Construction Education Center

MCC Construction Education Center

Construction job opportunities are growing, particularly in areas such as residential remodeling and commercial construction. Simply stated, construction jobs aren't going away. Plumbing can't be fixed online. Heating and air conditioning are here to stay. Construction job wages are strong.

Enter MCC's Construction Education Center. One of the best ways to build work skills is by working in an applied-learning setting. From the moment students walk through the door, they will not just be going to college — they will be going to a work site. They will clock in, follow workplace rules and apply lean-management practices. They will become part of the Construction Education Center workforce team.

"Going to work" at the Construction Education Center means practicing welds in a lab or high-tech simulator, building components to a modular home with  in a large collaborative workspace, reading construction documents on an iPad or working out the team project schedule in a huddle room. In addition to trade-specific labs, tool cribs and shared work spaces, there will be rooms for seminars and broadcasts from real-world, real-time construction projects.

Proposed programmingCEC Exterior

The Construction Education Center plans to train 1,300 students annually in:

  • Architectural Drafting and Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial and Commercial Trades
  • Plumbing Apprenticeship
  • Sustainability
  • Welding


For additional information on creating industry partnerships or a presence in CEC, contact:

Nate Barry
Construction Education