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NCMC: Continuing to Expand & Grow

Posted July 2021

For 96 years North Central Missouri College’s primary focus has been on the students and the communities of northern Missouri. NCMC is committed to the expansion and growth of the programs and services that best fits the needs of our region.

On March 1, 2018 North Central Missouri College opened a site in Country Club, Missouri on the North Belt Highway. The North Belt Center (NBC) is an extension of NCMC and offers the same level of professional attention, quality instruction, and affordability as Main campus, Barton campus and other extended NCMC sites. NBC offers the following programs of study: Industrial Maintenance Certificate, Associate in Applied Science in Behavioral Health, Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood, and the Agriculture Business Certificate. NBC also offers general education courses applicable to these programs and a variety of noncredit continuing education courses.

A second satellite campus in Andrew County is due to open the fall 2021 semester. This campus located in Savannah, MO will support up to 300 students in a variety of arts, sciences and technical fields up to the associate’s degree level, or in the course of earning an appropriate certification. Short-term workforce training will commence next fall, with full college-credit-earning classes phasing into place over the following year, before final establishment in fall 2022. This location and campus will allow NCMC to consolidate programs and services currently offered at several leased locations around northwestern Missouri and better meet the needs of students in the area.

Beginning 2022, North Central Missouri College will be the primary community college for students, school districts, and businesses and industries in Buchanan County. The addition of Buchanan County will increase NCMC’s service region from sixteen to seventeen counties in northern Missouri.

NCMC will celebrate 100 years in 2025. This centennial will celebrate the predecessors who laid the foundation and the successors who continue to uphold the commitment to students and communities of northern Missouri.

Clubs & Organizations

During trying and stressful times we have to rely on each other. NCMC has a variety of clubs and organizations were students can meet over a common belief or activity to form a bond and life-long friendships. The instructors and staff members who devote their time and talents to these clubs and organizations do so out of a passion for the program and a commitment to the students.

Over the next few months we are going to feature NCMC clubs and organizations. If you would like to learn more about a featured club or organization contact Tricia Key at (660)357-6415; [email protected].

For donations or to sponsor a club or organization please contact Alicia Endicott at (660)357-6403; [email protected].

Business Club

The NCMC Business student organization has taken on a new look. Business Club as it is now referred to was changed to allow more students to benefit from the club. Since the restructure, attendance has increased to an average of 40-60 members each year. This is a large increase in student participation. There are many skills that business students can learn from extra-curricular opportunities while in Business Club. Our mission is to expose as many students as possible to different opportunities to learn soft skills and gain the knowledge they need to be successful.

One thing the Business Club offers is the Speaker Series. Guest speakers come on campus once a month to speak to students over a variety of topics. Some of the previous speakers have talked about “How to Buy Your First Car”, “How Important are Communication Skills?”, “How to Open My Own Business”, “When Can I Start Investing”, and the list goes on. The Speaker Series allows students to hear from people in industry discuss a specific topic or how important soft skills are to being successful. Students attend these regularly, with around 30-45 students.

Another goal of the Business Club has been to provide professional attire to students in need. Many students who live on campus or simply have grown since high school have limited options when it comes to business attire. Being in a rural area, many students cannot simply run to the store and purchase these high-ticket items. The Business Club’s “Career Closet” allows any student to get business attire for free. Students get clothes to wear for presentations, interviews for internships, or scholarship banquets. We are proud to offer this service and have seen many students take advantage. Our goal is that all Pirates look professional.

Business Club has offered off campus trips to business students for the past few years. Trips have included: Arrowhead Stadium, details regarding marketing and branding professionals; Missouri Star Quilt Company, details on their online business, social media platform, and a warehouse tour; and Shatto Dairy, owners discussed adapting a business to compete in a difficult economic climate. These trips are always fun and allow students to see firsthand how businesses apply some of the things they learn in the classroom. Attending these business trips gives the student an opportunity to meet with successful businesses and ask questions.

Business Club has become an essential part of the learning experience here at NCMC. If students want to expand their knowledge, build their skill set, and look good while doing it, Business Club is the avenue for all these things. It is exciting to be able to offer all of this to our students in addition to their classroom experience. You can follow the us on Facebook @NCMCBusiness for more information.

Baptist Student Union

The Baptist Student Union is a Christian based organization that seeks to give students the opportunity to grow in faith through Worship Services, Bible studies, Mission trip/volunteer opportunities. We also desire to be a safe place for students to go when they are stressed or in need that’s why we provide free meals every Wednesday, we have a free student grocery pantry, places to study with free Wi-Fi, and a place to have fun with board games, ping pong, air hockey, and foosball. We want the students of NCMC to feel loved, cared for and have a place filled with people they know are there to help them with whatever they need. We here at the BSU feel this is our call as followers of Jesus to create a community where students are loved and give love to others through faith in Jesus.

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