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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, …

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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…

MCC Dental Assisting Students, Spring 2018

MCC Dental Clinic offers FREE screening Jan. 17; clinic open Jan. 23 to Feb. 28

The Marshalltown Community College Dental Assisting Program is seeking patients for its annual Dental Clinic operation. Each year, the MCC Dental Clinic provides a fully operational dental clinic with contracted, licensed dentists in order to provide direct instructor supervision for its dental assisting students. The clinic will provide a ‘free screening’ on Wednesday Jan. 17,…

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Medical Assistants Recognition Week is Oct. 16-20

Marshalltown Community College is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 16-20, 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. 18. In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week,…

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Dental Assisting program collects donations

Students in the Marshalltown Community College Dental Assisting program have been gathering donations for Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey, and last Friday they packaged and shipped those donations to hurricane victims. MCC instructor Tammy Damman has a family friend who teaches at Eisenhower High School in Houston, TX. Tammy was notified that there was a…

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MCC 3D and 2D student exhibits

Altered book exhibit opens Oct. 23