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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 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 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 Announces Free Small Business Center Webinars for Spring

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MCC’s Small Business Center stands ready to assist you! While operating a small business can be a challenging process, our free webinars can help guide entrepreneurs through the steps of considering, planning, developing, opening and growing their small business. All classes are online this spring, and FREE! Sign up soon to reserve your spot: https://www.ncsbc.net/events.aspx?mode=4&center=75340 […]

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MCC Unveils 2021 NRA Short-Term Gunsmithing Classes

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Montgomery Community College is pleased to announce its slate of NRA-endorsed Gunsmithing classes for the 2021 year. Over 40 classes are available, the earliest of which begin in mid-February. Classes are offered at every level, from introductory to advanced experienced, and classes cover a wide range of topics from shooting instruction, gunsmithing and finishing, reloading […]

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They Just Walked Me through It

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Taylor Sarks does a lot of things at Montgomery Community College, but he’s best known as its webmaster. After excelling at computer classes in high school, he felt drawn to the field of Information Technology, but his present-day role of coding and developing almost didn’t happen. Thankfully, fate (and some really helpful folks in the […]

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MCC Co-Recipient of $5 Million U.S Department of Labor Grant

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The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $5 million grant to a consortium of North Carolina community colleges called “Aligning the Workforce and Education System for Manufacturing” also known as AWESM. Spearheaded by Forsyth Technical Community College, Montgomery Community College joins Alamance, Davidson County, Guilford Technical, Randolph, Rockingham and Surry community colleges to build […]

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MCC’s Beth Smith Retires with Emeritus Status

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In recognition of outstanding commitment and service to Montgomery Community College, the College Board of Trustees voted to grant emeritus status to Beth Smith, its Vice President of Student Services. Beth will retire from MCC on January 29, 2021 having served the College for 34 years. “I fell into this career,” admits Beth. “I had […]

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MCC Unveils New Ambulance for EMT Students

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Students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician Basic and related public safety courses will experience the state’s added driver training component in a new ambulance! Montgomery Community College invested around $30,000 for the vehicle with additional items inside the ambulance made possible through a generous donation by First Health of the Carolinas. When people consider […]

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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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