Joplin Advanced Training and Technology Center

Contact Information

Crowder College Joplin Instruction Center
420 Grand Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

Phone: 417.680.3202 | Email: JoplinATTC@Crowder.edu

For admissions, tours, or enrollment questions, please email Hillarie Buholt, Advisor.
For employment opportunities and other inquiries, please email Melissa Smith, Director.

Crowder College has partnered with the Joplin Chamber Foundation and the City of Joplin to offer a condensed schedule for students wanting to go directly to work after training.

The Joplin Advanced Training and Technology Center (ATTC) provides state-of-the art equipment preparing students to enter the workforce.
Crowder College Training & Development Solutions also resides in the ATTC.

Check out the schedule of classes available at the Joplin ATTC

Benefits at Crowder College at Joplin

  • Experienced, friendly staff are trained to provide financial aid assistance, placement testing, academic and career advising, and enrollment assistance.
  • Industry-recognized certifications are available for most certificates.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and top-notch instructors provide you with the highest quality training and educational experience.
  • Short-term, stackable, and accelerated courses in which most certificates can be completed is as little as one or two semesters.  The schedule of classes available here at the Joplin ATTC.

Paying For College

Degrees, Certificates, And Programs Offered

Advanced Manufacturing:

Advanced Welding:

Computer Network Support:

Engineering Technology:


Surgical Technology:


Project Lead The Way Partner

Crowder College recognizes the skills that students acquire in PLTW courses. Through Project Lead the Way, students develop technical knowledge as well as problem-solving, process-thinking, communication and professional skills.

Crowder College awards credit for courses taught by PLTW certified high school teachers for the following PLTW courses:

PLTW Course Title(s)

CC Course

CC Course Title

Credit Hours

Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering

ENGT 110

Engineering Graphics


Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering

ENGT 115




To be eligible to earn college credit:

  • High School teacher must be PLTW certified
  • Student must pass the course with a B or better (80 percent or above)
    • Course grades must be on an official high school transcript
  • Student must score a minimum of 6 on the end of course PLTW Exam
    • Exam grade must be documented by the High School or PLTW instructor
  • Students must complete the Crowder College Application for Alternative Learning: Experiential Credit Form, provide official high school transcripts
    • Crowder College courses will be transcripted at the completion of the student’s first semester at Crowder.


For questions, please contact Melissa Smith, Director at MelissaSmith@crowder.edu  or 417.680.3202.

How do I get started?

  1. Fill out and submit an Application for Admissions.
  2. Provide an official copy of your high school transcript or GED/HSE and any previous college credits.
  3. Schedule an appointment to enroll with your Advisor.
  4. Schedule an appointment to apply for Financial Aid (if applicable).
  5. Order your books and other supplies from the Bookstore (books and supplies may be charged to your student account).
  6. Start Classes!

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