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Nash and Martin Community Colleges Announce Partnership

Nash Community College (NCC) and Martin Community College (MCC) recently signed an agreement stipulating partnership between the colleges’ veterinary and equine programs. The agreement, which allows the shared use of facilities and instructional resources, supports the transition of MCC Equine Technology graduates into NCC’s Veterinary Medical Technology program.

Nash Community College’s new Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology program begins in the fall 2018 semester as one of only six VMT programs offered in North Carolina and this region of the state.

NCC students will gain hands-on experience with large animals through MCC’s signature Equine Technology program. MCC students will benefit from specific Veterinary Medical Technology programming.

NCC will provide instruction for all core Veterinary Medical Technology classes and Martin Community College will provide equine facilities for large animal clinical instruction within the VMT program. Martin CC also plans to begin offering the Continuing Education Veterinary Assistant course. MCC equine technology graduates meeting the program admissions eligibility requirements will have the opportunity to matriculate into the Veterinary Medical Technology program.

“The support and collaborative relationships for NCC’s Vet Tech program prove a regional interest exists. There are employment opportunities for students pursuing careers working with animals,” Dr. Trent Mohrbutter, NCC Vice President for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer said. “We are excited to not only bring this new curriculum to eastern North Carolina, but to support and enhance related curricula and, more importantly, students, that already exist.”

Applications are being accepted through May 20, 2018 for Nash Community College’s new program. Visit for more information, or contact