Welding Admission Requirements
Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Apply at Hawkeye.
Meet basic skill competencies in algebra, reading, and writing.
Basic skill competencies assessment provides information about your academic skills in reading, writing, and algebra. This information will be used to determine your acceptance, course selection, and registration.
For admission into the Welding program, you must score at least the following sub scores on the ACT or the COMPASS assessment:
|ACT sub scores ||COMPASS scores |
- 19 - Math
- 19 - Reading
- 19 - English
- 24 - Pre-Algebra
- 69 - Reading
- 41 - Writing
Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:
- ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I
- MAT045 Fundamentals of Math
- RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II
Any combination of the above options fulfilling the basic skills requirements in algebra, reading, and writing.
Send your transcripts and test scores to the Admissions office.
- Completed applicant files (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the program's admission requirements will be inactivated and will be sent an Admissions Inactivation Letter.
Applicants who meet the program's admission requirements will be acceptable for admission.
We accept approximately 30 students and 30 alternates each Fall and Spring semester. Applicants will be accepted based on the date their applicant file was completed. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant file, the date you submitted your application, if needed, will be used to prioritize acceptance.
If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the the next semester.
If you are offered acceptance to begin the Welding program and you choose to decline your acceptance, your file will be inactivated and you will need to re-apply for the admission to the program when interested.
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