This advanced standing certificate program is designed to advance a welder’s skill by training them in the GTAW (TIG) and FACW (Flux Core) welding processes and increasing their skill in out of position SMAW (stick). Students will also learn advanced blueprint reading. Competencies are based on skills needed for custom production, industrial services and steel construction industries.

To register or if you have questions:

Nicholas Demke
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $2,880.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $2,895.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools: $350.00
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Qualified Welding | Cert

WEL 208 Introduction to Fabrication 2
WEL 164 Arc Welding II (SMAW) 4
WEL 112 Welding Blueprint Reading/ Advanced 2
WEL 191 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
WEL 421 Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) 4

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Karl Stodden
Welding instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1317
Sioux City, Room H402
Kevin Woockman
Director of Building Trades and Apprenticeship
Sioux City Campus


ATF Accredited Test Facility - Welder Testing