Metropolitan Community College-Longview, alternately known as MCC-Longview, is famous its excellent automotive technology programs in the United States. It also offers a platform for entering 4-year academies on completion of the courses here.
Originally established as Kansas City Polytechnic Institute way back in 1915, the college underwent a number of name changes. Till 2005 it was known as the Longville Community College and was renamed as Metropolitan Community College-Longview in 2005.
Five campuses are operated by MCC. Main center is located in Lee’s Summit while the others are Penn Valley campus in Kansas City, Maple Woods campus in Kansas City, Blue River campus in independence, and Business and Technology College located in Kansas City. 5 divisions in the campus are Humanities; Math, Engineering & Physics, Natural Science, Social Science, and Technology and Business.
MCC-Longview prepares students to enter a four-year college or get into careers of their choice. A variety of certificates and degree programs are offered to students. The college also provides transfer opportunities, and career and technical programs. Associate’s degrees in arts, teaching, computer science, engineering, science, applied science, and certificates are awarded at the college.
Unique feature of the college is the excellent automotive programs offered, reportedly the best in United States and one of the best in the world.
MCC-Longview follows a policy of open admission. For specific programs students can apply either online or in the college campus. Either United States citizenship or lawful presence of non-US citizen is the requirements for admission. Documents, transcripts and other credentials must be submitted to the record office of the college. On completion of the placement tests, students have to attend advising session before selecting classes. Online enrollment facilities are provided at the student center.
Metropolitan Community College-Longview was accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969.
Student Services and Financial Aids
Metropolitan Community College-Longview offers remedial services, academic and career counseling, PT cost defraying employment, and career placement and on campus day care services. Extensive undergraduate morning or evening classes are also available. Financial assistance includes federal, state, local, and institutional grants, scholarships and student loan aids. Other grants available are Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Academic Competitiveness Grants. President’s scholarship is awarded to deserving students. Details of the assistance offered can be seen on the state university website.