McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell Technical Community College, also known as MTCC, is a co-educational college located in Marion, North Carolina, United States. It is a part of the North Carolina Community Colleges System. The college offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in diverse areas of study such as Advertising and Graphic Design, Computer Information Technology, and Industrial Systems Technology.

McDowell Technical Community College offers a varied life for the students. They can get involved in the several clubs and organizations in the campus. Some of them include Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society-Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter, North Carolina Community College Student Leadership Institute, and National Technical Honor Society. The college also offers financial aid to the needy students in the form of grants, scholarships, or campus employment.

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Contacting McDowell

McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion , NC 28752-8728
General Phone: (828) 652-6021

McDowell Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts24liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Education and Teaching23special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Mechanics and Repair19HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Business and Management14business management, operations management, accounting, marketing
Photography and Commercial Art14commercial art
Beauty and Cosmetology14cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
Computer Science and Engineering13information technology
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and police
Medical Administration12medical records tech
Production Trades10machine shop assistant, welding, cabinetmaking
Medical Support and Technology6surgical tech
Construction Trades4carpentry, electrician
Office and Administration3office management
Engineering Technician2electromechanical instrument tech
Landscaping and Horticulture1applied horticulture
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Number of programs and degrees for McDowell in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7519
Award of less than 1 academic year3117
Associate's degree11819

McDowell Student Body

In 2007-2008, McDowell had a total enrollment of 1,134 students (1,032 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 6%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 18%
20-21 13%
22-24 9%
25-29 12%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina100%

McDowell Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 48 %

McDowell Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Marion, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

McDowell Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,394
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,516
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
McDowell participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 808500)

McDowell Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2423

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year24$51,66320$52,282
All faculty totalcalendar year24$51,66320$52,282

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year0*3$46,156
All faculty totalacademic year0*3$46,156

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

McDowell Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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What Sets McDowell Apart:

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% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
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% students 40 years or older
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Top 17%McDowell % students 40 years or older

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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