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Brave, Simple Choices Build a New Foundation

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In 2008, Shannon Thompson and her husband found themselves in a very difficult situation. The economic recession had backed the couple and their three children into a corner, and the Albemarle residents were facing bankruptcy and the loss of their home. Thompson reflects back on their former life, and remembers long stretches of money mismanagement […]

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MCC Hosts Technical Rescuer Class, Locates Lost Hunter

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During the month of October, 36 emergency service men and women, representing 12 agencies, met at Montgomery Community College to complete the 60-hour North Carolina Technical Rescue Wilderness Rescue Certification Program. These students learned mapping, compass reading, tracking, survival, wilderness rescue, along with many other valuable wilderness survival lessons. During the class, a hunter was reported […]

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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 Announces New Online Career Coach Portal

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Montgomery Community College is pleased to unveil its new Career Coach portal, an online resource for residents in Montgomery County to explore areas of study and discover in-demand careers based on their areas of interest and personal traits. Students can visit https://montgomery.emsicc.com to get started. The portal facilitates a career assessment where students can learn […]

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MCC to Teach Detention Officer Certification Course

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The North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission has approved Montgomery Community College to deliver its 174-hour Detention Officer Certification Course. The college’s accreditation became effective March 16, 2021, and the school is making plans to admit its first cohort of officers on June 7, 2021. The 174-hour course, which is taught over a […]

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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 Delivers Firearms Training to Special Team of Soldiers

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Montgomery Community College welcomed a special guest to campus in June, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Reummler from the Fort Bragg Army Base. A friend of MCC Gunsmithing Instructor Matthew R. Mutarelli, Reummler was onsite to present certificates of appreciation to both Mutarelli and gunsmithing student Lew Jones. The two MCC representatives developed and taught a customized firearms […]

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MCC Offering Child Care Center Series

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As Montgomery County parents make their way back to the workplace, and children of all ages venture back to the classroom, the ongoing family dilemma re-asserts itself: What are we doing for child care? Post-pandemic answers are even harder to come by; previous arrangements have been disrupted, providers have left the marketplace and parents are […]

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MCC Implements S.T.E.P. Job Readiness Program

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Brutonville Community Center in Candor will be the first of several sites to host Montgomery Community College’s S.T.E.P. Job Readiness Training program this summer through fall. The six-week program, which takes place in Candor July 12th through August 19th, aims to take participants from the initial technology setup needed for a job search, all the […]

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MCC’s Free CCR Classes Begin in July

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Montgomery Community College is offering free Career & College Readiness classes to help individuals earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, learn English, improve spelling, math, and writing skills, or generally improve their academic skills in preparation for college-level coursework. These no-cost classes employ various instructional methods designed to meet students’ unique learning needs. Based […]

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