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Mountwest offers opportunity for students to finish degrees

July 31, 2013

Huntington, W.Va. - Mountwest Community & Technical College is offering an opportunity to equip community members to finish their degrees – no matter when or where they started. On Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Mountwest faculty and staff will be available on campus to answer questions and enroll students for the fall semester.

Individuals will be able to have their transcripts reviewed, talk to an admissions counselor, learn about financial aid options, and meet with program faculty. Individuals do not have to have started their education at Mountwest in order to attend. Many degree options are available, including starting a path toward a bachelor’s degree by starting at Mountwest and transferring to one of Mountwest’s four-year college partners.

In Cabell, Putnam, Mason and Wayne counties, nearly 30,000 individuals 25 or older have some post-secondary education but have not earned a degree, according to recent U.S. Census data. Subsequently, Mountwest has 5,539 individuals on record who have taken some classes with the college between 2009 and 2012 but have not earned a degree or certificate and are not currently enrolled at the college.

“We understand the time and commitment it takes to complete a degree and that oftentimes life events get in the way,” said Dr. Keith Cotroneo, President of Mountwest. “However, we also understand the value of a degree and want to assist any individual who’s ready to complete their education by providing the resources necessary to achieve their goal.”