Millwright Outside Machinist Students and Instructor

Launch a Career as a Millwright

About the Millwright/Outside Machinist Technology Program

Jackson County Campus

MGCCC’s Millwright/Outside Machinist Technology program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of technical positions within the commercial/industrial manufacturing industry and the utility and petroleum industries. The program will prepare graduates for a career in the installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of industrial equipment and systems. Graduates will possess the skills necessary to enter the workforce as entry-level millwrights in the field of chemical, petrochemical, exploration and production, pulp and paper, power generation, utilities, food and beverage, and water/waste treatment.

Careers in Millwright/Outside Machinist Technology

Employment of Millwright/Outside Machinist Technicians is projected to grow 5 percent by 2024. Job opportunities are available in aerospace, automotive, contracting, control and instrumentation, maintenance, mechanical, and nuclear industries.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associates of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

Millwright/Outside Machinist Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
CTE 1143 - Fundamentals of Construction and Manufacturing 3
MEC 1113 - Mechanical Maintenance I 3
MEC 1116 - Mechanical Maintenance II 6
MEC 1123 - Mechanical Maintenance III 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
MEC 1115 - Mechanical Maintenance V 5
MEC 1133 - Mechanical Maintenance IV 3
MEC 1227 - Mechanical Maintenance VI 7

Total Credits: 30

Millwright/Outside Machinist Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
Technical Electives 15*

Total Credit(s): 15

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*Any instructor/department chair approved field related elective.

** MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email

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