388 W. Clay
Muskegon, MI 49440
Make history starting August 28. Be one of the first to experience MCC’s Downtown Center.
Applied Technology Programs
MCC’S Applied Technology department is moving into the Downtown Center and includes many disciplines that lead to great Muskegon area careers. Many of these areas have benefitted from an infusion of new training equipment that takes these programs to the cutting edge.
With new work stations connected to new 3-D printers, the CAD program introduces you to the beginning point of everything that is manufactured today. Demand for CAD positions is expected to rise 3.1% though 2022 and the median wage is $25.68/hour.
Electronics/Automation (coming January 2018)
With a completely updated suite of electric panels and six new robots, with all the bells and whistles, MCC is implementing a revamped program focusing on Automation. Starting with the basics about electric current, through PLCs and robot programming you will be ready to be a part of this revolution in manufacturing. Demand for robotic programmers is expected to rise 9% through 2022 and the median wage is $23.33/hour. Demand for industrial electricity maintenance positions is expected to rise 29% through 2022 and the median wage is $21.75/hour.
MCC offers both and Associate in Science and Arts in Engineering and an Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. MCC has a new partnership with Western Michigan University in engineering whereby you can take three years at MCC and one year at WMU leading to degrees in manufacturing engineering, product engineering and engineering management along with the fact that WMU engineering staff are located at the downtown center, as well as Ferris manufacturing advisors. Demand for industrial engineering technician positions is expected to rise 9% through 2022 and the median wage is $21.95/hour.
Machining (coming January 2018)
New equipment to the Downtown Center includes MCC’s first five axis CNC mill. In addition, new CNC turning centers and CNC vertical machining centers bring this program to the next level. Demand for CNC programmers is expected to rise 44% through 2022 and the median wage is $22.32/hour.
With cast metals and the accompanying skills of material testing being a bedrock of Muskegon industry, this program is getting a facelift with a new foundry and a sand conveyor system, as well as the creation of a world class materials testing lab with numerous new tensile and hardness testers, along with a top of the line spectrometer. Demand for foundry workers is expected to rise .7% through 2022 and the median wage is $13.75/hour and demand for metallurgists is expected to rise 11% through 2022 and the median wage is $20.48/hour.
New equipment including all new welding booths, welders, and robotic welders are taking this program to the next level including the additions of welding automation and steel fabrication. Demand for welders is expected to rise 14% through 2022 and the median wage is $16.65/hour.
Home of MCC’s Center for Experiential Learning, the Downtown Center will host classes and public programs that will bring history, social science, political science, and many more topics to life downtown Muskegon. The Center provides collaborative educational opportunities featuring experiential learning pedagogy. The Downtown Center will also be the home base for Experiential Learning offerings around town and for excursions to state and national locations. In its new location the Center plans to grow from the 30 events engaging 4,000 students and community members last year, and on October 5, 2017 will host a community-wide presentation at Muskegon’s Frauenthal Theater- An evening with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Entrepreneur Fab Lab
Beginning 2018, the Downtown Center will include the Muskegon Fabrication (Fab) Lab, a dynamic environment for entrepreneurs of all ages to bring their ideas to life. CAD stations, 3D printers, robotics, laser etching, production machining, and much more will be available on a membership and materials basis. Connected to the Global Fab Lab network, it will be possible to tap into ideas and help worldwide.
Naming Opportunities Still Available!
Rooks | Sarnicola Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies First Floor
The Rooks | Sarnicola Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies main floor includes the Rooks Sarnicola lobby, the Maker’s Space, the Youth Entrepreneurial Space, a credit union, and the Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
Courses and Activities: Feasibility Studies; Business Plan Creation; and Team Building.
Downtown Center First Floor
The MCC Downtown Center main floor includes the Main Lobby/Collaboration Space,the Richard H. and Ann U. Kraft Digital Fabrication Lab, Welding Lab, Machining Lab which will include CNC Simulation Lab, CAM Lab, Tool Crib, Metrology area, and classrooms.
Courses: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Machining; NC/CNC; 2-D CAD/CAM; 3-D CAD/CAM; Moldmaking; Basic and Advanced Diemaking; Basic and Advanced Machine Repair; Basic CAD & Design; Software Training; Prototype Development; and Equipment Usage.
First Floor Map and Naming Opportunities
Downtown Center Second Floor
The MCC Downtown Center second floor includes faculty offices, the Alcoa Foundation Automation Lab, Electricity Lab, classrooms for CAD including Additive Manufacturing (3-D Printing), Renewable Energy, Applied Technology and Electronics, and the Building Manager’s office.
Courses: Basic Electronics; Active Devices and Circuit Analysis; Electronics Mathematics; Digital Electronics; Industrial Electronics Systems; Microcomputer Interfacing; Medical Instrumentation and Measurement; Wind Turbine and Solar Array Installation; Applied Alternative and Renewable Energy; Basic Electricity; Residential Wiring; Industrial Electricity; National Electrical Code; Programmable Controllers; Hydraulics/Pneumatics; Basic Quality Control; Quality and Productivity Using SPC.
Second Floor Map and Naming Opportunities
Downtown Center Lower Level
The MCC Downtown Center lower level includes the CWC Textron Foundry Lab, the James and Florence Jackson Pattern Shop, Materials Testing Lab, Finishing Room, rentable office space, classrooms, and the Basic Machine Lab.
Courses: Industrial Materials; Basic Cast Metals; Metallurgy; Advanced Metals; materials Testing; Introduction to Plastics; Patternmaking; Gating & Risering.
Lower Level Map and Naming Opportunities
Facility Naming Opportunities
The MCC Downtown Center offers corporations and individual donors many opportunities to have a classroom, laboratory or the building itself named in their honor.
View the Naming Opportunities brochure (April 2017)
For more information on the MCC Downtown Center, Naming Opportunities, or to arrange a private tour contact:
Phone: (231) 777-0456
Renovation Work Begins (September 2016)
Renovation Work (October 2016)
Renovation Work (November 2016)
Renovation Work (December 2016)
Renovation Work (March 2017)
Renovation Work (May 2017)
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Watch a video of the Downtown Center Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony