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HVAC S.T.A.R.S. (Students Taking Action and Responsibility for Success)
The purpose of this organization is to further the technical skills, knowledge retention and professional development of its members. S.T.A.R.S. provides extended hands-on lab time focusing on heating and cooling systems you will encounter in the field and troubleshooting techniques, as well as networking opportunities. By fostering the next generation of students who choose this profession, S.T.A.R.S. is building a more prepared, more advanced workforce. Membership is open to alumni and students currently attending heating, ventilation and air conditioning classes at MCC-Business & Technology.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization connecting students, teachers, and individuals from industries to work together and ensure American has a skilled workforce. The organization serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually and works to aid teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. Students are invited to join after attaining an overall 3.5 GPA in 12 hours of college credit. Active members have opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in academic enrichment activities, and develop friendships with fellow Phi Theta Kappa members from all over the country. Membership also qualifies students for many transfer scholarships reserved for Phi Theta Kappa members. Beta Tau Kappa is the chapter of MCC-Business and Technology, and was chartered in 2012.
Arcs & Sparks
The purpose of Arcs & Sparks is to provide an organization dedicated to the tradition of welding as a science; highlight the profession, thereby encouraging the younger generation to consider it as a career; honor the individuals who have helped to advance the safety and education of the profession; and promote continuing education and membership in the Kansas City section of the American Welding Society. Membership is open to alumni and students currently attending welding classes at MCC-Business & Technology.
Advisor: Kendall Davis | 816.604.5227
The purpose of the HiLine Club is to provide an organization dedicated to the tradition of journeymen lineworkers; highlight the profession, thereby encouraging the young to consider it as a career; honor the individuals who have helped to advance the safety and education of the profession; and promote continuing education to present-day lineworkers. Membership is open to alumni and students in the lineworker program at MCC-Business & Technology.
Advisor: Susan Blaser | 816.604.5613
Environmental Health and Safety Science Student Organization
The purpose of this organization is to further the professional preparation of members by sponsoring programs for the advancement of environmental health and safety, as well as acquisition of technical knowledge; encourage greater professional and social cooperation and interaction among students and allied fields and disciplines; unite the resources and skills of students and faculty in programs to benefit members, the school and its community; provide encouragement and support to students and foster student member development and retention; and promote participation and entrance into environmental health and safety careers by high school and college students. Membership is open to alumni and students currently attending environmental health and safety science classes at MCC-Business & Technology.
Advisor: Jim Wellman | 816.604.5422
The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
NSLS is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. This is done by offering life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. NSLS also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. Students are selected by invitation only for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.