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Jul 01, 2013 - | 03:28 PM -

When various media outlets tell Americans that college training is required in order to be hired in 21st century jobs, they often fail to say that the vast majority of those jobs may only require a two-year degree or less. For those jobs, Madisonville Community College (MCC) offers twenty-five degree programs training students for high wage careers in health care, first responder, business, and technical fields.

MCC President Dr. Judith L. Rhoads states, “Madisonville Community College has been recognized the past two years as one of the nation’s top ten percent community colleges in large part for the variety and quality of programs offered to our students. MCC is a leader in the state in this regard.”

Persons interested in learning about MCC programs can visit the college’s website at, and click on the “Academics” link. Dr. Deborah Cox, MCC Chief Academic Officer, shares, “The link allow students to browse each program to find information about career options, salary expectations of graduates, certificate and diploma options, required courses, and many other matters so that students can narrow their career choices.”

MCC offers academic credentials in the following areas of study:
• Advanced Integrated Technology with options in Multi-Skilled Industrial Technician, Power Plant Technician, Engineering Controls, Mechatronics Operator, and Industrial Refrigeration
• Air Conditioning Technology
• Business Administration Systems with options in Accounting, Human Resources Management, Management, and Office Systems
• Clinical Laboratory Technician
• Computer and Information Technology with options in Applications, Information Security, Internet Technologies, Network Administration, Network Technologies, and Programming
• Criminal Justice with options in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
• Education - 2+2 transfer program with Murray State University in Elementary Education, Dual Certification (Elementary Education/Special Education), and Middle School Education (Math/Science)
• Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
• Energy Management (online program)
• Fire/Rescue Science Technology
• Health Care Informatics (online program)
• Healthcare Technology Management (commonly referred to as Biomedical Equipment Technology)
• Human Services (online program)
• Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
• Medical Information Technology with options in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Administration, Medical Coding, Medical Office Management, and Medical Transcription
• Mining Technology with options in Operator, Electrician, Supervisor, Mechanic, and Engineering Operations
• Nursing
• Occupational Therapy Assistant
• Paralegal Technology (online program)
• Physical Therapist Assistant
• Radiography
• Respiratory Care
• Surgical Technology
• Surgical First Assistant
• Transfer Degrees (Associate in Arts and Associate in Science)
• Welding Technology

Students are currently enrolling for the fall semester that begins August 19, but there is still time to prepare for fall classes. Financial aid is available to those who qualify and students should apply now. The fall 2013 priority deadline for financial aid awards was July 1; students applying or completing the process after this date may encounter significant delays in processing. “Students interested in attending Madisonville Community College should contact our office for assistance with FAFSA completion or other financial aid items,” according to Martha Phelps, MCC Financial Aid Director. “Students should remember that the FAFSA is a free application. Applicants should be wary of any financial aid forms or processes that require payment,” added Phelps.

For additional financial aid information, please contact the MCC Financial Aid Office at (270) 821-2250 or visit MCC Financial Aid staff are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to assist students and are available on the MCC Muhlenberg County Campus every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For additional information about admission, advising, or registration, students should contact the MCC Enrollment Center (270) 824-8621. Fall 2013 classes begin August 19th.