Copiah-Lincoln Community College

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Automation and Control Technology, A.S.

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Automation and Control Technology is an instructional program that provides the student with technical knowledge and skills necessary for gaining employment as an automated manufacturing systems technician in maintenance diagnostics, engineering, or production in an automated manufacturing environment. The program is now offered on the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, and at the Simpson County Center. The focus of this program is on electricity/electronics, fluid power, motors and controllers, programmable controls, interfacing techniques, instrumentation, and automated processes.

This curriculum is designed as a two-year technical program. Graduates of the program will be qualified to seek employment as entry level electronics, instrumentation, robotics, automation, and maintenance technicians. Students who graduate from the program will also be better prepared to continue their education in advanced-engineering related fields.

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Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Electronics Engineering Technology on the Wesson campus is a multifaceted program that provides exposure to electronics and electrical disciplines, communications systems, micro-controllers, and programmable controllers. It is the largest branch of engineering technology. EET is a challenging two-year technical program offering a combination of theory in the classroom and hands-on applications in the laboratory.

Students learn to analyze and diagnose electronic/electrical circuits and systems with multi-function meters (multimeters), oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and many other industry standard devices. Soldering techniques including surface-mount and hot-air are covered and students prototype modern printed circuit boards on a CNC milling machine. The program also utilizes the latest engineering software including National Instruments MultiSim, Ultiboard, LabVIEW, and ETCAI virtual troubleshooting.

Graduates of the EET program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are qualified for high-paying entry-level employment in a wide range of fields: electronics, biomedical, communications, robotics, electrical, manufacturing, maintenance, offshore, instrumentation and control, computers, audio/video entertainment, aerospace and more. Students may also continue their education in EET at a university.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automation and Control Technology, A.S.

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Automation and Control Technology is an instructional program that provides the student with technical knowledge and skills necessary for gaining employment as an automated manufacturing systems technician in maintenance diagnostics, engineering, or production in an automated manufacturing environment. The program is now offered on the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, and at the Simpson County Center. The focus of this program is on electricity/electronics, fluid power, motors and controllers, programmable controls, interfacing techniques, instrumentation, and automated processes.

This curriculum is designed as a two-year technical program. Graduates of the program will be qualified to seek employment as entry level electronics, instrumentation, robotics, automation, and maintenance technicians. Students who graduate from the program will also be better prepared to continue their education in advanced-engineering related fields.

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Machinist

Precision Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.

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Precision Machining Technology is an instructional program on the Wesson Campus that prepares individuals to shape metal parts on machines such as lathes, grinders, drill presses, and milling machines. Included is instruction in making computations related to work dimensions, testing, feeds, and speeds of machines; using precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers, and gauges; machining and heat-treating various metals; and laying out machine parts. Also included is instruction in the operation and maintenance of computerized equipment.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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The Automotive Technology program is offered on the Wesson Campus and prepares individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Instruction includes the diagnosis of malfunctions and repair of engines, and fuel, electrical, cooling, brake, and drive train and suspension systems. Instruction is also provided in the adjustment and repair of individual components such as transmissions and fuel systems.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology program is offered on the Wesson Campus and prepares individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Instruction includes the diagnosis of malfunctions and repair of engines, and fuel, electrical, cooling, brake, and drive train and suspension systems. Instruction is also provided in the adjustment and repair of individual components such as transmissions and fuel systems.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Truck Driving Certificate I

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The Commercial Truck Driving program is designed to prepare participants for employment in the field of transportation. The participant will learn Department of Transportation rules and regulations, Mississippi requirements for obtaining a commercial driver's license, and the operations of a semi tractor-trailer. Courses include both classroom and hands-on equipment training. Employability/work maturity and basic educational skills will be taught. The program will operate six (6) hours per day, five (5) days per week for a maximum of 8 weeks. A counselor will be available for participant needs.

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Commercial Truck Driving Certificate II

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The Commercial Truck Driving program is designed to prepare participants for employment in the field of transportation. The participant will learn Department of Transportation rules and regulations, Mississippi requirements for obtaining a commercial driver's license, and the operations of a semi tractor-trailer. Courses include both classroom and hands-on equipment training. Employability/work maturity and basic educational skills will be taught. The program will operate six (6) hours per day, five (5) days per week for a maximum of 8 weeks. A counselor will be available for participant needs.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate

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A Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) is a vital member of the healthcare team as he or she works alongside doctors and nurses to obtain laboratory specimens, assist with minor procedures, perform electrocardiograms, provide patient education, administer injections, and office administration functions.

