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Natural gas students interview for the next step

MARSHALLTOWN – The Marshalltown Community College Natural Gas students took a step towards their future with mock interview with local industries this past week. Natural Gas Technician instructor, Rick Dorsey, invited three Iowa industries to visit campus and give students some helpful advice for future interviews. This is the eighth year that the program has…

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Partnerships power MCC Powerline program

MARSHALLTOWN – The partnership that Marshalltown Community College Powerline program has built with Bashlin Industries, Inc. and Energy Solutions, Inc. (ESI) has continued to grow through the Fall 2021 semester. Both companies have visited and assisted with demonstration of proper use of products with bucket rescues and lineman gear. ESI is the manufacturer’s representative for…

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Get into the teeth of MCC Dental Assisting

The Marshalltown Community College dental assisting program isn’t new to campus but the face at the front of the classroom is, Kristy Parker. Parker has been with MCC for just over a year and is looking forward to taking the program to the next level. In Parker’s first year she has developed several hybrid courses…

Machine Tool & Die Alumni Dustin Aikin

MCC’s Machine Tool & Die program preparing for a career

MARSHALLTOWN – Marshalltown Community College’s Machine Tool and Die program prepared MCC Alumni Dustin Aikin to go through the program directly into the workforce with the skills he needs and uses daily. Aikin, a 2012 West Marshall graduate, didn’t take the route most high school graduates take going into the workforce or directly into college….

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Honors Programs: What are you capable of accomplishing?

By Dr. Danielle Kness Community Colleges have always been a haven for education by providing opportunities for all those who strive to continue their learning, start a new career, or continue their path toward a new life. Sometimes perceived as a second choice for high achieving students, community colleges across the country are redefining that…

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MCC is focused intently on STEM

The Marshalltown Community College Mathematics, Sciences and Computer Networking faculty will be available to discuss STEM-related topics, including careers and college courses, at upcoming local events this spring. “Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively referred to as STEM, represent a huge number of industries and career fields that should definitely be top-of-mind for elementary school,…

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MCC Dental Clinic using new intra-oral cameras

The Marshalltown Community College Dental Assisting Program is now using two new intra-oral cameras in the classroom and Dental Clinic. The equipment was purchased in November with federal funding through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006. The intra-oral cameras are a diagnostic tool that provides dentists and patients with a…

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MCC Honors Program impresses IVCCD Board

The spotlight was on the Marshalltown Community College Honors Program at last week’s meeting of the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors. MCC Biology Faculty Dr. Danielle Kness, Honors Program advisor, told Board members that the Honors Program “challenges students to think, analyze, investigate, and discover at a more advanced level than commonly…

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Medical Assistants Recognition Week is Oct. 15-19

Marshalltown Community College is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 15-19, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, which is Wednesday, Oct. 17. In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, …

Medical Assisting 2018 graduates

2018 Medical Assisting graduates

MCC’s 2018 Medical Assisting graduates gathered for a photo after completing their required on-the-job Externships this week. Seated are Verenice Medina, MA Coordinator Dee Lynk, and Jackie Vargas. Standing, from left, are Andrea Gonzales, Kelsey DeSchamp, Darla Perez, Jessica Garcia, Cindy Mora, Analea Ordaz, Olga Avalos, MA Advisor Benita Peterson. Graduate Alexis Williams is not…

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