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The Advanced Manufacturing Welding program prepares you for a variety of welding careers. Coursework is aligned with the American Welding Society's SENSE standards. You will learn various welding techniques, including:
You will also gain the knowledge and skills in:
The program offers three levels of welding skills and techniques.
The one-semester Welding certificate prepares you with the skills needed for general maintenance or production welding.
The two-semester Intermediate Manufacturing Welding diploma prepares you with the skills needed for custom fabrication and construction welding.
Welding Lab: Use the latest welding equipment in the industry as you learn and perfect your welding skills on various type of metals.
Virtual Welder: Become comfortable with various types of welds while learning how to reduce costs and improving your efficiency in a safe, controlled environment.
An independent certification laboratory evaluates your performance for possible certification with the American Welding Society.
This program qualifies for the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship and will pay up to 100% of your tuition.
Students must apply for and be awarded the Last-Dollar Scholarship.
“As a 1992 graduate, I am very proud of all I have accomplished and built with the education I have received from Hawkeye."
The virtual welder at Hawkeye helps students learn welding techniques without wasting materials and helps them become more proficient welders. The robotic welder offers students a taste of what many of the manufacturing companies are doing to help them prepare for future employment. Check out the Virtual and Robotic Welding video to learn more!
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Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost
Next step: Continue to term 2 of either of the Intermediate Manufacturing Welding diploma options or graduate and enter the workforce.
See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.
Next step: Continue to term 2 of Advanced Manufacturing Welding diploma option or graduate and enter the workforce.
Next step: Continue to term 3 of the Advanced Manufacturing Welding diploma option or graduate and enter the workforce.
You have completed the Advanced Manufacturing Welding diploma program. Check out the Trade and Industry continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.
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.
Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
Many graduates in this field work overtime. Overtime wages are not included in the above average wages.
The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:
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In order to be eligible for the Welding program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a C- grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.
Applicants successfully demonstrating college readiness criteria are eligible for acceptance.
Applicants falling short of successful demonstration of college readiness 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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