Class topics include medical terminology, basic pharmacology, nutrition, psychology, anatomy and physiology, clinical patient care, infection control, testing and laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, patient care coordination and education, administrative assistant skills, medical law , and ethics. Students will be required to attend classroom theory, lab, and clinical rotations.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurses Assistant Certificate

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This program prepares the individual to assist in providing care as a member of a medical team under the direction of a health care professional. Scholarships are available.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Healthcare Data Technology Certificate

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The Healthcare Data Technology program is offered on the Natchez Campus and is designed to prepare students to work in office positions in hospitals, doctors' offices, health clinics, and other health-related organizations. The student will develop skills using medical terminology, electronic health records, and computer software applications.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.S.

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The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a two-year program which is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The program is designed to instruct and prepare the graduate for entry level employment as a medical laboratory technician and/or advancement in the field of Medical Technology. Learning activities consist of a combination of theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience.

The curriculum includes technical and academic courses taken on campus and 24 weeks of didactic instruction and skill development in an affiliated hospital. Upon successful completion of the technical program, the student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and will be eligible to take a National Certification Examination.

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Radiology Tech

Medical Radiologic Technology, A.S.

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The Medical Radiologic Technology program is a two-year technical program designed to prepare graduates for employment as a radiologic technologist or radiographer. Radiographers use equipment that emits ionizing radiation to image internal structures of the body. Employment opportunities include various health care facilities such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical clinics, imaging centers and sports medicine clinics.The program provides a foundation for obtaining higher level degrees of study or placement into advanced specialty imaging or treatment modalities in the healthcare field. Examples of advanced areas for registered technologists include ultrasound, CT, MRI, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, administration, and education. The radiography curriculum includes technical and academic courses. Classroom and laboratory activities are conducted on Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Wesson Campus and clinical experience is gained at affiliating hospitals. Upon successful completion of the program the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Radiologic Technology, is eligible to apply for a state license and write the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) exam.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.A.S.

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The philosophy, purpose, and outcomes of the nursing program reflect those of the parent institution, Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The Division of Associate Degree Nursing is designed to advance the overall purpose of the college by providing educational opportunities to qualified students for a career in nursing. The mission/purpose of the Division of Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide a student-centered educational milieu consisting of quality instruction and high expectations to residents from the college service area and beyond who seek to become registered nurses. Graduates of the program are prepared to function at entry-level positions as providers of care, managers of care, and members within the discipline of nursing.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College began in fall 1994. Each spring applicants are screened for admission and a new freshman class of 50 students starts each fall. The two-year program (four semesters) awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

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This is a one year curriculum designed to provide the student with knowledge and skills necessary to function as a member of the health team in administering safe, effective nursing care. Students are exposed to a well-balanced program of scientific foundations to provide knowledge, skills and understanding needed to function as a practical nurse. Upon graduation the student will receive a certificate and be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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The Respiratory Care Technology Program prepares the individual to become a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care Practitioners are responsible for initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation along with the setup and monitoring of life support systems. In addition, Respiratory Care Practitioners provide treatment for heart and lung disorders by administering inhalation treatments, oxygen, and drugs under the direction of a physician.

Graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology Program will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Graduates will be qualified to take the National Board for Respiratory Care examinations for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Networking Technology, A.A.S.

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The increasing dependence on technology ensures a growing demand for qualified Information Technology graduates. The Computer Networking Technology program on the Wesson Campus is a two-year program which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment as a network administrator, computer support specialist, or computer technician. The program provides training in the design, creation, and maintenance of a local area network.

Network administrators typically perform tasks such as adding and deleting network users, backing up the network server, loading software applications, providing printing services, maintaining network security, and general network troubleshooting. An Associate in Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the Computer Networking Technology curriculum.

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Software Developer

Computer Science, A.S.

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Information Security Analyst

Cybsersecurity Technology, A.A.S.

