grad1fortvMountain Empire Community College is a comprehensive two-year college serving residents of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson Counties, and the City of Norton. MECC is one of twenty-three colleges in the Virginia Community College System and operates under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Local Advisory Board. The College is financed primarily with state funds, supplemented by contributions from the local jurisdictions.

Hours of Operation:

MECC campus offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offices may experience schedule changes during peak periods and summer.


Student Services

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Testing Center

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wampler Library Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Intersession and Summer Semester:

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mountain Empire Community College Location:

3441 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Center for Workforce and Innovation (CWIA) Location:

3965 Kent Junction Rd
Appalachia, VA 24216

Campus Map

NEW campus map 

    1. Godwin Hall (Business Office, Learning Center, Classrooms)
    2. Holton Hall (Student Services, Center for Student Outreach and Success, Fox Central, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Red Fox Grill and The MECC Bookstore)
    3. Dalton-Cantrell Hall (President’s Office, MECC Foundation, Industrial Technology Classrooms and Office)
    4. Robb Hall (Wampler Library, Health Sciences Classroom )
    5. Phillips-Taylor Hall (Goodloe Center,  Business & Information Technology Suite, Academic & Student Services, Workforce Solutions, Computing & Information Technology Office, Community Relations Office & Health Science Office )
    6. Goodloe Center
    7. Firing Range
    8. Tennis Courts
    9. Environmental Pond
    10. Maintenance Building

  • A, B, D, E, & F Student Parking
    C. Faculty/Staff Parking
    H. Handicapped Parking
    V. Visitor Parking

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