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RCCTC students earn career-ready certifications

Photo of the Ross Collins Automotive Service Class.

Friday, May 10, 2024 | Meridian, MS

We are so proud of the students at Ross Collins Career and Technical Center for earning their certifications. These certifications give each student an advantage while interviewing for jobs in their related career field.

Computer Science

Congratulations to 12th grader Sabrina Davis from Mr. Walt Littleton's class for becoming a Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer!

Python programming is a high-level, interpreted programming language widely used for various purposes, such as web development, scientific computing, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and more.


Congratulations to Year 2 Engineering student Elijah McPhee for earning his SolidWorks Mechanical Design National Certification!

The certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA - Mechanical Design) certification exam validates expertise in SolidWorks 3D Design software with cutting-edge skills recognized in the engineering and design industry.


Congratulations to Mr. Alan Topcik and his Year II Culinary Arts students! The students listed below passed their ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification! The ServSafe assessment, which is administered by the US National Restaurant Association, gives examinees the skills and knowledge needed to protect customers and remain up-to-date with the latest food safety regulations.

Please help us congratulate the following students:

Sumayah Burrage

Ja'Quiyalen Chaney

Sharia Davis

Michael Edwards

Evelyn Jones

Kevin Lyles

Tahj Martin

Michael Ruffin

Hayden Sims

Miracle Stevens

Seona Walker

Brooke Williams

Teressa Woulard


Congratulations to Mrs. Latonya May's Year II Business, Marketing, and Finance students. The students listed below passed their Entrepreneurship  and Small Business (ESB) certification exam.

Successful completion of the ESB validates skills and knowledge for those students interested in working in a middle-skill trade profession as their own boss and those with entrepreneurship and small business career aspirations.

We are so proud to recognize Mrs. Latonya May and the following students:

Blissany Bigbee

Xa'Zarria Blanks

Christian Bolden

Chloe Braxton

Garion Clark

DeMarco Epting

Marley Foy

Bradley Hooks

Laneice Kincaide

Kendall King

Vee McCormmock

Ronald Norman

Automotive Services and Auto Collision Repair

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level certification tests are designed to indicate a satisfactory level of practical knowledge-based readiness for the workforce in candidates seeking a career in the automotive service industry.  ASE Entry-Level certification is the first step in building career credentials as an automotive service professional.

Congratulations to the following students from Mr. Gathright's Automotive Services  class for earning their National Certification:

Devon Baldwin, Entry-Level Maintenance and Light Repair Electrical / Electronic Systems | Suspension and Steering

Anthony Fabian Castro-Murillo, Maintenance and Light Repair

Keshun Cole, Maintenance and Light Repair

JaQuan Hill, Maintenance and Light Repair

Zabion Kendricks, Maintenance and Light Repair

Jaylen Rush, Brakes | Maintenance and Light Repair

Congratulations to the following students from Mr. Mart Murphree's Collision Repair class for earning their National Certification:

Dylan Mann, Non - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair | Painting and Refinishing

Jaterrious "Bo" Chaney, Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair | Painting and Refinishing

Mechell Eckman, Painting and Refinishing

Henry Morgan, Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair | Painting and Refinishing