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The Cybersecurity Technology program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for two-year graduates to obtain employment as a computer/network security technician. The program provides training in the areas of confidentiality, integrity, and availability in information security. Students will learn to install, design, manage, operate, plan, maintain and troubleshoot hardware in a secure information technology infrastructure. The curriculum will train graduates with the skills necessary to obtain nationally recognized certifications in the areas of A+ - CompTIA A+ Certification, and Security+ - CompTIA Security+ Certification.

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Construction Industry

Construction Equipment Operator

Construction Equipment Operation Certificate I

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The Construction Equipment Operation Program is designed to prepare an individual for an entry-level position in the field of construction equipment operations. Practical and theoretical experiences are provided in the classroom and on the following equipment: backhoe, front end loader, dozer, motor grader, and excavator. Students will receive national certification through the NCCER curriculum. Certificate Level I: Students must complete all courses in the First Semester.

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Construction Equipment Operation Certificate II

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The Construction Equipment Operation Program is designed to prepare an individual for an entry-level position in the field of construction equipment operations. Practical and theoretical experiences are provided in the classroom and on the following equipment: backhoe, front end loader, dozer, motor grader, and excavator. Students will receive national certification through the NCCER curriculum. Certificate Level II: Students must complete the First and Second Semester courses.

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Electrician

Electrical Technology, A.S.

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The Electrical Technology program prepares individuals to install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical systems. These systems include residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, motor controls, and electrical distribution panels. The program offers extensive hands-on training in electrical troubleshooting and the development of problem-solving skills in industrial electrical procedures, programmable logic controllers, and process control.

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HVAC Technician

Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Certificate

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Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology is a postsecondary instructional program that prepares individuals to work in engineering departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial setting performing special tasks relating to designing ductwork, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Air-Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Air-Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and others. Included are air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration devices; equipment, techniques, and systems; and maintenance and operation of these systems.

Industry standards referenced are from the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Upon completion of the technical certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be prepared to complete the following nationally recognized industry certifications.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Technology, A.A.S.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology is a postsecondary instructional program that prepares individuals to work in engineering departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial setting performing special tasks relating to designing ductwork, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Air-Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Air-Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and others. Included are air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration devices; equipment, techniques, and systems; and maintenance and operation of these systems.

Industry standards referenced are from the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Upon completion of the technical certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be prepared to complete the following nationally recognized industry certifications.

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Welder

Industrial Welding Certificate

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Welders are in high demand in the manufacturing, agriculture, and oil and gas industries. This program is designed to introduce individuals to introductory craft skills (Core), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). This is a 10-month not for college credit program.

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Welding Certificate I

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The Welding program is offered on the Wesson and Natchez Campuses and at the Simpson County Center beginning in the Fall of 2020. The program is designed to prepare the student for employment and advancement in an occupation that requires knowledge and skills of welding. The student receives instruction in construction type welding, x-ray welding for shipbuilding, construction, maintenance and custom shop welding. Instruction will include a study of welding equipment and safety practices. The student is taught welding using various electrodes: Shielded Metal Arc welding, Gas Metal Arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, Gas Tungsten Arc welding, Flux Core Arc welding, pipe welding, and Plasma Arc Cutting. Certificate Level I: Students must complete all first semester courses

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Welding Certificate II

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The Welding program is offered on the Wesson and Natchez Campuses and at the Simpson County Center beginning in the Fall of 2020. The program is designed to prepare the student for employment and advancement in an occupation that requires knowledge and skills of welding. The student receives instruction in construction type welding, x-ray welding for shipbuilding, construction, maintenance and custom shop welding. Instruction will include a study of welding equipment and safety practices. The student is taught welding using various electrodes: Shielded Metal Arc welding, Gas Metal Arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, Gas Tungsten Arc welding, Flux Core Arc welding, pipe welding, and Plasma Arc Cutting. Certificate Level II: Students must complete the first and second semester courses

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Those who wish to be employed with law enforcement should select this major. There are many career opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Technology, A.A.S.

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The program provides preparation for a professional career in the field of early childhood education spanning a variety of career options. Instructional programs include classroom instruction and supervised laboratory/collaborative center or work experience. Students should develop competencies that enable them to provide services, to teach, and to guide young children as related to various early childhood professions.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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EMTs respond to emergency calls, perform medical services and transport patients to medical facilities. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is both mentally and physically challenging because of the unique environment in which EMT personnel function.

