MTCC seeks nominations for 2023 Alumni Awards

Alumni Then and Now

McDowell Technical Community College is excited to announce that nominations for the third annual MTCC Alumni Awards program are now being accepted.

MTCC, ICC and Centro Unido Latino Americano Receive NCCCS Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award

MTCC, ICC and Centro Unido Latino Americano Receive NCCCS Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award

McDowell Technical Community College proudly announced today that Centro Unido Latino Americano (CULA), in partnership with the college and Isothermal Community College, has been awarded the 2023 NC Community College System (NCCCS) Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award.

MTCC Honors List Recipients Fall 2022

Honors List for 2022

Congratulations to the following students who made the Dean’s, President’s and Honors Lists at McDowell Technical Community College during the Fall Semester, 2022:

Jeremy Poore, MTCC’s Newest Trekker, Hits the Ground Running for NC Year of the Trail

Jeremy Poore

McDowell Technical Community College is forging a new path this month with the recent hiring of Jeremy Poore, the college’s first Coordinator of Trail Construction and Sustainability.

Nearly $1M Grant to Help MTCC Build Capacity in Early Childhood Education

Nearly $1M Grant to Help MTCC Build Capacity in Early Childhood Education

Rachael Hartwell Butler, a lead teacher in the MTCC Child Development Center and a passionate advocate of Early Childhood Education, has the distinction of being one of the longest-serving childcare employees in the North Carolina Community College System.

Cosmetology and Esthetics Grads Are Work-Ready

An enthusiastic group of students gathered Friday night for graduation exercises for the inaugural class of shorter-term workforce development classes in Cosmetology and Esthetics at McDowell Technical Community College.

MTCC EMT/Paramedic Program Training The Best Samaritans

When Marvin Hancock rose to speak to the latest group of Emergency Medical Services graduates at McDowell Technical Community College, he began by telling the graduates and their family and friends that he wanted to share with them the first known written account of an emergency medical worker—“At least as far as I’m aware,” he said.

Watts and Cross Awarded Order of the Longleaf Pine

Faculty and staff at McDowell Technical Community College put a gigantic bow on the fall semester Thursday by celebrating with two of their retiring colleagues who were awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by NC Governor Roy Cooper. The award is North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, reserved “…for persons who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through their exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.” Individuals receiving the award become North Carolina “Ambassadors” and members of “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society.”

MTCC and Food Hub Cooking Up Farm-to-Table Program and More

MTCC and Food Hub Cooking Up Farm-to-Table Program and More

It won’t be long before the aroma of fresh herbs, local produce and pasture-raised meats are boiling out of the kitchen at Foothills Food Hub in Marion. Through a new partnership with McDowell Technical Community College, the Food Hub is cooking up a series of culinary classes in partnership with the college that are anticipated to begin during the Spring 2023 semester.

MTCC Trades Academies Graduates 20 and Helps Fill Construction Jobs

As a new cohort of graduates recently completed one of four Construction Trades Academies at McDowell Tech, local contractors and non-profit housing agencies were a primary beneficiary of the new skills and credentials earned by the graduates.