Vision & Mission Statement
Core Values
College Goals
History of MCC
General Information
About our Enrollment
About our Students
About our Programs
About our Employees
About our Finances
About MCC Foundation
About Montgomery County
National Projections
Glossary of Terms



The data in the 2018 Fact Book is for the Academic Year 2018, which encompasses July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

The purpose of the Montgomery Community College Institutional Fact Book is to provide information to support decision making and long-range planning. Having this information available in a readily accessible document as well as on the college web site helps facilitate the college planning process.

The Institutional Fact Book is compiled from data found in college records, North Carolina Community College System records and other outside sources. The data in the 2018 Fact Book is for the Academic Year 2018, which encompasses July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. The displays of data are designed to make the information understandable and to provide comparisons where they are logical. It is not intended to be a book of statistics but a book of relative information concerning the college’s students and programs. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information presented is factual. Sources have been provided to support the reliability of the information.

Readers should keep in mind the fluid nature of data, realizing that the Fact Book is a snapshot taken once annually. Any questions or suggestions concerning the content, purpose, or format of the Fact Book should be directed to Gregory Taylor, Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness at 910-898-9605,

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Montgomery Community College provides life-long educational opportunities that prepare individuals for existing and emerging careers and personal growth.

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We value . . .
. . . Continuous growth and improvement in every aspect of campus life.
. . . Securing and providing adequate resources so that improvements can be seen and measured.
. . . Freedom to instruct students using various te chniques and the development of methods that will help them achieve their maximum potential.
. . . Personal and professional development of all staff and faculty.
. . . Courage to provide leadership, to take risks, to welcome change, and to persevere.


We value . . .
. . . Academic and personal honesty as essential elements in education.
. . . Integrity which binds us to fairness, to truth, and to actions and philosophies that meet the highest ethical standards.
. . . Intellectual honesty and academic freedom, and pledge to foster an environment of trust and responsibility in the learning community.


We value . . .
. . . Learning as a lifetime reward.
. . . Input from learners in the achievement of their goals.
. . . Empowered learning in a high-tech/human-touch environment.


We value . . .
. . . Prompt, fair, friendly, courteous, and people-oriented service to our communities, to our stakeholders, and to each other.
. . . A safe and nurturing educational environment.
. . . Opportunities to help make our community, state, nation, and the world a better place in which to live and to work.


We value . . .
. . . Diversity of life experiences and contributions of the students, staff, and faculty that assist with enrichment of the learning community.
. . . The responsibility of treating people with dignity and respect whereby each team member operates unselfishly for the benefit of all stakeholders.


We value . . .
. . . Open and honest dialogue, feedback, and active listening, flowing in all directions.
. . . Teamwork, cooperation, collaboration, innovation, and creative problem-solving.

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College Goals

In accomplishing our mission, we commit our resources to serving our community in the successful achievement of its educational goals through the implementation of these strategic college goals:


Develop and implement instructional programs and services, in traditional and distance learning formats, consistent with the assessed needs of the constituent groups in the College’s service area and with state, regional and national standards.


Provide facilities, technologies, and information services that enhance student learning.


Support businesses, industries, and community initiatives through educational services that facilitate economic growth and workforce training.


Create a culture for employing and retaining quality faculty and staff to support student success.


Develop, and manage human, financial, and infrastructure resources essential to fiscal stability and meeting student and community needs.


Consistent with accrediting standards and the College mission, engage in ongoing, systematic institutional planning and evidence-based assessment, resulting in continuous quality improvement and institutional effectiveness.

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Academic Year 2018
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018


Chad A. Bledsoe, PhD


Claudia B. Bulthuis, Chairman
Susan Eggleston, Vice Chairman
Gordon Knowles, Secretary
Phil Absher
Gelynda T. Capel
Paula L. Covington
George Gilbreath
Susan Hershberger
Gordon Knowles
Andrea P. Marshall
Samuel Marin
Dr. Johnny L. McKinnon, Jr.
Bill Price
Matthew Monroe, SGA President


Troy, Montgomery County, North Carolina


Montgomery Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


Public co-educational community college


Associate of Applied Science
Associate in Arts, Associate in Science
Associate in General Education
Associate in Engineering
Diplomas, Certificates 




1,216 Curriculum students 2,345 Non-curriculum students


32 curriculum


Doctorates 3%
Masters 31%
Bachelors 28%
Associate/Others 38%


20,000 books; 48 periodicals subscriptions


2017FA In-state: $76.00/cr hr Out-of-state: $268.00
2018SP In-state: $76.00 /cr hr Out-of-state: $268.00

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The State Board of Education issued a charter of establishment to Montgomery Technical Institute on September 7, 1967. As directed by law, eight members were appointed to the Board of Trustees. In November 1967, administrative and teaching personnel were employed. In June 1968, a building on Page Street was occupied as a temporary location of Montgomery Technical Institute. Extension classes were conducted in 19671968, Adult Basic Education and adult high school diploma programs began in October 1968, and full-time curriculum students were accepted in August 1968. The institution’s first students were graduated in June 1969.

On June 3, 1971, the State Board of Education approved Montgomery Technical Institute as a charter technical institution, effective July 1971. In compliance with law, the Governor appointed four additional trustees on December 1, 1971. Responsibility for local control of the College was given to the Board of Trustees, including the President of the Student Government Association (an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees).

In October 1975, citizens of Montgomery County passed a bond issue authorizing the construction of a new campus of 64,000 square feet on a 149-acre tract of land. The State Board of Education Department of Community Colleges accredited Montgomery Technical Institute on December 7, 1978, and on December 19, 1978. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools affirmed its accreditation in 1978.

Montgomery Technical Institute became Montgomery Technical College in 1983 in accordance with legislative and Board approval, and in September 1987, the Board of Trustees and Montgomery County Commissioners voted for the name to be officially changed to Montgomery Community College as authorized by the North Carolina General Assembly. In December 1993, December 2004, and again in July 2014, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmed the College’s accreditation to offer associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

In 1992, local citizens and North Carolina voters approved, through a bond referendum, $2.6 million in matching funds to finance a Business, Industry, Technology Resource Center (BITRC) and the Montgomery County School Board voted in 1994 to transfer approximately four acres of land to the College to be used for the facility. The Center contains 44,800 square feet of space utilized for an electronic library, an interactive classroom to transmit and receive real-time voice, video, and data on the North Carolina Information Highway (NCIH), and classrooms/laboratories. The building serves as a facilitation site for employers to train all levels of staff.

