Welding Technology

Some things need heat to spark a solution. So strap on your mask and let’s make some welding magic!  Send sparks flying with Welding Technology at Indian Hills Community College!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall and Spring Terms
Length of Program Diploma 4 Terms (12 Months)
A.A.S. 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


Calling all metalwork enthusiasts! Welders are in high demand – for all kinds of industries, and that means more job openings for you!

So pick your favorite industry or welding style. Get your application ready. It’s go time!

Indian Hills Welding Technology students take on fabrication welding, maintenance welding, fitting, decorative metalwork, and more after graduation. Opportunity is in the air. Strike when it’s hot and build a Life. Changing. career!


What you will learn:
  • Production welding
  • Structural welding
  • Robotic welding
  • Quality assurance
  • Blueprint reading


Time for the Big Decision. Degree or Diploma?

You’re ready to become a champion among welders, but which will serve you better, an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Diploma? Check out the details of each program, review employment statistics and you can even call John Hopwood, one of our expert welding professors, for advice to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a career as a Welder, Welding Technician, or Welding Inspector!. It’s your education. Let’s make sure it’s Life. Changing!

Welding Technology, Day Program
Associate of Applied Science 

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Welding Technology, Day Program

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Welding Technology, Evening Program
Associate of Applied Science 

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Welding Technology, Evening Program

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Got Questions? Ask John!

John Hopwood - Professor, Welding Occupations
(641) 683-4268 or (800)726-2585 x4268

Darren Graham - Chief Flight Instructor & Department Chair, North Campus
(641) 683-4254 or (800)726-2585 x4254