Industrial Welding | Dipl - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Industrial Welding | Dipl

Industrial Welding | Dipl

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Welding Toolbook
ATF Accredited Test Facility - Welder Testing


This program is eligible for free tuition

This program is designed to train a welder in all the basic competencies necessary to gain entry into the welding industry. Students will learn basic safety procedures, how to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals, how to perform out of position welds using GMAW and SMAW processes, and be introduced to common hand tools used in the industry.

Meet Your Advisor

Nicholas Demke
Nicholas Demke
Educational Coordinator
Sioux City Campus
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Career Options

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Required Classes for Industrial Welding | Dipl

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
WEL 148 ARC Welding Intermediate (SMAW) 3
WEL 424 Intro to Pulse Arc GMAW Welding 3
WEL 420 Intermediate Pulse Arc GMAW Welding 4
WEL 110 Welding Blueprint Reading 2
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Jered Frenchman
Jered Frenchman
Welding Instructor
Sioux City Campus
Bill Fitch
Bill Fitch
Welding Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room H402
Rachel Peters
Rachel Peters
Welding Specialist
Sioux City Campus, ITC Bldg
Kevin Woockman
Kevin Woockman
Director of Building Trades and Apprenticeship
Sioux City Campus
Dr. Darla Struck
Director of Cherokee Campus and Northern Service Area
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Jessica Garcia
Jessica Garcia
Director of Denison Campus and Southern Service Area
Denison Campus
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,304.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,336.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools: $350.00
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/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.