MILLSAPS CTE PROGRAMS
Millsaps Career and Technology Center offers 10 programs. To complete a program and earn a CTE diploma, students must complete both year 1 and year 2 of that particular skills program or the 4 course sequence of Project Lead the Way. Millsaps offers the following CTE programs:
AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
Students in Agriculture and Nature Resources (ANR) are able to enjoy and explore topics ranging from animal training and reproduction to genetics and welding. Whether testing water at the Noxubee River, watching a veterinarian do surgery on a fish, learning to care for horses, tracking marine life online, growing plants, working on small engines or student designed welding projects, ANR students are always engaged in exciting learning activities. In addition, students join Future Farmers of America (FFA), where they have the opportunity to compete and win scholarships.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
The Building Construction Technology program provides instruction and hands-on experiences designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to secure entry level employment in residential carpentry, brick masonry, plumbing, electrical wiring and related areas in the construction industry. This program also equips students with apprenticeship construction skills for continued occupational development. Upon successful completion of the two-year program and NCCER test, students can earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. Students may continue careers at a technical college or a four year university. Students are encouraged to join the program’s club, Skills USA.
CSPIRE CODING-SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
TEACHER ACADEMY (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
The Teacher Academy program is a course designed to attract students to the field of education, to provide information and field experiences relevant to pursing a degree in education, and to prepare students for the rigors of a career in education so they will remain long-term educators. The Teacher Academy program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will prepare students for employment for continuing their education in the field of education and later working as teachers. Students in this pathway are encouraged to join Educators Rising.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (1 SEMESTER, 1 CREDIT PER COURSE)
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) – 1st Semester (This is a prerequisite for Computer Integrated Manufacturing.)
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) allows students to explore the engineering design process and to apply math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. Students research possible engineering careers and work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, using an engineering notebook to document their work.
Principles of Engineering (POE) – 2nd Semester (ELECTIVE)
Students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) – 3rd Semester (ELECTIVE)
Students are introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. At the same time, students learn about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge System.
Engineering Design & Development (EDD) – 4th Semester (ELECTIVE)
Students use the knowledge and skills acquired throughout PLTW Engineering in EDD- the Capstone Course. Students identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards.
BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS/MARKETING (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
The Marketing pathway focuses on the general process and techniques of direct wholesale and retail buying and selling operations and introduces individual to related careers. Marketing courses include instruction in the principles of entrepreneurial economics, basic sales skills, the distribution channels for goods and services, and supervised practical application experiences. Students are encouraged to join Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). Students who successfully complete the business fundamentals objectives, will earn 1/2 credit in Economics, 1/2 credit in Personal Finance, and 1 Elective Credit.
HEALTH SCIENE CORE/HEALTHCARE & CLINICAL SERVICES (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
The health services program introduces students to health careers, basic health sciences, and basic health career skills. Students learn medical terminology, body systems, legal and ethical issues, and health care skills. Second year students are exposed to advanced care techniques that help prepare students for coursework in any aspect of the healthcare industry. Students can also receive CNA and CPR certifications as a part of their second year of coursework. Students are encouraged to participate in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
The Law and Public Safety career pathway focuses on the history of law and legal systems in the United States. Students will leave the program with a firm foundation of knowledge in these areas. Additionally, students will learn the importance of personal health and safety in the work environments associated with law and public safety. Students will also be introduced to the emergency services found in local communities. Additionally, students will focus on corrections in the state of Mississippi, studying specifically how jails and prisons function. Students will learn the specialized areas and topics within the law and public safety arena. They will examine the daily tasks and responsibilities of the professionals in the field
SPORTS MEDICINE (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
The Sports Medicine career pathway focuses on the aspects of the prevention and care of sports injuries upon completion of the Health Sciences Core. Students will learn the importance of prevention, evaluation, acute treatment and therapeutic care related to injuries in sports. Students will learn about the types of injuries that can occur and also be introduced to the emergency services associated with injuries in sports. Additionally, students will focus on rehabilitation settings and techniques to help a patient recover from sports injuries. Students are encouraged to participate in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).
HORTICULTURE (2 YEARS, 4 CREDITS)
The Horticulture program teaches students how to propagate, grow, plant, graft, fertilize, and prune plants. They also learn the controlling of pests and disease. Students are exposed to the basic aspects of green-house management, landscape architecture, design and many areas of agribusiness. In addition, students join Future Farmers of America (FFA) where they have the opportunity to compete and win scholarships.
Millsaps offers the following Enhancement Courses:
EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE (1 SEMESTER, 1 CREDIT)
Exploring Computer Science is a survey course of computer science fundamentals for ALL students. Content includes problem solving, critical thinking, web design, coding, data science, and robotics. Students who are interested in the Coding-Software Development pathway are required to take Exploring computer Science.
FRESHMAN FOCUS (1 SEMESTER, 1 CREDIT)
Freshman Focus is used as an introduction to career pathways and career decision-making. The course is required of all 9th grade students as a means of deciding on a career pathway. This introductory course includes content in self-development, the 16 national career clusters, pathways, and choices, as well as financial planning. Students will select an Academic House before leaving this course.
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE (9 WEEKS, 1/2 CREDIT)
Family and Consumer Science Classes are 9-week classes that consist of Child Development, Family Dynamics, Contemporary Health, Nutrition and Wellness, and Resource Management. Students may take these electives starting in 9th grade. Students are encouraged to join Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). This organization provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities.
Armstrong Middle School offers the following Enhancement Courses:
COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (1 CREDIT)
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Applications prepares students to engage in future academic and vocational courses of study. It includes academic skills, career and technical topics, and 21st century skills. This course provides additional focus on more topics relating to computer science and engineering.
CYBER FOUNDATIONS I & II (1 CREDIT)
Cyber Foundations offers junior high students the opportunity to receive introductory instruction in computer science skills and applications that help prepare them for STEM and Business and Technology Courses.
Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: 662-324-4170
It is the policy of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, national origin, or handicap arising out of the following statutes:
1. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq. and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R., Part 100
2. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 20 U.S.C. 794 and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R. Part 104
3. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq. and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R. Part 106; and
4. The age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 U.S.C. 6601 et seq. and its implementing regulations, 45 C.F.R. Part 90.
5. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to Lenora Hogan, Director, Millsaps Career and Technology Center; Christy Maulding, Deputy Superintendent, Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, 411 Greensboro Street, Starkville, MS 39759, 662-324-4050-or Julie Jones, Student Support Services Director, Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, Starkville, MS 39759, (662) 615-0059 or the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.