Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Program Description

Discover your career with a degree from our Welding Technology program. Our flexible program provides classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training about current welding practices and procedures, metallurgy, destructive and nondestructive testing, inspection, and the principles of fabrication and design.

We constantly strive to meet your needs by offering both full- and part-time schedules. Our class schedule allows you to choose the best date and time for your schedule. Your specialized classes and customized training also meet industry standards of the American Welding Society, American Petroleum Institute, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree / Certificate / Diploma
Locations: Lincoln
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall / Spring
Schedule: Full-Time / Part-time
Estimated Total Cost
$8,982 Associate of Applied Science
$4,783 Diploma
$2,147.50 Certificate
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  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

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Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) provides an opportunity to showcase manufacturing careers. As manufacturers seek to fill high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs, MFG Day empowers manufacturers, industries and SCC to come together to address collective challenges while engaging with communities and the workforce. Learn more.

You’re a Good Fit

You will be successful in our Welding Technology program if you:

  • have high spatial relations ability
  • have average geometry and basic trigonometry skill
  • enjoy working with your hands, hand tools and machinery with average mechanical abilities
  • are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • are detail-oriented and can work within precise limits or standards of accuracy
  • are a patient worker
  • have the perseverance to stay on a multi-step task to completion
  • like to see results and don’t mind getting dirty


Our Welding Technology program prepares you for a potential career in the oil and gas industry, automotive, manufacturing, military and others. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $46,904. Career options in welding include:

  • Fabricator
  • Pipe Welder
  • Production Welder
  • Welding Fitter
  • Welding Machine Operator
  • Welding Technician

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact ir@southeast.edu.