Programs Offered


Instructor- Shannone Hudson

Business is the #1 major in colleges all over the country. Why? A major in business prepares graduates for a variety of different careers in management, marketing, sales, advertising, banking or entrepreneurship. Business is flexible and offers the most job opportunities to make you financially independent by owning your own business or working for someone else. Those with just a bachelor’s degree report average starting salaries of $41,200 and mid-career salaries of $70,700.

Two year completers will receive a total of 4 credits including the possibility of earning and Entrepreneurial and Small Business (ESB) certification.


Instructor- Alan Moore

Engineering is a program that combines academics and technology. It is designed for students either planning to attend college for an engineering degree or enter the work force in a technical position. Local companies like Tronox and Thompson Welding are involved in setting the direction for the curriculum so students graduate with skills needed by manufacturers. Students are required to be members of the Technology Student Association (TSA) and compete in their chosen areas of study. Mississippi Community Colleges offer scholarships to students finishing in the top 3 at the state conference.

Engineering I students learn engineering history, ethics, careers, robotics, programming, engineering design, 2D and 3D modeling with CAD software, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), production, quality control, engineering failure, as well as special topics.

Engineering II students learn advanced CAD, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, thermal systems, computer integrated manufacturing, advanced robotics, programable logic controllers (PLCs), 3D printing, laser printing as well as special topics.

Collision Repair

Instructor- Caleb Nowell

In Collision Repair, we have a variety of work experiences. Some examples are: taking two vehicles and making one, oil changes, tire rotations, fix and balance tires. We fix minor wrecks and refurbish cars, trucks and trailers. We also give all of our students the fundamentals of welding and use of the cutting torch. If you think you would enjoy painting and repairing cars, trucks, and maybe even tractors, then Collision Repair is where you need to be!


Instructors- April Holton & Twilla Richardson

Do you have what it takes to be in the healthcare field? Health Services is a great way to find out. We will guide you through two years of medical technology, Anatomy and Physiology, and HOSA. Through job shadowing and clinicals at the hospitals and clinics, you will learn what it takes to be a professional. We learn proper patient interaction by visiting nursing homes and other medical settings. This is a great program to help you decide on your career path in the medical field. In addition, you will receive 2 academic credits in Biological Sciences and 2 elective credits as a a two year completer. You can sign up for Health Sciences I as a 10th or 11th grader.


Instructor- Dewayne Ling

Welders are a very important part of the construction industry. Welders are in demand for ship building on the coast, highway construction, bridge building, and commercial structure repair and replacement throughout Mississippi. New manufacturing facilities, which will require welders, are being built Columbus, Blue Springs, Yellow Creek. Our welding program at the CTE Center will give you a solid head start toward an excellent paying career as well as giving you the opportunity to earn NCCER Certification.


Instructor- James Stark

Our Residential Carpentry program is very exciting. Would you like to be an architect, contractor, or a carpenter? What a great feeling it would be to know that you have the skills to make repairs on your home or that you could be part of a team that builds houses, churches, and many other buildings. This program could provide the start you need to become an architect that designs buildings as well as giving you the opportunity to earn NCCER Certification.


Instructor- Chris Umfress

Law & Public Safety is a two year program that combines academics and hands-on training. Law and Public Safety I is an excellent intro to those interested in law and or law enforcement. the course examines the history of the law and the legal system in the United States. Students are taught job opportunities in local and state law enforcement (ex: police, highway patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) as well as federal law enforcement ( ex. DEA, FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Marshal).

Law and Public Safety II focuses on exciting career opportunities in emergency medical services and fire protection services for careers as paramedic or firemen. The course will also offer the opportunity to examine all areas of the military and the professions associated with each.


Instructor- Lamon Stapleton

Culinary Arts is a two-year classroom and hands-on instructional program that prepares students for employment or continuing education in the food service industry.

Culinary ARTS I is the first year of the program. Food preparation techniques covered in the first year are breakfast foods, dairy, sandwiches, salads, garnishes, fruits, and vegetables. Management skills emphasized are basic customer service, food safety and sanitation, workplace safety and security, culinary basics, equipment, nutrition, human resources, math, and controlling food cost.

Culinary ARTS II is a continuation of the emphasis on management and food preparation. Management topics include marketing, accounting, purchasing, inventory, and advanced customer service. Food preparation techniques covered include potatoes, grains, desserts, baked goods, meat, poultry, seafood, stocks, sauces, and soups. An exploration of culinary history is also included in year two.