Career and Technology Certificates

Certificates (CERT) are programs of study that vary in length and are designed to prepare the student for occupational employment. The certificate is awarded upon completion of specific courses that have been industry validated and sequenced for the purpose of developing and upgrading skills in an occupation. Some examples are: Cosmetology, General Business, Medical Assisting, Petroleum Technology, Vocational Nursing, and Welding. The career and technology program of study has a competency-based curriculum organized to teach industry-driven educational outcomes in terms of appropriate skills, knowledge and perspectives needed by students to enter and succeed within a designated occupational field or fields.

The Associate of Applied Science degree and the Certificate of Completion meet the Guarantee of Job Competency. Transfer options may exist at many colleges/universities through the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree (BAAS).

For proper course selection, students should contact the person designated as program advisor or a Panola College advisor. It is the responsibility of each student to keep apprised of current graduation requirements for a certificate or degree program in which he or she is enrolled.