MCC Techtrail

The Forest Management Technology curriculum is designed to train individuals in technical forest management skills and help them develop competence in performing various woodland operations. Successful graduates are able to carry out woodland activities prescribed by landowners, consulting foresters, and/or forest industries.

The forestry laboratory utilizes a variety of equipment including: hand-held timber measuring devices; water and soil testing kits; surveying equipment; microscopes; and global positioning/geographical information systems as well as computers with software that will simulate, map and calculate the information gathered with these devices. The program has heavy equipment to simulate a small logging operation, including chainsaws, brush cutters, a skidder, a knuckle boom loader and a D- 4 bulldozer. The program also has a firefighting brush truck used in wildland fire suppression training.

The campus forest comprises approximately 134 acres of timber land, divided into a variety of forest types, managed in sections to provide students with a broad spectrum of learning experiences.

Some areas of study in the Forest Management Technology program include the following: dendrology; fire management; forest botany; forest ecology; forest entomology; forest equipment operation; forest measurements; forest pathology; forest pesticides; forest recreation; forest surveying; GPS/GIS; logging and marketing; remote sensing; silviculture; soils and hydrology; timber cruising; wildlife and environmental studies.

Potential employers of MCC’s Forest Management Technology graduates include: North Carolina State Forest Service, United States Forest Service, logging companies, land surveyors, consulting foresters, private forestry industry, forest product manufacturers, private landowner services companies, state park services, urban tree services or self-employment.

The Forestry Club is a voluntary campus organization comprised of students, faculty and staff at MCC. The club works to provide students with opportunities to promote their profession in the community, to participate in fundraisers and outreach activities, and to learn about people and agencies that play a vital role in the forest management field. The club attends two woodsman’s competitions each year, testing their extreme sports prowess in lumberjack & lumberjill activities.

See MCC’s Woodsmen’s Team prepare for the Mid-Atlantic Woodsman’s Meet on the Buckley Report.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSProgram Costs
Associate in Applied Science Degree61 semester hoursCosts
Wildlife Certificate34 semester hoursCosts
Recreation Certificate13 semester hoursCosts
 

Students may choose from a degree, diploma, or certificate program in Human Services Technology Developmental Disabilities. The Human Services Technology: Developmental Disabilities concentration is designed to train technicians to work with children and adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Students will specialize in the areas of developmental and intellectual disabilities. Students will gain an understanding of the handicapping effects of developmental disabilities in medical, psychological, social, educational, vocational, and economic terms. Fieldwork and clinical experience in community agencies providing comprehensive services to disabled persons and their families will be provided. Graduates should qualify for employment in group homes, foster care homes, respite services, vocational rehabilitation agencies, sheltered workshops, adult developmental activities programs, early childhood intervention programs, and other programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.

The Human Services Developmental Disabilities Associate Degree program requires clinical work experience during the final semester.  In the clinical setting, students work directly with clients to gain practical experience in their area of interest.

Human services workers are trained professionals who care about people and want to make lives better. They achieve their objectives by helping others overcome social problems such as poverty, relationship problems, domestic violence, crime and drug abuse. Human services workers come into direct contact with a vast cross section of society in many different settings such as hospitals, schools, family service agencies and rehabilitation service centers. They are also found in administrative and policy planning roles. What is your calling?

The Human Services Club is a voluntary campus organization comprised of students, faculty and staff at MCC. The club works to provide students with opportunities to promote their profession in the community , to participate in fund raisers and outreach activities, and to learn about people and agencies that play a vital role in the human services field.

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
Associate in Applied Science Degree65-67 semester hoursProgram Costs
Diploma43-44 semester hoursProgram Costs
Certificate17 semester hoursProgram Costs

Hunting and Shooting Sports Management is an Associate Degree program. It can be taken as a hybrid program (part classroom, part online) or completely online. The curriculum is a unique combination of business and shooting sports principles designed to prepare students for a career in the retail shooting and hunting sports industry. Successful graduates are prepared for employment in large and small retail sporting centers, private shooting sports businesses and shooting sports equipment manufacturing. The curriculum was developed with input from retailers and sportsmen who recognized the need for trained individuals in the industry.

THE CERTIFICATE

Take just five, online, core courses and earn your Certificate in Hunting and Shooting Sports. Intro to Shooting Sports Explains the basics of shotgun, rifle and handgun shooting sports. Gun Shop Management Introduces state and federal firearms laws, safety, and purchasing of firearms and related equipment. Sports Hunting Examines fundamentals of hunting and equipment used on hunts in the U.S. and around the world and Shooting Sports Management Covers basic gunsmithing techniques including metal finishes, wood finishing, stock fit, shotgun chokes, basic firearms design and custom firearms.

ONLINE OPTION

Earn your Hunting and Shooting Sports Management associate’s degree from any internet connected computer, anywhere in the United States. The program’s five core courses are online only, but you may choose to take the rest of the program on campus, online, or hybrid, which is a combination of online and on campus classes. All of MCC’s online courses are presented in Blackboard: an interactive course management system. The courses are taught live, and instructors are available to answer questions and give feedback. Each course is designed to give you the most comprehensive business training in the shooting sports industry.

