Trade, Technical & Engineering-Related Technology

Trade and Technical Programs provide individuals with the academic and technical knowledge and skills they need to prepare for further education and for careers (other than careers requiring a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree) in current or emerging employment sectors.

These programs include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, of an individual.

Secondary Programs

  • Auto/Automotive Body Repairer
  • Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Tech
  • Building Trades, General
  • Carpenter Machine Shop Assistant
  • Cosmetologist
  • Drafting, General
  • Electrician Plastics Technology
  • Electricity/Electronics
  • Electronic Communication Production
  • Electronics
  • Furniture Manufacturing & Upholstering
  • Graphic & Printing Equipment Operator
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrig
  • Industrial Maintenance Trades
  • Mason & Tile Setter
  • Diesel Equipment Repair & Services
  • Metal Trades
  • Outboard Engine Mechanics
  • Small Engine Mechanic & Repairer
  • Vehicle & Mobile Equipment Mechanics
  • Welder/Welding Technologist

Postsecondary Programs

  • Aircraft Mechanic/Tech., Powerplant
  • Architectural Engineering Tech
  • Auto Machinist
  • Auto/Automotive Body Repairer
  • Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Tech.
  • Automated Furniture Manufacturing
  • Barber/Hairstylist
  • Carpenter
  • Civil Engineering/Civil Technology
  • Communication Systems Installer
  • Computer Maintenance Tech.
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Materials Technology
  • Cosmetologist

Postsecondary Programs (continued)

  • Diesel Equipment Repair & Services
  • Drafting, General
  • Electrical, Electronic & Comm. Tech
  • Electrician
  • Engineering -Related Technology, Other
  • Environmental & Pollution Control
  • Graphic & Printing Equipment Operator
  • Graphic Design, Commercial Art
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrig
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance & Repairer
  • Industrial Maintenance Trades
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Tech
  • Instrumentation Tech.
  • Machinist/Machine Technologist
  • Machine Shop Assistant
  • Mason & Tile Setter
  • Outboard Engine Mechanics
  • Plastics Technology
  • Plumber & Pipefitter
  • Printing Press Operator
  • Radio/Television Broadcasting Tech
  • Robotics
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Telecommunication
  • Tool & Die Maker/Technologist
  • Truck/Bus/Other Commercial
  • Vehicles
  • Upholsterer
  • Vehicle & Mobile Equipment Mechanics
  • Vehicle Parts & Accessories Mktg. Op
  • Watch, Clock & Jewelry Repairer
  • Welder/Welding Technologist

Student Organizations

SkillsUSA

Professional Affilations

Mississippi Association for Career & Technical Education (MS ACTE) 

Contact Information

Andy Sims 
Coordinator
asims@mde.k12.ms.us
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Phone: 601.359.3479
Fax: 601.359.3481
Office of Career and Technical Education      Phone: (601) 359-3461      Fax: (601) 359-3481

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