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Mountain Empire Community College, also known as MECC, is a two-year college located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, United States. It was established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Local Advisory Board. MECC is one of 23 schools in the Virginia Community College System. The MECC campus spreads across an area of 95 wooded acres. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. MECC offers an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students. Some of the popular organizations are Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society); Red Fox Flier (Student Newspaper); and The Troupe (Drama Club).

Profile of Mountain Empire Community CollegeStudents attend Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Mountain Empire Community College degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in office and administration and therapy and Counselling.

Mountain Empire Community College Selectivity

Applicants to Mountain Empire Community College appreciate its open admissions policy.

Student Enrolment

There are 3, 017 students at the school .

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Mountain Empire Community College functions within the educational community to assure that all individuals in its service area are given a continuing opportunity for the development and extension of their skills and knowledge through quality programs and services that are financially and geographically accessible. Mountain Empire Community College provides leadership in determining and addressing both the needs of students and the economic needs of the College's service area. Occupational_technical education, transfer education, developmental studies, general education, continuing and distance education, workforce development, and community services are the primary avenues through which the mission is fulfilled. To assure that all students have the opportunity for success, the college provides a comprehensive program of student development services. "Mountain Empire Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Therapy and Counselling102mental and social health services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Liberal Arts52liberal arts and humanities, general studies
office and Administration45administrative assistant
Engineering Technician30environmental control tech, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering related tech, architectural engineering tech, mining tech, industrial tech
Medical Support and Technology21respiratory care tech
Security and Law Enforcement19security and protective services
Business and Management15business
Contact: Mountain Empire Community CollegeMountain Empire Community College

3441 Mountain Empire Road

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

General Phone: (276) 523-2400


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