Advanced Manufacturing Welding

Program Pathways

Welding Certificate

Program Details

Award Certificate
Credits 20
Program Start Fall, Spring
Number of Terms 1
Time to Complete 4 months
Course Format Face-to-Face
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Welding – Certificate
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Math
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1
  • GMAW Developmental I
  • Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE1
  • Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1
  • SMAW Developmental I
  • Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1
  • Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1

Next step: Continue to term 2 of either of the Intermediate Manufacturing Welding diploma options or graduate and enter the workforce.

Intermediate Manufacturing Welding: GTAW, Carbon Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel Diploma

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 28
Program Start Spring
Number of Terms 2
Time to Complete 7 months
Course Format Face-to-Face
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Welding – Diploma (Intermediate Manufacturing: GTAW, Carbon Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel)
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1 — Spring
  • Applied Math
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1
  • GMAW Developmental I
  • Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE1
  • Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1
  • SMAW Developmental I
  • Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1
  • Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1
Term 2 — Summer
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum: SENSE1
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austenitic Stainless Steel: SENSE1
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Developmental

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.

Intermediate Manufacturing Welding: GMAW, SMAW, FCAW, and Robotics Diploma

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 36
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 2
Time to Complete 9 months
Course Format Face-to-Face
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Welding – Diploma (Intermediate Manufacturing: GMAW, SMAW, FCAW, and Robotics)
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1 — Fall
  • Applied Math
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1
  • GMAW Developmental I
  • Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE1
  • Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1
  • SMAW Developmental I
  • Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1
  • Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1
Term 2 — Spring
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas-Shielded): SENSE1
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self-Shielded): SENSE1
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1
  • GMAW Developmental II
  • Robotic Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE1
  • SMAW Developmental II

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

Next step: Continue to term 3 of the Advanced Manufacturing Welding diploma option or graduate and enter the workforce.

Advanced Manufacturing Welding Diploma

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 44
Program Start Fall, Spring
Number of Terms 3
Time to Complete 1 year
Course Format Face-to-Face
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Welding – Diploma (Advanced Manufacturing)
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Math
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1
  • GMAW Developmental I
  • Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE1
  • Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1
  • SMAW Developmental I
  • Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1
  • Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1
Term 2
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas-Shielded): SENSE1
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self-Shielded): SENSE1
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1
  • GMAW Developmental II
  • Robotic Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE1
  • SMAW Developmental II
Term 3 — Summer
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum: SENSE1
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austenitic Stainless Steel: SENSE1
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Developmental

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

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.

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 $32,700 $41,800 $46,300
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $35,300 $41,700 $44,800

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.

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 and Ottumwa, IA

Program Admission

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Demonstrate College Readiness

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.

Minimum score requirements
ACCUPLACER COMPASS ACT ACCUPLACER Next Generation GPA
Math 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 14 240 Arithmetic
241 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
2.00
Reading 58 69 16 239 2.50
Writing 64 Sentence Skills 41 16 240 2.50

Step #3: Program Acceptance

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Program Contacts

Admissions
Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Natasha Ceaser Email Natasha Ceaser 319-296-4014 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Faculty Advisor
Sierra Evans Email Sierra Evans 319-296-2329 ext.1347 Buchanan Hall 155B
Faculty Advisor
Jeff Jantzen Email Jeff Jantzen 319-296-2329 ext.1432 Buchanan Hall 155B
Administrative Assistant
Connie Smith Email Connie Smith 319-296-4009 Butler Hall 131
Dean
David Grunklee Email David Grunklee 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A

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