Automotive Service Technology
The newly redesigned Automotive Service Technology program is equipped with cutting edge technology including industry standard
ATech Trainers which simulates real-world problems in the automotive work place. Automotive Service Technology provides a
complete study course consisting of operation, construction, maintenance, repair, disassembly, and adjustment of automotive
components. A computerized laser front-end alignment machine and diagnostic equipment allow students to diagnose and repair
problems as they present themselves, thus exposing the student to conditions as they actually exist in the industry.
Business Management Technology
Business Management Technology focuses on business and management fundamentals, communication and interpersonal skills, and professional
development for continued education, training, and careers in business. Students engage in interactive economic games such as the Stock
Market Game and Financial Fitness for Life. Topics of study are: economics, business, management, and entrepreneurship, business law,
and personal finance. Students develop skills toward meeting requirements for the Microsoft Skill Standards for Microsoft Office Specialist
Construction Technology covers the basic elements of carpentry, masonry, electrical and plumbing with a second year emphasis on construction
skills. Each trade has a well defined course of study, applicable to each craft, finally blending together in the form of a completed
building in the shop area. This course provides students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a future career in construction.
Upon completion of this course, students may earn a nationally recognized Contren Learning Certificate certifying them as skilled labor
in the construction industry.
Students in Construction Technology play a vital role in constructing homes through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Through the
partnership, students not only gain skills of the trade, but also learn the importance of community service.
Career Pathway Experience
Career Pathway Experience (CPE), formally known as Cooperative Education, fosters self-directed learning allowing students to explore career
options, enhance communication skills, leadership, and problem solving skills. CPE provides occupation-specific training for secondary
students in high school who have a clearly defined career objective. The program also provides work-site training related to the students'
occupational program of study. Enrollment priority is given to (1) students who have completed a two-year occupational program; (2) students
not enrolled in an occupational training program, but have a clearly defined occupational objective as a junior; and (3) students who are
enrolled in an occupational training program, which is called dual enrollment (if scheduling permits).
Students enrolled in CPE who have received two prior years of secondary occupational skills training are considered a "Capstone" student. The
Capstone student must be employed in the area of his or her career training. A student may also be considered a Capstone student if enrolled
in the second year of an occupational training program and CPE. Capstone serves as the model for operation of CPE and is the most complete
career and technical training available. Thus, CPE becomes the finishing phase of secondary career and technical training.
Culinary Arts students have the opportunity to earn a Pro Start certification which is recognized throughout the food service industry
nationwide. This course includes classroom and hands-on experiences that prepare students for gainful employment and/or entry into post-secondary
education in the food production and service industry. Culinary Arts provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by
examining both the industry and its career opportunities and by developing food preparation and service as well as interpersonal skills. The
program also combines food preparation techniques and management skills needed to take the MS-CPAS2 exam. Careers in Culinary Arts include,
but are not limited to: Food Technician, Chef, Dietary Assistant, Food Inspector, Caterer, Restaurant Manager, Nutritionist, Hospitality
Director, and Dietitian.
Design Technology for Fashion and Interiors
The secondary Design Technology for Fashions and Interiors program is designed to prepare students for employment or postsecondary course work
in the fields of design with emphasis on fashion and interiors. For students interested in fashion and interior design, this program provides
basic occupational skills necessary for continuing education or careers in fashion interiors to include fashion design, buyers for retail fashion,
fashion merchandising and sales, home and home furnishing design, home furnishing manufacturing and sales, as well as textile or fabric design
This innovative program also integrates with vocational programs such as marketing and business technology, construction, and digital media. In
addition to technical skills, students also develop advanced skills in critical thinking, career development, applied academics, basic business
practices, and leadership, life, and employability skills. Design Technology for Fashions and Interiors provides opportunities for articulation
and coordination with postsecondary Fashion, Interior Design, and Merchandising programs.
Digital Media is designed for students who wish to develop, design and implement projects in the fast growing field of digital media. This course
focuses on the basic areas of computer graphics, multimedia, and animation. Students' exposure to a state-of-the-art Macintosh Lab provides
activity-based learning. Content related to web design, building a basic client website, media rich content for web design and planning a digital
narrative, and creating a script emphasizes real-world, hands-on practice. Upon completion, students may acquire a certificate in Final Cut Pro
certifying them as skilled professionals in the field of Digital Media.
As an intgrated activity, students in Digital Media have to opportunity to develop, host and maintain the McComb Legacy Website (formerly hosted by
the University of Mississippi). Through a partnership with Teaching for Change and McComb High School's Local Cultures course, students are able to
process and edit interviews to be featured on the McComb Legacy Website.
Health Services introduces students to careers in the health field, basic anatomy and physiology, and basic patient care skills. Students are
trained to be entry-level, general basic healthcare assistants and trained in CPR and first aid. In Health Services, students gain exposure to
advanced skills in the various health occupations and the basic healthcare sciences. Students may also participate in shadowing experiences at
selected healthcare facilities.
Health Services includes classroom and hands-on experiences that provide students with an overview of the healthcare field as outlined in the
States' Career Clusters, Health Science Cluster and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education as well as preparing
students for careers in occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next ten years including registered nurses, nurse aids,
practical nurses, and home health aides.
The Information (IT) program is designed to provide the basic foundation, skills, and knowledge for computer networking, applications, and
support, along with an introduction to programming. Students develop the skills necessary to prepare for certification exams and learn how
to develop, support, and integrate computing systems. They acquire network planning and management skills and the ability to provide technical
The program provides hands-on experience in computer systems support and skills in network setup and maintenance. IT also provides the foundation
skills necessary for IT professionals including an introduction to computer hardware and operating systems; data communications and computer assembly,
configuration and diagnostics. The IT program is an opportunity for students to develop advanced networking skills, web design, and employability skills.