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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.

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
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.
Minimum 10 students 

Fall 2019 Schedule

September 24 – December 13, 2019
Lecture/Lab - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. – 75 contact hours
Clinical – Friday and Saturday – 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 100 contact hours

Technical Skills - Entry Level Production Technician

This course is designed to present the fundamentals of the care and maintenance on a wide range of industrial equipment, including chain and gear drives, couplings and fluid power equipment. Students will learn the correct application and selection of hand and power tools.  Basic motor alignment including laser alignment will be introduced. 

Contact Hours: 208
Fees: $2,678 per student (includes books, materials and supplies)
Minimum 8 students

Classes include

  • Lockout/Tagout (OSHA 7115) – 8 contact hours
  • Manufacturing Technical Skills (MT1) – 120 contact hours
  • Industrial Mechanical Components (PMMI) – 64 contact hours
  • Machinery and Machine Safeguarding (OSHA 7956) – 4 contact hours
  • General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Program (OSHA10) – 12 contact hours

 Students will take PMMI Mechanical Components I and MT1 certification tests and will earn an OSHA 10 card.

Fall 2019 Schedule

August 21 – December 19, 2019
Lecture/Lab - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Technical Skills - Introduction to Welding Technologies

This course introduces students to MIG, Stick and TIG welding technologies. In addition, students will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing. Students will develop the skills to be proficient in the thermal cutting processes with an emphasis on manual and mechanized oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and air-carbon arc cutting (CAC-A). 

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

Classes include

  • Blue Print Reading for Welders – 40 contact hours
  • Thermal Cutting – 40 contact hours
  • MIG Welding – 40 contact hours
  • Stick Welding – 40 contact hours
  • TIG Welding – 40 contact hours
  • General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Program (OSHA 10) – 12 contact hours

Students will earn an OSHA 10 card.

Fall 2019 Schedule

August 21 – December 19, 2019
Lecture/Lab – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Technical Skills - Introduction to Machining - Lathe

This course introduces students to the use of saw and drill presses and manual lathes to manufacture precision metal parts. Successful completion of this program prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. 

Contact Hours: 176 hours
Fees: $2,210 per student (includes books, materials and supplies)
Minimum 8 students

Classes include

  • Machining Blue Print Reading – 40 contact hours
  • Basic Machines – 60 contact hours
  • Manual Lathe – 60 contact hours
  • Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding (OSHA7100) – 4 contact hours
  • General industry Safety and Health Outreach Program (OSHA 10) – 12 contact hours

Fall 2019 Schedule

August 21 – December 2, 2019
Lecture/Lab – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Last Modified: 8/15/19