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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Diploma

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Welding is a joining process that produces coalescence of materials by heating them to the welding temperature, with or without the application of pressure or by the application of pressure alone, and with or without the use of filler material. Coalescence refers to the growing together or growth into one body of the materials being welded.

Ferrous and nonferrous metals are joined using the oxy-acetylene, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc and gas metal arc welding processes. Freehand and machine flame-cutting are also taught.

Classroom theory, blueprint reading and technical math are part of the instructional program. The listed sequence of course offerings may be altered.

The Welding program offers open-entry and open-exit courses. Students will be allowed to enroll in these open-entry/open-exit courses as long as there is space available.

For more information about the Welding program, please visit our website at

Location: Ankeny, Newton

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Students must meet with the program chairperson before admission to the program can be confirmed.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Welding diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

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