MCC-Business & Technology

Five MCC instructors receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to five outstanding MCC instructors who have received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  The honorees included: Becky Schuering, mathematics instructor, MCC-Blue River David Grady, machine tool instructor, MCC-Business & Technology Rory Perrodin, automotive technology instructor, MCC-Longview Dr. Chris Morrow, veterinary technology instructor, MCC-Maple Woods Greg Sanford, history instructor, MCC-Penn Valley The award,(…)

Boy Scouts expected to earn 100+ merit badges during one-day workshop at MCC-BT

Boy Scouts expected to earn 100+ merit badges during one-day workshop at MCC-BT

Boy Scouts from 27 Kansas City area troops will visit Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology (MCC-BT) Saturday, February 8 for the third annual Boy Scout Merit Badge Round-Up.  This one-day workshop offers Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges in several areas including: welding, computers, drafting, metal work, electronics, geocaching, nuclear science, radio, robotics,(…)

MCC-Business & Technology ranked in top 150 community colleges, for the second time

MCC-Business & Technology ranked in top 150 community colleges, for the second time

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program this week named Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges. This is the second time MCC-Business & Technology has been acknowledged by the Aspen Institute and invited to apply for(…)

KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

Current and future electric utility line technician students at Metropolitan Community College now have a chance to work with additional real-world equipment even before they venture out into the real world, thanks to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L). The company today donated an electric utility bucket truck to the utility lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology. The donation is(…)

MCC to host thousands for 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

When MCC-Business & Technology hosts the Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition March 14-15, 2014, approximately 55 teams from the region will compete, bringing thousands of high school students to campus. More than 450 FIRST Robotics team members visited campus recently for FIRST Look, a preview party to show off MCC-Business & Technology’s 56,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. FIRST is(…)

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

A Veterans’ Day greeting from MCC Chancellor Mark James: Today, Veterans’ Day, is a time for all of us at MCC to stand up and salute the women and men who serve and have served our country, risking their lives to protect the freedom that characterizes our great nation. We appreciate the selflessness of these(…)

Two collaborative MCC programs honored for innovation

Two collaborative MCC programs honored for innovation

Two exemplary MCC programs were honored last week in St. Louis at an awards ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. MCC-Business & Technology’s partnership with P.E.T. International earned the Mel Aytes Faculty Innovation Award, which is presented annually to celebrate new approaches to teaching in the community college classroom.(…)

Five MCC students earn honors at state-wide convention

Five MCC students earn honors at state-wide convention

Five standout MCC students received leadership awards Friday in St. Louis at an honors ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. The students, each representing a different MCC campus, each received the 2013 Student Leadership Award. Here are their stories:   Jessica Brand is an active member of the MCC-Maple Woods(…)

A national model for innovation: school leaders from Colo. visit KC to learn from MCC

A national model for innovation: school leaders from Colo. visit KC to learn from MCC

A group of administrators from the St. Vrain Valley School District in Denver, Colo. are the latest in a series of school officials who have looked to MCC as a model for educational and workforce program innovation. Eight representatives from St. Vrain Valley visited Kansas City last week to explore four programs, some of which have already gained national attention. The group’s(…)

MCC hosts college and career showcase Oct. 29

MCC hosts college and career showcase Oct. 29

Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event next week that will make it easier for prospective and current students to select a career path. The Explore College & Career Showcase will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on every MCC campus.  Prospective students will learn about MCC’s degree and certificate programs, financial aid and admissions(…)