Welding Careers

Graduates of the Welding program enter the industry as beginning maintenance or job shop welders.


Starting Wages: $26,500 - $34,500 per year*

Many graduates in this field work overtime.

Iowa Workforce Development forecasts more than 395 job openings each year for welders through 2020. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers are some of the top occupations in Iowa with the most job openings.

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development


ADA Enterprises Northwood, IA
Baumgartner Gate Factory Manchester, IA
GMT Corporation Waverly, IA
Iowa Laser Cedar Falls, IA
John Deere Waterloo, IA
Ottumwa, IA
Terex Cranes, Inc. Waverly, IA
Wayne Engineering Cedar Falls, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 128
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Program Advisor

Jeff Jantzen
Buchanan Hall 155B
319-296-2329 ext.1432
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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