MECC to Offer Quick Start to College Class

Big Stone Gap – Enrollment is now open for Mountain Empire Community College’s free Quick Start to College class. The six-week class is designed for individuals who have considered college, but have hesitated to enroll. The class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning October 27 to December 10, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Quick Start allows students to earn college credit while learning the basics of attending MECC. Topics such as success skills, programs and degrees, and career counseling are covered. Students are also able to refresh their computer, math, and English skills with one-on-one assistance. To qualify, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED). For more information on the Quick Start program, or to enroll, contact Beth Boggs, MECC Career and Transfer Counselor, at 276.523.7438 or by email at Visit the program website at