College & Career Pathways

MIBEST offers a range of career pathways that give you the skills you need to secure a job in an in-demand field. MIBEST students complete programs such as welding, business office technology, commercial truck driving, certified nursing assistant, industrial maintenance, and more.

Mississippi’s 15 community colleges have MIBEST team members who can help you enroll in the program and find the career path that is right for you. Use the interactive map below to find a contact at a community college in your area.

Adams Alcorn Amite Attala Benton Bolivar Calhoun Carroll Chickasaw Choctaw Claiborne Clarke Clay Coahoma Copiah Covington DeSoto Forrest Franklin George Greene Grenada Hancock Harrison Hinds Holmes Humphreys Issaquena Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jefferson JeffersonDavis Jones Kemper Lafayette Lamar Lauderdale Lawrence Leake Lee Leflore Lincoln Lowndes Madison Marion Marshall Monroe Montgomery Neshoba Newton Noxubee Oktibbeha Panola PearlRiver Perry Pike Pontotoc Prentiss Quitman Rankin Scott Sharkey Simpson Smith Stone Sunflower Tallahatchie Tate Tippah Tishomingo Tunica Union Walthall Warren Washington Wayne Webster Wilkinson Winston Yalobusha Yazoo

Director

Steven Jossell
E: sjossell@coahomacc.edu
P: (662) 627-9139

College & Career Navigator

Chaquina Griffin
E: cgriffin@coahomacc.edu
P: (662) 621-4301

Pathways Available

Automotive Technology
Brick, Block & Stone Masonry
Business and Office Technology
Carpentry
Collision Repair
Culinary Arts
Health Care Data
Industrial Maintenance
Welding

Director

Karen Gaudet
E: karen.gaudet@colin.edu
P: (601) 643-8654

College & Career Navigator

Thalamus Marshall
E: thalamus.marshall@colin.edu
P: (601) 643-8651

Pathways Available

Automotive Technology
Business Office Technology
Diesel Equipment
HVAC Technology
Precision Machining Technology

Workforce Programs

Emergency Medical Tech
Certified Nursing Assistant
Industrial Welding

Director

Alfreda Thompson
E: arthompson@eccc.edu
P: (601) 635-6360

College & Career Navigator

Whitney Amis
E: wamis@eccc.edu
P: (601) 635-6395

Pathways Available

Administrative Office Technology
Collision Repair
Culinary Arts
Hotel Management
HVAC

Workforce Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant

Director

Tshurah Dismuke
E: tshurah@eastms.edu
P: (662) 243-2627

College & Career Navigator

Jeremy Tate
E: jtate@eastms.edu
P: (662) 243-1768

Pathways Available

Automotive Technology
Business Office Technology
Computer Programming Technology
Cosmetology
Diesel Mechanics
Basic Electrical Lineworker
Industrial Electricity
Industrial Maintenance
Surgical Technology
Welding Technology

Workforce Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant
Commercial Truck Driving
Manufacturing Skills Basic
Manufacturing Related Skills – Avionics & Cabling
Manufacturing Related Skills – Composite Manufacturing
Pharmacy Technician
Welding Skills
Welding SC

Director

Lauren Powers
E: lauren.powers@hindscc.edu
P: (601) 629-6873

College & Career Navigator

Adrienne Ard
E: adrienne.ard@hindscc.edu
P: (601) 619-2842

Pathways Available

Animation & Simulation Design
Automotive Technology
Brick, Block, and Stone Masonry
Business and Office Technology – Accounting Technology
Business and Office Technology – Administrative Office Technology
Business and Office Technology – Business Management Technology
Business and Office Technology – Medical Data Technology
Carpentry Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Commercial Truck Driving
Culinary Arts
Diesel Equipment Technology – Transportation Option
Electrical Technology
Health Care Assistant
Heat, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Hospitality and Tourism Management Technology: Culinary Arts
Hospitality and Tourism Management Technology: Hotel and Restaurant
Hospitality and Tourism Management Technology: Travel and Tourism
Industrial Maintenance
Information Systems Technology: Computer Networking
Information Systems Technology: Computer Programming
Information Systems Technology: Cyber Security
Logistics Technology (Transportation)
Medical/Health Care Data
Office Systems Technology
Parts Marketing and Management Technology
Precision Machining Technology
Welding and Cutting Technology

