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To Enroll

Prior to enrollment, please complete the MCC admission application

For more information contact Healthcare Continuing Education,
816.604.4022 
PV.CNA@mcckc.edu

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Steps to Enroll

MCC Campus(es): 
MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute

Program Coordinator:                     
Joanne Thies, MBA

Workforce Coordinator: 
Claudia Botts

Health Science Institute Workforce and Economic Development
3444 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
Telephone: 816.604.4022
Email: pv.cna@mcckc.edu

The Health Science Institute (HSI) was designed to centralize the health career programs in one building that mimics both healthcare and real life settings, incorporates instructional methodologies such as; interdisciplinary simulated learning using state-of-the-art equipment and cloud base lecture capture which allows student access to learning materials 24/7.  The combined elements of this model fosters student fellowship, life-long learning and supports student success. The health career programs are affordable, accredited and yield a good return on the student’s investment through gainful employment and high wage salaries. 


Be a part of the healthcare boom! Job demand and wages of these careers are at all-time highs and are expected to rise for the next 30 years. Our programs give you quick entry into the field and start you on a great career path!

While showing encouraging signs of recovery, today’s economy is still on fragile footing. There are very few economic sectors that are booming at the moment, and the job market is challenging at best. One exception is the health sciences field. Due to the aging population and major changes in the health care market, careers in health sciences are expected to see substantial growth over the next decade and into the future. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), a job growth rate of 11 percent is expected between 2012 and 2022 for all occupations combined. Job growth for most health science occupations, however, are expected to double, triple or even quadruple that rate over the same period.

Personal Qualities

The day-to-day tasks and responsibilities of a person in a health science occupation vary significantly, but always require excellent communication skills and attention to detail. Desirable traits for health care workers include these general mind-sets:

  • Maintaining a positive attitude
  • Following the rules
  • Communicating effectively
  • Interacting appropriately
  • Growing personally and professionally

Essential Functions

Manual Dexterity, fine motor control, attention to detail, auditory acuity 

Last Modified: 4/29/19