Technical Skills and Manufacturing

Earn a technical skill certificate that is valued by businesses in the industry. You'll launch a career that is stable and well rewarded. Prior to enrollment, please complete the MCC admission application.

Introduction to machining - lathe

Contact Hours: 172
Fees: $3,350
Per Student: (includes books, tools, materials and supplies)

Classes include

  • Machining blue print reading
  • Basic machines
  • Manual lathe
  • Machinery and machine safeguarding (OSHA7100)
  • General industry safety and health outreach program (OSHA 10)

The program introduces students to shop safety, measurement, layout and an introduction to basic shop equipment. Students will learn to select appropriate tooling and safely operate a manual lathe. In addition, students will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing. Lastly, students who successfully complete the OSHA-10 class will earn an OSHA-10 certification card. Successful completion of this program prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining.

Introduction to welding

Contact Hours: 132
Fees: $2,900
Per Student: (includes books, materials and supplies)

Classes Include

  • Blue print reading for welders
  • General industry safety and health outreach program (OSHA 10)
  • MIG welding
  • Stick welding
  • Thermal cutting

This program introduces students to MIG and stick welding technologies. In addition, students will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing. Students will develop an understanding and basic skills required for thermal cutting processes. Students who successfully complete the OSHA-10 class will earn an OSHA-10 certification card.


MCC manufacturing leadership skills series

Technical manufacturing leadership course

Location: MCC-Penn Valley
Cost and registration: $1,400 for entire 4-month series, includes captstone project ($200 discount) or $400 per monthly session

Register online or call 816.604.5254

Why is leadership training important?

Great leaders are usually not born. Often, they are developed through experience and formal training. If you and your team want to enhance your ability to streamline workplace operations and elevate the satisfaction and productivity of workers, learn from the best, with proven manufacturing-specific solutions.

MCC is excited to announce a manufacturing leadership skills series designed to advance leadership and management skills training for first and second-line supervisors.

Classes include:

Experienced facilitators | real-world issues | technical knowledge | leadership concepts | peer-to-peer networking | mentoring | guided group discussion | plant tours | capstone project: critical thinking and problem solving