The M-List: Manufacturing Institute honors CIMM, industrial tech programs


Metropolitan Community College has landed a spot on the prestigious M-List. The designation recognizes the Business & Technology campus’ “outstanding” courses in the Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) and Industrial Technology programs, according to the Manufacturing Institute.

“Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology is committed to providing students with superior training and skills in the manufacturing industry,” said Jackie Gill, Ed.D., president of the MCC-Business & Technology campus. “Our programs combine experienced instructors and state-of-the-art facilities to prepare our students for the workforce. We are excited to be recognized by the Manufacturing Institute, which has a strong reputation and is well-respected in the industry.”

With the designation on the M-List, enrolled students are eligible to receive certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI) while receiving college credit.

Operating under rigorous and highly conditioned processes, NIMS is the developer of national standards for metalworking.

PMMI is a trade association of more than 700 companies that manufacture packaging, processing and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

“This recognition for our CIMM and Industrial Technology programs is an important one,” said Joseph Roche, technology division chairman of the MCC-Business & Technology campus. “The M-List is the go-to place for companies looking for industry-accepted certifications for students and schools.”

As a school on the M-List, MCC has a profile on the Manufacturing Institute website outlining which certifications students at the Business & Technology campus can earn: NIMS Level I, PMMI Industrial Electrical I, PMMI Mechanical Components I, PMMI Fluid Power and PMMI Programmable Logic Controllers I.

MCC-Business & Technology also has a profile on the PMMI website.


You will learn to make precision metal products, such as engine parts, in the CIMM program, which begins with a 16-week, job-ready certificate. The first semester of the program includes a six-week paid internship.


You will learn to repair, test, adjust, install or maintain equipment, industrial machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems in the Industrial Technology program. Our alumni work in numerous careers, including as maintenance mechanics, industrial electricians and electronic mechanics.


Join us at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 on Gold Collar Exploration Night to learn more about the CIMM and Industrial Technology programs, as well as our other programs. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with instructors and tour a facility that will help prepare you for a career making $30,000 to $80,000 per year.