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Program Overview


MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Business & Technology

Program Coordinator:
Aaron Gibbs 816.604.5246

MCC-Business & Technology is certified as an American Welding Society training facility.

American Welding Society.

The American Welding Society (AWS) determines industry standards for welding and is recognized worldwide. The AWS Level I and Level II curriculum has been implemented in all welding classes.  These changes will better prepare our students for AWS certification and expand their career prospects.

Degree and Certificates Awarded

MCC-Business & Technology offers three job ready certificates, an Associate in Applied Science in Welding and Management, as well as continuing education classes.

Creating Opportunities:

Meet Whitney

This Veteran took advantage of her opportunities at MCC's welding program while using a grant-funded initiative. Read Whitney's success story.

Meet Gilbert

Gilbert Stallings was looking for a place he could call home. He found it in the MCC-Business & Technology welding program. Gilbert had a job lined up before finishing his degree and currently works at American Steel Works. Read Gilbert's success story.


We teach shielded metal arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, pipe welding, flame cutting and plasma cutting. Your coursework will include interpreting blueprints, electrical fundamentals, welding metallurgy and American Welding Society electrode classifications.

You will use equipment and techniques used in the industry and build a foundation to enter the workforce. Our programs prepare students for AWS Level 1 and Level 2 certification.

What You'll Learn

You will learn to set up and operate welding equipment and to use manual welding and thermal-cutting equipment to weld or cut metal components.

What You'll Learn and Where You'll Work

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

What You'll Make

You can make $50,000 per year within three to five years of receiving your degree or certificate.

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Last Modified: 12/17/19