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Welding

Combination Welding Certificate

About the Program:

Obtain skills in welding with each process in all positions, and in different metals and alloys such as Aluminum and Stainless Steel. Learn the necessary skills to weld in the manufacturing field.

Readies you for Advanced Welding techniques:
  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) or stick welding.
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding).

Students completing the program will take AWS D1.1 test on 3/8” plate. Plates must qualify first before being sent to a third party testing. Qualification is not guaranteed. 100% Attendance is required!

Program to Include:
  • Math for Welders
  • Printreading for Welders
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)

First qualification cost is covered by Iowa Western. Any extra are the student’s responsibility at $150 each. Additional qualifications could include positions: horizontal, vertical or overhead.
Clothing code is followed closely, including closed toe shoes, no flip flops and all exposed body parts must be covered.

Career and Salary Information:

Welders median hourly earnings are $16.67. Source EMSI.

Tuition Assistance available for Iowa residents who qualify.  

Combination Welding Certificate

Learn the necessary skills to weld in the manufacturing field. Our welding technology program combines classroom instruction and hands on practical experience utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Obtain skills in welding with each process in all positions, and in different metals and alloys, such as aluminum and stainless steel. Readies you for SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) or GMAW (gas metal arc welding) welding. Students completing the program will test SMAW or GMAW process in A36 (mild steel) 3/8" plate 1G position. If you prequalify, you will test for qualification. Completion of the course does not guarantee qualification. Successful completion of this program will earn you 3 hours of college credit for ARC Welding! FREE tuition assistance is available for eligible Iowa residents. Email baguero@iwcc.edu to apply for tuition assistance. Fee $2795

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
TRADE 36*03 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus TTh 08/30/2016 5:00-8:00PM Kinney Hall
46 sessions Call 712-325-3361

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Combination Welding Certificate 2017

Learn the necessary skills to weld in the manufacturing field. Our welding technology program combines classroom instruction and hands on practical experience utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Obtain skills in welding with each process in all positions, and in different metals and alloys, such as aluminum and stainless steel. Readies you for SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) or GMAW (gas metal arc welding) welding. Students completing the program will test SMAW or GMAW process in A36 (mild steel) 3/8" plate 1G position. If you prequalify, you will test for qualification. Completion of the course does not guarantee qualification. Successful completion of this program will earn you 3 hours of college credit for ARC Welding! FREE tuition assistance is available for eligible Iowa residents. Email baguero@iwcc.edu to apply for tuition assistance. Fee $2995

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
TRADE 36*01 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus MW 01/16/2017 5:00-8:00PM Kinney Hall
40 sessions Call 712-325-3361

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MIG Welding

Always wanted to weld? Quickly learn to weld to open up new employment opportunities or to do hobby welding. This introductory course will teach components of a welder, welding safety, blueprint reading and welding skills with a MIG welder. Our welding technology programs combine classroom instruction and hands on practical experience utilizing state-of-the-art welding equipment. Materials required are welding gloves and pliers. Free tuition assistance is available for eligible Iowa residents. Email baguero@iwcc.edu to apply for tuition assistance. Fee $795

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
TRADE 38*02 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus S 09/10/2016 8:00AM-12:15PM Kinney Hall
10 sessions Call 712-325-3361

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