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MMCC now offering welding and CAD courses in Mt. Pleasant

A range of CAD and welding classes is being offered by MMCC for the first time this semester at the college’s Morey Technical Education Center in Mt. Pleasant. Registration is under way for the winter semester, which begins Jan. 10.

This tech center celebrated a ribbon cutting in November, which marked its public opening. For the upcoming winter semester, the following for-credit courses will be offered:

WLD 130 (Metal Fabrication)

WLD 281 (Special Project in Welding)

DRF 101 (Technical Drawing)

DRF 120 (Intro to AutoCAD)

DRF 201 (Mechanical Detail Drawing with CAD)

DRF 210 (Intro to SolidWorks)

Additionally, MMCC will offer rapid, non-credit training in welding during February 2015. The college’s Rapid Response programs offer students an option to train quickly for entry-level skills that specifically correspond to available jobs.

The Morey Technical Center, so named because of generous funding from The Morey Foundation, completes the college’s campus unification in Mt. Pleasant, allowing the college to provide the same services that it provides at its Harrison campus, which has been offering welding and CAD courses for many years. The $3.4 million project is evidence of MMCC’s ongoing commitment to meeting vital workforce development needs for its service region, particularly in high-demand areas.

Historically, students earning a credential in welding and CAD find fast and meaningful employment in their local communities. Increased demand for qualified workers in these fields prompted MMCC to expand its training capacity.

“Before now, MMCC has been limited in its ability to provide training in technical areas,” said Scott Govitz, MMCC’s Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development. “The college is proud of its hands-on curriculum in these skilled fields, and it simply lacked the facility space and equipment to conduct such trainings in Mt. Pleasant until the Morey Technical Center was completed.”

In 2015, MMCC celebrates 50 years of providing excellence educational opportunities at an affordable cost. As part of its core mission, the college responds to local employment needs and works in conjunction with community industries in order to offer relevant and impactful training so that students can enter into local careers.

To get started at MMCC, students can fill out an online application at midmich.edu/admissions. To see a full schedule of the courses offered for the Winter 2015 semester, visit midmich.edu/coursesearch.

 

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