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Launch your career in these high-demand fields! Employers in St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri are looking to fill positions- taking classes or working toward a certification or degree in these areas can help make you work-ready for that next step to your future.

MCC-Maple Woods | St. Joseph Location: 3434 Faraon StreetSt. Joseph, MO 64506

For additional information on our Non-Credit Programs, please contact our St. Joseph Student Services Coordinator at 816. 604.1403

Healthcare - Certified Nurse Assistant

This program prepares students to perform basic nursing skills for individuals in long-term care facilities, adult daycare centers, hospitals or homes. 

Contact Hours: 175
Minimum 10 students 
Fee: $1,430 per student (Additional fees not payable to MCC, including $39 background check, $20 document management for clinical documentation, $15.25 Family Care Safety Registry).  Additional requirements: Documentation of two 2 Step TB skin tests, scrubs, shoes, manual blood pressure cuff, watch with a sweeping second hand, one 1" 3-ring binder, one 3" 3-ring binder.


Technical Skills - Entry Level Machine Technician

The purpose of the Machine Technician program is to recognize students through certification who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments. The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company's productivity and competitiveness. 

Contact Hours: 80 hours
Minimum Enrollment: 8 students

Classes include:

  • Safety
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Once the program is completed, students will take a certification test for Safety and Quality Practices & Measurement.

Technical Skills - Introduction to Welding Technologies

This program introduces students to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Stick Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 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. Lastly, students who successfully complete the OSHA-10 class will earn an OSHA-10 certification card.

Contact Hours: 212
Minimum 8 students
Fees: $3,100 per student (includes books, materials and supplies)

Classes include

  • Blue Print Reading for Welders
  • Thermal Cutting
  • MIG Welding
  • Stick Weldin
  • General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Program (OSHA 10)

Students will earn an OSHA 10 card.


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