Entries by Amy Greear

MECC to Hold Information Session for Lee County Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will hold an upcoming information session to assist those interested in enrolling in the college’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Lee County. The cohort will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 18 through… Continue Reading MECC to Hold Information Session for Lee County Certified Nursing Assistant Program

MECC to Hold Information Session on Concert Band/Choral Program

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will hold an information session to gather interest in forming a community band and choir. The session will be held Thursday, February 4 at 6 p.m. in Phillips-Taylor Hall, Goodloe Center. Everyone interested in joining or supporting a regional concert band and choral program is asked to attend.… Continue Reading MECC to Hold Information Session on Concert Band/Choral Program

MECC to Hold Information Sessions for Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will hold two information sessions to assist those interested in enrolling in the college’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program. MECC will offer two cohort programs this fall. One cohort will meet Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from September 9 through December 16. An information session to… Continue Reading MECC to Hold Information Sessions for Certified Nursing Assistant Program

MECC to Hold Meet & Greet Sessions with President Kristen Westover

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will hold a series of “Meet and Greet” sessions with President Kristen Westover this fall. Dr. Westover will be soliciting feedback on the future vision and mission of the college. Students, staff, alumni, community members, and business leaders are invited to attend. Participants are asked to pre-register… Continue Reading MECC to Hold Meet & Greet Sessions with President Kristen Westover

MECC To Hold Open House for Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia

Appalachia — Mountain Empire Community College will hold an open house for the Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia, 3965 Kent Junction Road Appalachia, on Saturday, August 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Open House event is part of the annual Appalachia Railroad Days Festival. Visitors will be able to tour the… Continue Reading MECC To Hold Open House for Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia

MECC to Host 2016 Sweet Folk Instruments Gathering

Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College is pleased to announce the 2016 Gathering of the Sweet Folk Instruments on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fourth annual gathering will introduce and promote the autoharp, lap dulcimers, penny whistle, and bodhran (Irish drum) to beginning musicians and extend the… Continue Reading MECC to Host 2016 Sweet Folk Instruments Gathering

MECC to Host 20th Annual Melungeon Union

  Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College will host the 20th Melungeon Union June 23-25, featuring presenters, field trips, and research opportunities for those interested in learning more about the heritage and genealogy of Melungeon people. MECC’s Wampler Library, in coordination with the Melungeon Heritage Association and the Wise County Historical Society,… Continue Reading MECC to Host 20th Annual Melungeon Union

MECC to Host 40th Anniversary Celebration of Registered Nursing Program

Big Stone Gap – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will host the first-ever reunion of registered nursing students and faculty, celebrating the program’s 40th anniversary. The Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program (VATNP) at MECC 40th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, August 15 beginning at 4 p.m.  All MECC RN graduates and VATNP faculty… Continue Reading MECC to Host 40th Anniversary Celebration of Registered Nursing Program

MECC to Host Information Session for Dislocated Employees, Families of Mining and Mining-Related Industries

Big Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College will host an information session for individuals and family members who have been laid-off due to mining and mining-related industry labor reductions. The session will be held Tuesday, May 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MECC’s Dalton Cantrell Hall. Dislocated workers may qualify for free… Continue Reading MECC to Host Information Session for Dislocated Employees, Families of Mining and Mining-Related Industries

MECC to Host Information Session on Power Lineman Program

Mountain Empire Community College will host an information session on Thursday, October 12 at 1 p.m. in Dalton Cantrell Hall Room 242 for those interested in enrolling in the college’s Power Lineman Program. The Power Line Worker Program is a 15-week course that trains workers for careers in the power/cable industry. Applicants must weigh less… Continue Reading MECC to Host Information Session on Power Lineman Program

MECC To Host John Fox Jr. Festival, Lonesome-Pine Short Story & Poetry Contest

Big Stone Gap, VA — The MECC Foundation is pleased to announce the 40th annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival, featuring presentations by guest authors Robert Prather and Holly Goddard Jones, on Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. in the Goodloe Center of Phillips-Taylor Hall. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The MECC… Continue Reading MECC To Host John Fox Jr. Festival, Lonesome-Pine Short Story & Poetry Contest

