NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - A state-funded program at Northeast Mississippi Community College is allowing students an opportunity to further their careers online.
The Industrial Maintenance Program teaches students how to fix technology in various industries.
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, all college courses are now having to be taught online. This even includes technical programs.
John Garner is the instructor for the program. He usually teaches a class of 10 students. Because the classes have changed to only online, Garner is only getting to speak with his students through text, call or email.
Despite the added hurdle the class goes on, Garner said the course originally was a hands-on class but did have some computer work. The students will complete the computer portion to the class while meetings are delayed.
Once the students are able to meet, Garner will be teaching them the hands-on portion of the program.
Garner said so far, the transitions from classroom to the computer have been pretty seamless.
For more information on the course, you can visit nemcc.edu or email Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org.