Skilled and Technical Sciences

You're the creator. Raw materials and a challenge present you with an opportunity to construct the things people use everyday.

Story image Photo of WNCC alumni George Lapaseotes

“The instructors (at WNCC) made it fun. It wasn’t just a sit in class all day and do a worksheet.”

Aviation Maintenance

George Lapaseotes, Airport Manager, Sidney Municipal Airport

Finding your passion

This diverse pathway prepares learners for careers in planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products. Careers also include related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, manufacturing/process engineering, planning, managing and providing scientific research and development, professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services and problem solving for the challenging and ever-changing fields of energy and engineering.

This pathway also prepares for careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance. Also included are careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. People employed in this cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations and repairs. Explore our programs of study and learn more about what WNCC can offer you!

Career Opportunities

  • Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics 
  • Machinists
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians 
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Repairers, Commercial and
  • Industrial Equipment 
  • PlasticIndustrial Engineers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers 
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 
  • Automotive Body and Related Repairs 
  • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 
  • Logisticians 
  • Construction Managers 
  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons 
  • Sheet Metal Workers 

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*This list is based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information