“The St. Joseph community has asked MCC to support two-year adult career and technical
education in the area. We are excited to be partners in meeting workforce needs for
-MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty
“On behalf of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, I support all efforts to
bring community college services to the St. Joseph region to meet the unmet demand
for career and technical education programs leading to associate degrees and certificates,”
-Zora Mulligan, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education
Classes at St. Joseph's Hillyard Technical Center site
Metropolitan Community College will offer educational training in St. Joseph starting this upcoming fall semester! MCC is partnering with the St. Joseph School District to offer the following classes at Hillyard Technical Center:
- Career and technical education
- General education
- Continuing education
For available classes and schedules, click on the links to the left.
The need for community college and technical education continues to grow in the St. Joseph region. A St. Joseph Workforce Survey and other data from the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce showed the need for career- and technical-focused education in the community. In fact, St. Joseph is the third largest center of manufacturing in the state behind St. Louis and Kansas City. Workforce leaders in St. Joseph have identified a lack of career and technical training as a gap in being able to hire the workers needed for these positions.