In 2004, Building 500 on the MCC campus underwent a 3,000 square foot renovation that now houses the Criminal Justice Complex. The Complex has classrooms and a physical fitness center, as well as showers, which complement the College’s Criminal Justice and Basic Law Enforcement Training programs.

In 2009, new construction of a building for the Forest Management Technology program added approximately 6,400 square feet to the campus. Classrooms and labs in Building 100 formerly used for the Forestry program were renovated to provide operatories and learning labs for the Dental Assisting program.

The MCC Child Development Center was closed in 2009 due to low enrollment. The former day care space was then renovated to provide a larger space for students and was renamed the Outpost.

In March 2016, the voters of North Carolina approved a $2 billion Connect NC Bond Initiative. Montgomery Community College’s share of the bond funds was approximately $6.3 million. During academic year 2017, renovations to repurpose the Outpost building as MCC’s Workforce Development center began, and the Continuing Education division and NC Works moved into the renovated space early in academic year 2018. Renovations to the old Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology classroom and lab facilities located in Blair Hall (Building 100) occurred in July and August. This space provided additional enrollment capacity to the wait-listed Gunsmithing program. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program relocated to leased space known as The Biscoe Center.

Classroom space in Capel Hall (Building 100) underwent renovations during the summer of 2018 to accommodate Montgomery County Early College, which enrolled its first cohort of students in fall 2018.

The MCC campus now includes facilities of approximately 134,400 square feet on 153 acres of land.

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MCC is a public, state-supported community college serving Montgomery County, North Carolina. MCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


The college maintains an “open door” admissions policy; however, some programs have specific entrance requirements.


MCC has an active financial aid program which assists students with a broad range of financial aid, including:
Federal Grants
Institutional Scholarships
Veteran’s Benefits
Federal Work-Study Program
Vocational Rehabilitation
Foundation Scholarships


Academic Advising
ADA Accessibility Support
Assessment Testing
Virtual Bookstore
Career Assessment
Distance Learning Center / Center for Academic and Technology Support
Learning Lab
Library / Learning Resource Center
Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA Clubs and Organizations


The Associate in General Education (AGE) curriculum is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers are provided. All courses in the program are college-level courses.


The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degree is granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 64-65 semester hours of college transfer courses. Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.


Technical curriculum programs are designed for employment or further education in various technical fields. They are composed of collegiate-level studies that provide theoretical knowledge as well as technical skills. Completion of a technical curriculum program may lead to a certificate, diploma, or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. 


MCC offers non-curriculum programs based on the employment needs and interests of the local community. Specialty training is available in areas such as fire services, corrections, and allied health. Occupational education provides training to help students upgrade occupational skills, obtain or maintain certification, and develop new skills.


The Career and College Promise (CCP) program offers motivated North Carolina high school students a clear, focused, and affordable path to future success, allowing them to get a head start on their career and college preparation. Through CCP pathways, qualified North Carolina high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to enroll – tuition free – in community college courses that lead to certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level job skills. Academic credits earned will enable students who continue into postsecondary education after high school graduation to complete a postsecondary credential in less time than would normally be required.


Montgomery County Early College High School (MCEC) is a collaboration between the Montgomery County School System and Montgomery Community College. MCEC students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an associate degree or two years of transferable college credits in four or five years FOR FREE.


College and Career Readiness classes are offered for the adult who desires to complete a high school equivalency (GED ® diploma or high school diploma) or to review reading, math, and English skills. Classes are offered both on and off campus. Instruction is individualized and students progress at their own pace. Several businesses and industries sponsor classes for employees.


Self-enrichment programs provide non-credit courses to individuals for personal interest, development or occupational activities. 


The Small Business Center is a resource provided by the State of North Carolina and by the college to help small businesses succeed. The SBC provides free confidential business counseling services, free business seminars and workshops, and free access to vital resources and information. The SBC helps individuals collaborate with business and community leaders and local, state, and federal agencies.


Size of Campus: 153 acres
Number of buildings: 6
Three maintained nature walking trails in the 100 acre Forestry lab, ranging from .3 to 2.0 miles in length
Firing Range for Gunsmithing and BLET programs
AAS degrees: 15
College Transfer degrees: 4
Endowed Scholarships: 86 
Named Scholarships: 39 
Student Organizations: 14 

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Enrollment by Degree | Associate 28.80% Certificate 23.40% College Transfer 16.80% Career & College Promise Pathways 9.75% Diploma 7.15% Special Credit 2.51% Early College 11.50%

STUDENT BODY 2017-2018

Fall 2017 Curriculum Students   
 Full-Time Students 35.89%       Fall 2017 Program Enrollment | Health /  Public Service  Technologies 31%, Arts &  Sciences 32%, Business  Technologies 16%, Commercial  Technologies 21%,  Total:927 (unduplicated headcount)
 Part-Time Students 64.11% 
 Female Students 64.62%
 Male Students 35.38%
 Minority Students 39.48%
 Average Age of Students 25
 Full-Time 13.94%
 Part-Time 20.70%
 Unemployed 65.36%
Spring 2018 Curriculum Students   
 Full-Time Students 34.97%       Spring 2018 Program Enrollment | Health / Public Service Technologies 31%, Arts & Sciences 32%, Business Technologies 15%, Commercial Technologies 22%,  Total:862 (unduplicated headcount)
 Part-Time Students 65.03% 
 Female Students 62.88%
 Male Students 37.12%
 Minority Students 38.84%
 Average Age of Students 25
 Full-Time 12.95%
 Part-Time 21.12%
 Unemployed 65.93%


Type of Program | Health Sciences 23.15%, Industrial Technologies 1.84%, Public Service Technologies 8.43%, Special Categories 1.06%, Arts & Sciences 24.55%, Agricultural & Natural Resources Technologies 9.60%, Business Technologies 9.36%, Commercial & Artistic Production Technologies 18.65%, Construction Technologies 3.36%

Type of Award | Associate 67%, Diploma 14%, Certificate 11%, College Transfer Pathway 7%, Transitional 1%


