On November 19th, McDowell Tech is participating in the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative to take a 1 Day Stand against tobacco in celebration of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. In addition, on January 1, the college will become Tobacco-Free following a recent change in college policy by the MTCC Board of Trustees.
Great American Smokeout activities will be held November 19th 11:00 am-3:00 pm in the Commons Area of the Cedar Building, (Building 11). Kimberly Freeman, RN, from The McDowell Hospital will provide information and visuals on the dangers of smoking, as well as information about tobacco cessation. Nursing students will be on hand to provide blood pressure screenings and Health Information Technology students will promote National Rural Health Day and hand out mints and gum to aid in the tobacco cessation process.
In addition, navigators will be available to assist adults who are interested in health insurance plans that are available through the Affordable Care Act during this fall's open enrollment period. These navigators can guide students through the enrollment process, as well as provide information about enrollment options. The public is invited to participate and may make an appointment by calling 828.437.8280.
If you are completing requirements for your degree this fall or next spring, please stop by Student Services to fill out an application for graduation.
McDowell Technical Community College is proud to announce 58 students earned Microsoft Certification during the 2014-2015 school year. MTCC is a certified Certiport Testing Center currently offering Microsoft Office Certification in the following areas: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
More than a simple credential, Microsoft Office Specialist certification notifies prospective employers that a certified applicant is prepared to make immediate contributions in the workplace. They will be qualified to meet greater challenges, possessing the knowledge and ability to be more productive and share information in a compelling, intuitive manner.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Microsoft Office as the second highest skill set required for high-growth/high-wage occupations, with oral and written communication skills being first.
For more information regarding Microsoft Office Certification, please contact Rachel Pearson, Program Advisor for Office Administration, at 652-0658 or email@example.com