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Study at McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell Technical Community College, also known as MTCC, is a co-educational college located in Marion, North Carolina, United States. It is a part of the North Carolina Community Colleges System. The college offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in diverse Course Topics such as Advertising and Graphic Design, Computer Information Technology, and Industrial Systems Technology.

McDowell Technical Community College offers a varied life for the students. They can get involved in the several clubs and organizations in the campus. Some of them include Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society-Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter, North Carolina Community College Student Leadership Institute, and National Technical Honor Society. The college also offers financial aid to the needy students in the form of grants, scholarships, or campus employment.

Profile of McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell is located in Marion, NC (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by McDowell is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. McDowell is known for its programs in landscaping and horticulture and beauty and cosmetology.

McDowell Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school.


McDowell maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Enrolment

The school had 1, 134 enrolled students in 2007. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at McDowell.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"McDowell Technical Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, dedicated to providing student-centered accessible, high-quality educational opportunities and services which fulfill the personal development, training and employment needs of the residents, businesses, and industries of McDowell County and the surrounding areas through an open-door admissions policy. The college recognizes each person's right to an education and seeks to contribute to the maximum development of a globally and culturally diverse workforce and improve the quality of life of the individiduals in our community. "

McDowell Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Business and Management28accounting, business management, operations management, marketing
Beauty and Cosmetology23aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
Liberal Arts22liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Mechanics and Repair22automobile mechanics, HVAC, autobody repair
Medical administration20medical records tech
Computer Science and Engineering14information technology
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and police
Landscaping and Horticulture10applied horticulture
Education and Teaching10elementary school teaching, early childhood education, special ed
Production Trades9machine shop assistant, cabinetmaking, welding
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art
Media6photo and film tech
Medical Support and Technology5surgical tech
Construction Trades5carpentry, electrician
office and Administration1office management
Engineering Technician1electromechanical instrument tech
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Contact: McDowell

McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive

Marion, NC 28752-8728

General Phone: (828) 652-6021


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