May 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog

Welding Technology - Structural (WELSO)

Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to Associate Degree: Welding Technology (WEAAS)
Program Location: South Omaha Campus

This certificate of achievement provides students with basic welding skills needed to do structural welding either in construction (e.g., as an ironworker) or as a structural steel fabricator. Students completing the program are exposed to print reading with special focus on interpreting welding symbols as well as skill training in oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding (stick), gas metal arc welding (MIG), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (TIG).

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 21.0
Option and Elective Requirements: 21.0
General Education: 13.5
Total credit hours required: 55.5

Certificate of Achievement General Education Requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)

The following are General Education requirements for a Certificate of Achievement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog.