Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA
Public University|Community College
About Our College
Mountain Empire Community College is a public community college in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. It is one of the 23 schools in the Virginia Community College System. The college serves residents of Dickenson, Lee, Scott, and Wise counties, as well as the City of Norton. The first classes were offered in the Fall of 1972. Dr. Terrance Suarez became the school's fifth president in January 2002.