Welding Career Academy

Industrial Technology IconThe Welding Career Academy provides students the opportunity to earn a college Certificate in Basic Welding. This certificate ladders into a welding diploma or AAS degree programs in a range of industrial welding techniques: Flux Core, Gas Metal, Oxy-Acetylene, and Shielded Metal Arc.

Students will also earn a OHSA General Industry 10-hour credential during the Academy. The welding lab is equipped to provide each student with hands-on learning opportunities, with instructors present and available for guidance. Students will investigate employment opportunities in the welding field by visiting area business and industry. 

Available at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges.


Welding Certificate - Clinton Community College


During High School

Term 1 - Fall, 8.5 credits

  • MFG:186 Plant Safety, 1 credit
  • WEL:256 Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic, 4.5 credits
  • MFG:192 Blueprint Reading, 3 credits

Term 2 - Spring, 9.5 credits

  • MAT:743 Technical Math OR MAT:733/734 Math for Technologies A/B, 3 credits
  • WEL:257 Flux Core Arc Welding, 2.5 credits
  • WEL:123 Welding Symbols, 1 credit
  • WEL:416 Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced, 2 credits
  • WEL:259 Oxy-Acetylene Arc Welding, 1 credit

Award: Production Welding Certificate, 18 credits

Welding Certificate - Clinton Community College Maquoketa Center


During High School

Term 1 - Junior Year of High School, 5 credits

  • MFG:186 Plant Safety, 1 credit
  • WEL:123 Welding Symbols, 1 credit
  • MAT:743 Technical Math OR MAT:733/734 Math for Technologies A/B, 3 credits

Term 2 - Fall, Senior Year of High School, 5.5 credits

  • WEL:256 Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic, 4.5 credits
  • WEL:259 Oxy-Acetylene Arc Welding, 1 credit

Term 3 - Spring, Senior Year of High School, 7.5 credits

  • MFG:192 Blueprint Reading, 3 credits
  • WEL:257 Flux Core Arc Welding, 2.5 credits
  • WEL:416 Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced, 2 credits

Award: Production Welding Certificate, 18 credits

Welding Certificate - Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges


During High School

Term 1 - Fall, Senior Year of High School, 8 credits

  • MFG:186 Plant Safety (OSHA General Industry 10 hr.), 1 credit
  • WEL:256 Gas Metal Arc Welding, 4.5 credits
  • WEL:257 Flux Core Arc Welding, 2.5 credits

Term 2 - Spring, Senior Year of High School, 8 credits

  • SDV:130 Career Exploration, 1 credit
  • WEL:259 Oxy-Acetylene Arc Welding, 1 credit
  • WEL:274 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1, 3 credits
  • WEL:275 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE1, 3 credits

 

After High School

Term 3 - Summer Taken at College, 7 credits

  • MFG:192 Blueprint Reading, 3 credits
  • WEL:192 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, 4 credits

Basic Welding Certificate (23 credits)

Term 4 - Fall, 17 credits

  • ENG:107 Composition I: Technical Writing, 3 credits
  • MAT:733 Math for Technologies A, 1.5 credits
  • MAT:734 Math for Technologies B, 1.5 credits
  • WEL:123 Welding Symbols, 1 credit
  •  --- : --- Humanities / Social Science, 3 credits

Welding Diploma (33 credits)

  • CSC:112 Computer Fundamentals for Technicians 1/A, 2 credits
  • WEL:416 Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced, 2 credits
  • --- : --- Technical Elective, 3 credits

Term 5 - Spring, 15 credits

  • CSC:113 Computer Fundamentals for Technicians I/B, 2 credits
  • WEL:215 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Advanced I, 5 credits
  • WEL:258 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Advanced II, 5 credits
  •  --- : --- Technical Elective, 3 credits

Term 6 - Summer, 8 credits

  • --- : --- Technical Elective, 3 credits
  • --- : --- Technical Elective, 2 credits
  • --- : --- Humanities / Social Science, 3 credits

Welding Associates of Applied Science (63 credits)

Careers in Welding


Skilled welding professionals are in high demand throughout the region. Just look around you right now and think about all of the things that were welded; cars, plumbing, desks, buildings, bridges, construction equipment, the list goes on and on.


Welding includes many different specific skills such as ARC, MIG, TIG, core wire and gas. But don’t worry, you can learn all of those things and more with the proper training.

For more information, contact our high school team