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MCC Unveils New Student Counseling Center

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Montgomery Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce the opening of its new Student Counseling Center! The facility is located in Room 129 in Blair Hall (formerly known as building 100), just around the corner from its previous location. When students enter the new Center they will be met with an open, spacious common area […]

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MCC Invests in Wi-Fi Upgrade to Campus

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After using CARES Act funding to bolster Wi-Fi connectivity in the towns of Biscoe, Candor, Mount Gilead, Star and Troy last fall, MCC is investing additional funds to augment Internet availability surrounding its own campus in Troy. After an onsite assessment, the College was one of 20 community colleges selected to receive financial resources from […]

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MCC Reflects Upon COVID-19 Response

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A year ago this week, Montgomery Community College moved to a virtual learning model in response to the arrival of COVID-19. While some content delivery gradually returned to face-to-face instruction with precautionary measures, many of MCC’s initial prevention measures remain in place to this day. Classes continue, students and faculty meet in person and virtually, […]

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MCC Turns Up Heat on Pottery Program with New Kiln

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Hundreds of students and thousands of pieces of pottery later, one of MCC’s nine kilns is due for retirement. The College’s 20 year-old salt kiln is undergoing a complete replacement, with a new structure being built from the ground up. For the state’s oldest pottery program, having an effective salt kiln is very important. “This […]

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MCC’s Campus Buzzing with New Apiary

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“Apiary” is the technical term given to an area where beehives are kept, and MCC now has one. In the southwestern corner of campus, between the Forestry Building and its new under-construction equipment shed, MCC has welcomed two colonies of bees housed in white Langstroth hives. Each Langstroth hive sits atop a sturdy pine stand […]

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MCC’s BLET Class is Driving in Style

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Candidates of Montgomery Community College’s largest Basic Law Enforcement Training class spend 40 hours in the law enforcement driver training portion of their curriculum, and now they will enjoy doing so in newly-designed vehicles. The BLET program’s Dodge Chargers underwent a facelift this spring, sporting new wraps featuring the College logo. Law enforcement driving-related accidents […]

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An Accidental Beekeeper

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In the summer of 2007, Shirley Harris noticed her cucumbers were growing really well. She and husband Tony had always grown some for eating and pickling, but this particular season the vines were producing more cucumbers of exceptional quality than ever before. “It had very little to do with our gardening capabilities,” Shirley now admits. […]

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MCC Forestry Program Gears Up for Growth

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The Forestry Management Technology program at Montgomery Community College is expanding capacity with new facilities and capabilities. Just north of the forestry building on the west side of the MCC Campus sits a brand new equipment storage facility. The ten-bay, open-air shed measures a whopping 30 feet deep and 170 feet in length, secured by […]

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With Renovations Complete, MCC Welcomes New Academic Program

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Improvements to “Building 500” on the Montgomery Community College Campus are finished, heralding the arrival of the College’s newest academic program, a Public Safety Administration degree. Public safety administration is the study of disaster relief, response, preparedness and recovery. The Public Safety Administration program will be offered at the degree, diploma and certificate level. Department […]

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MCC Seeing Growth in Sustainable Ag Program

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In January of 2020 Montgomery Community College launched its Sustainable Agriculture program in the new Joseph Reese Blair Career and Technical Education Center, just two months prior to the College moving to fully-online instruction due to COVID-19. As with many programs housed in that facility, student experience was diminished due to the lack of hands-on […]

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