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Central Community College

Central Community College

The Diversified Manufacturing Technology Certificate featured on NTV

Nebraska Diversified Manufacturing Technology Program offers certificates, diplomas, and degrees that are stackable toward nationally recognized and transferrable credentials for the industry. These courses are aligned with the nationally-recognized Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician(CPT).

Choose one of the career paths:

  • Diversified Manufacturing Technology Certificate
  • Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology (AMDT) – Diploma
  • Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology (AMDT) – AAS Degree
  • Manufacturing Drafting & Design Specialization (DSGN) – AAS Degree
  • Welding Technology (WELD) - AAS Degree

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology (AMDT)


Complete the following pathway:

Required Courses

  • Blueprint Reading for Industry
  • Safety & Machine Tool Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems
  • Tools & Gauging
  • Technical Math (or Greater)
  • Applied Writing
  • One general education course

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology (AMDT)

AAS Degree

Also choose one certificate out of the five programs below

Drafting and Design Technology Program

Mechatronics Program

Mechatronics Program

Welding Technology Program

Manufacturing Drafting & Design Specialization (DSGN)

AAS Degree

Complete the following pathway:

DSGN Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • CAD Fundamentals
  • Manufacturing Processes & Safety
  • Blueprint Reading for Industry (or Welding)
  • Manufacturing Design Documentation
  • Parametric Design: SolidWorks
  • Parametric Design: Inventor
  • Gears and Fasteners
  • Geometric Dimensioning, Tolerancing, & Welding Symbols
  • Production Drawings I
  • Production Drawings II
  • Technical Math (or Greater)
  • Applied Writing
  • Three General Education Courses
  • One Drafting Elective

Welding Technology (WELD)

AAS Degree

Complete the following pathway:

WELD Required Courses

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Oxyacetylene Welding I
  • Cutting
  • Brazing & Braze Welding
  • Welding Repair & Troubleshooting
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding I
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding II
  • Shield Metal Arc Welding I
  • Shield Metal Arc Welding II
  • Shield Metal Arc Welding III
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II
  • Flux-Cored & Submerged Arc Welding
  • Metals
  • Layout & Assembly
  • Miscellaneous Welding Processes
  • Welding Codes & Standards
  • Technical Math (or Greater)
  • Applied Writing (or Greater)
  • Three General Education Courses

  • Hastings Campus

    Hastings Campus

  • Columbus Campus

    Columbus Campus

  • Grand Island Campus

    Grand Island Campus

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Central Community College is a multi-campus community college serving a 25-county area in central Nebraska—approximately 14,000 square miles with a population of more than 300,000.

CCC offers 33 career and technical education programs with a focus on degree, diploma and certificate programs requiring two years or less to complete. The college also offers an academic transfer program for students who want to complete the first two years of a bachelors degree before transferring to a 4-year college or university.

In addition, the college offers classes in communities throughout its 25-county service area, online learning, and training and development for businesses, industries and other organizations.

Central administration is located in Grand Island. Three main campuses are located in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings. Educational centers are located in Holdrege, Kearney and Lexington. Additionally, CCC uses a variety of distance learning techniques to provide educational services in some 90 communities in its service area.


Dan Davidchik
Project Manager
Project IMPACT
1-877-222-0780, Ext. 1408

Central Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Northeast Community College
Southeast Community College
Western Nebraska Community College
University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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