Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Welding Technology (WEAAS)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: South Omaha Campus

This degree provides basic to advanced training in the major welding processes. Students completing the program are exposed to standard welding procedures used in construction and industry as well as established safety standards and measures. A fabrication project that requires students to use their welding skills, including the reading of welding blueprints, is required. Students graduating from the Welding Technology program earn the qualification/certification of their choice, which they can transfer from job to job.

Recommended Program Map   

Click here  to see the recommended Program Map for this degree. Courses are listed by quarter to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a quarter, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your map, please call 531-622-2400.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 61.0
Electives: 9.0
General Education: 22.5
Total credit hours required: 92.5

The following General Education courses are recommended for Welding Technology (WEAAS): Communication: COMS 1000 ; Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1240 ; Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: HMRL 1010  

Major Requirements for Welding Technology

Students can establish their own schedule in many welding courses through MCC’s open-entry/open-exit process. Entrance into the program is determined by an Individual Education Plan (IEP) document. Students who are interested need to make an appointment to speak with an advisor at 531-622-4500 or make an appointment with a full-time instructor at 531-622-4567.

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). 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. 


Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.