Category «Preparing students»

MCC student goes behind the cameras at 41 Action News

MCC-Penn Valley student John Ross didn’t actually make it on TV during a recent visit to KSHB, Channel 41, but he got pretty close. Ross, 25, spent a day job-shadowing at “41 Action News.” He’s working on his associate in arts degree at MCC now and plans to transfer to UMKC to study broadcast journalism. …

Thanks to SkillUP, these Kansas Citians are acquiring job skills at MCC for free

Minutes before entering a classroom at Metropolitan Community College’s Health Science Institute, Katrinia Maldonado admitted to being both excited and anxious. “This is my first time ever being able to attend college,” said Maldonado, who woke up this day “with tears in my eyes” because she’s finally following her dreams. With her new pink-and-white polka-dotted …

College Kickoff welcomes Class of 2017 to MCC-Penn Valley

MCC-Penn Valley’s College Kickoff event June 28 was at least three things: a celebration, a chance to make new friends, and an introduction to campus life. The invitation list: Class of 2017 high school grads who have expressed interest in attending MCC-Penn Valley or have already been admitted. The incoming and prospective students met some …

Was your Spring 2017 GPA at least a 3.5? Congrats! You made the list

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. More than 18 percent of students enrolled at the five campuses earned the academic distinction. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition …

MCC is ‘cutting red tape’ to help Missouri workers, businesses

At a March 22 MCC event focused on a new statewide community college partnership, job one was talking about Missouri jobs. But it was also a chance to thank and honor some of the College’s workforce partners. In a machine lab at MCC-Business & Technology, with Honeywell employees working just feet away, campus president Jackie …

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 …

State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …