Welding (Basic)

Advanced Manufacturing

This Welding (Basic) Career Pathway Certificate introduces the concepts and practice of blueprint interpretation as needed by welders in an industrial setting. Emphasis is on the basics of interpretation and application in specific situations. A study will be made of gas metal arc welding. Topics such as process variation, welding in various positions, principle of operation, shielding gases, and filler rods/wires will be studied. Safety and practical application of these welding processes will be emphasized.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Cresco

Paying for the Program


You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Career Outlook

$22,318 - 56,662

Estimated annual salary range for Advanced Manufacturing graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Welder
  • Welding Operator
  • Structural Worker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
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  • Register and pay tuition now for the next class offering or Apply for Tuition Assistance
  • For Tuition Assistance contact NICC Business and Community Solutions to complete the following:
    • Tuition Assistance Program Application
    • National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) Assessment
    • Interview with NICC staff
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Welding Blueprint Reading
Welding Fundamentals
Total Hours - 104 hours

Graduates of this Career Pathway Certificate program may enter the workforce or transfer course credit into the Welding diploma program. For a listing of courses and how they transfer, visit the transfer webpage and select "Credit for NICC non-credit coursework."

Alexandra Monaghan
Program Developer

  • Email: monaghanal@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2285
  • Location: Peosta
Josh Shimak

Joshua Shimak
Success Coach

  • Email: shimakj@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1307
  • Location: Calmar