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Business Technology - Career Exploration

You can jump start your career on one of dozens of Gold Collar career pathways available at Metropolitan Community College. Gold Collar Jobs have a median wage of $30,000 to $80,000-plus and high local demand, require the high skills we teach and can be acquired with an associate's degree or less. In fact, you can begin many Gold Collar careers after just one semester with our job-ready certificates.

A great way to learn more about these careers is to attend a Gold Collar Jobs Exploration Night at the MCC-Business & Technology campus.

During these events, you will have the opportunity to learn about each of these pathways, visit with instructors in the programs and tour our state-of-the-art facility located at 1775 Universal Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, 64120. These are scheduled throughout the year. Call us at 816.604.5333 to find out when we'll be holding the next Gold Collar Jobs Exploration Night or to request a one-on-one visit to discuss your future.

View a list of potential job titles below. Click on the job titles to read more about the job, as well as a story about alumni working in the field.

The following is a list of upcoming Career Exploration event dates.

Please select a date and push the go button to proceed to registration.

Business & Technology

Gold Collar Job Exploration

Meet Instructors. Tour labs and classrooms. Learn about 30-plus Gold Collar Job fields. Complete the MCC application and learn how and when to apply for financial aid.

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Garret Hahn and many others have taken advantage of the career opportunities available at MCC-Business & Technology. Hear from students who have found their success through MCC's Gold Collar Job Exploration.

Gold Collar Job Exploration is an opportunity for you to learn about MCC's technical programs.

Meet your instructors.

The right instructors make all the difference. The instructors at MCC bring a wealth of experience from industry to the classroom and will teach you the skills necessary in your career path. 

Tour the labs and classrooms you'll learn in.

You will learn and train in the class room and in state-of-the-art labs. You will have access to the latest equipment and industry-standard tools.

Find out how you can get started in college, and how and when to apply for financial aid.

The process to secure your seat in classes begins with applying to MCC. It’s a free, online application you can complete now. We also have financial aid (federal and scholarships) to those who qualify. You can stop by our enrollment services office and talk with an advisor for more information or help applying.

Learn about more than 30 Gold Collar Jobs.

We’ll get you ready for a career in high-demand fields in the area, including:

MCC-Business & Technology

Note: Click on the job titles to read more information about the Gold Collar career pathway and read a story about alumni working in the field.

Drafters and Engineering Technicians
(Architectural, Civil, Mechanical/Manufacturing, Computer/Electronics)
$60k median national wage / $57k median Missouri wage

Computer Networking Specialists
$63k median national wage / $57k median Missouri wage

Computer System Administrators
$80k median national wage / $75k median Missouri wage

Construction Managers
$89k median national wage / $84k median Missouri wage

Electrical Powerline Installers and Repairers
$68k median national wage / $73k median Missouri wage

Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety Technician
$49k median national wage / $43k median Missouri wage

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technicians
$87k median national wage / $81k median Missouri wage

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$46k median national wage / $46k median Missouri wage

Industrial Electrician
$56k median national wage / $55k median Missouri wage

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$50k median national wage / $51k median Missouri wage

Machinists and CNC Programmers
$42k median national wage / $41k median Missouri wage

Millwright
$52k median national wage / $47k median Missouri wage

Solar Photovoltaic Installers and Technicians
$39k median national wage / $33k median Missouri wage

Tractor-Trailer and Heavy Truck Drivers (CDL-A)
$41k median national wage / $41k median Missouri wage

Welders
$39k median national wage / $36k median Missouri wage

MCC-Longview

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
$38k median national wage / $39k median Missouri wage

MCC-Maple Woods

Veterinary Technician
$32k median national wage / $36k median Missouri wage

MCC-Penn Valley

Dental Assistant
$37k median national wage / $35k median Missouri wage

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
$33k median national wage/ $31k median Missouri wage

Graphic Designers
$48k median national wage / $45k median Missouri wage

Licensed Practical Nurses
$44k median national wage / $39k median Missouri wage

Health Information Management - Registered Health Information Technicians
$38k median national wage / $39k median Missouri wage

Medical Coders - Certified Professional Coders
$36k median national wage / $38k median Missouri wage

Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56k median national wage

Radiologic Technologists
$57k median national wage / $52k median Missouri wage

Registered Nurses
$68k median national wage / $59k median Missouri wage

Surgical Assistants and Technologists
$41k median national wage / $45k median Missouri wage

Physical Therapy Assistants
$45k median national wage

Accountant
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
$68k median national wage / $64k median Missouri wage

Computer Programmer
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
$80k median national wage / $78k median Missouri wage

Database Administrator / Database Programmer
$85k median national wage / $86k median Missouri wage

Information Security Analyst / Cyber Security Analyst
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
$93k median national wage / $80k median Missouri wage

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Managers
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
$89k median national wage / $85k median Missouri wage

Web Developer
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
$66k median national wage / $56k median Missouri wage

Data collected from U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified: 6/8/17