Adult Education

TIGER WORKS is the new Adult Education (AE) 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 (GED/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
  • Math courses to help manage your household and business for FREE
  • Money management courses to help budget your future 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 offers the opportunity for qualifying individuals to participate in the GATEWAY Youth Program. Our goal with each individual is to provide one-on-one counseling to develop a “truly personalized” Individual Service Strategy (ISS) that helps the individual with short-term school/career goals as well as long term. Military Exploration will be made available to each individual during the counseling process if the individual has a desire/interest in that career field.

  • Increase basic literacy skills (if needed)
  • Complete the Essential Job Skills Training Certificate
  • Complete an GED/HSE (if needed)
  • Complete work experience through an internship
  • Enter college, military or become employed


The AE 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 AE Department of NEMCC began offering multiple pathways to the HSE diploma. The Mississippi Community College Board AE Office will issue a HSE Diploma for anyone who completes the General Education Development (GED® ) test or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).

At NEMCC adult 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.

  • Earn an HSE by attending our FREE classes and passing the HSE test (HSE testing fees paid by scholarships for students who qualify after completing the Smart Start Class)
  • Earn a Competency Based HSE by completing the Smart Start Class, 15 hours of college credits, and obtaining a Sliver or higher on the Career Readiness Certificate
  • Earn an online NLRO High School Transcript as based on High School Transcript

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Anyone interested in enrolling into one of our Gateway Youth Programs, HSE/GED Test Prep Classes, or Career Pathways program must complete a “NEMCC Smart Start” prior to enrollment.  Contact any of our local Adult Education Class Locationsto sign up for the next available NEMCC Smart Start and get started today on a path to a better future! See the Current Enrollment Schedulefor the next available enrollment class.

Complete the contact information form at Contact Workforce or email us at and we will contact you!

or call us today to sign up or for additional information.

Alcorn: 662.696.2346
Prentiss: 662.720.7184
Tippah: 662.837.0081
Tishomingo: 662.424.9977

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