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Welding Technology (WEAAS)

Location(s): Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus, Fremont Area Center

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree

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. 

More information including a tools list is available on the Welding Technology Program Page.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 92.5


Recommended Curriculum Plan


Links to Additional Resources


Major Requirements - 61.0 credits

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.

General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: COMS 1000
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1240
  • Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: HMRL 1010


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

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.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*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 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Welding Technology (WEAAS)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate safe work habits while maintaining a safe work environment for others.
  2. Set-up and operate various machines for cutting and welding operations.
  3. Perform quality welds and cuts using a variety of processes on different metals.
  4. Interpret prints and welding symbols to fabricate a project using tools of the welding trade.
  5. Demonstrate necessary skills to pass a welder performance qualification test to AWS standards.

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