About the Program

The Welding program is offered through Neosho County Community College.


Brenda Krumm, Dean of Outreach & Workforce Development




Classes will be taken at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas.


The program is KS Senate Bill 155 eligible, FAFSA eligible, and Scholarship eligible (Black Hills).

About the Program

The Welding program is offered through Neosho County Community College. The classes will be taken in Lawrence at Lawrence High School. You must enroll for classes through NCCC. The NCCC website can be found here. After applying for admission, students should complete scholarship applications if applicable and apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov

2-year program (Approximately $4,506/non-high school students)

Median earnings are $15.10/hour (per NCCC website)

The Welding program allows student the opportunity to complete certificates at two levels and to transfer these certificates toward an Associate of Applies Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology at Neosho County Community College.

Students will learn MIG, TIG, Stick and Flux core welding processes.  First year students will take the 1G, 2G, 1F, and 2F certification tests.  Second year students will take the 3G, 4G, 3F, and 4F certification tests. The curriculum utilizes the American Welding Society’s “Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards” (SENSE) which is nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system. The SENSE system defines skill levels as Entry Welder and Advanced Welder which correspond with NCCC’s Level I and Level II certificates.

Admissions Criteria

Prospective students will need official high school transcripts and official college transcripts if applicable. Students will have to pass tests in ACCUPLACER or by meeting the minimum ACT/ SAT requirements. Contact the recruiter for more information about testing requirements. Students who want to apply should complete the online admission form here: Apply Online

More information can be found on the NCCC website here.


NCCC Welding Program Costs*



High School Students

Non-High School Students

Level I: Fall Block




Level I: Spring Block




Level II: Fall Block




Level II: Spring Block




*Costs are subject to change.