Continuing Education Program Enrollment | Occupational: Regular Budget , 66.55% Occupational: Self - supporting , 17.08% Human Resource  Development , 3.95% Basic Skills, 11.14% Small Business Center 1.29%
Program FTE | Occupational : Regular Budget 78.05%, Basic Skills 13.39%, Non Occupational: Self-supporting 0.50%, Occupational: Self-supporting 6.11%, Customized Training 1.95%
Fall 2017 Continuing Education   
 Students unduplicated 1197Registrations by Program Fall 2017 | Ag & Natural  Resources 2%  Basic Skills 11% Business 1% Construction 1% Focused Industry Training 4% Health 20% Heritage Crafts 3% Human Resources Development 3% Mechanical & Mfg 2% Public Service 43%  Special  Programs 10%
 Inmates 90
 Female Students 38.9%
 Male Students 61.1%
 Minority Students 21.4%
 Average Age of Students 43
Spring 2018 Continuing Education   
 Students 1076Registrations by Program Spring 2018 |  Ag & Natural Resources 1.5% Basic Skills 11.8% Business 0.9% Construction 1.0% Education 0.2% Focused Industry Training 0.3% Health 16.4%  Heritage Crafts 2.4% Human Services Development 5% Mechanical & Mfg 1.4% Public Service 48.7%  Special Programs 10.5%  
 Inmates 87
 Female Students 34.52%
 Male Students 65.48%
 Minority Students 21.67%
 Average Age of Students 42

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Average Age of Curriculum Students | Fall 2017 25 Spring 2018 25 Summer 2018 25
Residence Status of Curriculum Students | Fall 2017 Montgomery-605 Spring 2018 Montgomery-565 Summer 2018 Montgomery 234
Enrollment By Gender of Curriculum Students 2017-2018 | Female-63% Male-37%
Curriculum Students' Enrollment Type: Part-Time/Full-Time 2017-2018 | Fall PT-599 FT-319 | Spring PT-565 FT-292 | Summer PT-324 FT-32
Curriculum Students' Enrollment By Race 2017-2018 | White 62.27% Black 17.21% Hispanic 15.99% Other, Unknown, Multi 2.65% American Indian .66% Asian 1.22%
Residency of Continuing Education Students | North Carolina 96.28% Out of State-3.72%

Montgomery Community College Continuing Education students are residents in 45 out of 100 counties in North Carolina,

MCC Continuing Education Students County Residency | Montgomery-74.19% Other Counties-5.50% Stanly-6.77% Moore-5.54% Randolph-3.86% Richmond-2.50% Davidson 0.91% Guilford 0.45% Cumberland 0.27%

and 24 out of 50 states.

Continuing Education Residency by States Other Than NC | Indiana-2.38% Missouri-2.38% New Hampshire-2.38% New York-2.38% Ohio-2.38% Tennessee-2.38% West Virginia-2.38% Delaware-3.57% Maryland-3.57% New Jersey-3.57% Georgia-7.14% Pennsylvania-7.14% Florida-11.90% South Carolina-11.90% Virginia-25.00% Other States-9.52% (Chart excludes NC)
Continuing Education Students Enrollment by Gender | Male-1431 Female-834
Continuing Education Students Enrollment by Race | White-78.91% Black 14.75% Unknown/Multiple-0.66% Hispanic-4.25% American Indian/Alaska Native-0.66%  Asian/Pacific Islander-0.75%

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MCC offers college transfer programs through the AA and AS degrees. The AA and the AS programs are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA addresses the transfer of students between institutions in the N. C. Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. Many independent colleges and universities endorse the CAA.


The Associate in General Education (AGE) curriculum is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers are provided. All courses in the program are college-level courses. The program is not principally designed for college transfer. 

ProgramAssociate DegreeDiplomaCertificate
Associate in Arts (college transfer) X  
Associate in EngineeringX  
Associate in Fine ArtsX  
Associate in General EducationX  
Associate in Science (college transfer) X  


Business Technologies programs offer training in traditional business and support areas, and in business-related fields, including computer and related technology programs. All programs include appropriate technology components and other essential workplace skills, such as communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and team building.

ProgramAssociate DegreeDiplomaCertificate
Accounting  X
Business AdministrationXXX
Hunting & Shooting Sports ManagementX X
Information Technology X X
Medical Office Administration XXX
Office AdministrationXXX


Commercial Technologies programs prepare individuals to work in occupations whose focus is very hands on, whether of an artistic or commercial nature, and provide opportunities for specialized training of individuals to work in a trade or artistic related career.

ProgramAssociate DegreeDiplomaCertificate
Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration TechnologyXXX
Electrical Systems TechnologyXXX
Forest Management Technology X X
Industrial Systems TechnologyXXX
Metal Engraving  X
Professional Crafts: Clay  X
Taxidermy XX
Welding XX


Health Sciences programs prepare individuals to work closely with professionals in providing health care services. The programs are designed to provide a base in general education and specific training in a variety of health care settings. Public Service Technologies programs are designed to prepare people for employment in the public and private sector in service-related careers.

ProgramAssociate Degree DiplomaCertificate
Basic Law Enforcement Training  X
Criminal Justice TechnologyXX (CCP)X
Dental Assisting  X 
Early Childhood EducationXXX
Foodservice Technology  X (SCI)
Human Services TechnologyXXX
Human Services Technology:
Developmental Disabilities Concentration
Medical AssistingX X
Nurse Aide XX
Phlebotomy  X
Practical Nursing X 

Source: MCC Website


ProgramAssociate Degree DiplomaCertificate
Automotive Systems Technology (1+1)  X
Computer-Integrated Machining (1+1)   X
Culinary (1+1)   X
Facility Maintenance TechnologyXXX
Mechatronics Engineering TechnologyXXX
Sustainable AgricultureXXX


Arts & Sciences
Associate in Arts (college transfer)100726559106
Associate in Science (college transfer)1519142286
Associate in Elementary Education311  
Associate in Engineering    33
Associate in General Education130971089180
Business Technologies
Business Administration85811117266
Hunting and Shooting Sports Management20121165
Information Technology10683937960
Medical Office Administration    7
Office Administration5846429652
Office Administration: Legal Concentration41   
Commercial Technologies
Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology12591412
Electrical Systems Technology2631212015
Forest Management Technology4746465855
Industrial Maintenance Technology   616
Metal Engraving42233
Professional Crafts: Clay20113  
Welding    7
Health/Public Service Technologies   
Basic Law Enforcement Training 16111412
Criminal Justice Technology4550423939
Dental Assisting1613171619
Early Childhood Education4538393233
Foodservice Technology2328282320
Human Services Technology9868959070
Medical Assisting4949375052
Nurse Aide   123
Phlebotomy   198
Practical Nursing5853566249
Special Credit10750494435
Career & College Promise Pathways126189135169128
Students may be enrolled in multiple academic programs during a term or academic year.

