News & Announcements

World-Class Instructor Teaches Welding at MTCC

Meet Clay: A world-class welder who shares his passion at McDowell Tech. An apprenticeship took him all over the world, from coast-to-coast in the U.S., then Sweden, Belgium, & Slovenia. Now, he changes lives at MTCC!

UNC System Virtual Transfer Fair

The UNC System Office is hosting a virtual transfer fair March 1st through 3rd to provide opportunities for you to hear from and speak with representatives from 15 universities in the UNC System. Click on the headline above to visit the Virtual Fair website.

8-Week Classes Begin March 8th

It's time to register for our 8-week online classes which begin March 8th: Theater Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Computers, Accounting Software Applications and College Transfer Success. Current students should register today in WebAdvisor. New students should apply today at under New Students. For more information, contact Student Services at 828-652-6021.

Register Now For Nurse Aide I Class

Our Nurse Aide I class is coming up in March. Scholarships are available for this class, but seating is limited. Apply today! (A separate application is also required for scholarships.) For more information and to begin the registration process, click on the headline above.

UNC Charlotte Day

UNC Charlotte will host a virtual fair on March 9th for interested transfer students.

"Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost" --J.R.R. Tolkien

When Kaitlyn Helton was a senior in high school, she turned down a scholarship to a four-year college in favor of taking classes at McDowell Tech because she wasn't quite sure what she wanted to study or what type of career she wanted to pursue. In the first few days of her second semester at McDowell Tech, she had a "eureka" moment in one of her new classes and realized that she had found her niche.

Mourning the Passing of a Colleague and Friend

As most of you have heard, our colleague Kim Ledbetter passed away this past weekend. It was a shock to the campus community, to say the least. Click on the headline to see some thoughts from the blog, "Fire in My Belly."

MTCC Voices: Randy Hollifield

Every building at McDowell Tech seems to be a repository of fine jewels these days—filled with some of the greatest faculty and staff you’ll find at any community college in America. Each of them is bright, talented, caring and student-focused. Randy Hollifield is one of those persons.

MTCC Joins National CyberWatch Center

McDowell Technical Community College is excited to announce that it is now a member of the National CyberWatch Center, the largest network of Information Security educators and institutions of higher education in the world.

MTCC Closed Thursday (Day and Evening Classes)

Due to inclement weather concerns, McDowell Technical Community College will be closed for day and evening classes (students, faculty and staff) on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Please stay safe and do not get out unless it is absolutely necessary. (image:
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