News

An Accidental Beekeeper

CampusCommunityContinuing EducationSmall Business CenterWorkforce Development

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. […]

Read More

MCC’s Free CCR Classes Begin in July

CommunityContinuing Education

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 […]

Read More

With Renovations Complete, MCC Welcomes New Academic Program

BLETCampusContinuing EducationCurriculum

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 […]

Read More

MCC Expands Heritage Crafts Offering

AlumniCommunityContinuing EducationEmployees

Sydney Williams is the new director of MCC’s Heritage Crafts program. Thus far the Heritage Crafts offerings include Pottery, Beekeeping, Homebrew and Taxidermy classes, however Williams expects the topic breadth to expand significantly. “Our students have considerable skills and love to use their hands to create,” explains Williams. “A robust Heritage Crafts curriculum will provide […]

Read More

MCC’s SBC Partners with SCA to Assist Marginalized Entrepreneurs

CommunityContinuing EducationEventsPartnersSmall Business Center

Montgomery Community College’s Small Business Center is partnering with the Sandhills Cooperation Association to empower future business leaders in Montgomery County’s marginalized communities.  Instead of asking entrepreneurs to come to MCC’s Page Street campus, SBC staff will conduct outreach initiatives through SCA’s network of trusted leaders and the locations they serve. The SBC will host […]

Read More

MCC Obtains Credentials as EMS Education Institution

AwardsCommunityContinuing Education

Montgomery Community College has been named a credentialed North Carolina Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider Education Institution through April, 2025. The credential affords MCC the legal ability to offer Initial, Continuing Education and Recertification for Emergency Medical Response, Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician courses along with local Continuing Education for Paramedic courses. […]

Read More

New Leader for MCC Health & Public Safety Program

AlumniBLETContinuing EducationEmployees

MCC’s Health & Public Safety Program has a new director. Greg Taylor, former director of the College’s institutional effectiveness efforts, has moved to oversee the health and safety initiatives within the Continuing Education Department. Programs under Taylor’s purview include Emergency Medical Service (EMS) including Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency […]

Read More

Youth Participate in MCC’s Culinary Camp

CommunityContinuing EducationEvents

Seventeen youth participated in a four-day cooking event held at Montgomery Community College in July. The Recipe for Success Summer Culinary Camp was funded by a North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association “Lead the Way” Grant. The Montgomery County chapter of Communities In Schools and Montgomery County Schools partnered with MCC to offer this […]

Read More

Let’s Roll

CommunityContinuing EducationSmall Business Center

Eggrolls are a flaky, flour and egg-based pastry filled with cabbage, meat and minced vegetables before they are deep-fried. These tasty, hot cylinders are a common companion to Chinese takeout in America, however two Troy-based entrepreneurs have made eggrolls an entrée, moving far beyond the typical pork and cabbage option. Ronny Xiong’s family heritage is […]

Read More

Carolina ALL OUT: A Natural Partner

Continuing EducationEmployeesPartnersTaxidermy

All organizations rely on their employees to deliver excellent products and service to their intended audience, and Montgomery Community College is no different. Our faculty and staff do a marvelous job attracting, educating and assisting students, but we don’t do it alone; there is an extensive supporting cast of partners who provide resources, reach and […]

Read More