Welding offers rewarding and challenging career opportunities both indoors and outdoors in a variety of industries ranging from repair jobs to fabrication/construction activities. If you look around, almost everything made of metal is welded. The world’s tallest buildings, airplanes, ships, race cars, home appliances and automobiles are just a few examples. There are many ways to make a weld, and there is a wide variety of metals and alloys that can be welded. Welding has become complex and technical and requires a great deal of knowledge to be able to select the proper process for critical work. Excellent hand-eye coordination are attributes of highly-skilled and well-paid welders. This program will prepare students to take an AWS Qualification Exam.
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.
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- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
|SDV:179||The College Experience||3.0|
|WEL:110||Welding Blueprint Reading||2.0|
|WEL:192||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||4.0|
|WEL:427||Basic Arc Welding (SMAW)||3.0|
|WEL:433||Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||3.5|
|WEL:434||Flame/Plasma Cutting Fundamentals||1.5|
|WEL:148||Arc Welding Intermediate (SMAW)||3.0|
|WEL:227||Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||3.0|
|WEL:429||Advanced Arc Welding (SMAW)||3.5|
Communication Electives: COM:723, ENG:105
Math Electives: MAT:102, MAT:744, MAT:772, MAT:773, transfer-level MAT
Note: Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.
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Experience, Skills and Personality Traits
Welders must be in good physical shape in order to bend, stoop and move into awkward positions. They also need excellent manual dexterity and proficient hand-eye coordination. Welders must have patience and the ability to concentrate for extended periods. Welding is an art, where it helps to picture what you have to do on a project before doing it.
Dean of Career and Technical Education
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- Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
- Location: Peosta
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- Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 271
- Location: Peosta
*Approximate cost. Amount reflects the estimated tuition and student fees based on rates at the time of publication. These rates do not include additional expenses (books, tools, supplies, living expenses, licensures, remedial or pre-requisite coursework or partnership tuition and fees, etc.) related to your NICC education. Rates are subject to change.