MECC To Host Lecture On UAS Use In Coal Mine Reclamation

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will host a lecture by Dr. Robi Stark, CEO of Sensilize, an Israeli-based company using a sensor mounted on an drone. The technology has the potential to revolutionize coal mine reclamation efforts in the Appalachian Mountains. Stark’s lecture is open to the public and will be held… Continue Reading MECC To Host Lecture On UAS Use In Coal Mine Reclamation

MECC To Host Surface, Underground Mine Foreman Training

Big Stone Gap, Va. — MECC is offering continuing education classes for both Surface and Underground Mine Foreman to meet the August 20, 2017 Continuing Education requirement. The Virginia Surface Mine Foreman Continuing Education Class will be held Saturday, August 5 in Phillips-Taylor Hall Room 231 from 8 a.m. to noon. The Virginia Underground Mine… Continue Reading MECC To Host Surface, Underground Mine Foreman Training

MECC to Host Welding Course for Dislocated Employees, Families of Mining and Mining-Related Industries

Big Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College and the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board will host a second intensive, 80-hour welding course for individuals who have been laid off due to mining and mining-related industry labor reductions. A recent MECC welding class for dislocated coal industry workers, taught by Ben Kennedy of Dickenson County… Continue Reading MECC to Host Welding Course for Dislocated Employees, Families of Mining and Mining-Related Industries

MECC to Host Wise County Historical Society Meeting

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will host a meeting of the Wise County Historical Society in the Wampler Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 13.  The featured speaker will be acclaimed Civil War Historian and Author Randall Osborne who will speak about the Civil War in Wise County and Southeastern Kentucky.… Continue Reading MECC to Host Wise County Historical Society Meeting

MECC to Offer Accounting Courses

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer several accounting classes this spring designed for students with beginning to intermediate experience in the field. ACC 211 – Principles of Accounting I introduces accounting principles with respect to financial reporting and focuses on the preparation of accounting information and its use in the operation… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Accounting Courses

MECC to Offer Advanced First Aid Recertification Course

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer an Advanced First Aid Recertification class on Saturday, December 16 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The class will be led by Instructor Greg Baker. The cost is $40. For more information, contact MECC’s Workforce Development Office at 276.523.2400 ext. 372 or 255.

MECC to Offer Basic Computer Skills for Seniors

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer a course this spring designed for senior citizens to upgrade their technology skills. ITE-195 Basic Computer Skills is designed for students who need to learn how to use email, send digital photos or documents, search the web, create documents, and basic file management and organization. … Continue Reading MECC to Offer Basic Computer Skills for Seniors

MECC to Offer Basic Network Security Course

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer a beginning class in network security this summer. ITN 260 Network Security Basics provides in-depth instruction in the basics of network security, including security objectives, security architecture, security models, and security layers. Topics such as risk management, network security policy, and security training will also… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Basic Network Security Course

MECC to Offer Class in Drone Technology

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College is seeking small business owners/operators who are interested in learning more about how Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) can be used to improve their business operations. UAVs are enabling construction, agriculture, real estate, reclamation, surveying, videography, security, EMS, and many more businesses to carry out operations more efficiently.… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Class in Drone Technology

MECC to Offer Class in Drone Technology

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer two college credit courses in drone technology this summer. AVI-195 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems will cover the principles of building, programming, and flying drones. Students will receive hands-on training in quadcopter design and construction as well as learn to fly both assisted and unassisted… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Class in Drone Technology

MECC to Offer CNA Certification Course in Lee County

Pennington Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer a Spring 2017 course to become a Certified Nurse Assistant at MECC’s Pennington Gap satellite campus located in the Pennington Gap Mini-Mall. An informational meeting will be held at the Lee Nursing & Rehab Center on Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in enrolling… Continue Reading MECC to Offer CNA Certification Course in Lee County

