Business and Technology

HOW TO ENROLL:

1.     First, see your high school counselor for more information.

2.     Then, plan to attend an information session or schedule a visit to the MCC-BT with your parent/s or guardian/s. Call 816-604-5216 for details.

Register for a visit online

 
 

Early College

Get a head start on your future.

MCC-Business & Technology and your high school have developed a new option for high-performing students eager to jump into high-skill, high-demand technical career fields.  While earning your high school diploma you can also earn a college certificate and learn the skills to start a career in one of these high-wage career fields:

  • Construction Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industrial Technology
  • Welding Technology

The Details

Who: These programs are open to juniors and seniors who are ready to start college-level work and get a head-start towards a high-skill, in-demand career field.

Where: Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology, 1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64120. Your school district will provide transportation from your high school to the campus. 

When: Classes run according to the MCC academic calendar (mcckc.edu/calendar). Students in the Early College Program attend classes at MCC-Business & Technology from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Cost:  Your school district will cover the costs associated with the program, which include tuition, books, and fees.

Why: By participating in the Early College Program, you will

  • Earn 47-58 college credits and will receive a college certificate.
  • Learn in-demand skills that can help land a paid internship or entry-level job right out of high school.
  • Use the college credits earned while in high school to complete an Associate degree in less than one year after graduation. 
  • Have the ability to transfer college credits to other accredited colleges.

Choose one of these focus areas.

Construction Management
Construction managers plan, direct, coordinate and budget a variety of projects, including building residential, commercial or industrial structures, roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, schools and hospitals. They may supervise an entire project or just part of one. They may coordinate selection, hiring and oversight of specialty trade contractors.

20-29% projected job growth (2012-22)
$40.58 hourly, $84,410 annual U.S. median wages (2013)

In the Construction Technology track students learn about: electrical theory; drafting; workplace safety; cost estimating; building codes; entrepreneurship; and more.
In this Construction Technology Early College track you will earn:

  • 47-54 college credits
  • OSHA 30 hour card
  • CPR certificate
  • Construction Management college certificate

 

Cyber Security
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure and respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

20-29% projected job growth (2012-22)
$42.59 hourly, $88,590 annual U.S. median wages (2013)

In the Cyber Security track students learn about: information management; evolving hardware and software; networking and network security; entrepreneurship; and more.
In this Cyber Security Early College track you will earn:

  • 47-54 college credits
  • CISCO Cyber Security certificate
  • Computer Science college certificate

 

Engineering Technology
Engineering technicians and drafters focus on applying software, technology and industry knowledge to projects, whereas engineers focus on theoretical thinking. Engineering technicians and drafters work with engineers, designers, physical scientist, or planners to design processes, places, or products.

10-19% projected job growth (2012-22)
$22.92 hourly, $47,680 annual U.S. median wages (2013)

In the Engineering Technology track students learn about: engineering graphics and computer aided design; electrical theory; workplace safety; Revit, Solid Works, and Inventor software packages; entrepreneurship; and more.
In the Engineering Technology Early College track you will earn:

  • 48-55 college credits
  • OSHA 30 hour card
  • CPR Certificate
  • Computer Aided Drafting college certificate

 

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
HVAC technicians install and maintain climate control systems. They work with mechanical, electronic components, and federal regulations that regulate heating and cooling equipment. They find work with contractors, utility companies, office buildings, plants and more.

19-29% projected job growth (2012-22)
$21.10 hourly, $43,880 annual U.S. median wages (2013)

In the HVAC track students learn about: electrical theory; residential and commercial heating and cooling; commercial refrigeration; energy management, efficiency, and conservation; workplace safety; sheet metal layout and fabrication; entrepreneurship, and more.
In the HVAC Early College track you will earn:

  • 51-58 college credits
  • OSHA 30 hour card
  • CPR Certificate
  • HVAC Job Ready college certificate


Industrial Technology
Industrial technicians repair, test, adjust, install, or maintain electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas. Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.  Common job titles include: Industrial Mechanic, Industrial Electrician, PLC Programmer, or Instrumentation & Control Technician.

10-19% projected job growth (2012-22)
$25.67 hourly, $53,400 annual U.S. median wages (2013)

In the Industrial Technology track students learn about: electrical theory and print reading; hydraulics and pneumatics; electric motor controls; workplace safety; drafting principles; entrepreneurship; and more.
In the Industrial Technology Early College track you will earn:

  • 48-55 college credits
  • OSHA 30 hour card
  • CPR certificate
  • Industrial Technology Level I college certificate

 

Welding Technology
Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components, fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products using prints and industry-recognized processes.  MCC-Business & Technology is a certified American Welding Society (AWS) training facility.

10-19% projected job growth (2012-22)
$17.49 hourly, $36,370 annual U.S. median wages (2013)

In the Welding Technology track students learn about: MIG, TIG, and arc welding; blueprint reading and weld symbols; thermal cutting; workplace safety; electrical theory and safety; drafting fundamentals; entrepreneurship; and more.
In the Welding Technology Early College track you will earn:

  • 49-56 college credits
  • OSHA 30 hour card
  • CPR certificate
  • Welding for Construction Trades college certificate

 

Last Modified: 11/21/14