Manual Career and Technical Center (MCTC) is a shared-time attendance Center for KCPS high school students and charter school students. The students generally attend Manual during their 11th or 12th-grade years. The Center offers 8 career and technical programs at two sites. Main Campus offers 5 programs (Culinary Arts, Construction, Health Care CNA, Automotive Technology, and Automotive Collision) and East Campus offers Agriculture and Paseo offers Fashion Design and TV Production. The Center prepare students to enter a highly educated workforce or to begin post-secondary education. Successful completion of a designated program allows MCTC students to be eligible for articulated or dual college credit and access to employment placement services.
Manual High School was a vocational high school which opened in the late 1800s. Manual served neighborhoods north of downtown such as Guinotte Manor, Chateou Homes; and neighborhoods nearby such as T.B Watkins Homes, Wayne Minor Homes, Parade Park, and Parker Square Homes. The original building closed after the 1968-1969 school year. Manual High School was then relocated to the former Kansas City Jr College building, located across the street from Westport High School, while the original building was torn down and was replaced with the current building. Manual High School was closed after the 1977-1978 school year. Many of the former Manual students were sent to Northeast High School, Southwest High School, Lincoln High School, and other high schools in the KCMO district.-(Wikipedia)