New Albany School of Career and Technical Education

Welcome to Career & Technical Education!

The New Albany School of Career & Technical Education (CTE) is located on the campus of New Albany High School and services New Albany School District and Union County School District.  New Albany School District serves as the fiscal agent for this school which offers twelve unique programs in career and technical education.  The CTE currently serves more than 500 part-time students.


Career and Technical Education is critical to our state’s economic development as we help train a qualified workforce for today’s competitive job market. Our research-based programs meet national and/or accreditation standards. They also constantly evolve in response to changing workforce needs. Career and Technical Education courses help students develop marketable job skills and earn national industry certifications needed to achieve their occupational goals.

Welcome to your future!

Please feel free to browse the following course offerings and affiliations available to our students and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. 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.

NAHS School of Career & Technical Education

203 Highway 15 N
New Albany, MS  38652

(662) 534-1810

April Hobson
April HobsonCTE Director

Course Offerings

Bert Anderson

Bert Anderson, Instructor

Five classes are offered in the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program including Concepts of Agriscience, Agricultural Animals I,  Agricultural Plants I, Agricultural Animals II, and Agricultural Plants II. Concepts of Agriscience is a prerequisite for the AEST classes and must be taken in 9th or 10th grade. Concepts of Agriscience may count as a science credit towards high school graduation. This program is affiliated with FFA.


Jonathan Garrison

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

Alison Moore

Alison Moore, Instructor

Business, Marketing & Finance 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.

FBLAEntrepreneurship & Small Business Certification

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.


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.


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.


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

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.


Latrina Bynum

Latrina Bynum, Instructor

Engineering (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 Engineering 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 post-secondary programs.


Elke Lipsey

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.


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.


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 career and technical  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.


Brittany Brock, Instructor

The purpose of the WBL program is to help students develop skills and attitudes that will help them be successful at school and at work. Skills which will be developed include:

– Soft Skills
– Self-Awareness
– Planning Skills
– Conflict Resolution Skills
– Research Skills
– Interview Skills
– Personal Finance
– Technology Skills
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.

Curt Langley, Counselor

Student counseling is offered by Curt Langley for the CTE. Please reach Curt by calling our office at 662-534-1805 or you may email at any time. Please use the following resources for furthering education and work assistance.

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  • SkillsUSA State Competition

    New Albany School of Career & Technical Education SkillsUSA members recently competed at the SkillsUSA State Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Students competing at the competition are as follows: (l-r) Jameson Garvey, Isabelle Grose, SkillsUSA Advisor - Jonathan Garrison, Gage Harrell, Corey Lepard, John Davis, Dalton Whiteside, Jax Gannon - 2nd place in Electrical Wiring, [...] The post SkillsUSA State Competition appeared first on New Albany Schools.

  • FBLA State Winners

    New Albany School of Career & Technical Education FBLA members competed at the FBLA State Competition in Tupelo. Students who placed at the competition are as follows: Front row l-r: Joanna Martinez - 5th place in Advertising, Hayley Warren - 2nd place in Economics, Shyam Patel -  6th place in Sports and Entertainment Management, Bella [...] The post FBLA State Winners appeared first on New Albany Schools.