East Mississippi Community College announced it’s offering classes and services in the town of Marion this fall.

Initial services will include a Principles of Entrepreneurship class, ACT prep classes and counseling for high school students interested in dually enrolling at the college. EMCC says plans are in the works to offer a Certified Nursing Assistant program.

EMCC’s district includes Lauderdale County and the Town of Marion.

“Lauderdale County contributes funding to the college and we would like to offer more educational training opportunities for residents there because of the commitment they have made to us,” said EMCC interim president, Dr. Rick Young. “We are really excited about the opportunity to better serve Marion and Lauderdale County.”

The Town of Marion has offered temporary space for the initial classes, at the board room at town hall.

The Principles of Entrepreneurship class will take place Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EMCC’s fall term begins Aug. 13. It will count as three credit hours for students seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree.

A seminar will take place at Marion Town Hall Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to provide information to high school students and their parents about dual enrollment at EMCC. Information about the ACT preparatory classes and residual ACT testing will also be available.

ACT prep courses will be offered in September, October, November and December, with classes covering a different skill area each month. The residual ACT test will be offered in December.

Students interested in enrolling in the Principles of Entrepreneurship class may call Dr. Joshua Carroll at 662- 243-1943 or email him at [email protected] They can also call EMCC Counselor Liz Regl at 662-243-1959 or email her [email protected]