Are you interested in a career in welding? At MCC, students will learn a variety of welding techniques including: shielded metal arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, pipe welding, flame cutting and plasma cutting. Coursework  includes interpreting blueprints, electrical fundamentals, welding metallurgy and American Welding Society electrode classifications.

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.

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


AWS Welding

MCC-Penn Valley is certified as an American Welding Society training facility.

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.

Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.

Where you'll work as a welder

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.

Transfer made simple

Many MCC students plan to transfer. 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, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.

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