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Metropolitan Community College Industrial Electrial Program

Industrial Electrical

The Industrial Electrical Program will move to MCC-Penn Valley's new Advanced Technical Skills Institute in January 2022. Learn more.

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Eric Wehmueller, 816.604.5245

The Industrial Technology program offers an array of pathways to dozens of jobs in an in-demand field.

MCC-Business & Technology offers eight associate degrees and 10 certificates in such fields as instrumentation and controls, photovoltaics (solar energy) and millwright. You will work with industry professionals with decades of experience in the field and train in state-of-the-art labs.

Creating Opportunities: Meet Joseph

Joseph Perez knew he'd have to make some sacrifices to jumpstart his career. With a young daughter at home and full-time job, he had to be disciplined and focused. His efforts paid off with a rewarding job and a nifty new tool box won during a drawing for graduates at the MCC-Business & Technology campus. Read Joseph's success story.

What you'll learn

You will learn to repair, test, adjust, install or maintain electronic equipment such as industrial controls, transmitters and antennas. You will also learn to repair, install, adjust or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

What you'll do and where you'll work

You can work as a maintenance mechanic, stationary engineer, boiler operator, industrial electrician, electronic mechanic, millwright, instrumentation and controls technician and much more. Our alumni work at manufacturing companies, food processing plants, factories, hospitals, power plants and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to earn a certificate or degree?

  • Industrial Electrical Certificate - 1 year
  • Industrial Technology, Industrial Electrical Associate's Degree - 2 years, if attending full-time. Many students complete the certificate, than take classes toward the A.A.S. degree part-time while working full-time.

How much does it cost?

MCC is a great value. Our tuition is one of the lowest in the area - about 1/3 that of public four-year schools and a tiny fraction of private colleges. We offer many ways to pay plus a tuition payment plan to make it even easier to afford college. Calculate your estimated tuition cost here.

Will my credits transfer to other colleges or universities?

This program has formal transfer agreements with the University of Central Missouri, Missouri Western State University, DeVry University and Southeast Missouri State University. This means all credits in the A.A.S. degree will transfer toward a specific degree. Check with an advisor and the transfer institution to make sure your transfer will go smoothly.

Can the skills I've developed on the job count toward my certificate or degree?

Yes, you can test out of certain courses. We also offer credit for select federally approved apprenticeship programs.

What is the advantage of taking classes at MCC-Business & Technology?

You'll experience a very hands-on and interactive learning environment. We keep classes small for personal instruction. You'll get dedicated instructors and excellent student services - all at an affordable cost.

  • Our classes combine instructor-led and on-line learning with hands-on lab work.
  • Industry professionals teach convenient day and evening classes.
  • Employers love to hire our graduates.

Which companies hire program graduates?

Industrial electricians work in a wide range of locations. Many maintain electrical equipment in factories. Others travel to service equipment at customer locations

Are there other benefits or advantages of the Industrial Electrical degree and certificate programs?

  • Industrial electricians are well paid for their knowledge, skill and experience.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable Industrial electricians are in high demand according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Many job openings stem from retirements within the field - Industrial electricians generally enjoy stable employment.

Still have questions? Contact Program Coordinator Eric Wehmuellerat 816.604.5245.

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