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Launch your career in these high-demand fields! Employers in St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri are looking to fill positions- taking classes or working toward a certification or degree in these areas can help make you work-ready for that next step to your future.

MCC-Maple Woods | St. Joseph Location: 3434 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Credit Programs

Practical Nursing

Program Contact: Crystal Oldham, crystal.oldham@mcckc.edu

As a Practical Nurse you'll be able to help your community in a number of settings that are needing nurses now. These include long-term care facilities, hospitals, doctor's clinics, and even positions with school districts and government health agencies. Your career path is wide open for this in-demand field, and in one year you can start your career through our program that is approved by the Missouri Department of Nursing while getting hands-on experience so you're job ready. Learn more about the Practical Nursing Program.

Median Pay: $47,480/year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Radiologic Technology

Program Contact: Mallary Hann, mallary.hann@mcckc.edu

Earning your credentials here can launch your career knowing you're up to date with the fast changing technology in this field. In this program you'll learn how to operate x-ray machinery and position the patient to create high quality radiographs to aid in diagnosis. You can become an important part of the healthcare teams in hospitals and clinics throughout the Midland Empire- and beyond. Learn more about the Radiologic Technology Program.

Median Pay: $62,280/year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Surgical Technology

Program Contact: Susan McMillian, susan.mcmillian@mcckc.edu

Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses in hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery centers. In this career you'll be preparing the operating room for surgery, assuring surgical equipment works properly and assisting the surgical team in ensuring the operating conditions are safe and sterile. Learn more about the Surgical Technology Program

Median Pay: $48,300/year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Associate in Arts

MCC's Associate in Arts degree provides a well-rounded educational foundation that prepares students to select appropriate majors/career paths, help them transfer and successfully complete baccalaureate degrees.

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Non-credit Programs

Healthcare - Certified Nurse Assistant

This program prepares students to perform basic nursing skills for individuals in long-term care facilities, adult daycare centers, hospitals or homes. 

Contact Hours: 175
Minimum 10 students 
Fee: $1,430 per student (Additional fees not payable to MCC, including $39 background check, $20 document management for clinical documentation, $15.25 Family Care Safety Registry).  Additional requirements: Documentation of two 2 Step TB skin tests, scrubs, shoes, manual blood pressure cuff, watch with a sweeping second hand, one 1" 3-ring binder, one 3" 3-ring binder.

For more information contact 816.604.1403 or email lisa.clenin@mcckc.edu.

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Technical Skills - Introduction to Welding Technologies

This program introduces students to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Stick Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) technologies. In addition, students will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing. Students will develop an understanding and basic skills required for thermal cutting processes. Lastly, students who successfully complete the OSHA-10 class will earn an OSHA-10 certification card.

Contact Hours: 132
Minimum 8 students
Fees: $2,012 per student (includes books, materials and supplies)

Classes include

  • Blue Print Reading for Welders
  • Thermal Cutting
  • MIG Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Program (OSHA 10)

Students will earn an OSHA 10 card.

For more information contact 816.604.1403 or email lisa.clenin@mcckc.edu.

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Technical Skills – Introduction to Machining - Lathe

This program introduces students to the use of saw and drill presses and manual lathes to manufacture precision metal parts. Successful completion of this program prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. .

Contact Hours: 182
Minimum 8 students
Fees: $2,380 per student (includes books, materials and supplies)

Classes include

  • Machining Blue Print Reading
  • Basic Machines
  • Manual Lathe
  • Machinery and Machine Safeguarding (OSHA 7100)
  • General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Program (OSHA 10)

Students will receive an OSHA 10 card, Machine Safeguarding and program certificate once they have completed the required class.

For more information contact 816.604.1403 or email lisa.clenin@mcckc.edu.

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