Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
HVAC was identified as an industry that would prove to be conducive to training offered as a certification course with job opportunities available within the Gulf Coast region. An (8) week class was created through a collaborative effort between McBride Refrigeration Institute, Strategic Systems, Inc. and Moss Point Career and Technical Education Center. This pilot class had an initial enrollment of 15 students of whom 12 graduated after passing the HVAC certification exam which is federally recognized. Because the pilot class was a huge success, an HVAC II class has been developed for those individuals desiring to advance their training and continue their education.
Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA)
CNA was identified as the next entry level educational program that would be great for individuals looking for a career path and or change. Strategic Systems teamed up with the SAAD Healthcare of D’Iberville, MS and Moss Point CTE to put together a package that would be available to individuals who may have some barriers that made it difficult for them to attend traditional colleges. The CNA certification course was designed so that classes are held each Saturday for 10 weeks. For those individuals interested in continuing their education, a phlebotomy class will be offered after successful completion of the CNA course.