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Final Co-Lin orientation Tuesday

Where has the summer gone? At Copiah-Lincoln Community College, we are making final preparations for the fall semester. Classes begin Aug. 19, and our final new student orientation session is at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the W. L. Nelson Multi-Purpose Room.

At new student orientation, new students will be able to take care of all their registration needs. First, there is the opportunity to attend the orientation workshop, which gives students new to Co-Lin and students who may be returning after being away for a while an overview of important information. We cover everything from academic and career-technical services to where to find the cafeteria.

After the orientation workshop, students may meet with an advisor to design their schedule, meet with the financial aid and business office staff, go by the bookstore and have their student ID made. If a new student needs to complete placement testing, that is also an option.

Registration for the upcoming semester is currently under way each weekday. I encourage students to come in to meet with a counselor and register for classes early to beat the last-minute rush. Advisors are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Students may design a schedule that works for them, full-time or part-time, and they may incorporate any combination of our day, evening or online classes. We offer a comprehensive range of courses through our academic division. A state-wide articulation agreement ensures that core courses taken at Co-Lin will be accepted for credit upon transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Mississippi. Students may even qualify for scholarships upon transfer. You may complete your prerequisites for such majors as education, law, nursing, accounting, pre-med, law enforcement, journalism, business, engineering and many others, right here at home. Co-Lin also has arrangements with most of our local high schools to allow students who qualify to take dual enrollment classes for both high school and college credit.

Co-Lin offers many programs designed to prepare students, in two years or less, for careers in various professions.

The career-tech programs allow for faster entry in the workforce and improved salary options. The Natchez campus offers majors in accounting technology, air conditioning and heating technology, automation and control technology, business and marketing management technology, hotel and restaurant management technology, office systems technology, practical nursing, respiratory care technology and welding. In addition to these wonderful programs, we now have a new culinary arts program and EMT basic program.

Advantages of attending Co-Lin include affordable tuition, small class size, campus activities and community spirit. We have a great mix of traditional high school to college students as well as nontraditional students.

Co-Lin is the “place to be,” and we can help you get where you want to be! I am excited about the fall semester and hope to see you at Co-Lin Natchez.

For more information, contact Co-Lin Natchez at 601-442-9111 or find us online at www.colin.edu.

At Co-Lin, there really is something for everyone.


Teresa Busby is the vice president of the Natchez Campus.