Welding is a skill used in many trades. Welders with solid technical skills are in demand in a wide variety of businesses and industries. As a welder, you may work for manufacturers; contractors; federal, state, county and city governments; firms requiring maintenance mechanics; and repair shops. Welders with a two-year associate of applied science degree will find work most easily, but specialized training in specific welding skills through shorter diploma and certificate programs also prepares people for entry-level jobs. Our Welding Technology program offers a wide range of skills including oxyacetylene, gas metal arc, shield metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding as well brazing, cutting, blueprint reading and welding codes and standards. Training in welding robotics and welder qualification-certification also are available.
Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings Campuses
Associate of Applied Science
At 2018-19 tuition and fee rates, completing the 64 credits required for the Welding Technology degree costs:
Nebraska residents - $6,400
Non-residents - $9,216
These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.
2018-19 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100 Non Resident $132 $12 $144
Finish in 2 years by completing16 credits a semester for 4 semesters
The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.
Your adviser will develop a program of study to meet your individual needs.
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