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General Information
54 College Drive
Marion , North Carolina 28752-8728

Disability Resource Office

Disability Services
Building 11 (Cedar), Room 210
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752-8728
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About McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell Technical Community College, located in Marion, North Carolina, is a public, two-year institution that has been serving its community since its founding in 1964. With a mission to provide high-quality, accessible education and workforce training, the college plays an integral role in the region’s educational landscape.

McDowell Tech, as it is commonly known, offers a diverse range of academic programs and courses designed to meet the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. Students can pursue associate degrees in numerous fields, including business administration, criminal justice, culinary arts, early childhood education, healthcare, and many more. Additionally, the college offers a variety of diplomas, certificates, and continuing education opportunities to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the workforce.

One of the distinguishing features of McDowell Tech is its commitment to accessible education. With an accessibility score of 1, the college strongly focuses on providing equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their financial situation or educational background. McDowell Tech offers various financial aid options, scholarships, and grants to ensure that students have the necessary support to pursue their dreams.

In addition to its academic programs, McDowell Tech boasts several state-of-the-art facilities to enhance students’ learning experiences. The college’s campus is equipped with modern classrooms, computer labs, science and technology labs, and a recently renovated library that provides ample resources for research and study. These facilities, combined with a dedicated faculty and staff, create a supportive and stimulating learning environment for students.

The surrounding area of Marion, North Carolina, adds further value to the McDowell Tech experience. Nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Marion offers a charming and peaceful environment for students to thrive in. The region is known for its natural beauty, with opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation such as hiking, fishing, and camping. Marion itself is a small and tight-knit community, fostering a strong sense of belonging and support.

Beyond the beauty of its location, Marion is also well-positioned in terms of economic opportunities. The region is home to a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. This presents students with potential internship and job prospects, allowing them to gain practical experience and connections in their chosen fields while pursuing their education at McDowell Tech.

With its commitment to accessible education, diverse academic programs, and a supportive community, McDowell Technical Community College stands as a pillar of higher education in Marion, North Carolina. The college’s dedication to providing students with high-quality learning experiences and preparing them for meaningful careers exemplifies its mission to empower individuals and contribute to the growth of the community and the region as a whole.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations