Welcome to your online guide to the New Albany School of Career and Technical Education. Please feel free to browse our course offerings on this page and to contact us with any questions or comments. Please take time to visit our course offerings to the right as well as the many clubs that are associated with Career & Technical Education. You’ll see why we offer the skills and education to succeed in today’s diverse and competitive job market.

Our dedicated and experienced staff is ready to guide our students to the next level in the field of their choice.

CONTACT US

Rodney Spears

Rodney Spears, Director

NAHS School of Career & Technical Education

203 Highway 15 N
New Albany, MS  38652

(662) 534-1810

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Course Offerings

Agriculture

Bert Anderson

Bert Anderson, Instructor

Four classes are offered in the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program including Concepts of Agriscience, Science of Environmental Agriculture, Science of Agricultural Plants, and Science of Agricultural Animals.

FFA

Auto Mechanics

John Ridgeway

John Ridgeway, Instructor

Auto Mechanics (I and II) is a comprehensive two year program of instruction and hands on experiences designed to help students acquire the skills needed to enter the automotive repair field.

Skills USA

Building Trades

Rick Robbins

Rick Robbins, Instructor

Construction is a class that covers basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawing, electric, masonry and plumbing. It is a very hands on class and a successful student is one who enjoys working with their hands and being in the shop. Students can earn the NCCER Blue Card which documents their training and can be an asset in getting a job, especially in the construction industry.

Skills USA

Business Skills

Alison Moore

Alison Moore, Instructor

Business and Computer Technology is designed to educate, train, and provide guidance for secondary vocational students who seek to develop the knowledge, skills, and behavioral characteristics necessary for successful entry level employment in office occupations for the twenty-first century.

FBLA

Culinary Arts

Anita Alef

Anita Alef, Instructor

Culinary and Related Foods Technology is a two-year classroom and hands-on instructional program that prepares students for employment in the food service industry, placing emphasis on management or ownership. It includes instruction in applied math, customer service and relations, safety and sanitation, nutrition, weight and measurements, and basic food preparation.

FCCLA

Digital Media

Chris Russell

Chris Russell, Instructor

Digital Media Technology emphasizes the techniques and tools used in digital media and the creative design of such media. The course focuses on the basic areas of computer graphics, multimedia, animation and video production. The students are also exposed to state-of-the-art equipment and software such as:

TSA

Drafting

Kevin Wigington

Kevin Wigington, Instructor

Drafting (I & II) is designed to give students technical knowledge and help them develop manual skills in the use of drafting for industrial, manufacturing, and construction use. The skills they obtain will enable them to enter occupations in machine drafting as well prepare them to continue their training in related occupations such as engineering or architecture.

Skills USA

Early Childhood

Kimberly Langley

Kimberly Langley, Instructor

These courses include an introduction to personal and professional preparation for continued education, training, and careers in early childhood, as well as curriculum planning and the development of age-appropriate activities and lesson plans that encompass all areas of child development and administration and management techniques needed in order to operate a successful, quality child care facility. Students are introduced to MSDH Guidelines and Regulations Governing Child Care Facilities. Students will participate in field experience, internships, and job-shadowing. Students will develop skills toward meeting requirements for the CDA credential.

FCCLA

Latrina Bynum

Latrina Bynum, Instructor

Technology Applications (I & II) is a technology literacy course designed to be both academically rigorous and technically challenging for students planning careers in high-tech fields. This program gives hands on experience with computers, robots, programmable logic controllers (PLC), CIM cell technology, Computer-aided drafting/design (CADD), multimedia, quality control, and applications software. The goal of Technology Applications is to help students continually adapt themselves to the changing technological advances of today’s society, as well as to prepare students to enroll in community college technical programs.

TSA

Family Science

Nannette Ballard

Nannette Ballard, Instructor

Family and Consumer Sciences are six different classes that are made to work together to prepare high school students for the future and for home life after graduation. Family Dynamics, Personal Development, Family and Individual Health, Nutrition and Wellness, Child Development, and Resource Management are the six classes that make up the Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum.

FCCLA

April Voyles

April Voyles, Instructor

Health Sciences program introduces students to careers available in the health field, basic anatomy and physiology, and basic patient care skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be trained to be entry-level general basic health-care assistants and trained in CPR and first aid. Students will be able to make an informed choice of a health occupation that they plan to pursue. This course is a member of the HOSA Student organization.

HOSA

STEM

Jalon Bullock

Jalon Bullock, Instructor

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Applications is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to engage in future academic and vocational courses of study in high school, community college, and institutions of higher learning. Students in STEM Applications complete study in technology literacy, the design process, emerging technologies, computer-aided design, sustainable design and technology, power and energy, robotics simulation, financial and economic literacy, and workplace skills for the 21st century. The STEM Applications curriculum framework is built upon 21st Century Skills Standards, ACT College Readiness Standards, and the National Educational Technology Standards for Students. This course is a member of the TSA Student organization.

TSA

Student Services

Christy Paul

Christy Paul, Coordinator

Student Services Coordinators are teachers who provide instructional, career, collaborative, and supportive assistance to career and technical education students.Collaborations include parent, community, business and industry along with working within the school system to best promote success for career and technical education students. Focus is also on recruitment, enrollment, instruction, retention, placement, and follow-up of students preparing for high-skill, high-wage, high demand occupations and/or nontraditional employment in new and emerging careers.

Career & Tech Newsroom

  • College & Career Night

    The New Albany/Union County College & Career Night was held Monday, September 23 in the New Albany High School Career and Technical Center. Local business and industry representatives, college admission counselors, and armed forces representatives were available to help students gain information that will assist them in making informed college and career decisions.  Students were able to visit booths and tables representing twenty business and industries; eighteen colleges and [...] The post College & Career Night appeared first on New Albany Schools.

  • College & Career Night Door Prize Winners

    College & Career Night was held Monday, September 23 at the Career & Technical Center in New Albany.  Students who attended had their name entered for door prizes.  Hannah Harrison (a senior at New Albany High School), Cailyn Rape (a junior at Myrtle High School), and Gage Fellows (a sophomore at East Union High School) [...] The post College & Career Night Door Prize Winners appeared first on New Albany Schools.

  • Student Intern Profiles

    Ruth Montgomery, IMPACTO Intern, Junior Internship Partner:  New Albany Pharmacy & Solutions Internship Duties:  customer service, assist with packaging prescriptions, cashier     Tucker Shannon, IMPACTO Intern, Junior Internship Partner:  Blue Mountain College Athletics Career & Technical Classes Taken:  Digital Media I; Oral & Electronic Communications Internship Duties:  assisting with basketball camps; photographer and film [...] The post Student Intern Profiles appeared first on New Albany Schools.