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Iowa Western Community College

Welding

Combination Welding 

NEW Time!
We're offering a morning class from 9 am - noon, April 18 - September 21!

Email ce@iwcc.edu for more information and to find out about FREE tuition assistance!

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.

Program to Include

  • Advanced welding techniques
      • Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
      • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)
  • Math and blueprint reading for welders

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. First qualification cost is covered by Iowa Western. Qualification is not guaranteed. 100% attendance is required. Our Combination Welding program includes training to help you demonstrate your potential
to companies! Sharpen your math skills, and get help preparing your resume.

Clothing Code

You must wear long pants or jeans with no holes or frays, a long sleeve shirt and work boots to every class.

Non-Credit to Credit

Take your education to a whole new level and earn college credit toward a degree in Construction Technology. Successful completion of this program will earn you 3 hours of college credit for ARC Welding!

Career & Salary Information

Welding is a career that offers more choices of industries to work in and advancement opportunities than just about any other career choice. Welders are needed in almost every industry and those who want to advance their career have the ability to do so with additional schooling. Suggested job titles are Welder, Cutter, Solderer and Brazer. Industries employing welders include manufacturing, construction, automotive, repair and maintenance. Potential employers are Omaha Standard, Valmont, Lozier and Carry on Trailers. Welders median hourly earnings are $16.67. Source EMSI.

FREE Tuition Assistance Available!

This program is approved for FREE Education to Employment tuition assistance for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email baguero@iwcc.edu or call 712.256.7081 for more information!

Classes

Combination Welding Certificat

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 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus MW 09/11/2017 5:00-8:00PM Kinney Hall
44 sessions Call 712-325-3361

Register for this Class

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 Education to Employment tuition assistance is available for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email baguero@iwcc.edu or call 712.256.7081 for more information! Fee $2995

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
TRADE 36*02 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus TTh 04/18/2017 9:00AM-12:00PM Kinney Hall
44 sessions Call 712-325-3361

Register for this Class

 
SUCCESS STORY

Levi’s dream career was to become a welder and work for Omaha Standard. He completed Combination Welding while enrolled in high school and worked in construction making $10/hour. He applied with Omaha Standard over a year later and was able to pass the math and welding tests. He recently accepted a position with his dream company at Omaha Standard as a welder making $17/hour!