Adult Basic Education

Tiger Works
TIGER WORKS is the new Adult Basic Education (ABE) opportunity at Northeast Mississippi Community College!  Tiger WORKS offers a variety of Opportunities, Resources, Knowledge, and Skills to help you advance toward your life goals: Tiger WORKS is your next step toward accomplishing your career and educational goals.

  • High School Equivalency (HSE) test prep instruction for FREE
  • Industry endorsed/driven certifications to aid in job readiness for FREE
  • Advanced and beginner computing with computing certifications for FREE
  • Business/math courses to help manage your household and business for FREE
  • Money management courses to help budget your future for FREE
  • Up to 15 hours of college credits to apply toward an associate degree for FREE
  • Courses to equip parents to help their children with homework
  • Career counseling and individualized career success plan for FREE
  • Scholarship and incentives toward obtaining credits to apply towards an associate degree for Free
  • Both day and night classes to fit any schedule



NEMCC Tiger WORKS prepares the student for employment opportunities by offering Career Certifications. The FREE classes follow a new, accelerated model which integrates basic skills instruction with technical training allowing students to complete certification in as little as one year depending on each student’s time, availability, and learning skills. The program offers skills training and employment opportunities in multiple sectors sharing a common Information Technology (IT) foundation. The coursework content is driven by industry and employers and will prepare participants to enter the workforce earlier with a new skill set.

Click subsequent links for additional information and scheduling:  Career Pathway Program


A certificate of completion will be awarded to the student who completes all requirements for the Workforce Career Pathway Program and CEU credits awarded for each course completed. In addition to CEU credits, students can attempt “credit for college work” by requesting college credit by examination. College credit by examination will be awarded to the student who makes a satisfactory grade on the challenge exam for each course offered in the Workforce Career Pathway Program.

Certifications include:  Career Readiness National , CompTia A+, CPR, GED® Test, HISET™ Exam, IC3, Manufacturing Skills Basic, NCCR Core, OPAC-Computer Applications, OPAC-Business Communications, OPAC-Medical Terminology, Microsoft Office Specialist, OSHA 10, Skills USA Employability, Skills USA Customer Service, and Smart Start Pathway, TASC™ Exam.

*The testing fees for the certifications vary and scholarships are available for those who qualify.


NEMCC Tiger WORKS offers the opportunity for qualifying individuals to participate in the C2C (Counseling to Career) Youth Program. The goal with each youth is to provide one-on-one counseling to develop a “truly personalized” Individual Service Strategy (ISS) that helps the youth with short and long-term school/career goals. A C2C counselor assists participants in character development so they may begin the path to a better and brighter future and so much more:

  • Increase basic literacy skills (if needed)
  • Complete the Work Ethics Training Certificate
  • Complete an HSE (if needed)
  • Complete work experience through an internship
  • Enter college, military or become employed

For additional C2C information:
C2C Brochure


The ABE department at NEMCC offers FREE preparation classes for individuals who want to attend college, find a better job, or support their families. On July 1st, 2016, the ABE Department of NEMCC began offering multiple pathways to the HSE diploma. The Mississippi Community College Board ABE Office will issue an HSE Diploma for anyone who completes the General Education Development (GED® test, the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). See the  Pathway for High School Equivalency for a general description of all three HSE’s.

At NEMCC adult basic educational advancement opportunities are now greater than ever with multiple HSE testing options which supply a much-needed HSE diploma as well as College and Career Readiness (CCR). CCR standards align with the entry-level expectations of colleges, workforce training programs, and employers to ensure that our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate is 3.5% greater for individuals who have not obtained an HSE.
  • According to the BLS, individuals who have no HSE make $343.00 less in weekly wages.
  • A recent study conducted by the Washington State Board for Community and State Colleges states that an HSE is directly related to an individual’s ability to earn a “family sustaining wage.”

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Anyone interested in enrolling into one of our C2C programs, HSE Test Prep Classes, or Career Pathways program must complete a “NEMCC Smart Start” prior to enrollment. See the Smart Start schedule for locations and times: Smart Start Enrollment Schedule 2016-2017.   Contact any of our local ABE departments to sign up for the next available NEMCC Smart Start and get started today on a path to a better future!

Alcorn: 662.696.2346
Prentiss: 662.720.7503
Tippah: 662.837.1509
Tishomingo: 662.454.8334


ABE Brochure 2016
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