Welding Technology/Welder

Program Pathway

Welding Certificate

Program Details

Award Certificate
Credits 20
Number of Terms 1
Time to Complete 4 months

Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Math -OR-
  • 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 3 and 4 of the Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or graduate and enter the workforce.

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

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 28
Number of Terms 2
Time to Complete 7 months

Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Math -OR-
  • 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

Next step: Continue to term 3 and 4 of the Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or graduate and enter the workforce.

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

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 36
Number of Terms 2
Time to Complete 9 months

Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Math -OR-
  • 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

Next step: Continue to term 3 and 4 of the Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or graduate and enter the workforce.

Advanced Manufacturing Welding Diploma

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 44
Number of Terms 3
Time to Complete 1 year

Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Program Courses

  • 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
  • Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1
  • Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1
  • 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
  • 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

Next step: Continue to term 3 and 4 of the Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or graduate and enter the workforce.

Continuing Education

Hawkeye offers many continuing education courses to keep you up to date in your profession.

Continuing Education Course Offerings

Admissions Requirements

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Basic Skill Competencies

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

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Natasha Ceasar Email Natasha Ceasar
Schedule an appointment with Natasha Ceaser
319-296-2329 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Jeff Jantzen Email Jeff Jantzen 319-296-2329 ext.1432 Buchanan Hall 155B
Program Advisor Sierra Evans Email Sierra Evans 319-296-2329 ext.1347 Buchanan Hall 153E
Administrative Assistant Connie Smith Email Connie Smith 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 128
Dean Dave Grunklee Email Dave Grunklee 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A

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