Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology

Program Description

The welding technology program provides the skills and knowledge necessary for job-entry into the various employment opportunities in the welding field. This includes such specific skills as robotics, plastic fusion, welder qualification/ certification, as well as the more general welding skills and practices.

The welding technology program provides technical and skill training to students which meets or exceeds Nebraska community college requirements and which will also provide each graduate a job-entry background needed to enter the welding industry.

Training in welding robotics and welder qualification/certification are also available.

Student Learning Outcomes

Welding Technology graduates are prepared to:

  • Work safely and independently with others.
  • Demonstrate welding skills and theory in entry- and advanced-levels according to nationally recognized welding standards and codes.
  • Think critically, problem-solve, and use creativity.
  • Read and interpret welding drawings and sketches.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are excellent in the welding occupations. Many graduates are now employed as welders or technical supervisors in such industries as oil and gas pipeline companies, fossil fuel or atomic power plants, various production plants, repair and maintenance shops, and welding supply companies. Career and employment services are provided by the college.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goals, the proposed program of study is provided. A student’s final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science