Come on by to see the place to be

Published 12:05 am Friday, August 8, 2014

It has been another hot summer, but fall is just around the corner.

I cannot think of a better way to say farewell to summer and hello to fall than to invite you to drop by the Natchez Campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College and register for classes.

I love the fall of the year, I always have. I get excited each year just before our fall semester begins. Not necessarily because I am looking forward to cool nights and football games, although I am, but because it gives us a chance to say welcome back to our returning students, and welcome to the Co-Lin family to our new students. I would like to invite you to stop by our campus to see all of the programs we have to offer.

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At Co-Lin, there really is something for everyone. There are day, evening and online classes available.

Students can prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university or receive training through our career-technical division.

We offer an associate in arts degree in our academic division. Because of a statewide articulation agreement, with that credential, transferring to a four-year college or university is seamless.

You can complete your prerequisites for such majors as education, law, nursing, accounting, pre-med, law enforcement, journalism, business, engineering, psychology and many others, right here at home.

Co-Lin also has agreements with most of our local high schools to allow students who qualify an opportunity to take dual enrollment classes for both high school and college credit.

Through our career-technical division, we offer programs designed to prepare students, in two years or less, for careers in professions such as accounting technology, air conditioning and heating technology, automation and controls technology, business and marketing management technology, culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management technology, office systems technology, practical nursing, respiratory care technology and welding.

Our students leave us prepared to enter the workforce and make positive contributions to our community.

Whether you choose the academic or career-technical path, at Co-Lin, you will find a support system like no other. The instructors are outstanding in their respective fields, class sizes are small so that you get the one-on-one attention you deserve, tuition is affordable, campus clubs and activities provide fun and community service opportunities and provide an opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills.

Further, at Co-Lin, you can design a schedule that works for you.

I encourage interested students to come in, meet with a faculty advisor and register for classes during new student orientation and registration on at 1 p.m. Aug. 14, in the W. L. Nelson Multi-Purpose Room located in the Career, Technical and Workforce Education building.

Advisors are also available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Don’t delay — classes begin Aug. 18.

Co-Lin 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 the vice president of the Natchez campus.