Mountwest Community and Technical College

Find your path to a better tomorrow at Mountwest Community & Technical College! Whether you want to pursue an associate degree, earn transfer credits for a four-year degree, advance in your career field with a new skill set or certificate, or perhaps change career paths, Mountwest has a program for you. Student-Centered. Community-Focused.

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Our Mission

Mountwest empowers students to learn and lead in the community and in the workforce.

Our Vision

Mountwest makes a positive impact on the lives of our students while providing them with the education and tools to prepare for their future. We inspire, support, and develop students to achieve goals, build positive relationships, and succeed in the workforce.

Our History

Mountwest Community & Technical College was established as Marshall Community College, a college within Marshall University that provided two-year associate degrees and continuing and community education. Classes first began in the fall of 1975 with a wide range of programs.

In 1991, the College’s name became Marshall Community & Technical College to better reflect the technical nature of the many programs offered. Marshall Community & Technical College became accredited for the first time as an independent institution in 2003.

By 2008, many changes, including national education and workforce trends, began to redefine community and technical college education in West Virginia. These changes led to the statewide separation of two-year colleges from their four-year parent institutions.

Marshall Community & Technical College became a separate institution on July 1, 2008, as a result of West Virginia House Bill 3215. This bill made the College a free-standing, independent institution no longer administratively linked to Marshall University and established a separate Board of Governors to determine, control, supervise and manage the financial, business, educational policies and affairs of the College.

The College adopted the designation “MCTC” until it was officially named Mountwest Community & Technical College by West Virginia Senate Bill 499 in 2010. Mountwest continued to offer classes on the university campus through spring 2012. In August 2012, Mountwest opened the doors to its own 28-acre campus atop Fifth Street Hill in Huntington.

Today, Mountwest is one of only nine public institutions that form the West Virginia Community & Technical College System, and it continues to meet the educational needs of Tri-State students and employers through hands-on, high-quality learning, as it has for nearly four decades.

Main Campus

The main campus is located on 28 acres just minutes from I-64 and downtown Huntington. The campus features a 115,000-square foot academic building with five floors of classroom, laboratory and office space, student services one stop, resource center, bookstore and cafeteria.

One Mountwest Way | Huntington, WV 25701

Center for Culinary Arts

The Center for Culinary Arts is the ideal arena to prepare you for joining the culinary industry. Our 14,000 square foot facility houses a lecture hall, classrooms, production and lab kitchens with room to expand to meet future culinary arts professionals’ needs. To learn more click here

1648 8th Ave. | Huntington, WV 25703

Maritime Academy

The Mountwest Maritime Academy, located in a shared facility with the Tri-State Fire Academy along Route 2, provides training for various levels of the river industry and features a full-mission wheelhouse simulator. To learn more about our Maritime Academy click here.

4200 Ohio River Road | Huntington, WV 25702

Top 5 Majors

  1. Technical Studies
  2. Health Science
  3. Liberal Arts and Sciences
  4. Information Technology
  5. Business

Fall Freshman class profile

40:1 Fall Freshmen Headcount

Female 60%

Part-time 20%

Pell 61%

Minority 8%

Student Profile

2,832 Annual Headcount Enrollment

56% Female

Adult 36%

Minority 8%

Pell 32%

Transfer 14%

Student Success

43% Fall-to-Fall Retention

61% Fall-to-Spring Retention

Graduating Class Profile

54% Female

6% Minority

59% Pell Recipients

3.37 Average College GPA

6.6 Average Years to Degree

77 Average Credit Hours Earned

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