• Location: MCC Advanced Technical Skills Institute Location Link

    Transportation: District bus transportation or students may drive

    Half-Day Program: Afternoon

    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.

    College Welding
    Course ID: BTC            Credits:3
    Grade Level: 11,12
    Prerequisite: Good standing at home High School
    If you have any additional questions, please also contact Aaron Dalton at aaron.dalton@nkcschools.org or 816-321-6652 as soon as possible.