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Welcome to MTCC
MTCC Con Ed and Workforce Development
NEXTNC Scholarships
Beyond a Better Job
MTCC in the top 2% in the Nation
FAFSA Simplification
Dr. J.W. Kelley announced as new MTCC President
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The class of 2024 broke all records for the number of people graduating, and we could not be more proud of each and every one of them!
Click on either image below to find out more about the two graduation ceremonies.

Dates to Remember
Aug 1 All FT Faculty Return
Aug 5 End of Summer Term
Aug 6 Grades Due
Aug 6 Convocation & Faculty/Staff Development
Aug 15 New Student Orientation
Aug 19 Classes Begin
Aug 21 End of Drop/Add: 16-week/1st 8-week Classes
Aug 28 Tuition Refund Deadline/10%
Sep 2 Labor Day (Holiday)
Sep 5 End of Drop/Add: 14-week Classes
Sep 20 Last Day to Receive Non-Punitive Grade of 'W'
Oct 7-8 Fall Break (Work/Annual Leave)
Oct 15 Spring Advising Begins
Oct 18 End of Drop/Add: 2nd 8-week Classes
Oct 24 Fall Festival (SGA Event)

Fall Classes Begin


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College News

“FAFSA Fiesta” to Help Students Apply for Financial Aid

McDowell Technical Community College, along with the College Foundation of North Carolina and Radio La Grande, will hold a special “FAFSA Fiesta” on the McDowell Tech campus next Tuesday, July 30th to help current and prospective students complete admission and financial aid applications for the upcoming school year, especially the new Next NC Scholarship program which guarantees eligible students attending a NC community college a minimum of $3,000 in federal and state financial aid, more than enough to cover tuition and fees for an academic year. The event is free and open to the public.

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William Harold Smith

W. Harold Smith Charitable Trust Creates MTCC Endowed Scholarship

The William Harold Smith Charitable Trust, a local charity established by the late Harold Smith, has created a new endowed scholarship at McDowell Technical Community College with a gift of $50,000 to the McDowell Technical Community College Foundation. These funds will be matched with proceeds from a Title III grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education, bringing the initial endowment of the William Harold Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship to $100,000.

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MTCC Honors List Recipients, Spring 2024

Congratulations to the following students who made the Dean’s, President’s and Honors Lists at McDowell Technical Community College during the Spring Semester, 2024:

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

In his 83 years of life, Dr. Robert M. Boggs took on several unique roles—public school superintendent, community college president, horseman, teacher, civic leader and actor, among others—but none were more cherished to him than husband, father, coach, mentor and friend. To many, he was nothing short of a legend, and most would say that it was a role that fit him to a tee.

MTCC Board Honors 2023-2024 SGA Leaders

The McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees honored the entire MTCC Student Government Association (SGA) leadership team on Thursday evening for their exemplary leadership during the 2023-2024 academic year.