MCC's Industrial Millwright certificate gives you a solid education to enter the workforce in about a year.

Millwrights install, repair, replace and dismantle machinery and heavy equipment used in industries. They diagnose and solve mechanical problems, read blueprints, weld and work with mechanical, fluid power and electrical systems.

Modern millwrights work with steel, wood and other materials and to fabricate industrial machinery or assemble machines from pre-fabricated parts.

Program highlights

MCC delivers the most cost-effective technical career preparation in Kansas City, MO. We are a publicly funded college with quality programs and full accreditation.

  • Our classes combine instructor-led and online learning with hands-on lab work.
  • Students train train with the same state-of-the-art equipment found in the industry.
  • Industry-experienced professionals teach convenient day and evening classes.
  • You can test out of some courses from skills you've developed on the job. We also offer credit for select federally approved apprenticeship programs.

Our graduates are in demand. The millwright certificate/degree from MCC is well respected among local industries.


Why is this career called "millwright?"

Early millwrights were specialist carpenters who constructed machines used in early mills for grain, food processing and textile, lumber and paper production. Modern millwrights not only work with wood, but also steel and other materials.

Graduates can work as a welder, fabricator, maintenance welder, MIG/TIG welder, inspector, manager, salesperson, engineer, pipefitter and more. Our alumni work at construction companies, manufacturing companies, small businesses and maintenance companies.


Average career growth for Millwrights with a 2023 median average wage in Missouri of $67,270.

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Transfer made simple


Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

Please check with an advisor for transfer information.

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