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Larry Rideaux, Jr., Ed.D., President, MCC-Maple WoodsWelcome to Metropolitan Community College (MCC) - Maple Woods,

As one of the best community colleges in the State of Missouri, MCC has faithfully served residents in the Kansas City Metropolitan area for over a century. Throughout this 100 year period, the college grew to add additional campuses. In1969, MCC - Maple Woods onboarded and began meeting the educational needs of our local community. Today, the colleges caring faculty and staff continue a rich tradition of providing superior academic and technical programs along with superlative student development services.

As president of this inspiring campus, I have the pleasure of engaging with some of the most gifted and talented students in the Metropolitan area. The student experience at MCC - Maple Woods is one where we put a premium on understanding each unique student’s motivation for learning. This commitment also comes with a promise to support each and every student no matter where they are in their educational pathway.

The MCC - Maple Woods experience is extraordinary......The campus is known for its strong general education program and the Midwest’s finest veterinary technology program. We also offer competitive programs in foreign language interpreting and Geographic Informational Systems. Moreover, to make the pursuit of education more accessible, MCC has partnered with the St. Joseph School District to offer classes in the area’s of health sciences, welding and general education.

We believe our current and prospective students to be our most important asset!

Along with meeting the needs of our community by way of strong academic and technical programs, students also have the opportunity to engage and participate in social & cultural programming, clubs & organizations and sporting events. The combination of meaningful academics coupled with student participation in activities makes for a more well-rounding student who is better prepared to enter the workforce and/or life as a successful transfer student.

I invite you to explore the MCC - Maple Woods website to discover the many educational opportunities this campus has to offer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Best regards,
Larry Rideaux, Jr., Ed.D.
MCC - Maple Woods