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Volume 11 Issue 22 September 10 - 16 2018

Montgomery Scholars Scholarship Recipients

Fourteen Montgomery County high school seniors were awarded the Montgomery Scholars Program scholarships this year at Montgomery Community College. The program is designed to provide a scholarship to any Montgomery County resident who receives a high school diploma and enrolls at MCC the fall semester following his or her high school graduation. For more information about the Montgomery Scholars program, contact Korrie Ervin in the Foundation Office at ervink@montgomery.edu or 910-898-9603.

Academic Counseling Exchange

Don’t struggle in your classes! Help is available for FREE.

Whether you need help understanding a concept or need help throughout the semester, ACE can help. The Academic Counseling Exchange “ACE” provides academic supports/tutoring assistance online (through Blackboard) and face-to-face (on campus by appointment).

ACE online is available from 10 AM until 4 AM - 7 days a week. Enter a course on Blackboard and look for the ACE tab on the left-hand side. Available subject areas include but are not limited to:

  • Writing center/live writing help for English, history, sociology, psychology, political science, discussion boards and essays
  • Math and statistics
  • Biology, chemistry, and anatomy & physiology by appointment
  • Phlebotomy and nursing by appointment
  • Computers
  • Business, accounting, economics and business math

Face-to-Face subject areas include but are not limited to:

  • CIS 110
  • MAT 110, 171

Do you excel in a subject area? Would like to earn some extra money? Consider becoming an ACE Coach.

For questions about ACE, to request additional subject areas (online or face-to-face), request a tutor, or to become an ACE coach see Dr. Natalie Winfree in the Counseling and Career Development Center, Blair Hall (Building 100) Room 144, winfreen4094@montgomery.edu, 910-898-9618.

Free Microsoft office specialist testing available now

Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) testing is available by appointment in the CATS Lab. Montgomery Community College is an approved testing site and any enrolled student or employee can take any one of the MOS tests free of charge.

What is MOS testing?

Microsoft Office Testing is an industry-leading assessment of skills and knowledge to gauge your understanding of various Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

Why would I want to take an MOS test?
  1. When you pass an MOS test, you are awarded a certification that demonstrates you have skills in that subject area. Certifications are valuable assets on a resume. They prove to an employer that you have met rigorous standards to achieve certification and that you not only possess the skills they want, you are proficient in them.
  2. A single MOS test costs $115. Enrolled students test for FREE. Employees also test for FREE.
  3. Graduates have said that with certifications, they received multiple job offers. Their prospective employers stated that their certifications were the reason they were selected.
  4. Many employers will pay a higher salary to individuals with certifications.
How do I get started?

If you are experienced in Microsoft software you should first access MOS study materials to make sure you're ready to test. You can access free materials at www.3mit.com/mcc/mos.

Once you've reviewed the materials and you're ready to test, make an appointment with Dee Blake in the CATS Lab to take your test. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday after 2:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Call 910-898-9646 or email blaked@montgomery.edu.

Get Certified - Get Noticed - Get Hired!

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