Source: Data Warehouse Custom Report (Student Enrollment by Curriculum By Year)


  Enrollment by Program     
  Career & College Promise     
 Program NameFall
*No CCP Enrollment
Forest Management HS CCP Certificate 1          
Accounting HS CCP Certificate32         
Business Administration HS CCP CertificateComputer Info Technology HS CCP CertificateProfessional Office Administration Certificate678151 3 131
3         1
Microsoft Applications CCP HS Certificate     13344511
Information Technology HS CCP Certificate     291313223
Hunting and Shooting Sports Mgmt HS CCP Certificate      1    
Fish Taxidermy Certificate HS CCP  1        
AC, Heating & Refrigeration Technology HS CCP Certificate11      1  
Electrical Systems Technology HS CCP Certificate531        
Human Services Technology HS CCP Certificate26102628 1021 17233
Medical Assisting HS CCP Certificate21 116    121
Phlebotomy HS CCP Certificate     313 11
Nurse Aide HS CCP Certificate     1     
Industrial Systems Technology HS CCP Certificate        223
Welding Basic Certificate HS CCP        112
Criminal Justice Certificate HS CCP12994     1 
Criminal Justice Technology Diploma   1  15131
Early Childhood Education Certificate HS CCP1       111
Pathways Humanities & Social Sciences7          
Pathways Business & Economics2          
Pathways Associate in Art29565043 43123423313
Pathway Associate in Science676137436212015162723
NOTE:  CCP Students can be enrolled in more than one program per semester.

Source:  Informer Report (CU Enrolled by Program)

CCP Statistics
Spring 2015Summer 2015Fall 2015Spring 2016Summer 2016Fall
Spring 2017Summer 2017Fall
Approximate Number of Students228127 2047581822195910312155
Enrolled in X Classes437228 361130831740877404462104
From East Montgomery HS13460 13037615323958606333
From West Montgomery HS8560 6434114215015284417
From North Moore HS           1
From Wescare Academy55 53187    
From Home School32 41 1374873
From Other1  1     771

Source:  Informer Report (CCP Enrollment Details by Term)


  Enrollment By Semester
 (Duplicated Count)   
  2017 Fall 2018 Spring 2018 Summer
 Early College Students 125 108 58
Early College Enrollment
by Program of Study
 Associate in Arts 40
 Associate in science 54
 Associate in Engineering  28
 AAS Industrial Systems Technology  3


Arts & Sciences171314251384
Business Technologies6553615059275
Commercial Technologies154146147211181795
Health/Public Service Technologies120135107164130642
Graduates |  2013-2014 Arts & Sciences-17 Business Technologies-65 Commercial Technologies-154 Health/Public Service Technologies-120 2014-2015 Arts & Sciences-13 Business Technologies-53 Commercial Technologies-146 Health/Public Service Technologies-135 2015-2016 Arts & Sciences-14 Business Technologies-61 Commercial Technologies-147 Health/Public Service Technologies-107 2016-2017 Arts & Sciences-25 Business Technologies-50 Commercial Technologies-211 Health/Public Service Technologies-164 2017-2018 Arts & Sciences-13 Business Technologies-59 Commercial Technologies-181 Health/Public Service Technologies-130


 2014 Employment2024EmploymentProjectionsPercent Change
Programs / OccupationsNCNCNC
Arts & Sciences
College Transfer Programs
Business Technologies
Accountants and Auditors34,51840,0610.16
Bill and Account Collectors10,78910,8750.01
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators14,92417,5010.17
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks48,26146,641-0.03
Budget Analysts1,0321,1040.07
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks891883-0.01
Financial Analysts7,7489,5120.23
Financial Examiners1,2621,5870.26
Financial Specialists, All Other3,4883,9450.13
New Accounts Clerks2,2982,4580.07
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks4,8254,9210.02
Personal Financial Advisors7,0479,8120.39
Statistical Assistants356345-0.03
Tax Preparers2,4902,5270.01
Business Administration
Administrative Services Managers5,3086,1090.15
Business Operations Specialists, All Other30,67634,6170.13
First-line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers40,04846,5370.16
General and Operations Managers54,83362,7440.14
Managers, All Others24,12327,2270.13
Marketing Managers5,6457,0290.25
Hunting & Shooting Sports Management  
Retail Salespersons143,798163,8780.14
Sales and Related Workers, All Other38,63843,4650.12
Sales Managers8,1529,2500.13
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other21,97925,0110.14
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products3,5294,0430.15
Information Technology
Computer Hardware Engineers1,3161,4270.08
Computer and Information Scientists, Research3153730.18
Computer Programmers7,9068,0610.02
Computer Software Developers Applications22,02426,7120.21
Computer Software Developers, Systems Software10,88112,7240.17
Arts & Sciences
College Transfer Programs
Business Technologies
Information Technology
Computer Network Specialists6,5637,3570.12
Computer User Support Specialists19,82423,1250.17
Computer Systems Analysts17,26822,2580.29
Computer, Automated Teller & Office Mach. Repairer4,2094,5830.09
Computer and Information Systems Managers12,26715,4190.26
Office Administration
Computer Operators1,8051,604-0.11
Correspondence Clerks9891-0.07
Data Entry Keyers6,1296,043-0.01
Desktop Publishers231178-0.23
Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants24,42824,084-0.01
File Clerks2,3952,3950.00
Information and Record Clerks, All Other3,7133,8460.04
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other7,4718,6880.16
Office Clerks, General80,03286,5650.08
Receptionists & Information Clerks28,58433,3950.17
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive63,98769,2190.08
Word Processors and Typists783675-0.14
Commercial Technologies
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers12,16814,1460.16
Electrical SystemsTechnology / Industrial Systems Technology
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians3,4393,6130.05
Electrical and Electronics Drafters6977890.13
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment2,5862,7110.05
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers5,6255,587-0.01
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General42,12046,6120.11
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers and Repairers18,39719,2290.05
Industrial Engineering Technicians1,6721,6960.01
Industrial Machinery Mechanics9,92011,9250.20
Commercial Technologies
Forest Management Technology
Environmental Engineering Technicians3714120.11
Forest and Conservation Technicians525511-0.03
Forest, Conservation and Logging Workers2,8172,8450.01
Logging Equipment Operators1,9112,0170.06
Surveying and Mapping Technicians2,7092,633-0.03
Tree Trimmers and Pruners2,2052,4420.11
Etchers and Engravers1411480.05
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators1,4301,177-0.18
Tool and Die Makers1,6551,550-0.06
Woodworkers, All Other1591690.06
Metal Engraving
Etchers and Engravers1411480.05
Commercial and Industrial Designers9621,0450.09
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors9511,0660.12
Set and Exhibit Designers2212490.13
Health/Public Service Technologies
Criminal Justice Technology / BLET
Correctional Officers and Jailers18,01017,9540.00
Detectives and Criminal Investigators3,4933,6810.05
First-line Super. /Man. Of Correctional Officers1,5651,6040.02
First-line Super. /Man. Of Police & Detectives4,0544,3410.07
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers20,00421,5790.08
Security Guards27,65529,9280.08
Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Spec.3,0402,936-0.03
Dental Assisting
Dental Assistants9,07811,3730.25
Early Childhood Associate / Infant Toddler Care / School-Age Care
Child Care Workers41,36446,3490.12
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education10,21711,4850.12
Foodservice Technology
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers139,910169,2260.21
Cooks, Fast Food5,5645,145-0.08
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria8,86110,2110.15
Cooks, Restaurant36,03545,1280.25
Cooks, Short Order3,8714,0390.04
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers35,45242,2620.19
Food Preparation & Serving Related Workers, Other36,67240,9120.12
Food Preparation Workers20,93523,8190.14
Food Service Managers7,6948,7700.14
Human Services Technology / HST: Developmental Disabilities
Child, Family, and School Social Workers9,92210,8710.10
Community & Social Service Specialists, All Other2,8143,0800.09
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers3,6354,6310.27
Mental Health Counselors3,8244,8610.27
Rehabilitation Counselors3,2633,7340.14
Social and Community Service Managers2,4052,7440.14
Social and Human Service Assistants8,82610,2640.16
Social Workers, All Other1,1911,180-0.01
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors1,7602,2270.27
Medical Assisting
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other5,4016,9070.28
Medical Assistants14,31717,9410.25
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians5,1596,1970.20
Medical Secretaries10,85013,3750.23
Nurse Aide
Home Health Aides48,52365,3710.35
Nursing Assistant53,28166,8060.25
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other80,43093,1380.16
Practical Nursing
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses15,86518,6730.18
Continuing Education
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other3,9854,8600.22
Home Health Aides48,52365,3710.35
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other5,4016,9070.28
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other80,43093,1380.16
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics10,17612,3120.21
Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers3,5343,486-0.01
Continuing Education
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators5,4136,7230.24
Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Spec.3,0402,936-0.03
Security Guards27,65529,9280.08
Correctional Officers and Jailers18,01017,9540.00
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians3,4393,6130.05
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers and Repairers18,39719,2290.05
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers8,7449,4240.08
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters1,5781,363-0.14
Structural Iron & Steel Workers1,5171,6730.10
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters2,1442,2730.06
Sheet Metal Workers3,9204,3050.10
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate1,9462,2120.14
Real Estate Brokers12,70314,7290.16
Real Estate Sales Agents8,88911,3580.28
Property, Real Estate & Community Assoc. Manager5,0765,8950.16
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics26,12628,6720.10
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists7,4408,4530.14

