Degrees and Programs
Learn how to perform modern welding processes on the latest equipment. Through classroom and shop application, you’ll learn gas and arc welding, inert-gas arc welding, and continuous wire production welding and a background in metallurgy, blueprint interpretation, and mathematics.
Welding processes are widely used in construction projects and in manufacturing facilities all over the world. These processes require precision, dexterity, and an understanding of metals. The program focuses on the major welding and cutting processes which includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). The program also addresses safety, print reading, and math. The welding coursework helps in the development of quality welds in all positions on plate and pipe.
As a successful graduate, you’ll be prepared for an entry-level production welding or job shop employment. You'll also have the opportunity to test for and receive AWS certification.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday, allowing for a three-day weekend. Enrollment into this program is limited and based on the date of application.
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Courses and Program Options
Our Welding graduates find that there is a very high demand for well-trained welders. Experts predict a large shortage of welders in the next few years almost everywhere. The American Welding Society (AWS) predicts that by 2020, the demand for skilled welders in the U.S. alone may outpace supply by 290,000 individuals.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a welder in Nebraska is $35,000.