With credit enrollment of nearly 1,800 students, new programs in Hospitality Management and Digital Media, and an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technology program in partnership with FedEx Express®, ASU Mid-South continues to blaze a trail in meeting regional higher education needs.
For an institution that is just more than two decades old, MSCC has enjoyed phenomenal growth and local support. Starting as a vocational school with only 136 students in August 1992, the institution has become one of the fastest-evolving comprehensive community colleges in the state and region.
But whereas the number of students has changed dramatically, our focus remains the same – to provide accessible, affordable, employment-relevant, world-class education. In conjunction with the award-winning Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC), MSCC has established a “career pathways” model that offers a series of logical employment “stop-out points” along a comprehensive training continuum.
We remain aggressive and determined in our efforts to meet the current and future employment needs of our region so that our students will be prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Mid-South and Southwest Tennessee Community College are collaborating and sharing resources through the newly-formed Greater Memphis Training and Education Consortium (GMTEC) to better serve regional business and industry. With additional partners like FedEx, The Manufacturing Institute, the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, the University of Memphis, and our local Chambers of Commerce to support business and industry training, we are confident our efforts will help you succeed.
The $9 million Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center on our North Campus gives us unparalleled opportunities to affect positive change for our region. The 35,120 square foot facility includes a biofuel engine testing facility and fuel and oil analysis laboratories which support adoption of biofuels by the transportation industry. It is one the finest facilities of its kind in the region. The Wellness Center we opened in fall 2013 provides much needed space for student activities including intercollegiate basketball, intramurals, fitness classes, and recreational activities.
Simply stated, ASU Mid-South is uniquely positioned to take higher education and training to the next level. Thank you for your interest in MSCC. We look forward to helping you reach your personal and professional goals.
Dr. Glen Fenter