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Advanced Technical Training 

Missouri State University-West Plains offers advanced technical training at the PACE Industrical Science Center.  Individuals can complete credit and non-credit degree and certificate programs in technology or participate in customized training opportunities.

The centers provide advanced, hands-on manufacturing training to individuals–from high school age through adulthood–who are looking to expand their skills in a technical field.

Major manufacturers of our area, such as Leonardo DRS, Jasper Engines, Caterpillar, and L & R Industries helped develop the training programs to benefit manufacturers of all sizes.

Terry L. (Bo) Pace Advanced Welding and Fabrication Technology Program


  • Advanced Welding
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Basic CAD for Fabrication
  • Structural Design and Fabrication

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Industrial Maintenance Technology

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  • Fluid Power
  • PLC’s and Sensors
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Applied Industrial Electricity

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Manufacturing Management Technology

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  • Manufacturing Supervision
  • Safety Management
  • Project Management (PMI)
  • Labor Management

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