Source: NC Department of Commerce, Occupational Projections

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Longevity of MCC Employees | 1 year- 13 employees 2 years-9 employees 3 years-5 employees 4 years-5 employees 5 years-5 employees 6 years-9 employees 7 years-8 employees 8-years-3 employees 9 years-3 employee 10 years-3 employee 11 years-1 employee 12 years-1 employees 13 years 3-employees 14 years-1 employees 15 years-2 employees 17 years-1 employee 19 years-3 employees 20 years-1 employee 23 years-1 employees 24 years-1 employee 25 years-2 employees 28 years-1 employee 32 years-1 employee

Chart represents employees’ total years at MCC; some years are not consecutive. Source: Data Warehouse

Full-Time Staff by Area of Responsibility | Faculty 40% Staff 37.50% Technical & Paraprofessional 15.00% Support 2.50% Administrative 5.00% Source: Data Warehouse
Full-Time and Permanent Part-Time Employees by Race/Gender | White Female 53.57% White Male 32.14% Black Male 5.95% Black Female 5.95% Hispanic Female 1.19% Asian Male 1.19%
Distribution of Degrees Held by Full Time Faculty and Staff | Less than Bachelor's Degree 40.00% Bachelor's 33.75% Master's 23.75% Doctor's 2.50% Source: Data Warehouse


Revenue Sources, Fiscal Year 2018 | State Aid 55.26%, Federal Student Financial Aid 15.04%, Student Tuition and Fees, Net 8.22%, County Appropriations 8.85%, Capital Revenues 9.81%, Noncapital Grants 1.96%, Sales and Services, Net 0.83%, Gifts, Net 0.03%

Source: VP of Administrative Services

Expenditures Fiscal Year 2018 | Instruction 28.71%, Institutional Support 28.54%, Auxiliary Services 8.98%, Student Financial Aid 8.73%, Student Services 6.33%, Capital Expenditures 9.20%

Source: VP of Administrative Services

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In 1995 the Montgomery Community College Foundation was reactivated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of promoting and enhancing the quality of education at Montgomery Community College.

Montgomery Community College Foundation’s mission is to enable MCC students to further his/her education. The Foundation will solicit and carefully manage funds for scholarships, awards, equipment, books, and other purposes to enable and enrich the college experience for students.

The MCC Foundation manages 86 Endowed Scholarship Funds and 39 Named Scholarship Funds. In academic year 2018, 74 students were awarded scholarships from the interest and earnings of these 125 funds. The scholarships cover tuition, fees and for Montgomery Scholars, $250 toward books.

Montgomery Scholars Program Scholarship funds are designed to provide Montgomery County high school graduates with a two-year scholarship to MCC beginning the fall semester of their graduation. Twenty-one first year Montgomery Scholars scholarships were awarded in academic year 2018, and four second-year Montgomery Scholars scholarships were awarded.

A complete list of scholarships is available by request to the MCC Director of Resource Development.

MCC Foundation Fund Distribution June 30, 2018 | Endowed Scholarships 86.42%, Named Scholarships and Temp Funds 12.20%, Operating funds 1.38%

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Geographic Region – Piedmont
Greensboro – 50 miles
Charlotte – 60 miles
Raleigh – 105 miles


Land Area (sq. mi.) – 491
Elevation – 664 ft.

Largest town and county seat – Troy
Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board
Montgomery County Economic Development


Average annual high temperature – 71 ° F
Average annual low temperature – 49 ° F
Annual average rainfall – 47 inches
Annual average snowfall – 2 inches


Interstate 73/74
NC 24/27
NC 109
NC 134
NC 73 


Local Airport: Star
Commercial Airport: Piedmont Triad Airport, Greensboro (55 mi.)

