The following community colleges have successfully completed the certification process. They have demonstrated their ability to provide technical training in line with top-tier industry standards, practical education to supplement theoretical curricula, equip students with international competency and become an effective long-term force multiplier for local economic development efforts in order to attract more European FDI to their community.
Find out more about the TBIC College Certification Program by following the link on the left-hand side.
The Yuma Campus of the Arizona Western College (AWC) represents the heart of the wider Arizona Western College that spans Yuma and La Paz, Arizona. Yuma County, home to the city of Yuma and the main campus for Arizona Western College, is home to 209,000 people with a median age of 33.49 years and with 22.49 percent of the population holding an associate degree or higher. The public AWC system encompasses a total of 12 locations across both counties and is home to 11,500 students and 350 faculty members, with a student teacher ratio of 24-1 for academic and 15-1 for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The average class size stands at 24 for the 1181 certificates and 893 degrees currently offered by the college.
>> Visit the AWC website here.
The Meridian Community College (hereafter MCC) is a public, 2-year community college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate in Arts and the Associate of Applied Science Degrees. MCC has a main campus in Meridian, Mississippi and serves Lauderdale County and the surrounding areas. The population of Lauderdale County is approximately 72,000 inhabitants. With over 4,000 students and 121 full-time faculty members, MCC boasts a student-teacher ratio of approximately 16:1 and an average class size of 15. At MCC, 652 students graduate each year on average, including 438 students completing associate degrees.
>> Visit the Meridian Community College website here.
Founded out of three separate institutions in 1974, the Midlands Technical College (MTC) today stands as one of South Carolina’s largest two-year colleges with an annual enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. The entire MTC system spans six campuses, all located within the Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina, covering a population of roughly 800,000. This TBIC college certification process was completed by MTC´s Enterprise Campus, headed by Charlton L. Whipple, Executive Director of the campus. The more than 100 acre Enterprise Campus stands at the intersection of local workforce and economic development, as it provides both aspiring and existing companies with various support systems to grow, scale and operate on-site at the campus.
>> Visit the MTC website here.
The Patrick & Henry Community College (hereafter PHCC) is a public 2-year community college accredited by the Virginia Community College System. PHCC has a main campus in Martinsville, Virginia, and serves Henry County and Patrick County, where it occupies three off-campus sites. The combined population of Martinsville, Henry County and Patrick County approximates 84,600 inhabitants, 18.9 percent of whom hold an associate degree or higher. Around 2,600 students are enrolled at PHCC by 44 full-time and 97 part-time faculty members, which corresponds to a student-teacher ratio of approximately 19-1. The average class size stands at 12, and 815 students graduate from PHCC each year on average, including 378 students completing associate degrees
>> Visit the PHCC website here.