with admissions and registration.
  • application for admission
  • high school or previously attended college transcripts
  • ACT scores
  • transcripts
  • change your major
  • residency
  • in-school deferment (student loans)
  • verification of enrollment
For more admissions information, please click here.


If you are taking an online class or plan to take one in the upcoming semester, John Randall  can assist you. He can help with:
  • helping determine if online learning is right for you
  • registering for an online class
For more eLearning information, please click here.

Student Life

DeSoto Center might be a commuter campus, but you will find lots of ways to connect with your classmates through student organizations. Below you will find a list of clubs to get involved with:
  • Student Government Association, Adviser: Lucia Nelson
  • Respiratory Therapy CARE (for Respiratory Therapy majors)
  • O.S.A (for Practical Nursing majors)
  • Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society of the Two-Year College), Adviser: Patsy Gardner , Fisher Fleming
  • SSICP Student Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (for Cardiovascular Tech majors)
  • Delta Epsilon Chi (for Hotel and Restaurant Management Tech majors)
  • Sigma Phi Sigma (for Funeral Service Tech majors)
  • Baptist Student Union, Randall Warren (open to all denominations)
  • Spanish Club, Adviser: Janet Bunch
  • Phi Beta Lambda national business organization, Adviser: Susan Sugg
Students can enjoy lunch without leaving campus at the Cafe Xpresso, which serves a variety of sandwiches, salads, beverages and snacks throughout the day. Enjoy good eats with your friends or just take a study break in the adjacent dining area.
Cafe Xpresso
The DeSoto Center also has a Bookstore with all the textbooks and supplies you need, as well as snacks and Northwest attire.
DeSoto Center students also have the opportunity participate in the Northwest Mississippi Community College Beauty Review and run for Mr./Miss NWCC and homecoming maid!
Mr. and Miss NWCC DeSoto 2017 Mr. Nicholas Thurman & Miss Kayla Duerstock
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