At Mountain View College (MVC) in Southwest Dallas County, empowerment is the goal. Whether that’s helping a student start on the path toward their four-year university plan, or develop training programs for area businesses, the school strives to help people improve their lives.
“Our top priority is about helping our students find a career path to earning a living wage,” says Dr. Robert Garza, president of MVC. “Sometimes that’s a certificate program or additional classes that allows them to enter a new career field. Or, it could be taking core classes in preparation to transfer to a university for their four-year degree. We are all about giving students the skills they need to take care of themselves and their families.”
MVC offers a range of degree and certificate options, with everything from an Associate of Applied Sciences in welding to a nursing degree. Recently, the school reached enrollment of more than 10,000 students for the first time in the college’s 48-year history. This huge accomplishment showed the impact and reach that MVC is having on its surrounding community.
In addition to the degrees and certificate programs offered at the college, MVC also helps area businesses develop tailored programs that provide employees with updated skills training. Some examples of MVC’s training programs include: Computer Numerical Control (CNC), EKG Technician, Alternative Teacher Certification, Certified Nurses Aid (CNA), Billing and Coding, Certified Logistics Technician, among others.
MVC’s workforce training programs are prime examples of MVC’s mission to provide a talented pool of employees for Dallas County and empower students to succeed.