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 North Campus
Entry Term Fall and Spring Terms
Length of Program Diploma 4 Terms (12 Months)
A.A.S. – 6 Terms (18 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.  Our program is an Accredited Testing Facility through the American Welding Society. 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
  • Metal fabrication


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 

Program Details

Welding Technology, Day Program

Program Details

Welding Technology, Evening Program
Associate of Applied Science 
(Not all courses in Term V and Term VI are available in the evening)

Program Details

Welding Technology, Evening Program

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hopwoodJohn Hopwood - Professor, Welding Occupations
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