Coding Academy


The Vicksburg Coding Academy (VCA) was started in 2018 as a joint venture between Hinds CC and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). The Academy is a one-year program, cohort model unique to Mississippi. ERDC and Hinds worked to develop a curriculum that would satisfy the needs of the community. The VCA has top of the line computers and the latest software to facilitate the learning process. All courses are presented in-person with the same instructor at either ERDC or on the Vicksburg Campus. Once a student successfully learns how to create and write their own programs, they are eligible to sit for the Microsoft Technology Associate certification. While preparing for this certification, students also earn their Career and Technical Certificate through Hinds and can elect to continue their education for an Associate’s degree. Classes start every Fall, and are complete at the end of the Summer.

Courses Are Offered At These Locations


  • Web & Programming Concepts
  • Programming in Python (I and II)
  • Client Side Programming
  • SQL Programming (I and II)
  • Java Programming
  • Full Stack Web Application
  • Adanced Java Programming
  • Capstone Coding Project
  • Full Stack Web Development


Jim Dismuke
George Oakes Building, Vicksburg Campus
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