Jones County Junior College
Celebrating more than 100 years of post-secondary education service, Jones County Junior College has made a commitment to students to provide an exceptional faculty, comprehensive resources and innovative solutions -- all in an atmosphere where talent can flourish and education is immeasurably valued.
JCJC is an open-door, two-year institution granting Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees and Vocational Certificates.
With various medical programs to technical offerings like drafting and design to welding, degrees and certificates are awarded in 27 career and technical programs and more than 100 university-parallel programs.
JCJC is the largest single-campus community-junior college in Mississippi, and has constructed a branch campus in Wayne County.
The opportunities for area residents at the local campus will include practical nursing and technical skills training. Adult basic education-GED services, small business development and credit and non-credit classes are being offered in the new Wayne County Center, which is located on Highway 184 at Collins Street in Waynesboro. The local campus office can be reached at 601-735-2228.
For more information about Jones County Junior College, call 601-477-4000 or visit the college's website at http://www.jcjc.edu/.
Other regional colleges near Wayne County
Another regional junior and community college is Meridian Community College, which was founded in 1937 and is also part of the state’s post-secondary education system. For information on MCC course offerings, contact the school at 601-483-8241 or go online to http://www.mcc.cc.ms.us/.
Pearl River Community College traces its roots to 1909, and has campuses in Poplarville, Hattiesburg and Waveland. For information on PRCC course offerings, contact the school at 601-403-1000 or go online to http://www.prcc.edu/.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, with locations in Lucedale, Long Beach, Gulfport and Biloxi, offers a solid post-secondary education. For information on MGCCC course offerings, contact the school at 601-928-6333 or go online to http://www.mgccc.edu/.