Skip to main content MCC Crescent Shape Search RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram chevron pointing down

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview: Melissa Eaton 816.604.2310
MCC-Maple Woods: Crystal Johnson 816.604.3326
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Kelley, Ed.D., 816.604.4455


Amazing people have lived before us. Momentous times have shaped us. The power of history is inescapable. It lives today in how we think, act, dress and live. It is the force that has created countries, conflicts and cultures.

Knowing history is the mark of a well-educated person. It can also be the foundations of a rewarding career. Teaching is not the only career for history graduates. Many seek careers in:

  • Law school
  • Public history
  • Historic preservation
  • Communications
  • Government work
  • Business and industry

Our history courses include U.S., African American and English history as well as Western civilization, material culture, women in history and American frontiers.

Our history program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. This degree gives you a solid two-year background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you focus on your specific history interests.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Brooks Institute is proud to support one of the college’s premiere experiences, its annual Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Since 2002, students, instructors and community members have traveled to the American South on a trip, exploring the rich cultural history of our country’s civil rights movement. Every spring, MCC hosts a four day bus tour in April, traveling to destinations that mark milestone events, many consider sacred to the expression of freedom in the United States. Learn more about the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.