Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College offers a free Quick Start to College class designed for individuals who have considered college, but have hesitated to enroll.
The course allows students the opportunity to obtain college credit at no cost without having to enroll for a full semester. To qualify, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
The course will include an orientation to the basics of college life at MECC. Students will be able to learn how to find offices and classes on campus, use online learning tools, and MECC email. Career counseling sessions will also be included so that students can learn more about program offerings that best fit their interests.
The course will cover computer basics including using Word and saving documents to flash drives. Students will also focus on math and English. Students will be able to freshen up on important basics that will help them take or retake the math and English placement tests.
The Spring Quick Start program will be offered:
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) February 11 – March 5
February 11 & 13 – Orientation and Campus Information
February 18 & 20 – Computer Skills
February 25 – English Skills
February 27 & March 3 – Career Exploration and College Success Skills
March 5 – Math Skills