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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
Longview
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

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pathway

Do you like solving problems? Curious about the world we live in? Enjoy working with animals? Do you like working with computers and technology?

Stay at the forefront of emerging technologies with a high-demand career through the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pathway. STEM is one of the fastest growing industry in the nation and earning your degree will lead to well-paid positions and long-lasting careers in a job market that is expected to grow at nearly twice the pace as non-STEM workers.

The average income of a STEM career is 26% higher than that of a non-STEM career. Develop your intellectual curiosity, logical reasoning and collaboration skills.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pathway: Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) is MCC's largest transfer degree, designed for student intending to transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Popular majors in this academic and career pathway include:

Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) is one of MCC's transfer degrees, designed for students intending to transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Popular majors in this academic and career pathway include:

Associate in Computer Science Degree (A.C.S.) is one of MCC's transfer degrees, designed for students intending to transfer to complete bachelor's degree. Popular majors in this academic and career pathway include:

  • Computer Programming

  • Computer Science 

  • Cybersecurity

  • Information Technology

Associate in Engineering Degree (A.E.) is one of MCC's transfer degrees, designed for students intending to transfer to complete a bachelor's degree in engineering. Popular majors in this academic and career pathway include:

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Associate of Applied Science Degrees (A.A.S.) are designed to provide you with the skills to enter the workforce after you graduate from MCC. We offer a variety associate of applied science degrees in this academic and career pathway:

Certificates are an accessible, affordable and fast route to enter the workforce in less time than it takes to complete a degree. The credits earned in these certificate programs apply toward the associate of applied Science degree in that area. MCC offers these certificates in this academic and career pathway:

MCC continuing education programs promote lifelong learning through community education, short-term workforce training and professional development courses. Our programs meet students where they are and provide the opportunity for personal enrichment, workforce readiness and career advancement.

Whether you are between jobs, looking to advance, or just starting out in the workplace, our training and certificate programs are designed to get workers the training they need - fast.

  • CAD/Revit
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Hardware and Networking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Literacy
  • Drone Piloting 
  • Drone Repair
  • GIS
  • Metallurgy/Material Testing
  • OSHA Health Hazard Awareness
  • Surveying