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MCC Military Technology Program

Military Technology

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley

A degree may be a lot closer than you think. You can earn a degree is as little as two semesters, if you have already completed a 4-year military technical training program! The technical military training you received while serving may be worth 30 credit hours at MCC.  Contact an academic advisor for more information.

Some fields of study that qualify for the Military Completion Degree include:

  • Mechanics
  • Electronics
  • Sonar
  • Electrician
  • Lineman
  • Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Draftsman

Degree Offered

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Industrial Technologies - Military Technology - A.A.S. Degree

The combination of broad-based skills and a degree are an indispensable career asset. A degree gives you a better resume, more prestige and an edge for promotion. You can also take your associate's degree credits, transfer and earn a bachelor's degree in technology management at University of Central Missouri, DeVry University or Missouri Western State University.

If you have not completed a 4-year military training program, check out these other MCC programs. 

Please consult the specific plan for your degree to confirm graduation requirements.

State Requirement

Missouri law states that all college or university graduates should complete a course covering the federal and state constitutions as well as American history and government. Students who transfer from out-of-state schools should check with the MCC counseling or development center to find out how they can meet this requirement.

Application for a Degree

The semester before completing all of their degree requirements, prospective MCC graduates must file an application for receiving their degrees with the admissions/records office. Once the form is filed, students will receive an evaluation and additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to earn a certificate or degree?

An associate's degree can be completed in as little as two semesters.

When can I enter the program?

In the spring, summer, or fall semester.

Does this program meet the qualifications for my VA benefits?

Yes, VA benefits can be used to earn a degree or certificate in any of the MCC programs. Veterans have been earning degrees at MCC since 1921, during WWI. Earning a degree at MCC saves money and leaves you with more money to pursue 4-year degree or even a master's degree. MCC awards 30 credits for your prior military technical training, allowing you to start and finish one of our ninety programs in about half the time.

How much does it cost?

MCC is a great value. Our tuition is one of the lowest in the area - about 1/3 that of public four-year schools and a tiny fraction of private colleges. We offer many ways to pay plus a tuition payment plan to make it even easier to afford college.

Calculate your estimated tuition cost here.

What are the advantages of taking classes at MCC?

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

  • We are a publicly funded college with quality programs and full accreditation.
  • Classes combine instructor-led and on-line learning with hands-on lab work.
  • State-of-the-art labs feature the same equipment that you'll find in industry.
  • Industry professionals teach convenient day and evening classes.
  • Our graduates are in demand.

Will my credits transfer to other colleges or universities?

Yes, you can transfer credits to another college or university. Credits from MCC transfer towards a bachelor's degree at University of Central Missouri, DeVry University or Missouri Western State University.

MCC has an agreement with Central Methodist University (CMU) to allow seamless transfer from the A.A.S. Military Technology into the Bachelor of Applied Science Management. The entire associate's degree transfers to CMU, and additional courses may be taken at either CMU or MCC with a minimum of 36 credit hours from CMU to complete the degree. See the transfer agreement for details. 

Where are graduates getting jobs and how much can I expect to make?

Here are some links to helpful websites that can provide more information about these career fields:

U.S. Department of Labor website -