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MECC to Offer Quick Start to College Class
Posted Date: 1/30/2015

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will offer a free Quick Start to College class designed for individuals who have considered college, but have hesitated to enroll.
The six-week class will allow students to earn three college credits while learning the basics of attending MECC. Topics such as financial aid, programs and degrees, and career counseling will be covered. Students will also be able to refresh their computer, math, and English skills with one-on-one assistance.
The Quick Start program will be offered in two sessions this spring:
• Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30p.m., March 3 – April 9
• Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:45p.m., May 14 – June 18.
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 276.523.2400 ext. 438 or by email at Visit the program website at