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MCC Multicraft Program

Multi-craft Industrial Technology

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley
Program Coordinator: Lisa Bray, 816.604.5281

MCC graduates are ready for work in a wide range of manufacturing and power companies. Their work is essential to keep industrial systems functioning properly and safely.

You will learn electrical principles, electrical blueprint reading, electric motor controls, programmable logic controls, instrumentation, variable speed motors and the National Electric Code. You will build your skills through extensive laboratory and troubleshooting exercises.

Degree Offered

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What You'll Do

  • Maintain the electrical/mechanical equipment in a modern manufacturing facility
  • Work on conveyors, automated machinery, robotic work cells, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify electrical/mechanical machinery and control equipment
  • Attention to detail, initiative and analytical thinking are essential skills
  • Job functions are based on electrical principles and incorporate several different maintenance skill sets

Certifications Obtained

PLC Certification

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete a Multi-craft degree?

Associate in Applied Science degree in Multi-craft Industrial Technology takes about 2 years if attending full-time

What is the entry time into the program?

Fall and Spring. Some courses are also offered during summer session

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.

Will my credits transfer to other colleges or universities?

This degree will transfer to the University of Central Missouri or DeVry University toward a B.S. degree in technology management. Check with an advisor for more transfer information.

Can the skills I've developed on the job count toward my certificate or degree?

Yes, you can test out of certain courses. We also offer credit for select federally approved apprenticeship programs.

What does it take to succeed in this work?

Some of the personal characteristics needed for this career:

  • Physical ability: Must be physically fit and able to lift at least 75 pounds on a regular basis. Certain aspects of millwright work require lifting, pulling and holding heavy tools, equipment and other objects. There is also a lot of stooping and standing for long stretches.
  • Attention to detail: Ability to focus and be thorough with details.
  • Independence: Ability to work with little or no supervision and depend on yourself to complete tasks.
  • Dependability: Responsible, reliable and dependable to fulfill obligations.
  • Analytical thinking: Logic in analyzing work-related issues and problems.
  • Concern for others: Be aware and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, as well as being helpful and understanding on the job.
  • Innovation: Creativity and alternative thinking to solve work-related problems and develop new ideas.
  • Cooperation: Positive, pleasant attitude in order to work in a team environment.
  • Initiative: Willingness to take on tasks, responsibilities and challenges.
  • Persistence: Ability to stick with difficult job tasks in the face of adversity to fulfill work assignments.
  • Self control: Must be able to stay calm, focused and composed even in adverse situations, and control emotions, anger and aggressive behavior.

Which companies hire program graduates?

Industrial multi-craft mechanics work in a wide range of locations. Many maintain equipment in manufacturing companies. Others travel to service equipment at customer locations.

Are there other advantages to the Multi-craft degree program?

  • Industrial multi-craft mechanics are well paid for their knowledge, skill and experience.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable multi-craft mechanics are in high demand according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Many job openings stem from retirements within the field – multi-craft maintenance mechanics generally enjoy stable employment.

What are the advantages of taking classes at MCC?

You'll experience a very hands-on and interactive learning environment. Classes are small for personal instruction. You'll get dedicated instructors and excellent student services--all at an affordable cost.

  • Our classes combine instructor-led and on-line learning with hands-on lab work.
  • Industry professionals teach convenient evening classes.
  • Employers love to hire our graduates.

Still have questions? Contact Lou Tobin, 816.604.5217