News & Announcements

MTCC in Top 2% of Colleges Nationally

McDowell Technical Community College has been ranked 14th best community college in the United States for 2022 by SmartAssetTM, an online financial technology company which describes itself as having “…the best personal finance advice on the web.” The ranking is based on SmartAsset’s annual study of 801 community colleges throughout the country, a study which looks closely at issues like performance, access and value, areas in which McDowell Tech administrators believe the college naturally excels.

MTCC Announces 2nd Annual Alumni Award Recipients

McDowell Technical Community College proudly announced the recipients of the college’s second annual Alumni Awards on Monday during a ceremony held in the Crane Resistoflex Auditorium on the college’s main campus. The winners represent a cross-section of alumni who attended McDowell Tech over a period of more than 35 years.

MTCC’s Economic Impact Touted—Stronger Investments a Must

Graduates, industry partners and McDowell Technical Community College (MTCC) administrators and Board members met Monday morning in an informal meeting designed for members of the NC General Assembly to highlight the economic impact of MTCC and the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). A wide range of issues important to regional and statewide workforce development were discussed, including the need for stronger investment in NCCCS to strengthen the quality and viability of programs and services at community colleges across the state. Like McDowell Tech, these 58 colleges serve a tremendous value to North Carolina families, students, employers and taxpayers.

MTCC Announces Portelli As Commencement Speaker & Graduation Details

Retired Colonel Alex “Alpo” Portelli will deliver McDowell Technical Community College’s annual commencement address to the Class of 2022 when the college convenes next month for its first full, in-person graduation exercises in three years. The ceremony will be held in the William H. Long Memorial Auditorium at Nebo Crossing on May 13 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate the Class of a New Location!

Please join us on Friday evening at 6 pm as we celebrate graduation with the Class of 2022 at a brand new location.

Use your GPS, and map to:
263 Barnes Road
Marion, NC 28672

This location is the NEW home of Nebo Crossing Church and "The HUB."

Barnes Road is mid-way between Countryside BBQ and Hampton Inn on 221 South. Graduates, remember to check your college email for early arrival times and other important information.

HVAC Graduate: Earning & Learning Key to Success

Isaiah Smith may only be 23 years old, but he is already achieving the kind of career success that forever eludes many folks, and others achieve only late in life. He has a job in a high-growth, recession-proof industry making a base salary of approximately $45,000 per year. He loves what he is doing, is very happy with his employer and will solidify his career status this summer with a degree from McDowell Technical Community College.

MTCC Healthcare Career Fair: 17 Employers Looking to Hire

- McDowell Technical Community College will host a Healthcare Career Fair on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from Noon to 5 pm on the college’s main campus to match students and other prospective students with healthcare employers from throughout region who have immediate openings in a variety of health occupations.

A Paramedic’s Skill and Public Servant’s Heart

At just 24 years of age, McDowell Technical Community College graduate Andrea Wood has already seen more tragedy, trauma and death in her young life than anyone should have to see in a lifetime, and then some. As a lead truck medic with McDowell County EMS, she has administered life-saving techniques at the scene of automobile accidents, dispensed emergency medications to people suffering a heart attack or experiencing a stroke, and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on people of all ages whose heart or lungs have stopped functioning for one reason or another.

McDowell Tech To Remain Tuition-Free Until 2023

McDowell Technical Community College announced today that it will remain tuition-free until 2023. Thanks to the college’s Learn and Grow Scholarship Program, full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year is up approximately 25%.

MTCC Foundation Board Seeks New Members

The McDowell Technical Community College Foundation Board is currently seeking applications for individuals interested in serving a three-year term as a Foundation Board Member, promoting, developing and encouraging public support of McDowell Technical Community College.
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