Program Entry: Fall
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.
The demand for welders is high, and technical training provides you with improved opportunities and career progression. This program will prepare students to take an AWS Qualification Exam.
|SDV:179||The College Experience||3.0|
|WEL:110||Welding Blueprint Reading||2.0|
|WEL:192||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||4.0|
|WEL:228||Intro to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE 1||1.0|
|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.
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.
$25,789 - $31,879
Advance Pump & Equip, Peosta, IA
American Iowa Manufacturing, Cascade, IA
Behnke Enterprises, Farley, IA
Decker Precision Metals, Peosta, IA
EIP, Earlville, IA
Farmtek, Dyersville, IA
John Deere, Dubuque, IA
KD Welding, Hanover, IL
Kinze Manufactory, Williamsburg, IA
Mi-T-M, Peosta, IA
Mobile Track Solution, Elkader, IA
Paladin, New Vienna, IA
Premier Tool, Peosta, IA
Timken Drives LLC, Fulton, IL
Triton Manufacturing, Farley, IA
XL Specialized Trailers, Manchester, IA
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