Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Career Research - MCC

MCC Career Counseling

MCC Counseling Offices:

Blue River

Education Center building, room 115
20301 East 78 Highway,
Independence, MO 64057-2052
Learning Resources building, 2nd floor
500 SW Longview Road,
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2105
Maple Woods
Administration Building, room 108J
2601 NE Barry Road,
Kansas City, MO 64156-1299
Penn Valley
Campus Center, Suite 234
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

MCC Career and Academic Pathways

MCC has over 120 degrees and certificates that are grouped into eight Career and Academic Pathways.

Each Pathway is a group of programs and careers, often called degrees or majors, that share common aspects.  Explore each of the 8 Pathways.  Based upon your self-assessment of interests, values and skills which Pathway are you drawn to?  Which Programs might deserve a closer look?  Start by making a list of these programs and then explore each one by visiting the MCC site for that program.   Be sure to reach out to program coordinators and advisors for more information on your program of interest.   

By choosing a broad pathway and continuing to explore the programs or majors it lists, MCC can offer you a map or plan that includes specific courses you will need, as well as progress milestones that can simplify your decision-making, provide predictable schedules and provide frequent feedback that will help you stay on track and complete your program more efficiently.  

Missouri Connections

Missouri Connections, a free online database, can help you explore additional career pathways and clusters. At, you can read an overview of each of Missouri’s 16 career clusters including related careers, education requirements, and employment outlook.

After logging into MissouriConnections, select "Occupations" and then "Career Clusters."