Metropolitan Community College-Longview, also known as MCC-Longview, is famous for having one of the best automotive technology programs in the United States. The school was originally established as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute in 1915. Following a number of name changes and mergers, and most recently known as Longville Community College, it came to be known as the Metropolitan Community College-Longview in 2005. MCC-Longview, located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is one of five campuses operated by MCC. The other campuses are: MCC Penn Valley campus in Kansas City, MCC Maple Woods campus in Kansas City, MCC Blue River campus in Independence, and the MCC Business and Technology College, also in Kansas City.
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.
At MCC-Longview, the academic programs are offered through the following divisions:
- Division of Humanities
- Division of Math, Engineering, & Physics
- Division of Natural Science
- Division of Social Science
- Division of Technology & Business
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MCC-Longview follows a policy of open admission. Some specific programs, such as advanced technology programs, might have additional requirements for enrollment. Students can apply for admission both online as well as in person at any of the college campuses. U.S. citizenship or lawful presence of a non-US citizen needs to be proven by students seeking admission.
There are several other requirements for US citizens, non-citizens and international students which need to be fulfilled prior to admission. All documentations, transcripts, and other credentials need to be submitted to the college’s Records Office. Once Placement Testing is complete, students need to attend an advising session before they select their classes. Online enrollment can be done at the Student Center.
At MCC-Longview, financial aid is provided to students to help them meet their educational expenses. Different choices are available, including Federal loans, grants, Veterans Benefits, scholarships and many more. Financial aid can either be merit-based or need-based. Specific dates and deadlines need to be met while submitting applications for financial assistance. If students miss out on the dates, they can still receive a tuition refund if they file for financial aid before Septebmer in fall, 15th February in spring, and 15th June in summer. The priority dates are 1st May for summer, 30th May for fall, and 30th November for spring.
The different types of Federal grants available are Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Academic Competitiveness Grant. Deserving students are also awarded the President’s Scholarship, Board of Trustee’s Scholarship, and Honors Scholarship. In addition, students can take advantage of the work-study programs available at MCC-Longview, information regarding which is provided by the Student Employment Services.
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MCC-Longview enrolls nearly 7,000 students. In 2001, the school was the first community college to be recognized as TIME Magazine/ The Princeton review “College of the Year”. The college campus supports a number of clubs and organizations. Students are members of the Allied Health and Pre-Med Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chessime, Engineering Club, Gaming Club, Skills USA, Student Government Association, and Longview Computer Connection, among others. MCC-Longview also hosts the Kappa Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
MCC-Longview has a large Fitness Center located in the Recreation Center building which is open both to the public and college students. The Recreational Center offers a wide range of facilities including exercise classes, swimming, and personal training. Students also publish an on-campus newspaper called the Longview Current.
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Students at MCC-Longview participate in a variety of sports and have performed extremely well in baseball, women’s volleyball, and cross country. The athletics teams of the college are nicknamed the Lakers. In baseball, the college emerged as champions in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XVI, Central District and Division II tournaments in 2007.