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MCC-Business & Technology testing center now open Saturdays

Preparing students and serving the community are cornerstones of the mission of Metropolitan Community College. By adding Saturday hours in the testing center at the Business & Technology campus, the college is accomplishing both. Since late March, the center has been open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering testing and tutors by appointment. “When …

Business & Technology Phi Theta Kappa chapter inducts 13 students

Thirteen individuals were inducted into the Beta Tau Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa during a ceremony Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus. Ten MCC-Business & Technology students attended the event, receiving certificates and flowers. Guest speakers included Dr. Jackie Gill, president of the campus. “We have so many wonderful students …

Speed interviews prepare students for hiring process at HVAC companies

Speed interviews can be stressful, but they also provide value experience and networking opportunities. That was the case for several Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students on Tuesday. Twelve students in the HVAC program interviewed with 11 businesses for 10 minutes each, hoping to jump-start their careers in the industry. “It’s kind of nerve-racking, but …

MCC students learn the value of networking at Burns & McDonnell events

MCC students experienced the power of networking March 23-24 during two events with Burns & McDonnell representatives at the Business & Technology campus. The visit included a presentation from Burns & McDonnell employees, as well as an opportunity to speak with individuals from several departments at the full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions …

Robot-building a way of life for these MCC early college students

Competing in robotics is just a way of life for Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students Valerie Titalangha and Marco Cano. They enjoy it so much that they fit it into hectic schedules that include taking courses in the Early College Program. “For me, it’s a tradition,” said Titalangha, 16, a junior at Ruskin High …

Commercial driver’s license program gives student a second chance

After a stretch during which he was “gone from pretty much June 2001 to September of last year,” all George Dittmar was looking for was an opportunity. Thanks to Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology and a local risk reduction center, the Kansas City resident got a second chance in the form of the Commercial Driver’s …