Welding

Welding

What You Need to Know

FALL AND SPRING | Classes Run August – December and January – May

  • Take College Credit Courses Without the Hassle of Applying to the College
  • Traditional Classes Without the Traditional Hours
  • You Can Choose Between Individual Courses OR Complete the Whole Construction Technology Certificate
  • Protective gear is provided but jeans without hole or frays, a long sleeve shirt AND work boots (no tennis shoes) are REQUIRED

About the Program

The Welding Certificate program prepares students to enter into the industry as beginning production, maintenance, or job shop welders. Students are trained in the latest techniques in fabrication of materials by welding processes. The Welding Certificate is designed to teach fundamental techniques and principles. The pathway also provides for an overview of related topics, such as metallurgy and fabrication, layout, estimating and repair.

Individual Classes

  • Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Advanced TIG Welding
  • Introduction to Welding Safety
  • Oxy-Acetylene Arc Welding
  • Blue Print Reading for Welding

Available Courses

   05/20/24 - Council Bluffs

May 20, 2024 - August 21, 2024 6:00pm - 9:00pm Mondays & Wednesdays 
Students will perform welds utilizing a combination of GMAW/MIG & SMAW (STICK welding) on multiple projects in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. As the class progresses students will be introduced to several different electrodes as well as electrode sizes. With new electrodes/sizes students will gain the knowledge of how to adjust settings for each as well as for what position. Students will have the opportunity to attempt AWS certifications at the end of this course.  Students will be briefly introduced to FCAW during this course.

Start Date: 05/20/24
End Date: 08/21/24
Seats Available: 0
Cost: $2500
Location: Council Bluffs
   09/16/24 - Council Bluffs

September 16, 2024 - December 18, 2024 6:00pm - 9:00pm Mon-Wed 
Students will perform welds utilizing a combination of GMAW/MIG & SMAW (STICK welding) on multiple projects in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. As the class progresses students will be introduced to several different electrodes as well as electrode sizes. With new electrodes/sizes students will gain the knowledge of how to adjust settings for each as well as for what position. Students will have the opportunity to attempt AWS certifications at the end of this course.  Students will be briefly introduced to FCAW during this course.

Start Date: 09/16/24
End Date: 12/18/24
Seats Available: 7
Cost: $2500
Location: Council Bluffs
   09/16/24 - Council Bluffs

Students will perform welds utilizing a combination of GMAW/MIG & SMAW (STICK welding) on multiple projects in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. As the class progresses students will be introduced to several different electrodes as well as electrode sizes. With new electrodes/sizes students will gain the knowledge of how to adjust settings for each as well as for what position. Students will have the opportunity to attempt AWS certifications at the end of this course.  Students will be briefly introduced to FCAW during this course.
Mon & Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 23rd Ave 

Start Date: 09/16/24
End Date: 12/18/24
Seats Available: 7
Cost: $2500
Location: Council Bluffs


Refunds: You may cancel your registration 5 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western’s Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check.  A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for more details at ce@iwcc.edu.

Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where a minimum enrollment is not achieved.  A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.

Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to $25.00 transfer fee.  Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance.  Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class.  After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.