1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Sending Schools (Excluding PCHS/Park Hill)

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This program allows students to learn technical concepts in the areas of safety, tools, electrical concepts, mechanical concepts, troubleshooting, precision measurement, blueprints and drawings, and project work in technical careers. Students will begin to explore technical careers in the career clusters of architecture and construction, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics. As the year progresses, the main focus will be on additional connections with electrical concepts and precision measuring. Northland Career Center offers students the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and gain valuable experiences. Taking this course will lead to opportunities to take any one of six technical courses at Northland Career Center (Aviation Technology, Construction Technology, Diesel Technology, Heating, Cooling & Climate Control, Industrial Welding, and Production Technologies). 

Essential Skills/Awesome Careers is offered in the AM session to sophomores and juniors.

NCC Sending School Districts that have approved sending sophomore students for Essential Skills/Awesome Careers: Kearney, Liberty, Platte County, North Kansas City, Smithville, West Platte.


Mr. Sayre joined the NCC staff in the fall of 2020. He has more than two decades of manufacturing/production experience in a wide range of fields. He's performed nearly every job from Apprentice Mechanic to Controls Engineer and eventually worked his way up to the plant Industrial Maintenance Manager. He studied Industrial Maintenance at MCC Business and Technology Center early in his career. The chances are good that if it has something to do with manufacturing or production technology, he's either done it or been part of a team working on it. He's also had the privilege to work with Oak Park High School Robotics as a mentor for the past several years. "I'm excited to join NCC," Sayre said. " I am looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge in these high demand fields with the next generations." 

Contact Mr. Sayre

Phone: 816-505-5505 x1707   
Email:[email protected]



  • OSHA Safety Concepts

  • Tools

  • Electrical Concepts

  • Mechanical Concepts

  • Troubleshooting

  • Precision Measurement

  • Blueprints & Drawings

  • Project Work in Technical Careers

  • Technical Career Exploration

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