Technical Skills Instructor

Technical Skills Instructor

Program Description

Our Technical Skills Instructor program is designed specifically for you if you wish to combine industry training to teach Skills and Technical Sciences in Nebraska secondary schools. This program is a partnership between Southeast Community College and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln which builds on the strengths of each educational institution.

You’ll be able to personalize your degree by focusing on one of these areas:

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logist
Awards Offered: A.O.S. Degree
Locations: Lincoln, Milford
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall / Spring
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,270 Associate of Occupational Studies
  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

You’re a Good Fit

You will be successful in our Technical Skills Instructor program if you:

  • have good verbal and written communication skills
  • are detail oriented and organized
  • use critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • enjoy teaching others new skills
  • are a patient person
  • use creative methods to get your point across
  • are an expert in the area you teach


If you want to teach industry training skills and technical science to future generations of high school students, our Technical Skills Instructor program is perfect for you. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $40,872. Career options include:

  • Industrial Technology Teacher
  • Secondary Engineering & Technology Instructor
  • Skilled & Technical Sciences/Agriculture Teacher

2+2 Transfer Program

Our Technical Skills Instructor program is a partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. Completion of the 60 credit hour requirement from SCC and the 60 credit-hour Teaching Option requirement at UNL will allow you to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education from UNL.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact