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Advanced Welding Technologies
2-year AAS degree

Welder certifications to American Welding Society codes is available in several welding processes.

The Advanced Welding Technologies associate degree program includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. This program prepares students for a SENSE 1 and SENSE 2 level credential from the American Welding Society. Graduates of this program can transfer to the University of Northern Iowa to pursue a Technology Management Bachelor of Arts degree or the University of Iowa to pursue an Applied Studies Bachelor of Arts degree.

This program requires completion of OSHA 10-General Industry, Adult First Aid with CPR, Forklift 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 6G pipe carbon steel certifications, 3 G vertical up with backing, open-root certifications, and the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Advanced Welding Technologies


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