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Welding Technology

Courses

Core Courses

  • Ag Computers
  • Welding Design
  • Procedures and Qualifications
  • Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders
  • Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (Short Circuit Transfer and Spray Transfer)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel, Aluminum, and Austentitic Stainless Steel
  • Welding Inspection and Testing Principles
  • Thermal Cutting Processes I and II
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I and II
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self-Shielded and Gas-Shielded)
  • Pipe Welding GTAW and SMAW
  • GMAW Developmental I and II
  • GTAW Developmental 
  • SMAW Developmental I and II
  • Robotic Welding

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 64
Program Start: Fall

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Careers

Positions

Graduates find jobs as maintenance, production, manufacturing, construction, custom fabrication, or job shop welders. With advanced skill, graduates may find employment as pipe welders or iron workers.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $27,900 $36,200 $40,400
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $29,200 $35,800 $39,100

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Many graduates in this field work overtime. Overtime wages are not included in the above average wages.

Gainful Employment

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

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

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Admissions Requirements

STEP #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Welding program.

  2. Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

STEP #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Welding program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or complete required success courses. Success course credits do not apply towards graduation or the diploma.

Students must meet the minimum assessment score of the ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS assessment or have completed the required success course in each math, English, and reading.

ACT ACCUPLACER COMPASS ASSET Success Course
Math 14 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 38 Numerical MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math
English/Writing 16 64 Sentence Skills 41 35 ENG-060 College Preparatory Writing I
Reading 16 58 69 34 RDG-039 College Preparatory Reading II

STEP #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Natasha Ceasar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Ryon Eiklenborg Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1347 Buchanan Hall 155B
Program Advisor Jeff Jantzen Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1432 Buchanan Hall 155B
Administrative Assistant Kendra Wyatt Email me 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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