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Continuing Education & Non-Credit Programs

Current Offerings

Click here for a listing of current Non-Credit Courses.

Area residents can enroll in test preparatory classes through the DeSoto Center. GRE, GMAT, and Praxis test prep classes are offered at various times throughout the year. Please contact Twyla Loftiss at 662-393-9290 ext. 118 or e-mail for more information on upcoming test prep classes.

Instructor Led Courses (ILC)

Our instructor-led courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and easy to use. New sessions start monthly and are in six-week formats with lessons released on Wednesday and Friday of each week. Work at your own pace. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available for an additional fee.

Comprehensive online course in a convenient six-week format
Expert instructors lead each course
Engaging student discussion areas
New sessions starting monthly
Confirmation of completion awarded with passing score

Career Training Programs (CTP)

Our Career Training Programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, who work to provide the student with effective web-based learning experiences.

Learn in-demand skills recognized by employers
Many courses prepare student for a national certification
Start anytime - work at your own pace and complete in 3 to 6 months and up to a year
Textbooks and learning materials are included
Support offered via phone, email, or live chat 7 days a week
Expert instructor assistance provided
Career Counselors are provided

Please contact Valerie Haynes at 662.342.4765 or e-mail for more information on Ed2Go.

Registration Information

Through joint efforts, Northwest Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi offer a wide assortment of continuing education courses at the DeSoto Center.

Located in the DeSoto Center at 5197 W. E. Ross Parkway, DeSoto Center Continuing Education is open year-round (excluding University-observed holidays). Several options for registration are available: online, fax, phone, mail-in and walk-in. Our regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Registration begins now and continues until the deadline listed with each specific class. Some programs have limited enrollment and are filled on a first-come basis. You must register by the deadline. By enrolling early, you ensure your place in the class of your choice, and that the class meets minimum enrollment requirements.

Click here to view the list of classes and to register securely using your Visa or MasterCard.

Fax your registration form, including your Visa or MasterCard information, to 662-342-5208.

Mail registration form with fee to The University of Mississippi-Desoto Center, 5197 W. E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS 38671.

In Person
Register in person at the DeSoto Center located at 5197 W. E. Ross Parkway in Southaven. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

By Phone
Register by phone at 662-393-6601 using your Visa or MasterCard.


Fees are due at the time of registration, whether by mail, fax, phone, online or in person. Payment may be made in cash or by check (payable to The University of Mississippi), money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard ONLY). If registering by fax, phone or online, payment must be made using Visa or MasterCard. When paying by credit card, be sure to fill out all appropriate information on the registration form. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Who May Enroll

UM-Desoto Non-Credit classes are designed for all ages, and do not require admission to Northwest or the University. Parents of children under the age of thirteen will be required to fill out a parental authorization registration form. If you have any questions about specific classes, please contact UM-Desoto before enrolling.

Class Cancellations

Classes with insufficient enrollment or other just causes, such as illness of instructor, may be canceled. Students will be notified at least 24 hours before the first class meeting. Because contacts will be made during the day, please supply your daytime phone number or one where a message may be left for you and/or an email address that you check daily.

The University of Mississippi-DeSoto reserves the right to cancel, postpone, limit enrollment, split or combine classes, and change instructors and class locations when necessary.

Class Refunds

Registration fees are refunded for DeSoto Center Continuing Education courses in full when: 1) the class for which an enrollment was submitted is full, 2) the class is canceled by the University, or 3) the University rejects the enrollment application. A student who withdraws within 48 hours of the first class meeting will receive a refund of registration fees, less $10.

For information on refunds from other courses or programs, please contact the appropriate office directly.

Students with Disabilities

Accommodations will be made for students with disabilities. Please call 662-342-4765 for more information.

A registration form for non-credit courses is located in this publication. Information for obtaining other registration forms is included in program-specific entries. If you have a question, problem or course suggestion, please contact our office weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at:

The University of Mississippi-DeSoto
5197 W. E. Ross Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671

The University complies with all applicable laws regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity in all its activities and programs and does not discriminate against anyone protected by law because of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran.


The University of Mississippi-DeSoto reserves the right to cancel, postpone, limit enrollment, split or combine classes and change instructors and class locations when necessary.

For Assistance

[Contact]: Kacy Dixon
[Phone]: (662) 342-4765
[Location]: The DeSoto Center

Contact UM-DeSoto

5197 W. E. Ross Parkway
Southaven, Mississippi 38671

Phone: (662) 342-4765
Fax: (662) 342-5208

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