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Career and Technical Education Week starts today at MCC

By Staff
special to The Star
Feb. 10, 2002
A proclamation by the mayor of Meridian. Junior high school tours of the Meridian Community College campus. Displays at Bonita Lakes Mall.
MCC's 28 occupational programs are taking the limelight in celebration of Career and Technical Education Week, which begins today and ends Saturday.
In addition, Sullivan said, "career and technical education provides the valuable service of developing leadership, encouraging cooperation, providing good citizenship, teaching up-to-date business information and inspiring patriotism."
The observance is part of a national celebration using the theme of "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Careers."
MCC is observing the week with a proclamation from Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith, program displays in the college's Ivy Hall Mall, visits by middle school students and displays at Bonita Lakes Mall.
On Saturday, the Health Occupation Students of America competition will begin at 8 a.m. at the college. The contest is geared for local ninth through 12th graders.
MCC occupational programs include Business and Office Technology (two-year and certificate programs); Medical Office Technology; Computer Programming Technology; Computer Network Technology; Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology; and Business and Marketing Management with an emphasis in e-business.
Other occupational programs include Associate Degree Nursing; Associate Degree Nursing Accelerated Program for Licensed Practical Nurses; Dental Hygiene Technology; Health Information Technology; Medical Laboratory Technology; Physical Therapist Assistant Technology; Radiologic Technology; Nurse Assistant and Practical Nursing.
MCC also offers these occupational programs: Respiratory Care Practitioner; Drafting and Design Technology; Electronics Technology; Telecommunications Service Technology; Applied Electronics; Horticulture Technology; Machine Shop Technology; Construction Trades; Industrial Maintenance Trades; Broadcast Communication Technology; Child Development Technology; Fire Protection Technology; and Graphic Communication Technology.