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EMT Certificate

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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) work as part of a team to render care to the sick or injured in emergency settings. EMTs work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, industries, and ambulances. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care.

This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic emergency care and transport. Successful completion of course requirements allows students to test for Emergency Medical Technician through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Paramedic Certificate

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A Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. They manage many emergencies including cardiac, respiratory, and trauma events. Paramedics are licensed to administer medication, perform and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use other complex biomedical equipment. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health-care system.

The Paramedic education program is three semesters beyond the EMT-Basic course. The program draws its students from individuals already possessing a valid EMT state certification and having completed Anatomy & Physiology I with a grade of C or better. Students must complete Anatomy and Physiology II with a grade of C or better to be eligible to continue past the first semester of the paramedic core curriculum. Each student must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Paramedic classes are admitted each spring on a competitive entrance basis and may include an interview by the instructor and/or committee.

Individuals that successfully satisfy all the requirements of the Paramedic program will be awarded a Certificate from Co-Lin. To be eligible for an Associate in Applied Science degree, the student must successfully complete the EMT course, all academic course requirements, and all paramedic courses.

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Paramedic, A.S.

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A Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. They manage many emergencies including cardiac, respiratory, and trauma events. Paramedics are licensed to administer medication, perform and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use other complex biomedical equipment. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health-care system.

The Paramedic education program is three semesters beyond the EMT-Basic course. The program draws its students from individuals already possessing a valid EMT state certification and having completed Anatomy & Physiology I with a grade of C or better. Students must complete Anatomy and Physiology II with a grade of C or better to be eligible to continue past the first semester of the paramedic core curriculum. Each student must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Paramedic classes are admitted each spring on a competitive entrance basis and may include an interview by the instructor and/or committee.

Individuals that successfully satisfy all the requirements of the Paramedic program will be awarded a Certificate from Co-Lin. To be eligible for an Associate in Applied Science degree, the student must successfully complete the EMT course, all academic course requirements, and all paramedic courses.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal, A.S.

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Students who choose Paralegal Studies will be able to aid attorneys in delivering legal services more efficiently. Many in the pre-law area select this major. Private law firms, businesses, and government offices hire legal assistants.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Work, A.S.

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Professional social workers are trained to help people cope with the stresses of life, such as child or spousal abuse, depression, and physical or emotional disabilities. Career opportunities include teaching, social work, care management, coordination of geriatric services, and many more areas of service.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Technology Certificate I

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The Culinary Arts Technology program is offered on the Wesson Campus and Natchez Campus. The program provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine as well as the art of baking and pastries. Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. After successful completion of the courses listed in the curriculum, students may be awarded a 1-year career certificate in Culinary Arts, a 2-year technical certificate in Culinary Arts, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Students completing the program will be eligible to earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association – ServSafe.

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Culinary Arts Technology Certificate II

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The Culinary Arts Technology program is offered on the Wesson Campus and Natchez Campus. The program provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine as well as the art of baking and pastries. Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. After successful completion of the courses listed in the curriculum, students may be awarded a 1-year career certificate in Culinary Arts, a 2-year technical certificate in Culinary Arts, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Students completing the program will be eligible to earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association – ServSafe.

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Culinary Arts Technology, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts Technology program is offered on the Wesson Campus and Natchez Campus. The program provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine as well as the art of baking and pastries. Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. After successful completion of the courses listed in the curriculum, students may be awarded a 1-year career certificate in Culinary Arts, a 2-year technical certificate in Culinary Arts, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Students completing the program will be eligible to earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association – ServSafe.

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students to work in truck and trailer service and repair facilities performing vehicle repairs.

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Diesel Equipment Technology, A.A.S.

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For the certificate in Diesel Mechanics

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students to work in truck and trailer service and repair facilities performing vehicle repairs.

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Diesel Equipment Technology, A.A.S.

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For the certificate in Diesel Mechanics

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.S.

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Contact Phone Number

601-643-5101

Address

1001 Co-Lin Lane
Wesson, MS 39191
United States