Mississippi offers numerous opportunities and career paths for persons interested in building a career in construction and industrial maintenance.  Two state universities offer construction degrees and the community colleges offer both certificates and degrees in construction.  Additionally, MCEF, a private non-profit organization, offers a four-year adult craft training program where students work full-time with a contractor and attend school one evening a week at a community college.  All training for two-year programs, apprenticeship and secondary programs utilize the construction curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education and Research which is an internationally recognized credential — portable, stackable, and competency based. Completers receive credentials, an ID card, and a permanent transcript.  Many construction employers require an NCCER credential as a prerequisite for consideration for a job.  Actually, high school students who are interested in a construction career or job after graduation can enroll as a ninth grader in a construction career and technical education program.


Four-Year Programs

Mississippi State University
University of Southern Mississippi


Two-Year Programs

Coahoma Community College
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
East Central Community College
East Mississippi Community College
Hinds Community College
Holmes Community College
Itawamba Community College
Jones County Junior College
Meridian Community College
Mississippi Delta Community College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Pearl River Community College
Southwest Mississippi Community College


Craft Professions

Carpentry (Construction, InteriorFinish & Cabinet Maker)
Electrician-Commercial & Residential
Heavy Equipment Operator
Industrial Maintenance-Industrial Electrical & Instrumentation
Industrial Maintenance-Mechanic
Instrumentation-Electrical & Electronic
Sheet Metal Worker