Welding, Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Program Description for Welding

The welding program provides options in certificate, diploma, or degree programs in a range of industrial welding techniques: ARC, MIG, TIG, core wire, gas. Certificate programs are offered in production welding, basic welding, and structural welding. The welding lab is equipped to provide each student with hands-on learning opportunities, with instructors present and available for guidance. Courses are offered in an eight-week format with flexible schedule of attendance during the day or evening.

Student practicing welding in a lab

Award Options for Welding

*No longer accepting students in these awards.

Job Outlook for Welding

Job prospects for welders will vary with the welder’s skill level. Prospects should be good for welders trained in the latest technologies. Median annual wages of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers were $35,450 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,940, and the top 10 percent earned more than $53,690.

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Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Blong Technology Center

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