McDowell Technical Community College is located in Marion, North Carolina at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was established in 1964 as the Marion-McDowell Industrial Education Center. Eventually, it was called the McDowell Technical Institute and McDowell Technical College until it was named MTCC.
Despite the change of names, MTCC adhered to its mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities through accessible, high quality education and services which ultimately aims to improve the quality of life of individuals and attain community development.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, MTCC offers Certificate, Diploma and Associate degree programs. Its Health Information Technology program is also certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
MTCC provides academic transfer, technical and vocational, basic skills and continuing education programs utilizing both traditional and non-traditional teaching methods. These programs are designed to prepare students for a professional career or higher education in any four-year institutions.
Continuing Education program caters to adults of diverse age and educational backgrounds. They are given the opportunity to acquire lifelong learning through this program. Moreover, distance learning is intended to provide flexibility and convenience for the students.
MTCC hosts several educational, cultural and community activities for the students to enrich their academic experience. Students can also be involved in organizations such as the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society-Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter and National Technical Honor Society.
Programs of Study and an online application can be found by visiting the school site or by requesting information from the school via this portal. Start your journey today!
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $1,700-$2,100
- Out-of-State: $6,300-$7,589
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $72-$86 per unit
- Out-of-State: $260-$320 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||84%||$5,068|
|Receiving Student Loans||2%||$972|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, McDowell Technical Community College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in North Carolina, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|McDowell Technical Community College||McDowell County||North Carolina|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by McDowell Technical Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to McDowell Technical Community College.
- Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, NC (19 miles away)
- Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC (22 miles away)
- Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, NC (30 miles away)
- Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC (34 miles away)
- Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC (36 miles away)