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     Welcome to Herndon Career Center! 

    Consolidated School District No. 2 (Raytown), in cooperation with five other area school districts, supports and operates Herndon Career Center.  

    At Herndon Career Center, we believe that the right student, the right program and the right reasons create a successful, meaningful and engaging start to a student's future. We are aware that one path is not the correct path for each and every student.  Our goal is to help students identify individual needs and to evaluate post-secondary options.  Herndon Career Center offers programs from the following career clusters:  Transportation & Logistics (Automotive Collision, Automotive Technology, & Diesel, Industrial & Agriculture Mechanics), Industrial Technology (Construction Technology, Welding Metal Fabrication Technology, Industrial Engineering), Creative Services (Advertising & Graphic Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, and Human Services (Foundations of Nursing, Law Enforcement/Police Science, Emergency Medical Technician).  Herndon Career Center also supports exploratory learning within the Southland CAPS program (Animal Health Science, Education Exploration, Environmental Planning and Awareness, Technology Solutions). 

    The Right Student… The Right Program… The Right Reasons

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  • Have a Great Summer Break! 

    The 2017-2018 school year was a great year!  We are so thankful for all the students that chose to explore a new career path and so proud of all the certifications gains!  

    We hope you have a wonderful break and good luck to all of our graduates who are moving into industry or post-secondary education! If you are interested in joining a HCC program next year, you can still apply! We hope to see you next year! 

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  • HCC Culinary Pop-Up Fundraiser

    Join us for an evening of fine dining to help support our Culinary Program!  For menu and details please see the attached HCC Culinary Pop-Up Flyer.  To make and pay for your reservation, please call 816-268-7140 and ask for Dee. HCC Culinary Pop-Up

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  • Herndon Career Center's Career Night

    Herndon Career Center is hosting a career night on Thursday, January 25 from 5:00 -6:30 pm.  Come see the programs that Herndon has to offer, meet the instructors, and learn about possible certifications. This is a great time to ask questions, see the classroom space and decide if Herndon is a great option for you!  Students in all programs meet industry expectations and gain professionalism skills to be better prepared for their post secondary education and careers.  Hope to see you there! 

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  • No PM Session on December 20

    Wednesday, December 20 will be a half day for the Raytown School District.  Herndon Career Center will not hold a PM session.  AM session only.  Have a wonderful holiday break! 

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  • Culinary Program Holiday Bake Sale

    Our Culinary program heard your demands!  If you loved the Thanksgiving treats you got from the Thanskgiving bake sale, you will love the Holiday season options as well! You can order by phone (816-268-7140) or email dee.koury@raytownschools.org to place an order by December 8.


    Pick up times will be Monday, December 18 from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm or Tuesday, December 19 from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm.  All pick ups will be located at the Building C entrance. Happy Holidays! 


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  • Attendance Recovery Option - December 7 & 13, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Students who need to recover attendance time do to unexcused absences will have the opportunity to make up two days on December 7 and December 13.  Two hours in recovery time is equivalent to one missed day.  Each session allows a student to make up two days. 


    If you have questions about a student's absences or need to submit a doctors note please contact Rose VanHecke at 816-268-7140 or at rose.vanhecke@raytownschools.org.

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  • HCC Culinary Thanksgiving Bake Sale

    HCC's Culinary program is having a Thanksgiving bake sale!  Pre-order pies or breads to add to your Thanksgiving meals!  Pies are prepared in advance and ready for you to pick up and bake at home.  You get the wonderful aromas that fill your home without the mess and prep time that pies require.  You can print or email the order form to make your selections. All orders must be received by November 13th. For questions, please call 816-268-7140.


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  • November 2 - State Technical College of Missouri is Coming to Visit

    State Technical College of Missouri is coming to speak with students on November 2nd.  The AM session will meet at 9:00 am and the PM session at 11:45 pm.  Both sessions should report to the Old Diesel room in Building B.  Please let your instructor know if you would like to attend.  

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  • Cosmetology Opens for the 2017-2018 School Year! 

    October 24 marked the opening day for our 2017-2018 Cosmetology class.  The students had a very successful first day.  Our Cosmetology program is open to the public Tuesday - Friday from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm.  They feature many service options, such as: hair cuts, hair colors, facials, scalp treatments, manicures, pedicures and more. To book an appointment and to see a full list of services, click here, or you can call 816-268-7155.  Not only will you get a great price, you will be helping a student perfect their skills! 

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  • Dr. Cheryl Reichert
    Jeffrey Dutzel 
    Assistant Director
    Katie Zeiger
    Assistant Director, Southland CAPS
    Dee Koury
    Principal's Secretary
    Rose VanHecke
    Attendance Secretary
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