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Theatre Department
Academic Department

The Theatre Program offers experience in all facets of acting, make-up, scenery construction and other technical aspects of theatre.

Diesel Equipment Technology
Program of Study

Our Diesel Equipment Technology Program will provide you with the competencies required to maintain and repair a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including but not limited to agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment. You will learn to inspect as well as repair and maintain engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, air conditioning, and brake systems. Additionally, you may earn multiple industry-accredited certifications in each area of concentration over a course of 14 consecutive months.

Welding Technology
Program of Study

Our Welding Technology program will prepare you for entry-level jobs in the welding industry. You will learn shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), pipe welding, plasma arc cutting (PAC), carbon arc cutting, oxyfuel cutting, gas metal arc aluminum welding (GMAAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Your program coursework will include math, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing.

Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology
Program of Study

Our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program will prepare you for a career as an operator of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as “drones.” Hinds also partners with industry and government to provide essential skills to operate safely within the federal airspace system. Throughout the curriculum, you will get hands-on operation of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, understand full-scale simulator software/hardware systems, learn about UAVs from basic stages to the advanced stages, launch and recovery techniques, autopilot operations, develop knowledge of risk awareness, and data links and sensors.

Travel & Tourism Management Technology
Program of Study

Our Travel and Tourism Management Technology concentration provides specialized instruction and practice to prepare you for a career in tourism and travel. The curriculum will cover travel technology, hospitality management, and travel analytics. You will also learn how to perform reservation functions on a central reservation system (CRS) system. By the end of the program, you will possess a solid foundation in the travel and tourism industry.

Telecommunications Technology
Program of Study

Our Telecommunications Technology program will prepare you for a wide range of technical positions within the telecommunications industry. Specific preparation is in modes, techniques, and mediums of voice, and data transmissions and reception. Emphasis is on the telephone instrument, key systems, analog and digital voice communications, data communications, fiber optics applications, satellite and microwave communications, and integrated services digital network (ISDN). Graduates will be qualified to help select, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair telecommunications systems.

Surgical Technology
Program of Study

Our Surgical Technology program is a one-year curriculum that will prepare you to work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other surgical personnel before, during, and after surgery. Surgical Technologists work extensively with surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment to provide a safe surgical experience for each patient. The Surgical Technology program begins every August and lasts for one year (three semesters).

Speech & Communication Department
Academic Department

The Speech and Communication Department offers courses relating to public speaking, phonetics, and debate. Students are prepared to speak in a variety of public forums, using effective speech preparation and delivery techniques. In addition to public speaking, students can study diction, auditory training, articulation, and voice production. Our argumentation and debate coursework combines a variety of techniques students use to actively debate topics in a classroom setting.

Software Engineering Technology
Program of Study

Our Software Engineering Technology (Coding) curriculum is a two-year program of study designed to train you to be a software developer. You will work with real-world technologies to learn the fundamentals of coding, app development, web applications, and the life leadership skills needed to be successful in your career and competitive in the job market. The Software Engineering Technology curriculum is aligned to a skill set that enables you to learn and enhance skills as they relate to HTML and CSS, Database Fundamentals, Python, and JavaScript.

Sociology
Area of Study

Through our Sociology Area of Study, you will field explore various components of society and the interactions between people and groups. You will learn the social processes that influence how individuals think and act, they can better understand the behavior patterns and motivations of people. We offer a wide variety of courses, including Introduction to Urban Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Anthropology.

Social Work
Area of Study

Our Social Work Area of Study will prepare you to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Social work involves the understanding of human development, behavior, and the social-economic, and cultural institutions and interactions. Social workers are highly trained and experienced professionals.

Real Estate Technology
Program of Study

There may be no more stable industry than real estate. Land and facilities are constantly changing hands, allowing the real estate industry to take advantage of the world’s only constant: change. Completing the Real Estate Technology option in the Marketing Management Technology program at Hinds Community College is your best first step in taking full advantage of the opportunities before you.

Reading & Education Department
Academic Department

The Reading & Education department seeks to provide instruction for those students whose placement scores indicate a need to refine and strengthen reading and study skills necessary for success in college. Support is provided in the areas of study habits, time management, motivation, and academic skills.

Radio and Television Production & Broadcasting Technology
Program of Study

Radio and Television Production and Broadcasting Technology, offered on the Rankin and Utica campuses, will prepare you to work in a variety of broadcast media. Possible careers include: announcing, broadcasting control, editing, and other various technical positions. If you’ve dreamt about a career in production behind the camera or microphone, this is your best first step.

Psychology
Area of Study

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This includes history and theories of psychology, research methods, biological basis of behavior, the principles of learning, personality, and abnormal behavior. Our Psychology Area of Study will enable you to meet the necessary general education requirements and be exposed to introductory Psychology courses such as General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, and Psychology of Personal Adjustment.

Precision Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Program of Study

Precision Manufacturing and Engineering Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to manufacture precision parts on machines such as lathes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and computer numerical control (CNC) equipment. Included is instruction in making computations related to work dimensions, testing, feeds, and speeds of machines. In addition, individuals use precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers, and gauges; machine and heat-treat various metals; and lay out machine parts. Also included is instruction in the operation and maintenance of computerized equipment.

Precision Agriculture Technology
Program of Study

Our Precision Agriculture Technology program offers education and hands-on training in spatial information systems, remote sensing, GNSS Data Collection, and Crop Management Zones, among other agriculture-related studies. The program is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career at the intersection of science, engineering, and agriculture. If you are looking for a way to solve global problems and have a strong desire to improve farmlands for future generations, this is the program for you.

Poultry Production
Program of Study

Our Animal Science Technology Poultry Production option will provide you with the basic skills needed to pursue a variety of careers in agriculture. These skills include poultry management, agribusiness management, basic maintenance technology, and human relations. Specific jobs may include farm managers, agribusiness managers, agriculture supply representatives, equipment sales, poultry sales, chemical sales, research assistants, soil conservation technicians, food processing supervisors, and other entry-level management positions.

Political Science
Area of Study

Political science offers students the opportunity to study how political systems operate in the United States and throughout the world. Courses are offered in United States national government, state and local government, and in comparative systems.

Plumbing & Construction Technology
Program of Study

Our Plumbing and Construction Technology program will prepare you with specialized skills and knowledge related to several careers in the plumbing and construction field. When you graduate from our program, you can take the journeyperson’s exam(s) and become employed as a supervisor, instructor, material expediter, inspector, irrigation system installer, sprinkler system installer, residential plumber, domestic/commercial gas filter, estimator, consultant, employer, or contractor.