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President’s Message

Dr. Brian S. Merritt


Dear Students, 

Thank you for choosing McDowell Technical Community College! We know you have many choices in higher education, and we are pleased that you chose us. On this website, you will discover information about how to enroll, our degree, diploma and certificate offerings, services, publications, an events calendar and more that can help you plan. If you find yourself searching for answers, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone, or contact us electronically. You will find names and phone numbers of people in our online Faculty and Staff Directory who are willing to assist you in any way possible.

Here at McDowell Tech, we live by the motto Learning for Life! Our job is to provide a learning environment that fosters your success and helps you accomplish your goals. Our faculty work closely with employers to provide the most up-to-date curricula in preparation for the job market. We also work with partners in the University of North Carolina system and area private colleges for our transfer students who want to pursue higher degrees. 

We look forward to seeing you walk across the graduation stage, and we are dedicated to helping support you to reach this important milestone!


Brian S. Merritt, Ph.D.