Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts is a pathway for students in the Human Science, Art, and Humanities career cluster.  The Culinary Arts pathway program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the food-service industry. This program was written to incorporate the National Restaurant Associations (NRA) ProStart learning objectives. Any student who successfully completes this program and the mentoring requirements of the NRA can take the National ProStart Certificate of Achievement exam. This is a national certification program recognized throughout the foodservice industry.


The Construction/Carpentry pathway is designed as a secondary program for preparation to enter the field of Carpentry.  It includes basic frame carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, masonry, woodworking power tools, and machine operation. Students earn Contren Certification in this pathway.  This pathway consists of two two-credit classes, construction and carpentry.

Health Sciences

The Health Sciences pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide students with an overview of the health-care field as outlined in the States’ Career Clusters Health Science Cluster and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education. It also prepares students for careers in occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next 10 years including registered nurses, nurse aides, practical nurses, and home health aides.


Welding is an instructional program that prepares students for employment or continued education in the occupations of the welding field. The curriculum framework for this program was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Family Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Science Education programs prepare students for adult roles, family responsibilities, and careers related to family and consumer sciences content.  Preparing individuals for the work of the family is basic and necessary for building strong families and a productive work force.

Software Development

Computing affects many aspects of the world in both positive and negative ways at local, national, and global levels.  Individuals and communities influence computing through their behaviors and cultural and social interactions, and in turn, computing influences new cultural practices.  The amount of digital data generated in the world is rapidly expanding, so the need to process data effectively is increasingly important.

Business, Marketing, and Finance  

(This curriculum consists of two 2-credit courses, which should be completed in the following sequence.)

Business, Marketing, and Finance I 

This year-long course covers the fundamentals of business and marketing. It begins with the basics of workplace safety, ethics, and leadership. Students are introduced to business finance, economics, and cover microeconomics as well. Major topics of study in this course are career readiness, foundations of marketing, market research and analysis, and entrepreneurship. Students will learn valuable lessons to enhance their personal financial life with topics on income, decision-making, and personal money management. Various student organizations and resources for career development will be explored throughout the course. Participation in student organizations, field experiences, internships, and job shadowing is ongoing. Students will continue to develop skills toward meeting requirements for the ESB credential. 

Business, Marketing, and Finance II

This course focuses on finance and management. It begins with a brief review of safety and other topics from the first year. Students will continue their study of economics with topics on international economics and macroeconomics. The majority of this course is spent on financial and managerial accounting, budgets, forecasting in finance, applied human resource management, strategy, and operations management. Personal finance topics on purchasing, financial institutions, credit, and risk management are also covered. Students will develop educational, career, and professional plans in the area of business, marketing, and/or finance as they finish the course by exploring the employment opportunities in business. They will continue to master skills toward meeting requirements for the ESB credential and heavily participate in student organizations, field experiences, internships, and job shadowing.