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Right in your backyard ... Metropolitan Community College is now in St. Joseph!

Metropolitan Community College is conveniently offering healthcare educational training in St. Joseph!  MCC is partnering with the St. Joseph School District and the Hillyard Technical Center to offer the following classes:

Financial aid to qualifying students is also available. For classes and schedules, click on the links to the left.

Metropolitan Community College, founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, Mo., and was the first community college established in Missouri. The Junior College of Kansas City, as it was known starting in 1919, was one of the first schools in the country to award an associate degree. Today, MCC offers 125 associate degree and certificate programs.

The MCC St. Joseph location is managed through our MCC-Maple Woods campus. Those interested in more information can call 816.604.1403, email our Student Services Coordinator at, or complete a request for information online form.

The need for community college and allied healthcare training continues to grow in the St. Joseph region. A St. Joseph Workforce Survey and other data from the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce shows the need for workers in this in-demand field. Workforce leaders in St. Joseph have identified a lack of this training as a gap in being able to hire the workers needed for these positions.

"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 the community."

- 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