The welding technology program at Seward County Community College trains students to become skilled artisans combining both art and science in their profession. Welders hold an important place in the modern industry, working in manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and repair. Welders are needed in any industry where metal is used.

Entry level and advanced welding involve the fusion of metals using an electric arc or gas torch to create useful metal objects from blueprints or original designs. Welding technology students obtain valuable hands-on experience using up-to-date welding equipment and technology to assemble projects provided by the public or from blueprints in the campus welding shop.


Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.

Certificate of Completion - 10-month Program

Suggested courses:

  • Introduction to Welding 1 credit hour
  • Arc Cutting and Gouging 2 credit hours
  • Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting I 3 credit hours
  • Welding Print Reading 3 credit hours
  • Weld Inspection and Testing 2 credit hours
  • Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting II/Metallurgy 2 credit hours
  • Arc Welding Principles/Practices 3 credit hours
  • Layout and Fit-up Practices 6 credit hours
  • Structural Qualification/Certification 3 credit hours
  • Cutting Processes 3 credit hours
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding SMAW 3 credit hours
  • Welding Codes & Standards 1 credit hour
  • Arc Welding Plate 9 credit hours
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding GMAW 3 credit hours
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding GTAW 3 credit hours
  • Safety OSHA 10 1 credit hour

Associate in Applied Science

Students can earn a two-year degree by completing a total of 64 credit hours. Visit with your advisor to discuss an academic plan.

Approximate Program Costs

Tuition and fees coincide with Seward County Community College cost per credit hour. Program costs are subject to change from year to year. Costs listed may not include all required course materials such as books or special course fees. All prices below include a $34, universal student fee.

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Seward County Residents $94/credit hour
In-state (outside Seward County) $95/credit hour
Border State* $117/credit hour
Out of State $132/credit hour
International $132/credit hour
Seward Online (In-state) $142/credit hour
Seward Online (out of state/international) $150/credit hour
EduKan Courses, Tuition, Fees $142/credit hour

*Border State students include all students from OK, TX, NM, CO, NE, and MO.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information on financial aid, including scholarships and federal financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-417-1110

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program will have the opportunity to work as:

  • Welders
  • Tack welders
  • Welding operators
  • Welder helpers
  • Weld assemblers
  • Weld shop owner
  • Weld inspectors
  • Weld shop supervisors
  • Welding salespeople
  • Weld engineers

Program taught in:
  • English

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