MECC to Offer CNA Class

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer a 10-week evening and weekend course this fall to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. An informational meeting will be held at the Heritage Hall in Wise on Tuesday, August 16 at 6 p.m. Those interested in enrolling in the fall course, or future CNA classes,… Continue Reading MECC to Offer CNA Class

MECC to Offer Course in Life and Teachings of Jesus

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer “Religion 216-N1: Life and Teachings of Jesus” this fall. This three-credit course will be offered Monday evenings from 6-8:45 p.m. Student will  study the major themes in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Gospels, and examines the events of his life in… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Course in Life and Teachings of Jesus

MECC to Offer Coursework in Cyber Security

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will introduce new courses this spring in cyber security. Individuals interested in obtaining a credential in cyber security are encouraged to enroll in up to five courses to be offered during day and evening hours. ITN 101-H1 Introduction to Network Concepts provides instruction in networking media, physical… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Coursework in Cyber Security

MECC to Offer Drone Technology Course

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer the region’s only college credit course in drone technology this fall. AVI-195 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems will cover the principles of building, programming and flying drones. Students will receive hands-on training in quadcopter design and construction as well as learn to fly both assisted… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Drone Technology Course

MECC to Offer Evening Business, Computer & Health-related Courses at Gate City High School

Gate City – Mountain Empire Community College will host several business and computer related evening courses this fall at Gate City High School. Business topics include Principles of Management offered Thursdays from 6-8:45 p.m.; Human Resource Management offered Wednesdays from 6 to 8:45 p.m.; Customer Service offered Thursdays from 5-5:50 p.m. and Social Media Marketing… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Evening Business, Computer & Health-related Courses at Gate City High School

MECC to Offer New Theatre Appreciation Course

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer CST 141 — Theatre Appreciation as an online course this spring. The class will introduce students to play production and performance. The course will cover stage design, casting and characters, light and sound concerns, makeup and costume design, script writing, and adaptation. Early western theatre… Continue Reading MECC to Offer New Theatre Appreciation Course

MECC to Offer Online Training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer online training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) this spring. Individuals, municipal and regional government organizations, and public service workers interested in furthering their training in GIS are encouraged to enroll. Courses offered this spring include GIS 200 & 201 Geographic Information Systems I and II,… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Online Training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

MECC to Offer Private Pilot Ground School Instruction

Big Stone Gap – Interested in becoming a private pilot? Mountain Empire Community College will offer an online course this spring designed to prepare students for the FAA private pilot examination and to operate unmanned aerial systems (drones). MECC will offer ARO (Aviation) 121 – Private Pilot Ground School beginning March 14 through May 9.… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Private Pilot Ground School Instruction

MECC to Offer Scott County Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer the opportunity for students to enroll in a Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Gate City beginning in December. This special cohort program will be held at the Scott County Career and Technical Center on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and… Continue Reading MECC to Offer Scott County Certified Nursing Assistant Program

MECC To Offer Second Information Session for Dislocated Miners

Big Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College will host an information session for individuals and family members who have been laid-off due to mining and mining-related industry labor reductions. The session will be held Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at MECC’s Dalton Cantrell Hall. Dislocated workers may qualify for free… Continue Reading MECC To Offer Second Information Session for Dislocated Miners

MECC, Frontier Health Partner in Adoption Awareness Campaign

Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College, in partnership with Frontier Health, will host the Heart Gallery, a traveling photographic exhibit to promote adoption awareness. The exhibit, on display in MECC’s Slemp Commons in Phillips-Taylor Hall from May 3-15, was created to find forever families for children in foster care. The exhibit features… Continue Reading MECC, Frontier Health Partner in Adoption Awareness Campaign

MECC’s Slemp Gallery to Feature “Women in WWII” Exhibit

Big Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College’s Slemp Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit by Kennesaw State University focusing on the role of women in World War II. “Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II” explores how World War II impacted the everyday social, cultural, and economic realities of life for women in… Continue Reading MECC’s Slemp Gallery to Feature “Women in WWII” Exhibit