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Welding Technology

What is Welding (WELD)?

The Welding Technology program provides training in the basic and advanced skill levels of different welding processes which includes lecture and hands-on lab training under the close supervision of qualified instructors. A student who completes the program should have the knowledge and understanding of the most common welding processes (GMAW, SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, OAW, SAW), the ability to weld pipe and plate in all positions and of various thickness, in steel, stainless steel and aluminum as permitted by each individual course. Students will be exposed to standard welding procedures used in construction and industry as well as established safety standards and measures. The student should be able to use their knowledge to pass a Welder Performance Qualification Test (Certification) that is part of the major requirements of the program. Students will gain the knowledge and understanding of how to read and interpret welding blueprints as well as being required to utilize their welding skills to produce a fabricated project.

Due to the current remodel and expansion project of the Welding lab at the South Omaha Campus, all classes with the exception of Print Reading are expected to be held at the Fort Omaha Campus and Fremont locations through the summer of 2020.

There IS A Need For Welders!

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Posted with permission from the American Welding Society.

Is it for you?

Do you have

  • Good hand-eye coordination?

  • The ability to follow written and verbal direction?

  • The ability to catch on and learn quickly?

  • The ability to concentrate for extended periods of time?

  • Physical agility?

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds or more?

  • The ability to work independently or with a team?

  • A high level of common sense?

  • The willingness to show up to work every day?

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Jobs are very widespread due to the mobility of the skills that are learned through proper education in the field of welding. The list is very extensive, but can include jobs in manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, education, inspection, automation, shipyards, underwater and more.

Wages are always dependent upon individual experience, education and qualifications but may range from $11 per hour entry level to $50-75/hr as an inspector, to upwards of $150+ per hour owning a business.

For more employment information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Careers in Welding. Additional information can be found through the American Welding Society.

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