The ASET Division is dedicated to providing high-quality technical programs of study and educational opportunities to students seeking entry-level and/or advanced skills and certification that will enable them to enter the workforce directly or to continue their education at a four-year university.
A.A.S., Monroe County Community College Design (Drafting and Design Technology)
A.A.S., Monroe County Community College (Industrial Management)
B.A.S., Siena Heights University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., North Central University
A.S. Lawrence Technological University Electronics
B.S. Lawrence Technological University
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Monroe County Community College has received a $224,906 National Science Foundation Advanced Welder Education grant with the goal of increasing the region’s supply of qualified welders with advanced levels of education who can further research, development and innovation in the field. The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education award number for the grant is 181078.
The three-year project starts June 1, 2018, and ends May 31, 2021.
By using the funds provided by the NSF grant, MCCC will transition the offering of entry-level welding instruction, known as AWS-QC-10, to area high schools. While the college will still offer some entry-level welding classes, its focus will be on teaching advanced-level welding standards (AWS-QC-11) and incorporating the latest additions to these standards recently set forth by the American Welding Society.
Partnering with local high school career and technical education instructors to help them implement the entry-level welding (AWS-QC-10) standards at the high schools will help MCCC develop a direct articulation credit pathway so that students can earn up to 10 credits toward MCCC’s welding program while still in high school.
MCCC’s successful NSF grant award was made possible through a partnership with the Monroe County Intermediate School District and support from the
To begin the process of offering the AWS-QC-10 entry-level welding instruction at area high schools, MCCC will offer an American Welding Society (AWS QC10) Welding Certification Teacher Workshop in August.
This program provides individuals with the foundational skills for a career in the manufacturing skilled trades or to begin an apprenticeship. It also offers opportunities for individuals to “stack” credentials. Successful completion demonstrates that a student has the aptitude for specialized training and success in a professional career in the skilled trades.
The Advance Michigan Catalyst is a $6 million, four-year grant provided by the U.S. Department of Labor to train Michigan workers in robotics and automation. Participants may be eligible for grant funding for this training.
The Pre-Apprenticeship/Skilled Trades Readiness Program includes four tracks: the Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing Trades Track (noncredit), the Welder Training Certification Track (credit), Robot Operator Track (credit) Robot Technician Track (credit).
The ASET Division offers the following certification courses: American Welding Society (AWS), Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) and Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP). Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification is coming soon.
The division also offers preparation courses for the following: LEED® Associate Exam and Nondestructive Testing, Visual Testing, Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Testing, and Ultrasonic Testing and Radiographic Testing for American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level I and Level II Certifications.
MCCC offers a number of transfer programs agreements with four-year colleges and universities. For more information, go to MCCC’s Transfer Information Center, click on the institution below, or contact the division office or the academic department at the college or university to which you plan to transfer.
- Approved technical program associate degrees at MCCC to a bachelor of science in applied technology at EMU
- Associate degree in construction management technology at MCCC to a bachelor of science in construction management at EMU
- Associate degree in electronic engineering technology at MCCC to a bachelor of science in electronic engineering technology at EMU
- Associate degree in product and process technology to a bachelor of science in product design and development at EMU.
- A “reverse transfer agreement” – a unique process for awarding associate degrees to students who have transferred in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree before completing the requirements for an associate degree at a two-year institution
- Approved technical program associate degrees at MCCC to a bachelor of science in technology management at EMU
- Associate degree in welding engineering technology at MCCC to a bachelor of science degree in welding technology at FSU
Siena Heights University (This program is offered on the MCCC Campus.)
- At its location on the MCCC campus, Siena Heights University offers a bachelor of applied science degree, which is a career-oriented degree for professionals with allied health, public safety, technical/industrial, and/or specialized occupational backgrounds.
- Monroe County Community College, ASET and Michigan Technological University - Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology
MCCC offers high school articulation for welding. Please contact the ASET Division for testing material.
MCCC also offers high school direct articulation in:
- Mechanical design/CAD
- Automotive engineering
Division Spotlight: ASET Newsletter
Check out the latest issue of Tech Update, the official newsletter of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division at Monroe County Community College. The cover story of this issue is the new makerspace MCCC is developing where community members and students will be able to learn, experiment and create.
Area Spotlight: Martin Dubois
Martin Dubois is an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology in the division and also teaches in the nuclear engineering technology and nondestructive testing areas. Dubois is a professional engineer and holds a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville and two bachelor of science degrees from Michigan State University – one in electrical engineering and the other in mechanical engineering. He recently completed the FANUC Certified Education Training Program through FANUC America Corporation, the leading supplier of robots, CNC systems and factory automation. Dubois is now authorized to certify students in cooperation with the FANUC CERT curriculum, including but not limited to FANUC manuals, FANUC student eLearn, and ROBOGUIDE simulation software.