Co-Lin ‘place to be’ this fall semester

Published 12:07 am Sunday, July 21, 2013

The fall semester at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus is virtually here. Classes begin Aug. 19. Registration for the upcoming semester is currently under way and new students are advised to attend one of the upcoming orientation sessions at 1 p.m. on July 24, or Aug. 13, in the W. L. Nelson Multi-Purpose Room.

I encourage students to come in to meet with a counselor and register for classes early to beat the last-minute rush. Classes are already beginning to fill up. Advisors are available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. any Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday during summer hours.

We offer educational opportunities for a wide variety of students. At Co-Lin, there really is something for everyone. There are day, evening and online classes. Students can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution or receive career training through our career-technical division. We offer an associate’s in arts degree in our academic division, which makes transferring seamless. Some of the academic areas of study include biology, mathematics, English, pre-med, and business.

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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 statewide 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. You can 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 credits.

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

I am proud to announce that a new culinary arts program begins this fall. Students completing this two-year program will be able to enter the culinary field in such positions as a sous chef, upscale line cook, adjunct instructor, food critic or restaurant manager. The program will be taught by Mrs. Susanne Sharp.

Advantages of attending Co-Lin are numerous, including: affordable tuition, campus activities, and community spirit. And, our smaller classes allow our students greater access to our top level instructors. We have a great mix of traditional high school to college students as well as nontraditional students. One great thing about Co-Lin is that it is the “Place to Be,” and we can help you get where you want to be!

For more information, contact Co-Lin Natchez at 601-442-9111 or find us online at:


Teresa Busby is Vice President of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus.