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No matter where you are on your educational journey, McDowell Technical Community College can help you find your future. We’re more than an accredited university – we’re a place to learn and thrive, a place to pursue academic success, and, above all else, a community! Discover how MTCC can help you achieve a brighter future.

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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. While the college has curriculum programs in both of these subjects, shorter-term classes offered through the Department of Continuing Education focus only on training required by the NC Board of Cosmetic Arts for Cosmetology and Esthetics graduates to sit for licensing exams in both subject areas.

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.”

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