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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

Choosing a Major

A major is a specific subject area that students specialize in.

If you specialize in something like nursing, accounting or engineering, you're learning a specific trade. Many majors, however, prepare you to enter a range of careers once you graduate. For many students, picking a college major is not the same as choosing a job. For example, a degree in English Literature might lead you to a job in publishing, teaching, advertising, public relations or law, among other fields. 


The sites listed below will help you connect majors to careers. Create a list of majors and then research local colleges for similar majors.   

How to Declare a Major

Once you decide what major you’d like to pursue you, you will need to contact and “declare” your degree with an Academic Advisor

Academic Advisors are different than Counselors. Academic Advisors are available to provide information on degree plans and the classes you need to take to earn a degree as well as how to develop enrollment strategies and ways to ensure that your MCC classes will transfer to other institutions. Again all services are FREE to MCC students!