There are programs at both McCook and North Platte. Check with your closest MPCC campus for specific information.
Welding Technology is a program that leads to a Diploma or Associate of Applied Science Degree for employment opportunities in the welding/machine shop field. The program provides the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level job production welding or job shop employment upon graduation.
Students may enter at different stages of readiness and progress according to his/her abilities and efforts. Students will be assessed and evaluated as they complete each measurable performance objective. Upon completion of a set of prescribed technical competencies, students will be able to perform skills necessary to be successfully employed at the entry level or above with a selected occupation.
What's New in Welding
Welding: a field of opportunity
Welding has proven to be a successful career choice for three friends from South Central Nebraska. Uriel Martinez, of Imperial, Paul Uerling, of Indianola, and Jimmy Hickert, of McCook, all went through the two-year Welding Technology Program at McCook Community College.
All were looking for the same thing when they enrolled - a career that paid well and wouldn't require a lot of schooling.
Broken Bow campus offers class in art welding
Area residents can learn how to make art sculptures, decorative signs and other ornamental projects thanks to a new class being offered at the Mid-Plains Community College Broken Bow Extended Campus.
An Art Welding class will be taught from 9 a.m. to noon July 18-21 and July 26-29. The class is limited to eight students.
Progress at NPCC leads to expansion
North Platte Community College has had many homes over the years. Growth in its program offerings, technology and number of employees as well as in the demand for particular courses has led NPCC to spread out its operations across two campuses.
Today, health occupations, business and academic transfer-related classes are housed on the South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Road, while heavy technical programs are on the North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive.
- Demonstrate knowledge of welding/machine shop hazards and related safety practices.
- Possess knowledge to perform tasks consistent with entry-level welding/machine shop employment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of personal and work characteristics that contribute to effective welding and machine shop job performance.
- Use effective communication skills appropriate to the welding/machine shop setting.
- Apply the theory of welding and machine shop technology to specific jobs using critical thinking/ reasoning and the ability to work independently.
- Use mathematical data and reasoning skills in relation to welding and machine technology.
- Be prepared to obtain certification for welding in accordance with code qualification.
Gainful Employment Information
Welding Technology Diploma
Construction companies, machine shops, repair shops, utility companies, and manufacturers of automobiles, recreational vehicles, tools, machinery, toys, household appliances, and other metal products offer potential employment opportunities. Other industries employing welders include agriculture, industrial machinery, mining, railroad, transportation, and trucking.