Director

Earline Smith
E: esmith@holmescc.edu
P: (662) 472-9015

College & Career Navigator

Chelia Woodfork-Thompson
E: cwoodforkthompson@holmes.edu
P: (601) 605-3340

Pathways Available

Business Office Technology
Welding

Workforce Programs

Material Handler

Director

Julia Houston
E: jfhouston@iccms.edu
P: (662) 407-1512

College & Career Navigator

Amanda Williams-Janes
E: adwilliams@iccms.edu
P: (662) 407-1518

Pathways Available

HVAC
Welding and Cutting

Workforce Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant

Director

Wendy Evans
E: wendy.evans@jcjc.edu
P: (601) 323-3206

College & Career Navigator

Gwen Matuszewski
E: gwen.matuszewski@jcjc.edu
P: (601) 477-3125

Pathways Available

Commercial Truck Driving
Commercial & Residential
Healthcare Assistant
Welding

Workforce Programs

Commercial Truck Driving
Welding

Director

Jennifer Whitlock
E: jwhitlock@meridiancc.edu
P: (601) 484-8796

College & Career Navigator

Rhonda Smith
E: rsmith20@meridiancc.edu
P: (601) 484-8645

Pathways Available

3D CAD Engineering Technology (Drafting and Design)
Business Management
Commercial Truck Driving
Construction Trades
Culinary Arts
Electrical Technology
Health Care Assistant
Industrial Maintenance
Marketing Management
Medical Office Management Technology
Nail Technician
Network & Cyber Security Technology
Precision Machining
Software Coding Technology
Welding & Cutting

Workforce Programs

Basic Electricity
Basic Plumbing
Basic Welding
Entrepreneurship
HVAC Pt. 1
HVAC Pt. 2
Pharmacy Tech
Phlebotomy Essentials

Director

Suzanne Thompson
E: sthompson@msdelta.edu
P: (662) 246-6519

College & Career Navigator

Molly Walker
E: mwalker@msdelta.edu
P: (662) 207-3012

Pathways Available

Administrative Office Technology
Automotive Mechanics
Brick, Block & Masonry
Construction Equip. Operation
Culinary Arts
Drafting and Design Technology
Electrical
Healthcare Assistant
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Industrial Maintenance
Machine Tool Technology
Welding

Workforce Programs

Electrical Utility Lineman
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Manufacturing Skills Basic Training
Medical Administrative Assistant

Director

Kelly Parker
E: Kelly.Parker@mgccc.edu
P: (228) 896-2512

College & Career Navigator

Rebecca Vowell
E: Rebecca.vowell@mgccc.edu
P: (228) 897-4394

Pathways Available

Accounting Technology
Administrative Office Technology
Apprentice Electric Lineman
Auto Collision Repair Technology
Automation Mechatronics
Automotive Technology
Baking & Pastry Arts Technology
Business Management Technology
Commercial/Residential Maintenance
Commercial Truck Driving
Computer Networking Technology
Computer Programming Technology
Construction Engineering Technology
Cosmetology
Criminal Justice Technology
Culinary Arts Technology
Database Administration Technology
Drafting & Design Technology
Early Childhood Education Technology
Electrical Technology
Electronics Technology
Emergency Medical Basic
Emergency Medical Sciences Paramedic
Graphic Design Technology
Health Information Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology
Hotel & Restaurant Management
Human Services
Instrumentation & Controls Technology
IT Specialist Technology
Interpreter Training Technology
Light Duty Diesel Technology
Marine Pipefitting Technology
Maritime Technology: Apprentice Options
Marketing Management Technology
Mechanical Maintenance Technology
Medical Assisting Technology
Medical Billing & Coding Technology
Medical Transcription Technology
Network Security Technology
Paralegal Technology
Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology
Process Operations Technology
Travel & Tourism Management
Welding

Workforce Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant
Health Unit Coordinator
Pharmacy Technology
Shipfitting
Welding

Director and College & Career Navigator

Taylor Johnson
E: tawilson@nemcc.onmicrosoft.com
P: (662) 696-2325

Pathways Available

Accounting Technology
Automotive Mechanics and Service Technology
Computer Technology
Construction Engineering Technology
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education Technology
Healthcare Data
Hospitality Management
Information Systems Technology – System Administration & Cyber Defense
Nursing (BSN Track)
Paralegal Technology
Practical Nursing Education (LPN)

Workforce Programs

Emergency Medical Technician
Industrial Maintenance
Structural Welding/Pipefitting

Director and College & Career Navigator

Elizabeth Kairit
E: ekairit@northwestms.edu
P: (662) 560-1135

Pathways Available

Healthcare Assistant
Manufacturing
Medical Office Technology

Director

Chris Maul
E: cmaul@prcc.edu
P: (601) 403-1818

College & Career Navigator

Diane Swiller-Blackman
E: dblackman@prcc.edu
P: (601) 555-4658

Pathways Available

Automotive Mechanics
Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology
Block, Brick & Masonry
Business Management Technology
Commercial Truck Driving
Computer Networking Technology
Construction Equipment Operations
Drafting and Design Technology
Early Childhood Education Technology
Electrical Technology
Electronics Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Instrumentation Technology
Marketing and Management Technology
Medical Billing & Coding Technology
Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology
Utility Lineman Technology
Welding and Cutting

Workforce Programs

Basic Manufacturing
Certified Nursing Assistant
Commercial Truck Driving
Construction
Healthcare: Medical Assistant
Healthcare: Emergency Management Tech
Welding

Director

Janice McKellar
E: jmckellar@smcc.edu
P: (601) 276-3842

College & Career Navigator

Shree Montgomery
E: smontgomery@smcc.edu
P: (601) 276-3847

Pathways Available

Accounting
Banking & Finance
Business Office Technology
Carpentry
Commercial Truck Driving
Diesel Equipment Technology
Medical Coding & Billing
Nursing Assistant
Welding

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