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​Carpentry student with
individual project
​Workforce graduates in front
of the West Point Center
​Commercial Truck Driving instructor
Bob Weining and students


West Point-Clay County Center 

3861 North TVA Road
West Point, Miss. 39773
(662) 243-2647 

  • Newest location: The EMCC West Point-Clay County Center officially opened on Aug. 21, 2007. The new campus was especially meaningful to more than 1,600 workers who lost their jobs when Sara Lee closed its plant in West Point. Many of those workers also took advantage of workforce training classes at the Golden Triangle campus.
  • Partnership: The West Point location is collaboration among the city of West Point, Clay County and East Mississippi Community College. It began with the signing of an interlocal agreement providing for the renovation of three buildings donated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The physical work of building the campus was shared among the partners, and additional funding came from the state of Mississippi. Associate Dean Napoleon Jones oversees the operation, and Dr. Ericka Akins is the location’s counselor and student services coordinator.
  • Accreditation: EMCC is fully accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools. This means your academic classes will transfer to any senior college of your choice with whom EMCC maintains an articulation agreement. EMCC is articulated with all senior colleges in the state of Mississippi.
  • Classes: The West Point-Clay County center started out offering adult basic education and GED classes. It is also home to two of EMCC’s career-technical programs, Commercial Truck Driving and Residential Carpentry. Most recently, four night-time academic classes were added to West Point’s offerings: English Composition I, English Composition II, Introduction to Criminal Justice and Personal and Community Health. More academic classes are planned for the summer 2012 semester. Workforce Services also offers short-term classes, like welding, in West Point.
  • Dual Enrollment: EMCC launched a district-wide pilot program in the 2011-12 school year to introduce tuition-free online dual enrollment classes. Dual enrollment allows qualified students to earn college credit before they graduate from high school, and Clay County students are taking part. The pilot resulted in a 126 percent increase in enrollment.
  • Beginnings: EMCC's tuition guarantee program started in Clay County in October 2008 when elected officials, financial supporters, busloads of high school students and, literally, a marching band gathered at The Civic in West Point for a press conference. The program, initially open to only Clay County residents, was a collaboration among the Clay County Board of Supervisors, the CREATE Foundation of Tupelo and EMCC. With the help of an anonymous corporate contribution, tuition guarantee spread to Lowndes County in January 2009. In April 2009, EMCC President Dr. Rick Young made a surprise announcement during the annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon that the college would offer tuition guarantee throughout the EMCC district. Mississippi Power funds tuition guarantee for students from Lauderdale, Kemper and Noxubee counties and EMCC receives other donations for students from the northern end of the district. But it all began in Clay County.
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1512 Kemper Street
PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
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8731 South Frontage Road
PO Box 100
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(662) 243-1900
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CAFB, MS 39710
(662) 434-2660
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