Railroads (freight)
Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway

Source: Montgomery County Economic Development


 Population 2017 July Certified Estimation 27,845
 Population 2010 27,798
 Population Density (Per sq. mi.) 56
County Population Growth | 2010 Census 27,798 2017 July Certified Population Estimate 27,845

Source: MC Economic Development & US Census Bureau

Age Distribution of Population | 5 & Under 6% 18 & Under 23% 19-64 52% 65+ 20%


County Population by Race | White 63%, Black 18.7 %, Hispanic 15.7%, Asian 1.6%, American Indian and Alaska Native 1%



Median Household Income 2016 $48,113 
Per Capita Income 2017 $33,662
Population in Poverty 2017 Est. 4,719
Poverty Rate 17.8%
Child Poverty Rate 30.3%
Elderly Poverty Rate 26%


Home-ownership Rate (2017) 70%
Number of Households 10,855
Number of Housing Units 16,203


2017 Number of Physicians 8
Percent Uninsured 15.4%


Graduation Rate (High School or higher) 77.9%
Per Student Expenditures K-12 (local funds) $1,349
Average SAT Score (2018) 996


Unemployment Rate 2018 3.8%
Percent Working Age Population 51.3%
Average Commute Time (minutes) 24
Percent Commuting to Another County 32.5%

Montgomery County Population 25+ Educational Attainment 2013-2017 ACS | Less than a 9th Grade 8.00%, 9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 14.00%, Some College, No Degree 21.20%, Associate's Degree 9.60%, Bachelor's Degree 10.20%, Graduate or Professional Degree 3.80%
Working Population: Types of Employment | Construction 5.56%, Manufacturing 40.40%, Wholesale Trade 2.11%, Retail Trade 11.64%, Health Care and Social Assistance 14.13% Finance and Insurance 2.15%, Professional and  Technical Services 1.00%,  Real Estate, Rentals, and Leasing 0.28%, Information 0.95%, Arts,  Entertainment and Recreation 1.86%, Accommodation and Food Services 4.50%, Other Services 3.31%, Public Administration 10.16%, Agriculture Forestry Fishing & Hunting 1.97%

Source: AccessNC.commerce.state

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The service-providing sectors are projected to add more than 10.5 million jobs to reach over 135.8 million jobs by 2026. This increase represents just over 91 percent of all jobs added from 2016 to 2026. Employment in the service-providing sectors is expected to grow by 0.8 percent annually from 2016 to 2026, which is slightly faster than the 0.7 percent growth in jobs for the entire economy. This growth is slower than the 0.9 percent annual growth that the sector experienced from 2006 to 2016. As with the last three sets of projections, the health care and social assistance sector is projected to have the most employment growth. The sector is expected to increase by almost 4 million jobs and is expected to reach over 23 million jobs by 2026. Employment in the health care and social assistance sector is projected to grow at a 1.9 percent annual rate, which is more than twice as fast as the overall annual growth of jobs in the entire economy. This growth rate is below the 2.3 percent annual growth rate that took place during the 2006–16 decade for the health care and social assistance sector.

Employment in the goods-producing sectors excluding agriculture is projected to increase by 219,000 jobs over the 2016–26 decade. This growth contrasts with the loss of almost 2.8 million jobs over the previous decade. Manufacturing, the largest sector in this group, is projected to have the largest decrease in jobs over the 2016–26 projections decade, declining by 736,400 jobs. Although large, the loss is about 40 percent of that experienced from 2006 to 2016, which saw a decrease in more than 1.8 million manufacturing jobs.

Employment in the construction sector is expected to increase substantially, adding 864,700 jobs. This increase almost makes up for the 980,200 jobs that were lost during the 2006–16 decade, nearly bringing the construction sector back to its prerecession level.

Total employment in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting sector is expected to decline by 6,100 jobs from 2016 to 2026, a result of a decline of 23,000 in self-employment over the projections decade. This total decline is smaller for the sector than the expected loss of 110,500 jobs over the 2014–24 projections decade. This decline was largely a result of falling employment projected in the crop production industry. Total crop production industry employment was projected to decline 0.7 percent annually during the 2014–24 decade but is now expected to grow 0.2 percent annually over the 2016–26 projections decade. As farms are consolidating and getting larger, they are adopting precision agriculture technologies, leading to an increase in hired labor.


The labor force in 2026 is expected to be much older and to become more diverse. The median age of the labor force is expected to rise slightly from 42.0 in 2016 to 42.3 in 2026—the highest level ever recorded.

The projected labor force annual growth of 0.6 percent in the 2016–26 decade is because of slow population growth. Changes in the age composition of the population and labor force participation rates of the different age, gender, and race and ethnic groups will also affect growth. The labor force will change in composition as various age, gender, and race and ethnic groups experience different rates of change. The shares of both the youth and the prime age groups in the labor force are projected to decline, whereas older workers will continue to increase their share to about one-quarter of the labor force by 2026. The 75-and-older group is projected to have the fastest growth, followed by the 65-to-74 year-olds.

Since 1996, labor force growth for men has been lagging that for women, and this trend is expected to continue over the 2016–26 decade. The women’s labor force is projected to have a 0.8 percent annual growth rate, whereas the men’s labor force is projected to grow 0.5 percent. Continuing its trend from the past couple of decades, women’s share of the labor force is projected to increase, and the men’s share is projected to decrease.

Over the 2016–26 decade, the U.S. labor force is expected to become more diverse. Because immigration is the main engine of population growth, the projected high labor force participation rates for Asian and Hispanic immigrants will increase the share of minorities more in the coming decade than previously. The participation rate of white non-Hispanics, who have always accounted for the largest share, is projected to decline.

The changing composition of the labor force among the different age, gender, and race and ethnic groups creates a dynamic that shows the movement of these different groups into and out of the labor force. This dynamic of labor force change emerges from three groups:
• Entrants: those who will be in the labor force in 2026 but who were not in it in 2016
• Leavers: those who were in the labor force in 2016 but who will exit before 2026
• Stayers: those who were in the labor force in 2016 and who will remain through 2026

Thus, the projected labor force of 2026 may be regarded as consisting of the labor force of 2016, plus the entrants and minus the leavers. BLS projects that between 2016 and 2026, nearly 39 million workers will enter the labor force and 28 million will leave. Leavers are more likely to be men, because the labor force has more older men than older women.

