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Co-Lin Career and Technical Education offers 36 programs to the students of Southwest Mississippi. Students of all ages have access to quality short-term training programs, national certifications, two-year degrees, certificates, and choices when it comes to career pathways and exciting training. Prior Learning Assessments are also available to students to demonstrate what they have learned in their current career, life experience, military experience, etc. and translate that learning into college credit. For more detailed information about our Career and Technical Programs call 601.643.8324.

What is the difference between Career Programs, Technical Programs, and Workforce Education Programs?

Career education programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a specific occupation. Co-Lin awards a career certificate upon successful completion of the curriculum.

Technical education programs are designed to prepare students for employment once they complete the specified program curriculum. Students are then eligible to receive an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Workforce education programs are designed to prepare students for employment or to improve existing skills. Workforce education programs do not provide college credit.

What is GCIT?

Picture of the GCIT logoThrough the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative, nine community and technical colleges from Mississippi (five colleges) and Louisiana (four colleges) have joined the Retraining the Gulf Coast Workforce through IT Pathways Consortium to address the critical challenges facing trade-impacted workers and to meet the high demand for IT workers in their regions.

What is SNAP Employment and Training Program?

Picture of Jumpstart ACT Logo. Get 30% off! Click for more details.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) is intended to provide financial assistance to students who are eligible for SNAP and enrolled in a career, technical, or workforce program of study at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. To participate, students may not be eligible for other forms of financial aid such as Pell Grants, other federal grants, or scholarships. Click here to learn more.