Northland Career Center News

Our approach for connecting to parents

Friday, October 29, 2021

NCC Overview Video

Keeping you informed

Northland Career Center (NCC) has had a digital presence for the past several years with an attractive, user-friendly website. In the past few years, NCC has added a presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. NCC sends out a monthly newsletter to its key stakeholders including: Parents, Advisory Boards, Post-Secondary Partners, & Sending School Partners. Newsletters are sent monthly during the school year.

Here are other locations to access additional information about Northland Career Center:

NCC Website




Upcoming Events

Northland Career Center has many events each month, semester and school year. Featured below are key events that are coming up. Visit for calendar updates.

  • Nov 3 - Reed Photography Group make-up photos and class photos
  • Nov. 3 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 5 - No NCC Classes
  • Nov. 11 - College/Post-Secondary Training Fair (during school hours)
  • Nov. 11 - NCC Open House for 8th-11th grade prospective families, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 24-26 - No NCC Classes - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 22 - 1st Semester Ends
  • Dec. 22 - No NCC PM Classes
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3 - Winter Break

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 3:30-7:30pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

Visit and click "Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up" Under Quick Links to schedule your conference!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 3:30-7pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

Visit and click "Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up" Under Quick Links to schedule your conference!

NCC Open House

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 4:30-7:30pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

Students in the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh grades and their families are invited to NCC's Open House between 4:30 and 7:30 Thursday, Nov. 11! This event will be an opportunity for families to find out more about our 12 programs by speaking with instructors and current students, and touring Northland Career Center.

*Per District policy, face coverings must be worn at NCC.

NCC Awards Ceremony & Graduation

Sunday, May 22nd 2022 at 6pm

1800 Genessee Street

Kansas City, MO

NCC's Awards Ceremony & Graduation will be held at Hy-Vee Arena, KCMO, Sunday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m. More detailed information will be provided at a later date.

SkillsUSA Leadership Events

In the past couple of months, NCC SkillsUSA Members have elected their NW District Officers and Local Chapter Officers and Committe Chairpersons. These students have attended the SkillsUSA District Officer Leadership Institute and SkillsUSA Missouri EMPOWER Fall Leadership Conference.

At the District Officer Leadership, the District Officers and Ambassadors were guided through officer development using the POWERR formula by the SkillsUSA MO State Office Trainer. The POWERR formula gives six simple steps to giving impactful speeches: Pre-Work, Outlook, Wisdom, Engagement, Review, Reflection.

SkillsUSA Missouri EMPOWER Fall Leadership Conference was attended by our state officers, district officers and ambassadors, local officers and local committee chairpersons. These students were actively involved in leadership sessions that focused on the three essential elements of the SkillsUSA Framework: Self-Motivation, Teamwork and Planning & Organization Management. They all earned their Statesman Award and Pin by demonstrating leadership skills and mastering the SkillsUSA knowledge requirements.

These students will bring their knowledge and activities back to the rest of the NCC SkillsUSA members for their own leadership conference at NCC in the near future.

Remember, it is not too late to join SkillsUSA. All that is required is the completed SkillsUSA Liability form and $30 membership dues.

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Tardies at NCC

NCC prides itself on being an industry driven school with a hundred or so businesses that provide input each year. One of the areas we consistently ask for feedback on is attendance and tardies. Prior to COVID, our students as a whole, kept tardies within our guidelines. Last year, busses, driving, remote learning, different school schedules, and more kept us from being able to accurately track tardies. This year, we knew getting back into normal routines was going to take a little time for some students.

This week started 2nd quarter at NCC. Teachers will be showing a video from Mr. Noller and Mr. Green sharing successes for 1st quarter and some things to work on moving forward. One of the topics is tardies. Starting November 1st, we will be tracking tardies per our handbook. Please have a conversation with your student(s) about being to NCC on time. The AM session starts at 8:05 and the PM session starts at 11:30.

Note: Students that ride the bus to and from NCC are never tardy unless they don't go directly to class when the bus arrives. If they need to use the restroom or take care of business in the office, they should check in with their teacher first.

Tardy Policy

1st and 2nd tardy = verbal warning from front office and teacher

3rd tardy = written warning from front office

5th tardy = communication home to parents/guardians, temporary loss of driving / car riding privileges

6th tardy = meeting with Assistant Director, longer period of privileges suspended

8th tardy = loss of driving privileges for rest of quarter or 6 weeks

9th tardy = final warning, meeting with Assistant Director and call home

10th tardy = not recommended to return next semester, next year, or ineligible for NCC certificate/graduation

Program Spotlight: Construction Technology

NCC Construction Technology

Program Spotlight: Heating, Cooling and Climate Control

Heating, Cooling & Climate Control Scholarship Offerings

NCC's Community Education Opportunities

NCC Offers Community Education Classes at Northland Career Center and other sites in the area. Whether you are interested in a career in welding or you have a child who is interested in horseback riding, there are classes for a wide range of interests.

Check out our brochure online!

Register here for classes!

Contact us or find out more with the contact information below.

What are we about?

Our Strategic Plan/Purpose:

Vision: Connecting with tomorrow...

Mission: To prepare students for a continually changing world by providing relevant experiences.

Values: Integrity, Innovation, Partnerships, Learner Focus, Results, Diversity, Quality