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For students looking to earn an associate degree with the option of either entering the workforce, or continuing onto a four-year institution, MCC offers transfer degrees with different concentrations to fit every student’s needs. 

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate in Applied Science:

Career Certificate:

Certificate of Achievement:


For more information on jobs and salary outlook, visit the American Welding Society.

Program Coordinator/Instructor: Chris Beaty, 531-622-4663
Instructor: Tommy Brandt, 531-622-4523 
Instructor: Nicholas Braun, 531-622-4025
Instructor: Chris Ellinwood, 531-622-4662
Instructor: Rob Hocking, 531-622-4775
Instructor: Mike Hipp, N/A
Instructor: Darin Owens, 531-622-4641

Tools and Supplies needed for Welding Program

Please note: All items will be needed by the second class meeting.

  • Medium shade, full-face shield and headband (#5 or equivalent)
  • 1 Arc welding shield Auto Darkening - prefer Red
  • 1 Clear face shield and headband for grinding
  • Clear cover lenses for the welding helmet (2)
  • 1 shop cap
  • 1 leather or flame retardant cotton cape or jacket
  • 1 pair of light leather gloves
  • 1 pair leather welding gloves, gauntlet type
  • 1 set of tip cleaners (long style optional)
  • 1 spark lighter
  • 1 slag hammer (chipping)
  • 1 wire brush-plain, long handle
  • 1 pair slip joint pliers
  • 1 pair vice grips
  • 1 pair of wire cutters
  • Boots or high top shoes (no tennis shoes allowed)
  • Ear plugs
  • Soap stone
  • 1 pair safety glasses (with side shields)
  • Required by law. If you do not have eye protection, no shop work will be permitted.
  • 12' Tape measure
  • Adjustable square 12”
  • Fillet weld Gauges
  • 3/32 E3 Tungsten 10 PK
  • Handheld grinder (with 4 cut-off wheels and 4 grinding wheels per quarter)


Matheson, Airgas, Praxair, Harbor Freight Tools, Menard’s, Home Depot, Fastenal, Lowe’s, etc.