Industry & Trades

  • Every year hundreds of adults upgrade their knowledge and skills through a wide variety of Industry and Trade classes at Southeast Community College.  Some learn skills in new fields, others learn new techniques and technologies for their current jobs.  All can be more productive back in their workplaces.

    Most Industry and Trades classes can be customized to meet the specific needs of an individual company. Collectively the Training Solutions team has over 65 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering customized training programs.  The initial training meeting is at no cost to the company.  Please contact Marguerite Himmelberg at 402-323-3388 to discuss your current training needs.

    Automotive Machining

    An advanced automotive engine course that encompasses the machining operations to perform a major overhaul and reconditioning of the cylinders, pistons and rings, rod re-conditioning, bearings and crankshaft.
    At the top of the page, click Class Schedule for current class schedule.

    Automotive Restoration & Collision Repair

    This is a 15 hour open lab/shop course designed to teach the basics of dent repair, metal fabrication and the use of plastic fillers.
    At the top of the page, click Class Schedule for current class schedule.

    Boilers Operation and High Pressure Power Engineering

    Also known as power plant or boiler operators and operating, steam and stationary engineers, the power engineer is a technically skilled professional who is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of equipment such as pumps, gas compressors, generators, motors, boilers, steam turbines, air conditioning systems, heat exchangers, and refrigeration equipment. Power engineers find employment in power generation plants, industrial facilities and residential and commercial buildings, where they operate and maintain the equipment that provides heat, light, climate control, and power.

    This 24-week course is comprised of instructor-led classroom sessions, computer lab sessions and Internet-based self-study activities which have been selected to prepare students for the national certification exams of the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (

    Confined Space Safety Training

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports more than 13,000 American workers are injured annually in confined space accidents, 5,000 of those seriously. A confined space is defined as an area that is big enough to permit one person to enter, has limited means of entrance and exit and is not designed for human occupancy. OSHA Regulation No. 1910.146 requires employees to be trained on confined-space entry standard as a key step in maintaining employee health and safety.

    Electrical & Pneumatics

    In addition to a thirty-hour National Electric Code test preparation class, the following eight three-day industrial automation workshops are offered

  • Advanced PLC’s
  • Industrial Measurements, Sensors & Controls
  • Basic Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Motor Controls & Relay Logic
  • Fundamentals of Pneumatics
  • Variable Frequency Drives

    Fiber Optics

    These three fiber optics classes are recognized for BICSI continuing education credits: Certified Fiber Optics Technician, Fiber Optics Test & Maintenance Specialist, Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist.

    Forklift Operations

    This four-hour course for all operators includes safety inspections, design restrictions, lifting, moving and placing loads, driving speeds, directions and ramps. National Safety Council Certificate of completion will be given following examination at the end of the course.
    At the top of the page, click Class Schedule for current class schedule.

    Gas Metal Arc Welding

    An introduction and intermediate to advanced instruction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) theory, safety, applications, manipulative skills, welding principles and procedures.

    Lead Renovator

    This is an initial eight-hour lead renovator training for contractors and employees required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to protect children during renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint.

    Machine Tool

    SCC offers both basic and advanced eight-week evening classes twice a year on the Milford Campus.

    Basic Precision Machining
    This course uses a practical approach to basic machining, including proper speed, feed rates and machine setups of drill presses, band saws, lathes, mills, and grinders. Participants must bring their own safety glasses, calculator and materials for taking notes. No shorts or open-toed shoes allowed. No outside projects are used in class. Students who successfully complete this class are eligible to take the advanced machine shop night class, where instructor-approved outside projects are allowed. Course meets once a week for eight weeks in the evening. For the next class details, contact Kirby Taylor at 402-761-8369 or

    Advanced Precision Machining
    This is a machine shop class designed to enhance individual skills. Students work on their own projects brought from home and approved by the instructor. Projects can also be supplied by the College to further help their development. There are no project completion requirements. Instructor assistance is available. Students must bring their own safety glasses. No shorts or open-toed shoes allowed. Course meets once a week for eight weeks in the evening. For the next class details, contact Kirby Taylor at 402-761-8369 or

    Nebraska Finishing Technologies Certification Program

    Industrial and commercial spray painters and finishers will boost their skills by receiving real-time feedback on transfer efficiencies only possible through the use of state-of-the-art virtual reality technology. In addition to this hands-on training, classroom training on the topics required by Federal EPA rule 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH (6H) will be provided.  Participants successfully completing both parts of this workshop will receive a certificate documenting their completion of the training requirements of Subpart 6H. Manufacturers and shops with several employees to train may prefer to make arrangements to have this training at their location. Please contact Paul Lytle.

    Small Engines

    This is a 15-hour open shop class designed for students to work on projects brought from home and approved by the instructor. A great parent/teen activity! Teens need to be at least 14 years of age and attend with an adult. At the top of the page, click Class Schedule for current class schedule.


    SCC offers both Basic and Fundamentals in Welding.

    Workplace Safety Training

    Do you want to provide your employees with a safe and healthy workplace? SCC is committed to providing high-quality safety training, including OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour General Industry Trainings. Safety and health programs can only be successful when onsite employees have received sufficient training to understand and fulfill safety and health responsibilities and opportunities. Safety training is a high priority to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.

    These programs can also be customized to best meet your organization’s specific training needs. If your organization is in need of additional rail safety training or auditing services that are not listed below or in the SCC Continuing Education Class Schedule, please contact Carol Gustafson for customized rail safety consultation at 402-437-2507; 800-828-0072, ext. 2507; or email

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