Fastest Growing Occupations, 2016 and Projected 2026

(Numbers in thousands)

2016 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2016-26Median annual wage, 2016(1)
Total, all occupations00-0000156,063.8167,582.311,518.67.4$37,040
Solar photovoltaic installers47-223111.323.211.9105.3$39,240
Wind turbine service technicians49-90815.811.35.596.1$52,260
Home health aides31-1011911.51,337.0425.646.7$22,600
Personal care aides39-90212,016.12,770.1754.037.4$21,920
Physician assistants29-1071106.2145.939.737.4$101,480
Nurse practitioners29-1171155.5211.556.036.0$100,910
Physical therapist assistants31-202188.3115.527.230.8$56,610
Software developers, applications15-1132831.31,084.6253.430.5$100,080
Bicycle repairers49-309112.416.13.729.4$27,630
Medical assistants31-9092634.4819.0184.629.1$31,540
Physical therapist aides31-202252.$25,680
Occupational therapy assistants31-201139.350.711.428.9$59,010
Information security analysts15-1122100.0128.528.428.4$92,600
Genetic counselors29-90923.13.90.928.3$74,120
Operations research analysts15-2031114.0145.331.327.4$79,200
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists33-20221.72.20.526.6$36,230
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary25-1071233.5294.060.525.9$99,360
Derrick operators, oil and gas47-501111.113.92.825.7$48,130
Physical therapists29-1123239.8299.860.025.0$85,400
Occupational therapy aides31-20127.59.31.824.7$28,330
Roustabouts, oil and gas47-507150.062.312.224.5$37,340
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas47-501216.720.84.024.2$54,430
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary25-107267.984.216.324.0$69,130
Massage therapists31-9011160.3198.137.723.5$39,860
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining47-501341.451.19.723.4$48,610
Respiratory therapists29-1126130.2160.630.423.4$58,670
Diagnostic medical sonographers29-203267.382.915.623.2$69,650
(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wag
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


2016 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2016-26Median annual wage, 2016(1)
Total, all occupations00-0000156,063.8167,582.311,518.67.4$37,040
Personal care aides39-90212,016.12,770.1754.037.4$21,920
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food35-30213,452.24,032.1579.916.8$19,440
Registered nurses29-11412,955.23,392.2437.014.8$68,450
Home health aides31-1011911.51,337.0425.646.7$22,600
Software developers, applications15-1132831.31,084.6253.430.5$100,080
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners37-20112,384.62,617.7233.09.8$24,190
General and operations managers11-10212,263.12,469.0205.99.1$99,310
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand53-70622,628.42,829.2200.87.6$25,980
Medical assistants31-9092634.4819.0184.629.1$31,540
Waiters and waitresses35-30312,600.52,783.0182.57.0$19,990
Nursing assistants31-10141,510.31,674.4164.010.9$26,590
Construction laborers47-20611,216.71,370.0153.312.6$33,430
Cooks, restaurant35-20141,231.91,377.2145.311.8$24,140
Accountants and auditors13-20111,397.71,538.0140.310.0$68,150
Customer service representatives43-40512,784.52,920.5136.04.9$32,300
Market research analysts and marketing specialists13-1161595.4731.4136.022.8$62,560
Medical secretaries43-6013574.2703.2129.122.5$33,730
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers37-30111,197.91,321.2123.310.3$26,320
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers53-30321,871.71,985.5113.86.1$41,340
Maintenance and repair workers, general49-90711,432.61,545.3112.77.9$36,940
Teacher assistants25-90411,308.11,417.6109.58.4$25,410
Financial managers11-3031580.4688.8108.418.7$121,750
Elementary school teachers, except special education25-20211,410.91,514.9104.17.4$55,800
Stock clerks and order fillers43-50812,008.62,109.9101.35.0$23,840
Management analysts13-1111806.4902.896.512.0$81,330
Receptionists and information clerks43-41711,053.71,149.495.79.1$27,920
Sales representatives, services, all other41-3099983.01,$52,490
Teachers and instructors, all other25-3099993.91,086.492.59.3$30,110
Business operations specialists, all other13-11991,023.91,$69,040
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses29-2061724.5813.188.612.2$44,090
(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Industry DescriptionThousands of JobsChangeCompound Annual Rate of Change
Fastest Growing
Home health care services1,362.02,100.2738.24.4
Other information services259.3384.7125.44.0
Individual and family services2,229.43,100.8871.43.4
Outpatient care centers856.31,178.9322.63.2
Offices of other health practitioners858.51,122.5264.02.7
Medical and diagnostic laboratories262.8334.972.12.5
Other ambulatory health care services288.6365.076.42.4
Support activities for mining265.0334.369.32.4
Other personal services320.2401.581.32.3
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services1,372.51,691.5319.02.1
Office administrative services495.1608.4113.32.1
Offices of physicians2,527.73,076.5548.82.0
Warehousing and storage915.11,110.8195.72.0
Computer systems design and related services1,990.72,415.7425.02.0
Software publishers355.6425.569.91.8
Offices of dentists925.81,101.2175.41.8
Oil and gas extraction180.0214.034.01.7
Other educational services730.3867.4137.11.7
Local government passenger transit284.1332.348.21.6
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions159.7185.926.21.5
Most Rapidly Declining
Tobacco manufacturing12.98.0-4.9-4.7
Federal electric utilities15.510.8-4.7-3.5
Apparel, leather and allied product manufacturing160.8112.6-48.2-3.5
Communications equipment manufacturing85.661.9-23.7-3.2
Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers374.4286.4-88.0-2.6
Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media15.411.9-3.5-2.6
Cable and other subscription programming52.840.9-11.9-2.5
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills100.079.2-20.8-2.3
Textile mills and textile product mills228.9184.7-44.2-2.1
Other chemical product and preparation manufacturing80.265.8-14.4-2.0
Wired telecommunications carriers588.5486.0-102.5-1.9
Satellite, telecommunications resellers, and all other telecommunications85.370.5-14.8-1.9
Printing and related support activities446.7373.5-73.2-1.8
Rubber product manufacturing133.1111.6-21.5-1.7
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing83.670.6-13.0-1.7
Spring and wire product manufacturing43.036.5-6.5-1.6
Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing, excluding digital camera manufacturing164.1141.0-23.1-1.5
Industrial machinery manufacturing113.697.8-15.8-1.5
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Most new jobs - Associates Degree or Postsecondary Nondegree Award | Occupations that typically require an associate's degree or postsecondary nondegree award to enter the occupation, projected 2016-26 annual average

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Academic Semester — A sixteen-week period during which credit classes are offered.

