b"Career and Technical Education Career and Technical Education Programs are designed to meet the educational needs of students who are seeking preparation for immediate employment or advancement within career fields. The pathways for all CTE programs are structured as stackable credentials certificate (30 hours), diploma (45 hours), degree (60 hours).Technical programs lead to the Associate of Applied Science degree. Career programs vary in length from 8 weeks to two years and may lead to the Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education degree.Numbering of Courses/Student Classification Courses are identified by name and number. Each course in the numbering system has a three-letter prefix which identifies the subject field to which the course belongs. For example, ENG identifies an English course, and MAT identifies a math course.Those numbered from 1001 to 1999 are considered freshman courses and those from 2001 to 2999, sophomore courses. The courses offered in Developmental Studies are not designed for transfer credit (these courses includeMAT 0123 and MAT 1233). Developmental courses are not considered in calculating GPA and semester hours to meet graduation requirements. A student who has earned less than 24 semester hours is designated a freshman; one who has earned 24 semester hours or more and 48 quality points is considered a sophomore. As a general rule, a student should choose courses in accordance with his/her class designation. The numbers, from the left, following the prefix represent the following: First number designates year oThose numbered from 1001 to 1999 are considered freshmen courses and those from 2001 to 2999, sophomore courses.For example, ENG 1113 indicates first year's work in English, while ENG 2113 indicates second years work in English. oAll courses designed for institutional credit only (developmental, not for transfer) begin with a zero 0.For example, MAT 0123 indicates institutional Mathematics credit only, which is not transferable. Second number designates grouping oNote Groupings are consistent for each year but not from year one to year two.For example, MAT 16xx indicates a freshmen course in the Calculus group. Third number designates sequence in a group oFor example, MAT 161x indicates the first freshmen course in the Calculus group (Calculus I), while 162x indicates the second course in that group (Calculus II). Fourth number designates course credit hours oThe three figures in parentheses after the description of each academic and technical course indicate the number of semester hours credit for the course, the number of lecture hours each week, and the number of laboratory or activity hours each week, respectively.Technical Programs The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Colleges' statement of mission and role of the total career and technical programs are: 1.To provide career and technical education to students according to their needs, abilities, and interests regardless of race, sex, creed, national origin, and to otherwise qualified handicapped persons. 2.To provide career and technical education to students that is occupationally specific for job opportunities in skilled occupations. (Diploma programs) 3.To provide career and technical education to students for job opportunities in occupations that are technical and/or paraprofessional. (Associate Degree programs) Technical education leading to MGCCC Associate of Applied Science degree. For the purpose of determining Career-Technical Course fees, courses are classified below: 72"