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The application window for the evening program beginning in January 2021, will close on October 9, 2020. Applications received after that date will not be considered for the January 2021 program. Interviews and welding math test will be scheduled starting the week of October 19th. Decisions will be communicated by November 6, 2020. Please remember to bring a letter of recommendation with you to your interview.

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.

Check out our Welding Department on FACEBOOK.

Future Evening Welding Program Dates

  • 2021-2021 Program begins in January 2021 and completes in February 2022

Future Day Welding Program Dates

  • 2021-2022 Program begins in October 2021 and completes in December 2022
  • 2022-2023 Program begins in January 2023 and completes in March 2024

Open House Information Sessions - See What We Are About!

Register early to hold your spot.  Seating is limited.  Use the event calendar link listed below.

For more information, call the IRSC Information Call Center toll-free at 1-866-792-4772.

Application Process

  1. STEP ONE:  The first step in applying to IRSC is completing the Pre-Admissions Questionnaire.
  2. STEP TWO:  Fill out the Welding program application.

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.

For more information, contact:
Walter Posten

AWS Certification

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 Walt Posten
at 772-528-3957 or
AWS-ATF Accredited Test Facility

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Welding

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog and type "Welding Technology" in the catalog search bar.

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.

Career Training

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.

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