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Hinds CC’s unmanned aerial vehicle training takes off

RAYMOND ‑ When news hit earlier this month that an American drone had killed at least 10 al-Qaida militants, instructors some 8,000 miles away at Hinds Community College were working on Mississippi’s first program to train drone pilots. Currently the market on unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, also known as drones, is almost completely military. […] [...]

MGCCC offering assistance to return-to-college propsects

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is offering financial assistance for associate degree completion through the Mississippi Adult Degree Completion Program. A maximum of $2,000 is available for individuals who would like to complete their associate degree and have not been enrolled in college for at least one semester, have 0-15 credit hours left […] [...]

Hinds CC to open two new residence halls next week

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College will open two new residence halls Monday that can accommodate 352 on its campus in Raymond. The school says in a news release that these are the first new dormitories built on the campus in about 30 years. The 54,000-square-foot men’s residence hall, Riggs-Virden Hall, has 196 beds. The 46,250-square-foot […] [...]

Hinds CC to train students to fly unmanned aerial vehicles

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College says in August it will begin training students interested in piloting unmanned aerial vehicles. The two-year school said in a news release that it is offering the courses because there’s an expected increase in demand in the civilian market for the aircraft. UAVs have more often been associated with the […] [...]

William Carey, MGCCC sign new partnership agreement

HATTIESBURG and MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — William Carey University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College have signed an agreement that allows students to easily transfer credits. The partnership will affect students majoring in nursing and criminal justice at MGCCC. For criminal justice students, once they receive their associate’s degree at Gulf Coast and they decide […] [...]

MGCCC makes national ranking for degrees awarded

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has once again been named one of the top associate-degree producers in the nation, with more than 2,000 students receiving degrees in 2011. Community College Week ranked the college at No. 59 in the nation overall. MGCCC has been named in the top 100 nine times since 2002. It […] [...]

Commerce Department awards funding for workforce training center

BAY SPRINGS — Jasper County and Jones County Junior College have received $1.7 million to help construction a workforce training the center. The funds were announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Jones County Junior College Workforce Training Center would be located in Bay Springs. The 30,000-square-foot facility will be operated by the junior […] [...]

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