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Mountain Empire Community College

Big Stone Gap, VA 2-Year Public
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MECC Academics

There is no accelarated degree program at MECC, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. MECC accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, MECC has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

MECC offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted Unknown
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: MECC may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At MECC?

MECC does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math false
Science false
Computer No

Reminder: Check with MECC directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at MECC

When choosing a major, MECC students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at MECC.

Student Designed Majors

MECC allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Double Majoring at MECC

MECC offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mountain Empire Community College

Does MECC Offer Learning Disability Services?

❌ MECC does not offer services for students with disabilities.

Does MECC Have An Online Program?

✅ MECC has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does MECC Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ MECC offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does MECC Have An Honors Program?

❌ MECC does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does MECC Require Internships?

❌ MECC does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While MECC does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About Mountain Empire Community College

Mountain Empire Community College Library

The main library on campus is the Wampler Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at MECC

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

For more information on possible dual degree options at MECC, contact the university directly.


Does MECC have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

MECC does not have any ROTC programs.

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