Welding is the most economical and efficient way to join metals permanently. Learn the most common welding techniques—Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)—while studying basic layout and material usage, industry quality standards, safety requirements and interpretation of blueprint drawings.
View the American Welding Society video and learn why you should consider a career in welding.
Day (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and night (Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.) classes are available. Space is limited to 18 students in each class.
Once You Complete the Program
Obtain lucrative employment as a welder in a wide varieties of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. Similar, yet different job opportunities include becoming a cutter, solderer or brazer – all of which use heat to create and shape solutions to a myriad of applications.
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We are accepting students into the Day and Evening programs on Main campus.
Online Registration open from April 15 (8am) to April 26 (5pm)
Students have the opportunity to obtain AWS certifications for multiple alloys, structural and pipe. Exams are offered at the end of the program.
AWS Testing (Students and Non-Students)
IRSC is a testing site for AWS welding certification. For more information, contact
Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Welding
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
Students enrolled in Career Training programs build sophisticated skills.
Career Coach Employment Outlook
For wage and employment data for careers related to welding, visit Career Coach.