Mississippi Community College Opens Welding Center

Photo: Courtesy of Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College recently opened a new welding technology center on its Workforce Education campus in Meridian, Miss.

The 11,500-sq.-ft facility will have 30 welding booths, classrooms, office space and a 3-ton overhead crane, reports The Meridian Star. School officials say the facility will enable MCC to more than triple its capacity to train welding students.

Tony Dean, executive vice president and general manager at Meridian-based Structural Steel Services, Inc. (an AISC Member and AISC Certified fabricator) helped design the facility to give it a real-world shop feel. Classes in the building began last month.

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MCC offers welding education opportunities ranging from a 40-hour (10 week) course to a one-year certificate program. For more information, visit their website at (direct link).