Academic Year — The academic year includes fall and spring semesters as well as an eleven-week summer term.

Accreditation — A formal means of recognizing an institution for maintaining standards that qualify the graduates for admission to higher institutions or for professional practice. Accrediting agencies are responsible for establishing the standards and evaluating the schools’ compliance with them (e.g. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, American Dental Association, Engineering).

Accountability — The acceptance of personal responsibility for the achievement of predetermined measurable objectives.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) — A program of basic skills for adults, 16 years of age or older and out of school, who function at less than a high school level.

Adult Education — Programs that provide opportunities for adults and out-of-school youth to further their education.

Affirmative Action — The planned, aggressive, coherent, management program to provide for equal employment opportunity. It is a results-oriented program designed to achieve equal employment opportunity rather than simply a policy to assure nondiscrimination. As an ongoing management program, it requires periodic evaluation.

Appropriation — The act by which the legislature provides the state dollars for the operation of an institution. Funds are appropriated to the State Board of Community Colleges to be distributed to the institutions.

Associate in Applied Science Programs (AAS) — These programs range from 64 to 76 semester hour credits. A full-time student can typically complete one of these programs within two years. In addition to major course work, associate in applied science degree programs require a minimum of 15 semester hour credits of general education. General education requirements include course work in communications, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences and natural sciences/mathematics. Certain courses in associate degree programs may be accepted by a four-year college or university for transfer credit in an associated field.

Base Budget — Appropriations made by the Legislature to fund the current level of operation.

Capital Outlay — Capital outlay expenditures are those that result in the acquisition of fixed assets or additions to fixed assets (i.e. expenditures for land, buildings, or equipment).

Categorical Funds (restricted) — Funds from a federal, state, local, or private source that are restricted to expenditures in a particular category or program.

Certificate Programs — These programs range from 12 to 18 semester hour credits and can usually be completed within one semester by a full-time student. Associate degree level courses within a certificate program may also be applied toward a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

Certification — A voluntary form of recognition for knowledge and skill in a particular profession.

Clock Hour — One hour of instruction given one student. Class periods from 50–60 minutes may be counted as one clock hour depending on the type of instruction delivered.

College Transfer Programs — These programs are offered through the Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees. The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science programs are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). This agreement addresses the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.

Compensatory Education — A special state-funded educational program for mentally retarded adults (over 17 years of age).

Competency-Based Instruction — Instruction based on measurable student performance outcomes consistent with the skills and knowledge needed by entry-level employees in a particular field.

Cooperative Skills Training — A training program specifically designed to provide customized training for existing industry. This training can be provided on campus or at the industrial site.

Credit Hour — An instructional unit used for recognition of the amount of credit a student earns for a given course. Example: Semester Credit Hour—A student who spends one classroom hour per week in a class for sixteen weeks earns one semester hour credit.

Current Expense — Funds used for the general operation of the institution to include salaries, benefits, and other instructional costs.

Curriculum Programs — A term used to describe a wide variety of planned educational programs which range in length from one semester to two years. These programs lead to certificates, diplomas or associate degrees, depending on the nature of the curriculum. Curriculum programs include certificate, diploma,
Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in General Education programs.

Developmental Education — A program providing specialized credit courses for students who need to improve their basic skill in order to perform at the level required for admission to degree and diploma programs. Usually these courses are in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Diploma Programs — These programs range from 36 to 48 semester hour credits and can usually be completed by a full-time student within two semesters and one summer term. Associate degree level courses within a diploma program may also be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science degree.

English as a Second Language (ESL) — A program of instruction to help adults with limited or no English language proficiency.

Expansion Budget — Additional funds from the legislature to increase the quantity or quality of services rendered.

Fiscal Year — The twelve-month period upon which the institution’s budget is based, July1–June 30.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) — One full-time equivalent (FTE) student represents 16 student membership hours per week for 16 weeks or 256 student membership hours for each semester enrolled.
• Annual Curriculum FTE — The total of fall and spring FTE.
• Annual Extension FTE — The total of spring, summer and fall sequenced periods FTE.
• Budget Full-Time Equivalent (B/FTE) — Used to prepare the operating budget and to provide for an equitable distribution of the operating funds allocated by the State Board to the institutions.
• Equipment Full-Time Equivalent (E/FTE) — Used to prepare the equipment budget and to provide for an equitable distribution of the equipment funds allocated by the State Board to the institutions.
• Library Full-Time Equivalent (L/FTE) — Used to prepare the library budget to provide for an equitable distribution of library funds allocated for the purchase of library books and audiovisual materials.
• Credit Hour Full-Time Equivalent (H/FTE) — Used in furnishing data to the North Carolina Commission on Higher Education Facilities and the University of North Carolina.
• Construction Full-Time Equivalent (C/FTE) — Used to determine priorities and institutional eligibility for federal and state construction funds for the institutions.

Full-Time Students — A student is considered full time if he/she carries 12 or more semester credit hours of classes.

General Educational Development (GED) — A high school equivalency program enabling adults to take the General Education Development Tests to determine if they are at the 12th grade completion level of English, social studies, science, reading, and math. Individuals achieving the required scores on the GED are awarded the High School Equivalency Diploma. The program is open to individuals 18 years or older.

General Education Programs — These programs are designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. The two-year General Education program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science and mathematics at the college level. All courses in the program are college-level courses. Many of the courses are equivalent to college transfer courses; however, the program is not principally designed for college transfer. Successful completion of 64-65 semester hour credits leads to an associate in general education degree (AGE).

Human Resource Development (HRD) — A program with prevocational training and counseling for chronically unemployed adults.

Non-Credit (Extension) Courses — Courses for professional training, upgrading or general interest.

Occupational Education — Any type of instruction or training (credit or non-credit) that prepares one to enter an occupation.

Other Costs — A term used to describe current instructional and operating instructional support costs excluding personnel and the associated fringe benefits. The term is used for supplies, travel, postage, etc.

Pell Grants — Needs-based federally funded grants.

Transitional — Programs that do not lead to a formal award. They include special credit, Huskins Bill, high school, and dual enrolled high school programs.

Unduplicated Headcount — The total number of students (both full-time and part-time) enrolled in all courses during a year. Each student is counted only once during the year regardless of the number of classes he/she takes or the number of semesters for which he/she registers.

Source: A Matter of Facts, NC Community College Fact Book, 2008

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