The Division of Career and Technical Education is set to lengthen its list of programs this summer and fall with three new paths of study.

Through stackable credentials, students will be able to complete the skill-building courses required to work professionally. Coahoma Community College has made room for the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology, Electrical Technology, and Diesel Mechanic Technology programs.

Career-Tech Dean Dr. Larry Webster emphasized the opportunity to attain nationally recognized credentials as part of the attributes that might interest prospective students in the newly added programs of study. The division’s ‘stackable credentials structure’ presents students with a trio of options, also considered exit points, that will qualify students for employment in the fields. Compiling 30 hours of credited courses amounts to a technical certificate, 45 hours grants an Advanced Technical Certificate, and 60 hours of study qualifies a student for the Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS).

Students, as well as those who may be looking for a career change, should consider enrolling in one of the three offerings for several reasons, says Webster.

Within a year, skills in the occupations can be developed, allowing for access to credentials and employment.

“The time to completion along with the lighter financial burden contributes to a superior earning potential,” Webster explained.

Skillsets in either of the anticipated programs are also in high demand. The HVAC and Diesel Mechanics courses will launch this fall, while the Electrical Technology program begins this summer with two introductory courses.

For information about how to get started, contact Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Larry Webster at 662-621-4220 or