Partnership provides students chance to get a jump on college

9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, February 13 2018 Feb 13, 2018 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:24:00 AM CST February 13, 2018 in News
By: Kristen Harris, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Career Center programs are partnering with Moberly Area Community College for college credit.

According to the news release, "Through this partnership, MACC will provide extensive professional support for medical simulation lab development not only at the postsecondary but also at the high school level, through the high school Professions in Healthcare program located at CACC. At no cost to the high school student, anatomy and physiology will now be available as dual college credit through MACC."

Columbia Public Schools operates the career center, which is open to CPS students from kindergarten through 12th grade, home-schooled students, and students outside of the district. The center also provides classes for adults 18+.

Randall Gooch, CPS Director of Career Technical and Adult Education, said, “For a long time we’ve had an adult nursing program and adult surg tech program, but as times have changed more and more demand is for those to be degree-bearing programs.”

MACC will now be delivering the Practical Nursing, Phlebotomy, Welding, and CNA programs at the Columbia Area Career Center. Surgical technology is another program that will be implemented in 2019.

Dr. Paula Glover, MACC Vice President for Instruction, said, "We have provided nurses for our community for nearly 50 years and intend to continue providing a steady pipeline to help meet workforce demands, not only for LPNs, but also for CNAs, phlebotomists, and surg techs." 

Maia Mozingo, a high school senior in the program, said the program gave her confirmation on her career plans.

“I’ve kind of always thought I wanted to go into nursing, but this program has given me that hands-on experience like with the residents at the nursing home we go to, it just kind of really helped me know for sure that nursing is what I want to do,” Mozingo said.

The students currently gain experience by working in a nursing home and with mannequins in the facility. The new partnership will also add new mannequins that simulate childbirth.

Ethan McCrary, a senior in the program, said, “A regular high school science class wouldn’t give you the experience that you need and the opportunity when you get out of high school to take a step and become a CNA in a hospital or nursing home."

The new partnership will allow students like Mozingo and McCrary to not only get their training, but also take advantage of getting credit toward a college degree.

The partnership will also allow high school students in the health care professional program at the career center to take anatomy and physiology classes as dual credit through community college without paying tuition.

CACC will continue to manage high school career and technical education, adult Massage Therapy, adult Culinary Academy, adult Heating,Ventilation and Air Conditioning, the Adult Learning Center, enrichment programming and youth summer camps.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Public Schools has named the first football head coach for the new Capitol City High... More >>
7 minutes ago Tuesday, December 11 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:55:00 AM CST December 11, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The agreement between the Jefferson City School District and the city will reimburse the school district up... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, December 11 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:30:00 AM CST December 11, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire overnight. The blaze started around 11:49 p.m. Monday. The fire... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, December 11 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:16:00 AM CST December 11, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Some students are starting to voice their opinions about possible redistricting of a new middle school. CPS... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 8:30:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - More than 100 people gathered in Jefferson City Monday to learn more about the planned health care... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 8:08:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Nobel Prize winner George P. Smith, a retired professor, says he lives a rather humble life beyond the... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 7:13:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Monday asked the Democratic auditor... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 4:22:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's Dr. George Smith was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Monday afternoon in... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 3:50:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Boone County circuit judge sentenced Miles Leighton Hillegas to seven years in prison Monday for an April... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 3:15:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Christian Fellowship School is mourning the loss of student Bryce Hill, who was killed in a crash Saturday... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 3:14:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - MU assistant professor Pamela Brown said Dr. George P. Smith deserves the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for more... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 3:06:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of 19-year old Nilez Nichols in Jefferson City. Prosecutors... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 2:20:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The holiday period is a busy time for scams targeting shoppers, according to Michelle Gleba, Regional Director for... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 1:04:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A massive tuba ensemble has smashed a Guinness World Record in Kansas City and spread... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 12:07:00 PM CST December 10, 2018 in News
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN- University of Missouri Professor Emeritus George Smith officially accepted his portion of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Monday.... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 11:18:00 AM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA — Police arrested Missouri defensive end Tre Williams early Sunday following a reported domestic incident. According to the... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 10:39:00 AM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Those struggling to afford holiday gifts for their loved ones may still have options. Registration ends today for... More >>
1 day ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 3:27:53 AM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia firefighters responded to a fire at Columbia Crossing Apartments on Towne Drive late Sunday night. Division... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 11:30:00 PM CST December 09, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 39°
10am 38°
11am 42°
12pm 45°
1pm 47°