Category «Preparing students»

Making line work his life’s work leads to Hall of Fame induction for MCC-BT instructor

Lineman instructor Ed Budy, left, speaks with a former co-worker.

It’s a running joke in MCC-Business & Technology’s lineman program that Ed Budy loves to talk, but Susan Blaser found a way Jan. 20 to leave him speechless. Blaser, the program coordinator, surprised the longtime instructor by announcing that he’d been elected into the International Lineman Hall of Fame. Addressing an audience that included current …

Build a resume, build a career in MCC-BT writing workshops

Tatia Shelton with Dylan Williams

Dylan Williams enjoyed his experience at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology so much that he chose to pursue certificates in two programs. Williams, who has a certificate in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing, is working toward a job-ready certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. “I found that what I learned in the machining …

Simulation programs at MCC’s Virtual Hospital reaccredited for five years

Metropolitan Community College’s Virtual Hospital — a 10,000-square-foot facility that lets health-care students learn by working in a simulated hospital environment that includes a birthing model — has been reaccredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Virtual Hospital is part of MCC’s Health Science Institute at 3444 Broadway. The Virtual Hospital’s accreditation, in …

MCC-Blue River holds fall graduation reception

The MCC-Blue River campus honored 134 graduates at a reception Dec. 15 for students who completed a degree or certificate program during the fall semester. Of those honored, 16 were graduates of the Blue River Police Academy (that ceremony was Dec. 16) and 23 were graduates of the Blue River Fire Academy (Nov. 30 ceremony). …

Equipped for success: Grant helps MCC-BT program purchase 3-D scanner

It didn’t take Mike Cline long to begin using a new 3-D laser scanner in an Engineering Technology (ETEC) classroom. Just days after the device arrived, he was making plans to use it for a final during the spring 2016 semester. “One idea is for our students to use the printer to help them create …

MCC instructor blazes the way for area linemen and women

To say Susan Blaser and the lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology are having a good year in the media might be a bit of an understatement. Just a few months after being honored by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a recipient of the 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award, Blaser recently was featured in …

Video: The MCC evolution

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Metropolitan Community College began as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute and was established by the Kansas City Board of Education on May 29th, 1915 as the first public institution of higher education in Kansas City.  Classes began on September 7, 1915 with 200 students.  The Institute used a downtown Kansas …

Video: MCC alumni you may know

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Looking through the long list of students who chose an Metropolitan Community College education, you can see MCC alumni create the fabric of our community. Since the first graduating class in 1915, our alumni have distinguished themselves in many fields.  These are just a few of the many stars launched from …

Kansas City and MCC host the National Learning Communities Conference

The 20th annual National Learning Communities Conference will be in Kansas City this year. The three-day event will take place Thursday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Westin Crown Center hotel. You can learn more about the event and still register at http://nlcconference.org. The National Learning Communities Conference (NLCC) was founded in 1995 and …