Campus clubs and organizations play an important role in molding students into productive employees and citizens. Below is a listing of Career-Technical organizations.

 

Association of Child Development Technology (Wesson)

The Association of Child Development Technology is a club for Child Development Technology students. The ACDT Club has fund raisers to help purchase equipment for the Co-Lin Child Development Center. The club also helps sponsor the annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon. During the Week of the Young Child, the club provides hand-outs on seat belt safety awareness, developmentally appropriate activities, and articles on stages of development to our children’s parents.

 

Co-Lin Student Society for MLT (Wesson)

Copiah-Lincoln Student Society for Medical Technology is an organization dedicated to those students interested in a career in medical technology. The association members at the Wesson Campus sponsor activities, fundraisers, and promote the medical laboratory profession. The MLT Club provides appropriate student organization activities including leadership development and critical thinking skills. The club sponsors a blood drive each semester. Students are affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science-Mississippi allowing opportunities to interact with other laboratory professionals on both the state and national level.

 

Delta Epsilon Chi (Natchez)

Students in the Business and Marketing Management Technology program or the Hospitality and Tourism Management Technology program are encouraged to become members of the local Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) chapter. DEX activities promote occupational, professional, and leadership growth among its members. Students are given the opportunity to meet persons enrolled in similar technical programs throughout the state and nation. Members can showcase their competence and receive recognition through the state and national career development conferences. Members participate in social activities to develop leadership skills and community service projects.

 

National Technical Honor Society (Wesson/Natchez/Simpson)

The National Technical Honor Society is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. Thousands of high schools and colleges in the United States and in the Bahamas have a chapter on their campus. NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. To be eligible, a career student must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and a technical student must have at least a 3.0 GPA in a career-technical program. The student must be recommended by the program instructor and be a member of their respective professional organization. College students who were inducted into high school chapters can request that their membership be transferred to the college chapter at no additional cost.

 

Phi Beta Lambda (Wesson/Natchez/Simpson)

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL). PBL’s main focus is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Phi Beta Lambda chapters throughout the nation initiate business ventures, organize community service projects, attend state and national leadership conferences, participate in fundraisers, and create publications. Selective PBL students enter competition held on the state and national levels choosing from over 50 available events. PBL meetings and activities at offer members opportunities to interact with local companies and their executives. This organization ultimately gives motivated members a chance to become more marketable in a fast-paced, competitive workplace.

 

Practical Nurses Student Nursing Organization (Wesson/Natchez/Simpson)

Mississippi Practical Nursing Nurses Association is an organization dedicated to those students interested in careers as Practical Nurses. The association members sponsor activities, fund-raisers and promote the nursing profession.

 

Seawolf Underwater Robotics Engineering

The Seawolf team consists of Copiah-Lincoln Community College students from the Career-Technical and Academic Divisions of the college. These students collaborate to build a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and then train to compete in the international MATE ROV Competition. Students receive the opportunity to hone their skill or trade and benefit from learning to work with co-workers. 

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Skills USA (Wesson/Natchez/Simpson)

Skills USA (formerly called Vocational Industrial Club of America) is a national association of high school, vocational, and community college students interested in vocational careers. Membership is open to all vocational students. The purpose of Skills USA is to provide opportunities for students to develop their vocational skills and to promote civic and personal responsibility. The chapter affords students the opportunity to meet persons enrolled in other vocational programs throughout the state and nation, and to test their skills and knowledge against them in competition. Social activities are also planned on the Co-Lin level.

 

Student Society of Radiologic Technology (Wesson)

The Student Society of Radiologic Technologists (S.S.R.T.) is an affiliate of the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists (M.S.R.T.). Our students are dedicated to the support and enhancement of the Radiologic Science profession, including the advancement of radiologic technology, the promotion of higher standards of education and the improvement of patient care quality. The SSRT members attend the MSRT conference each fall to learn the business of the society and attend educational forums. Bi-annually the MSRT publishes a professional journal, The Beam, which includes research manuscripts and exhibits of SSRT participants.

 

Student Veterans Association

The Student Veterans Association (SVA) is a group of college-based military veterans and supporters dedicated to supporting military veteran’s higher education and their families. Membership of the SVA is open to all faculty, staff and students with a military connection at Co-Lin, regardless of campus. The SVA objectives include promoting communication and interaction among veterans in order to promote veterans helping veterans; sponsoring mixers to promote the above and social events that include family, loved ones, and supporters of veterans; educating the college community about the special experiences, circumstances, strengths, and needs of the military veteran and their families; promoting actions and connections with the military/veteran-related groups; and aiding in veteran student teams/groups participation in college activities. This is the newest of Co-Lin’s student organizations and all are encouraged to watch for upcoming announcements concerning the SVA.

 

 

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