Goodall to lead state-wide community college association

Debbie Goodall, president of MCC-Business & Technology, will serve as the chair of the Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents and Chancellors Council for 2012-2013. The chair provides leadership for the association and represents community colleges in meetings with legislators, members of the executive branch, and other key groups. In this position, Goodall plans to emphasize community …

MCC inks partnership with Charitable Hotels

MCC has teamed up with the nation’s first non-profit online travel agency to provide MCC friends, donors, employees and students one more way to support the college while at the same time saving money on their personal or professional travel expenses. Kansas City-based Charitable Hotels, an online travel agency (OTA) akin to sites like Expedia …

Sustainability Center tailors course for students 55+

The MCC Sustainability Training Center, a program funded by the Department of Labor to help unemployed and underemployed residents of KC’s Green Impact Zone and other parts of Jackson County get back to work, has taken on a new audience: older adults. The Sustainability Center has customized a course in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) …

MCC in the news: MCC opens Southland Training Center

The MCC Southland Training Center, an MCC training annex in South Kansas City, is making headlines for its role in gearing up the tech skills of workers in southern Jackson and Cass counties. The training center, located at the office park formerly occupied by the Richards-Gebaur Air Force base, was established earlier this year in …

MoHealthWINs Data Center Lab Progressing at MCC-BT

It may not look like much now with bare drywall and no furniture, but MCC-Business & Technology is on its way to building an innovative learning experience with the new MoHealthWINs Data Center Lab. The lab will feature a simulated production environment for students to get hands-on training in typical data center technologies, including networks, servers, …

MCC holds inaugural five-campus graduation; Nixon delivers keynote

The Metropolitan Community College district held its first ever five-campus combined graduation ceremony on May 17 and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered the keynote address. The ceremony, held at the historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., included more than 750 graduates from all five MCC campuses: Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple …

Connect with MCC on social media

If you use Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin and you haven’t yet connected with MCC through these social media tools, there’s no time like the present! To like MCC on Facebook, search for “Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City” or simply go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/mcckansascity. To follow MCC on Twitter, search for @MCCKansasCity or simply go to https://twitter.com/#!/MCCKansasCity. To connect with MCC …

First MCC-Cass County courses receive high marks from students

As the inaugural semester of MCC’s course offerings in Cass County wraped up this past May, results of a student satisfaction survey indicate most students would give the program an A+. The spring semester, which began in February, marked the first time MCC has offered degree-path college courses within Cass County limits. Classes are held …

MCC in the news: Trailblazer Collegiate Academy graduates first class

In a news segment that ran yesterday, Fox 4 reported that Metropolitan Community College’s first district-wide graduation will also mark the graduation of the first Trailblazer Collegiate Academy students. Watch the Fox 4 video here. These teenaged students earned college credits at MCC-Blue River while still in high school, allowing them to graduate with an associate’s …

LINCWorks Program Hosts Event to Honor Graduates

Today, MCC staff and faculty celebrated students who have completed LINCWorks Training.  Sixteen students were awarded certificates in various healthcare courses including certified nurse assistant, Level 1 Medication Aide, CPR, mental health first aid, and phlebotomy.  Four of the students were also recognized for obtaining their GED. LINCWorks is a partnership between the MCC Institute …