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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 Day Welding Program Dates

  • 2020-2021 Program begins in August 2020 and completes in October 2021
  • 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 Application

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we will not be holding an Open House.  The Evening Welding Program will have a separate application process at a later date.

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

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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