Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 1 Semester
Completed Online: Full-Time Only
Completed in the Evenings: Day & Evening
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus, Clarinda Center
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.
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate appropriate safe work habits when operating oxyfuel and electric welding equipment and function safely in a welding environment.
- Demonstrate welding operations with appropriate process on various metals and situations.
- Display manipulative skills with various welding processes to assure adequate weld integrity and appearance.
- Interpret blueprint welding symbols to fabricate components.
- Demonstrate the basic principles and application of metallurgy.
* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.
* The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the most recent academic year (as of July 1).