NC Sara Logo

STATE AUTHORIZATION

Montgomery Community College has been approved by the State of North Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary education. Through NC-SARA, Montgomery Community College is authorized to offer distance education courses in states that are also participating in NC-SARA.*  Students anywhere in the U.S.,* Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands may take distance education courses from Montgomery Community College.

*All U.S. states participate in NC-SARA except California.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Gunsmithing Society is a voluntary campus organization that provides students with opportunities to promote their profession and learn about people and agencies that play a vital role in their field. One such opportunity is the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, which students raise funds to attend each year.

Phi Beta Lambda is a voluntary campus organization that provides students with leadership opportunities to gain valuable experience for the job market. Students participate in activities such as promoting their profession in the community; fundraising and outreach projects; and networking with people, agencies and organizations that play a vital role in their profession. Students have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences and compete with other students in various areas of specialization in the business professions.

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
Associate in Applied Science Degree68 semester hoursProgram Costs
Certificate18 semester hoursProgram Costs

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment.

Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.
Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
Associate in Applied Science Degree68 semester hoursProgram Costs
Diploma45 semester hoursProgram Costs
Fundamentals Certificate16 semester hoursProgram Costs

The Human Services curriculum provides a professional foundation that includes courses from a variety of disciplines. Students may choose from a diploma or degree program in Human Services Technology. The purpose of the Human Services program is to prepare students for entry level positions in the human services field or for advanced undergraduate level academic work at a transfer institution. Some of the settings in which students find employment include: mental health, child care, family service, social services, rehabilitation, correctional and educational facilities.

The Human Services Associate Degree program requires 320 hours of clinical work experience over two semesters (160 hours per semester), where students work at a clinical site of their choosing. In the clinical setting, students work directly with clients to gain practical experience in their area of interest. Every effort is made to pair the student with the desired clinical area.

Human services workers are trained professionals who care about people and want to make lives better. They achieve their objectives by helping others overcome social problems such as poverty, relationship problems, domestic violence, crime and drug abuse. Human services workers come into direct contact with a vast cross section of society in many different settings such as hospitals, schools, family service agencies and rehabilitation service centers. They are also found in administrative and policy planning roles. What is your calling?

Accreditations & Credentialing

The Human Services Technology program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE). The Council promotes excellence in human service education, provide quality assurance, and support standards of performance and practice throughout the accreditation process. Benefits of CSHSE Membership include: Program Accreditation- CSHSE is the only national organization accredition human service education programs. Students graudating from accredited programs are eligible to apply for the CCE Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credential, and receive a discount.

The Human Services Technology Program at Montgomery Community College is fully accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE) through October 2017. Click to view the entire Human Services Technology Program Profile.

The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) created the Human Services – Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP™) with the assistance of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) in consultation with the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The credentialing process was designed for human services practitioners seeking to advance their careers by acquiring independent verification of their practical knowledge and educational background.

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
Associate in Applied Science Degree65-67 semester hoursProgram Costs
Diploma37-38 semester hoursProgram Costs

The Information Technology (IT) certificate covers general IT concepts, Microsoft Office basics, networking and security fundamentals, computer upgrade and repair, and Microsoft Windows installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. Industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA A+, MTA: Networking Fundamentals, MTA: Security Fundamentals, and MOS: Excel are covered in these courses. CompTIA vouchers are available at an academic price through the CompTIA Academic Store.

Success Stories

View the Graduate Success Document (opens in a new window) to learn about their impressive MCC accomplishments and the new careers they secured. All of them obtained employment within 90 days of graduating.

THE PROFESSION

For over two decades, computer information technology has had tremendous growth as a profession. The potential for advancement is unlimited for an individual who thrives on change. As the profession becomes more specialized, individuals can continue to increase their marketability through continuing education, obtaining specialized certifications.

The computer user support specialist occupation was ranked as a 5-star job (highest ranking) by the NC Department of Commerce. (NCDC Labor & Economic Analysis. https://nccareers.org/starjobs/star_jobs.html).

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Phi Beta Lambda is a voluntary campus organization that provides students with leadership opportunities to gain valuable experience for the job market. Students participate in activities such as promoting their profession in the community; fundraising and outreach projects; and networking with people, agencies and organizations that play a vital role in their profession. Students have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences and compete with other students in various areas of specialization in the business professions.

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
A.A.S DegreeProgram Costs
IT Support & Services Certificate15 semester hoursProgram Costs
Fundamentals CertificateProgram Costs

Students can choose from a Gunsmithing degree, diploma or certificate in a daytime, evening, or weekend program.

The Gunsmithing curriculum is designed to prepare the student to diagnose malfunctions, determine the best methods of repair, and develop skills in the repair of firearms. Students are taught: Machine shop – including tooling and blueprinting, metal finishing and refinishing,firearm diagnostics and repair, stock making and finishing, custom firearms manufacturing, and laws and regulations governing firearms and businesses.

More than two-thirds of class time is spent in the shops applying what is learned in the classroom.

