Welding Student

NCK Tech will offer welding classes at HHS in fall

Posted Apr 28, 2021 5:55 AM

Hays Post

NCK Tech will partner with Hays High School next school year to offer welding classes.

Leo Dreiling, certified welding instructor at Hess Services, will teach both at HHS and at Ellis High School. Dreiling has taught at EHS for the last year.

NCK Tech received a grant to buy new welders and donated their used welders to HHS.

The program allows students to earn tuition-free credits.

The technical college also cooperates with HHS to provide students programs through allied health and its electrical, auto, pharmacy technician and culinary arts programs.

HHS students can earn concurrent credits in sociology, U.S. history, government and Spanish.

NCK Tech is hoping to launch a commercial driver's license program in Hays soon. The college is looking for an instructor.

HHS also has an agreement for concurrent credit with Fort Hays State University. FHSU reduced the cost for concurrent credit from $218 per credit hour to $125 per credit hour this school year.

Concurrent credit hours increased from 733 in 2019-20 to 922 in 2020-21.