Campus Location: Peosta
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 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. Students can take the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification after completing the requirements for all welding positions on the processes required by AWS in accordance of D1-1.
|WEL:110||Welding Blueprint Reading||2.0|
|WEL:190||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||2.0|
|WEL:410||Flame and Plasma Cutting Fundamentals||1.0|
|WEL:411||Basic Arc Welding (SMAW)||2.0|
|WEL:412||Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||2.0|
|WEL:413||AWS Practice Weld Lab 1A||2.5|
|WEL:414||AWS Practice Weld Lab 1B||2.5|
|SDV:135||Job Seeking Skills||1.0|
|WEL:175||Advanced Arc Welding (SMAW)||2.0|
|WEL:415||Intermediate Arc Welding (SMAW)||2.0|
|WEL:416||Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||2.0|
|WEL:417||AWS Practice Welding Lab 2A||2.5|
|WEL:418||AWS Practice Welding Lab 2B||2.5|
Communication Electives: COM:020, COM:723, ENG:013, ENG:021, ENG:105
Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212, SDV:200
Math Electives: MAT:041, MAT:053, MAT:063, MAT:102, MAT:744, 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
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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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