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Basic Skills Plus  
Earn a career credential while completing your High School Equivalency Diploma

Finish High School through the High School Equivalency Program and prepare for an occupational at the same time.  Mitchell Community College will pay for your occupation/career tuition for the following pathways.  

Students may enroll in one of these pathways and be on their way to a better career, higher wages and nationally recognized credentials that improve employability.

Accelerating Transitions Pathways

  • Bioprocess Technician
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Computer-Integrated Machining
  • Industrial Technology
  • Welding Technology



  • Tuition assistance
  • Quality instruction
  • Small class sizes
  • Counseling, advisement and mentoring
  • Study skills and life skills workshops
  • Learn job skills while completing high school equivalency diploma requirements


More information about pathways:

Nursing Assistant I
Train to provide personal care and basic nursing services for the elderly and other adults. The program includes 51 hours of classroom study, 101 hours of lab practice and 40 hours of clinical experience. Students are certified in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Industrial Technology
Become cross-trained in manual machining, blueprint reading, introductory hydraulics and pneumatics, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), basic wiring, welding, motors and controls, and basic schematic reading for wiring. 

Acquire basic welding skills. Learn to use tools to shape and cut metals, interpret blueprints, and understand weld tests and codes, all with an emphasis on safety. Gain experience in stick, MIG and TIG welding, and plasma cutting. Heavy emphasis is on practical hands-on applications. You must provide appropriate safety equipment. Information is provided during the first class.


Talk to us today about how Mitchell can help you reach your personal and career goals.


Sherry Clarke, Coordinator
(704) 878-3233