A Message from the President
With credit enrollment that has surpassed 2,000 students and new programs in Renewable Energy Technology, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Mid-South Community College continues to blaze a trail in meeting the higher educational needs of our region.
As president of the college since 1991, I can remember when we couldn’t find 200 students on our campus, and we now have more than 10 times that number. The growth and evolution of Mid-South Community College has been nothing short of phenomenal. But while many things have changed, our focus remains the same—to provide employment-relevant, world-class education that is as accessible and affordable as we can possibly make it.
We are continuing our aggressive assessment of the employment needs of our region, nation, and world to provide education and training programs that will prepare our students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. New areas of emphasis for the 2009-2010 academic year include renewable energy, transportation, and healthcare. We are excited about what the future holds and what we can do to make it better.
The increased emphasis on the development and utilization of non-petroleum based fuels and products creates an opportunity for us to be a major player in the alternative energy market. Our proximity to major interstate highways and regional distribution centers makes our college an ideal location for enhanced programs in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics as well. We also have great potential to train the additional healthcare workers needed to meet local and regional demand.
The continued evolution of our $8 million Workforce Technology Center and our $7 million University Center also gives us cause for great enthusiasm. To put it simply, Mid-South Community College is uniquely positioned to take higher education and training to the next level.
MSCC is dedicated to student access and goal achievement; our mission is to facilitate transformations in the lives of the people and in the economy of our region. Thank you for your interest in MSCC. We look forward to helping you create your pathway to success!
Dr. Glen Fenter