MIBEST – Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training

Train for a career AND earn your high school equivalency at the same time.

Meridian Community College's  Adult Education division manages the MIBEST Program through the MS Community College Board with funding from the MS Department of Human Services.


Available Programs/Classes


  • Business Management
  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Construction Trades
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical Technology
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Marketing Management
  • Medical Office Management Technology
  • Nail Technician
  • Network & Cyber Security Technology
  • Precision Machining
  • Software Coding Technology
  • Welding & Cutting

Workforce Classes:

  • Basic Welding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HVAC I 
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Phlebotomy Essentials
 Who is eligible?

  • Adults, age 17 and older, with no high school diploma
  • Adults enrolled in the Adult Education program
  • Mississippi residents

Why enroll?

  • No cost for qualifying students for their first semester of attendance.
  • Complete up to 15 hours of college credit while working towards your high school equivalency
  • Earn national and industry recognized certificates
  • Increase your employability skills
  • Graduate in a shorter time frame

For more informationFor more information:
Rhonda Smith, college and career navigator