Welders today plan, supervise and perform tasks necessary for making, installing and repairing all types of equipment and structures. This program trains students to qualify in techniques, skills and use of welding equipment. Welding at Iowa Lakes is a self-paced program. As competency is reached in one area, the student moves on to the next area.
Iowa Lakes Welding Program has been designated as an Educational Institution Member of the American Welding Society (AWS); one of two such programs in the state of Iowa.
As an AWS Certified Training Facility, the college is listed on the national registry as a certified participating organization. All graduating students will be entered into the national registry and will receive a certificate for their participation. Students take both a written test as well as a performance test.
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
Program Name: Welding Certificate
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 48.0508
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards.
^ No enrollees for 2011-2012 award year