Welding Technology Program

The Welding Technology Program is designed to teach fundamental techniques and principles.  The program also provides for an overview of related topics such as metallurgy and fabrication, layout, estimating and repair.

The first semester of the program is devoted to learning about and practicing basic welding techniques.  The second semester provides students an opportunity to develop additional welding skills and learn advanced techniques.

Upon successful completion of the Welding Technology program, students will be awarded a diploma in Welding Technology.

Course Schedule

Welding Technology Diploma

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
MAT-743 Technical Math*
3.0
IND-126 Precision Measurements Lab
1.0
IND-127 Shop Operations
1.0
WEL-110 Blueprint Reading for Welders
2.0
WEL-213 Fabrication, Layout, Estimating & Repair
2.0
WEL-170 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
2.0
WEL-181 Gas Metal Arc Welding
2.0
MFG-266 Intro to Mill Operations
2.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
WEL-171 Advanced SMAW (AC-DC)**
2.0
WEL-214 Advanced Fabrication**
2.0
WEL-190 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
2.0
WEL-301 Pipe Welding**
2.0
WEL-340 Maintenance Welding**
2.0
WEL-178 Advanced GMAW (MIG)**
2.0
WEL-196 Advanced GTAW (TIG)**
2.0
IND-184 Mechanical Processes
2.0
MFG-256 Intro to Lathe Operations
2.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0
 
Welding Technology Diploma Hours: 35/38

Optional Elective

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
WEL-710 Robotic Welding
3.0
MFG-238 Machine Processes
2.0
MFG-257 Advanced Lathe
2.0
IND-315 Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
2.0
BUS-113 Workplace Readiness
1.5
BUS-114 Workplace Communications
2.0

*Course must be chosen or substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

**Pre-requisites:
WEL-171 Adv. SMAW  pre-requisite is WEL-170 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WEL-213 Fabrication, Layout, Estimating & Repair pre-requisite is WEL-122 Beginning Welding
WEL-214 Advanced Fabrication pre-requisite is WEL-213 Fabrication, Layout Estimating & Repair
WEL-214 Advanced Fabrication co-requisite is WEL-122 Beginning Welding
WEL-301 Pipe Welding pre-requisite is WEL-170 Shielded Metal Arc Welding AND WEL-190 GTAW
WEL-340 Maintenance Welding pre-requisite is WEL-122 Beginning Welding
WEL-178 Adv. GMAW pre-requisite is WEL-181 GMAW
WEL-196 Adv. GTAW pre-requisite is WEL-190 GTAW

Gainful Employment Information

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires schools with Gainful Employment programs to disclose certain information about them. Information below is based on the period July 1 2011 - June 30, 2012 (2011-2012 Award Year).
Program Name
Welding Technology
Program Length
30 weeks
Cost of Entire Program
 
   Total Tuition & Fees Required
$5,256.00
   Books & Supplies 
$830.00
   Total Annual Room & Board Charges for Living on Campus
$5,300.00
   Additional Cost
$460.00
Debt at Program Completion
 
   Median Federal Student Loan Debt
$3,907.00
   Median Private Loan Debt
$4,500.00
   Median Institutional Financial Plan Debt
$
Completion Rate
55%
Job Placement Rate
33%
Name & US Dept of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code for the occupations that the program prepares students to enter.
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers
Links to the Occupational Profiles on the US Dept of Labor's O*NET
Website or its successor site. 
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.00
Any other notes you want included Ex: students who continued with school
6 Grads are still in school

Welding Certificate (Flexible Scheduling)

Summer 2012

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
WEL-181 Gas Metal Arc Welding
(Monday, May 7-August 13, 6pm-9pm)
2.0
WEL-213 Fabrication, Layout, Estimating & Repair
(Tuesday, May 8-August 14, 6pm-9pm)
2.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
(Wednesday, May 9-August 15, 6pm-9pm)
2.0
WEL-110 Blueprint Reading for Welders
(Thursday , May 10-July 12, 5:30pm-9pm)
2.0
IND-127 Shop Operations
(Saturday, June 2, 16, 30, and July 14, (9am-3:30pm)
1.0
IND-127 Shop Operations
(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 30-June 1, 8am-4pm)
1.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
(Monday-Friday, June 4-19, 8am-12:30pm)
2.0
WEL-213 Fabrication, Layout, Estimating & Repair
(Monday-Friday, July 30-August 15, 12:30pm-4pm)
2.0
 

Fall 2012

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
IND-127 Shop Operations
(Tuesday and Thursday, October 10-23, 6pm-10:10pm)
1.0
WEL-110 Blueprint Reading for Welders
(Monday, September 9-November 12, 6pm-9pm)
2.0

Instructors

Harlan Thompson 515-574-1934 thompson_h@iowacentral.edu  
Brandon Otto 515-574-1945 otto@iowacentral.edu  
Bryce Roberts 515-574-1944 roberts_b@iowacentral.edu