Because of the school’s NRA affiliation, students can take advantage of NRA short-term gunsmithing courses taught by nationally-known experts. Firearms manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson, Sig Arms, Glock, Beretta USA and Sturm Ruger have all brought their armorers schools to MCC.

Special Admissions Requirements
Tool Cost List

Facilities

The gunsmithing labs and classrooms comprise 9,000 square feet of student workspace including:

Woodworking shop

Welding Shop

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
Associate in Applied Science Degree76 semester hoursProgram Costs
Diploma42 semester hoursProgram Costs
Basic Gunsmithing Certificate17 semester hoursProgram Costs
Basic Gunsmithing Certificate Weekend Program17 semester hoursProgram Costs
Gunsmithing Design & Repair Certificate16 semester hoursProgram Costs
Gunsmithing Technology Certificate18 semester hoursProgram Costs
Gunsmithing Refinishing Certificate12 Semester hoursProgram Costs

MCC’s Medical Assisting Associate Degree/Certificate Program prepares skilled health care professionals who are qualified to perform clinical, administrative and laboratory procedures. Some of the settings in which students find employment include: physicians’ offices, ambulatory health care facilities, emergency rooms, hospital medical records departments, and medical insurance and billing departments. Students may also choose among specialties such as OB/GYN, orthopedics, pediatrics, internal medicine and more.

While in the program, students learn clinical functions such as collecting laboratory specimens, performing routine laboratory procedures, assisting with examinations and treatments, taking electrocardiograms, preparing and administering medications under physician supervision, assisting with minor surgeries including suture removal and dressing changes. Administrative functions of the medical assistant include scheduling appointments, using computer applications, answering the telephone, greeting patients, coding and processing insurance and billing.

Medical Assisting students receive 230 hours of clinical externship in a medical office where they work under the supervision of an instructor and an on-site resource person. Students have the opportunity to work directly with patients and medical assistants to gain valuable real-world experience in the field.

The Montgomery Community College Medical Assisting AAS Program, Troy, NC is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). As such, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certification Examination. Upon successful completion, students are awarded the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential.

The Montgomery Community College Medical Assisting AAS Program, Troy, NC is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).*

•Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

•Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(800) 228-2262
www.maerb.org

ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers through the year 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CMA credential is a national certification recognized by employers across the country. CMAs have a great amount of variety in their jobs and are cross-trained to perform many administrative and clinical duties. CMAs enjoy contact with patients while working alongside physicians and other health care professionals.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Medical Assisting Club is a voluntary campus organization comprised of students, faculty and staff at MCC. The club works to provide students with opportunities to promote their profession in the community, participate in fundraisers, outreach activities, conventions and seminars, and learn about people and agencies that play a vital role in the medical assisting field.

MEDICAL ASSISTING 5-YEAR WEIGHTED OUTCOMES

The Medical Assisting program at Montgomery Community College has a job placement rate average of 63% over the last five years, exceeding the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) established threshold of 60%.

100% of graduates are satisfied with Montgomery Community College’s Medical Assisting program. Additionally, 100% of employers are satisfied with Montgomery Community College Medical Assisting graduates.

An average of 88% of graduates took the CMA (AAMA) credentialing exam since 2014, while an average of 75% of CMA (AAMA) exam takers passed on the first attempt for the same time period. 86% of the 2017 cohort of students passed the American Association of Medical assistants certification. 

This program has specific program requirements. Please click here for details

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
*Associate in Applied Science Degree – Accredited Option75 semester hoursProgram Costs
Certificate – Non-Accredited Option17 semester hoursProgram Costs
Basics Certificate – Non-Accredited Option17 semester hoursProgram Costs

Geographic Information Systems is a certificate option under the Forest Management Technology program. It is a computer based method used to collect, store, manage, analyze, model, and present geographic data. GIS gives users the ability to integrate and analyze geographic data for mapping, planning and decision-making.

The GIS curriculum is designed to train individuals to become grounded in GIS technology to make informed use of existing GIS applications, and to gain skills necessary to construct new applications utilizing data capture, analysis, modeling and cartographic representation.

This program covers the foundations of GIS and spatial analysis, including cartographic and statistical methods using hands-on lab exercises and course projects with ArcGIS and open source GIS software.

GIS data is becoming an integral component in business, healthcare, state and local government, insurance, law enforcement, and many other industries. Successful graduates can utilize the certificate to advance a career, to enhance skills, or to use in a current job setting.

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURS
Certificate12 semester hours

This curriculum prepares individuals to repair and maintain electrical and mechanical systems and physical structures of commercial and industrial institutions. Emphasis is on multi-disciplined systems maintenance, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.

Course work includes carpentry, interior, and exterior finishes, plumbing, electrical, masonry, air conditioning, heating, welding, machining, blueprint reading, building codes, and OSHA regulations, as well as computer applications.

Graduates should qualify for positions as general building mechanics or maintenance technicians.

SELECT ANY OPTION BELOW TO SEE A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAM COMPLETION, ADMISSIONS, COSTS, FINANCIAL AID, AND MORE.

PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURS
Certificate17 semester hours