Pearl River Community College

Friday, February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021 - 8:56am

Pearl River Community College is making it easier than ever to start your education on your timeline. With multiple start dates and flexible class offerings throughout the semester, it’s never too late to start an educational journey at The River. 

Online four-week classes beginning Feb. 15 allow students to get a head start on required courses. On campus second eight week courses begin March 4 and online second eight week courses start March 15. Online four week courses starting April 12 also offer students the opportunity to finish a course in a shorter period of time and two week on campus classes starting May 3 give an even quicker option. 

Pearl River’s commitment to educate students on their time makes an education accessible to a wide range of students. Academic and Career and Technical degree plans open a variety of post-graduation career opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional Pearl River students. Whether you are looking to go back to school after a long hiatus, wanting to change career paths or are just starting your educational career, Pearl River has a schedule that fits those needs.


In person classes beginning in March include Art Appreciation, English Composition II, Film as Literature, Public Speaking, World Civilization II, General Psychology and more. In person classes beginning in May include English Composition II, World Literature, Film as Literature, Human Growth and Development and First Aid/CPR. 

Online four-week courses beginning Feb. 15 include Computer Concepts and Orientation. Online Classes beginning in March Include Principles of A&P I and Lab, A&P I and Lab, English Composition I, World Geography, World Civilization I, College Life, Orientation, Intermediate Algebra, Algebra, and much more.

To see a complete list of classes available visit this link. To start the process of becoming a member of the Wildcat Family visit

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Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability.  For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.

February 5, 2021 - 9:41am

Pearl River Community College has been named “#1 Best” Associates Degree Trade School in Mississippi for Electronics Engineering Technology and Industrial Production Technology according to

“These programs are examples of what happens when the right partnerships are in place,” Dean of Career and Technical Instruction FCC Dr. James David Collum said. “The students' success from our Electronics and Industrial programs is a direct result of the combination of outstanding faculty, supportive administration, state of the art laboratories, and local industry support.  I am proud that PRCC can provide the training needed to place students into high-earning careers. 

“I am equally proud that PRCC can provide a trained workforce that attracts new businesses and industries to Mississippi.” is a free resource for students seeking a career in the trades. They research and compile trade skills, study area information, career overviews, and more to compile rankings for institutions across the US to help students make a smart decision when considering their higher education.

“At Pearl River Community College our Career and Technical Education programs strive to be leaders in the industry,” Dean of Career and Technical Education Programs Dr. Edward Pinero said. “Education programs strive to be leaders in the industry. Our Electronics program is world class. Our faculty has the expertise and backgrounds to educate our students to a level that is second to none. This provides excellent career opportunities for our graduates.

"We are honored to receive this recognition.”

This ranking of the best associate’s degrees considers quality metrics such as time to graduate, average salary and debt levels of graduates.


Electronics Technology prepares individuals to support electrical engineers and other professionals in the design, development and testing of electrical circuits, devices and systems. Included is instruction in model and prototype development and testing; systems analysis and integration, including design, development of corrective and preventive maintenance techniques; application of engineering data; and the preparation of reports and test results.


Industrial Electronics Technology is a two-year program designed to prepare students for a wide range of technical positions within the industrial manufacturing industry. The Industrial Electronics program is designed to prepare graduates for a career in the installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of industrial electrical and electronic equipment and systems. This program introduces the fundamentals of electricity, electronics, digital techniques, electrical power distribution, motor controls, fluid systems controls, programmable logic controllers, and instrumentation. Graduates will possess the skills necessary to enter the workforce as technicians in the fields of telephone service, industrial electronic and electrical servicing, plc and process control, industrial automation, and power distribution and as general electronic technicians. An Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours of approved course work. 

These programs work closely with local industries to design their labs and align the curriculums to ensure that students will have the skills needed to be placed into a career with high earning potential. 

In addition to the hands-on experience students receive in these classes and labs, many students have the opportunity to put their skills to practice by participating in paid internships with local manufacturers.

To see a complete list of classes available visit this link. To start the process of becoming a member of the Wildcat Family visit


For the latest news on Pearl River Community College, visit and follow us on Twitter (@PRCC_Wildcats)  Instagram](PRCCWILDCATS) and Facebook(@PRCCMKTG).

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