Culinary Arts instructor and students in the kitchen


In addition to career training, Excelsior Springs Job Corps also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

GED/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Excelsior Springs Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Excelsior Springs can participate in our GED program.

Students under 21 years of age may enroll in our Excelsior Springs Technical High School which is operated under the supervision of the Excelsior Springs School District.

Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

Our center is the only Job Corps center in the nation with a Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program. This program is affiliated with the United States Navy. However, there is no obligation to join the military after graduation from Job Corps.

Students in the NJROTC program learn about leadership, naval history, citizenship, astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, naval ships, and sea power. Classroom instruction may be supplemented by training cruises aboard ships, orientation visits, and field trips to various naval facilities.

College Training

Our students may also start their college education via our partnership with the Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges.

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