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THINK AGAIN…

• about trying something new.

• about pursuing the career you’ve always wanted.

• about setting a new course for your family.

• about letting an associate degree get you there.

THINK AGAIN about Mountwest Community & Technical College.

I’ve worked with tens of thousands of community college students during my career. There’s never been a better time to start working toward your degree because employers need students just like you.

We know that the number of entry-level jobs that require an associate degree is expected to increase by 17.6% by 2022. Local employers are looking for trained individuals with a good work ethic and critical thinking skills.

Mountwest is your opportunity to begin or reinvent your career—on campus or online. The great thing about Mountwest is that you decide (with our help, of course) what type of training is right for you. With more than 50 associate degree options, dozens of one-year certificates and non-credit courses, you can find the career pathway that best meets your interests and your schedule.

Once you have a degree or credential in hand, you won’t think twice about the return on your investment. Individuals with an associate degree in our region earn, on average, 36% more than a student with only a high school diploma. In fact, throughout his or her working career, the average Mountwest student’s income increases $7.90 for every dollar they invested in their education at Mountwest.

You can also use our programs as a springboard to your bachelor’s degree at any one of our partner institutions.

We don’t promise the road will be easy, but we do promise to be there for you every step of the way.

So, THINK AGAIN about how Mountwest can be everything you need it to be. This could be one of the easiest decisions you ever make.

Dr. Keith J. Cotroneo

President, Mountwest Community & Technical College

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