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Launch your career in these high-demand fields! Employers in St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri are looking to fill positions- taking classes or working toward a certification or degree in these areas can help make you work-ready for that next step to your future.

MCC-Maple Woods | St. Joseph Location: 3434 Faraon StreetSt. Joseph, MO 64506

Healthcare - Certified Nurse Assistant

This program prepares students to perform basic nursing skills for individuals in long-term care facilities, adult daycare centers, hospitals or homes. 

Contact Hours: 175
Fee: $1,430 per student (Additional fees not payable to MCC, including $39 background check, $20 document management for clinical documentation, $15.25 Family Care Safety Registry).  Additional requirements: Documentation of two 2 Step TB skin tests, scrubs, shoes, manual blood pressure cuff, watch with a sweeping second hand, one 1" 3-ring binder, one 3" 3-ring binder.
Minimum 10 students 

Spring 2020 Schedule

March 23, 2020 – June 6, 2020
Lecture/Lab - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. – 75 contact hours
Clinical – Friday and Saturday – 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 100 contact hours

Technical Skills - Entry Level Machine Technician

The purpose of the Machine Technician program is to recognize students through certification who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments. The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness. 

Contact Hours: 80 hours
Minimum Enrollment: 8 students

Classes include:

  • Safety
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Once the program is completed, students will take a certification test for Safety and Quality Practices & Measurement.


Technical Skills - Introduction to Welding Technologies

This course introduces students to MIG, Stick and TIG welding technologies. In addition, students will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing. Students will develop the skills to be proficient in the thermal cutting processes with an emphasis on manual and mechanized oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and air-carbon arc cutting (CAC-A). 

Contact Hours: 212
Fees: $3,100 per student (includes books, materials and supplies)
Minimum 8 students

Classes include

  • Blue Print Reading for Welders – 40 contact hours
  • Thermal Cutting – 40 contact hours
  • MIG Welding – 40 contact hours
  • Stick Welding – 40 contact hours
  • TIG Welding – 40 contact hours
  • General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Program (OSHA 10) – 12 contact hours

Students will earn an OSHA 10 card.

Spring 2020 Schedule

January 14, 2020 – May 20, 2020
Lecture/Lab – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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