Millsaps Career and Technology Center at SHS offers 17 four-year programs. To earn a CTE diploma endorsement, students must complete one of the CTE four-course sequences.  Through the Academic Houses at SHS, Millsaps offers the following CTE programs: 


Advanced Manufacturing coursework is offered to 11th and 12th grade students through Dual Enrollment with East Mississippi Community College.

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.  The program also equips students with apprenticeship construction skills for continued occupational development. Upon successful completion of the program and NCCER test, students can earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. Students are encouraged to join the program’s club, Skills USA.

Engineering students learn the foundations and fundamentals of engineering and materials as well as the engineering design process and the steps for successful design planning. Students are introduced to advanced concepts of 3D sketching and modeling with CAD software and to the field of robotics in engineering. Students may leave high school with AutoCAD and Solidworks Associate certifications.

The Software Development pathway is a Dual Credit opportunity with East Mississippi Community College for 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in database fundamentals and programming using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python. Students are able to leave with Microsoft certifications in each of the four areas.

Students in the Unmanned Aviation pathway will learn the basics of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) through the STEM coursework. Skills include electronics, avionics, aerospace science, GIS, airspace regulations/law, maintenance, mission planning and flight control (manual and autonomous). Students completing the program may earn the FAA Part 107A drone flying certification. Students also participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA).

Welding is an instructional program that prepares students for employment or continued education in the occupations of the welding field. Students will leave the class with a firm foundation of knowledge in the areas of employability skills, safety, and basic tool knowledge. Students will also focus on proper equipment setup, safety measures, and proper welding techniques. This course focuses on specialized welding symbols used in blueprints and drawings. Students will also learn safety measures, setup procedures, and welding techniques for each type of welding. Students may leave with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification and are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA student organization. 


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, or growing plants, 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.

The Educator Preparation pathway is a course sequence 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.  Educator Preparation includes classroom and hands-on experiences to offer students real-world experience in their chosen age group and subject area. Students in this pathway are encouraged to join Educators Rising.

The Health Sciences program introduces students to health careers, basic health sciences and basic health career skills. They learn medical terminology, body systems, legal and ethical issues, and healthcare skills. Students completing the pathway may earn CNA and CPR certifications as well as the National Health Science certification.

The Horticulture program introduces students to basic plant and soil science, including plant structure and growth. The courses focus on horticulture structures, plant propogation, and principles of pest management. Students in the horticulture program manage the Starkville High School greenhouse and conduct an annual plant sale.

The Law & Public Safety career pathway focuses on the history of law and legal systems in the United States. Students learn the importance of personal health and safety in work environments associated with law and public safety, emergency services found in local communities, corrections in the state of Mississippi, studying specifically how jails and prisons function. Students also learn the specialized areas and topics within the law and public safety arena. Students are able to earn FEMA and CPR certifications in the program.

The Sports Medicine pathway focuses on the aspects of prevention and care of sports injuries, in conjunction with the Health Sciences core. Students learn the importance of prevention, evaluation, acute treatment and therapeutic care related to injuries in sports. They also learn about the types of injuries that can occur and are introduced to the emergency services associated with injuries in sports.


Students in the Business, Marketing & Finance pathway learn basic fiscal responsibility, entrepreneurship, career preparation and the basics of operating a business through hands-on learning experiences. Students who complete the pathway may earn an Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification.

The Culinary Arts pathway identifies foundational skills necessary in the food service industry. Content includes the history and overview of the industry, safety and sanitation, recipes, culinary math, equipment, and popular techniques used in the food service industry. Students completing the pathway may earn a ServSafe Manager certification.



Non-Discrimination Policy
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.