This certificate program is designed to provide a student the basic skills needed to obtain entry level employment in the welding industry. Students will learn entry level skills in GMAW (MIG), SMAW (stick), and Oxy Fuel processes. Students will also be able to obtain OSHA 10 hours certification and have experience with basic measuring and layout tools.

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: $3,264.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $3,281.00 *
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 Production Welding | Cert

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety 1
WEL 120 Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting 2
WEL 425 Measuring, Layout, and Applied Weld Symbols 1
WEL 147 ARC Welding Introduction (SMAW) 3
WEL 423 Intro to GMAW 2
WEL 422 GMAW for Production 4
MAT 772 Applied Math 3

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
Dr. Darla Struck
Director of Cherokee Campus and Northern Service Area
712.274.8733 Ext. 2405
Jessica Garcia
Director of Denison Campus and Southern Service Area
712.274.8733 Ext. 2622


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