What are career training programs?

Career training programs are designed to affordably prepare students for employment or improve upon existing skills in a short amount of time.  Entry into programs through workforce education does not provide college credit. Financial assistance may be available through AJFC Community Action Agency, Southwest Mississippi Opportunity, SNAP Employment & Training Program, or the WIN Job Center.

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Certified Nurse’s Assistant Program

Location(s): Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, Simpson County Center
Entrance Requirement(s): A bronze level on the ACT WorkKeys Assessment is required

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Location(s): Wesson Campus
Entrance Requirement(s):

  • Minimum score of silver on the WorkKeys Assessment. Call 601.643.8707 for an assessment appointment.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency/GED
  • TB Skin Test
  • Physically fit per physical exam by physician
  • Hepatitis B vaccination started prior to clinical rotations. 
  • Complete CCMA packet and return with required documentation.
  • Cost: $1000.00 | Fee includes all books, fees, and cost for the national certification exam.
  • Download Registration Packet

CDL Commercial Truck Driving Program

Location(s): Natchez Campus
Entrance Requirement(s): High School Diploma, equivalent or TABE test score minimum of 6.1 on all parts.

Emergency Medical Technician

Location(s): Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, Simpson County Center (rotating schedule)
Entrance Requirement(s):

  • Age of at least 18
  • Ability to read and write
  • High School Graduate/GED equivalent
  • Minimum score of 10 on the TABE reading test or 16 on the ACT taken after
              Oct. 1989 or 12 taken before October 1989 TB Skin Test
  • Physically fit per physical exam by physician
  • Hepatitis B vaccination started prior to clinical/ ambulance run portion of the class.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Location(s): Wesson Campus
Entrance Requirement(s): High School Diploma or GED; A bronze level on the ACT WorkKeys Assessment is required

Industrial Welding

Location(s): Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, Simpson County Center
Entrance Requirement(s): A bronze level on the ACT WorkKeys Assessment is required.

Structural Fitter

Location(s): Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus
Entrance Requirement(s):