Skilled welders are in high demand, especially in this region where manufacturing reigns. It is a great career, so grab your spot. We prepare you to succeed. Get hands-on in our welding lab. Join the workforce in as little as 8 weeks. Iowa’s Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.
What You Learn in Welding
Learn the skills of plasma cutting, oxy-acetylene cutting, and air arcing. Learn to read blueprints and welding symbols. And you spend a lot of time in the lab refining a range of industrial techniques:
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
A short-term certificate is a quick first step into the workforce. We make it easy with day and night classes.
Want to get a college award or just the training? We offer both. The only difference is how your tuition gets paid, and we're happy to walk you through your options.
What Can I Do With a Welder Diploma?
Your skills, knowledge, and experience are essential to industrial production. Work for a small shop or Fortune 500 firm. Be a specialty trade contractor or focus on repair and maintenance. Choose your industry: manufacturing, construction, transportation, infrastructure, defense, and more.
A Solid Foundation
Learn to work safely in all aspects of manufacturing industry.
Gas Metal Arc Welding
See you in the lab
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead GMAW techniques.
Follow the tail
Master the language and meaning of welding symbols.
Shielding Metal Arc Welding
Bring it on
Shielding Metal Arc Welding
Perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel.
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Ready to go?
Our program prepares you for a great career in less than a year. Graduate with hands-on welding skills and experience, and quite possibly, a job offer on the table. Here's more details:
- You graduate with an industry-approved 10-hour OSHA certificate.
Academic Programs vs. Training ProgramsOften, EICC students who just want career training sit in the same classroom, learn the same material, and are taught by the same instructor as those working on a degree. You can choose either path. Academic programs are eligible for financial aid and scholarships. Training programs may be covered by other funding sources. We'll outline your options.
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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship
You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.Learn More
Fast track your career
This is a quick and affordable way to enter the workforce and make good money. Our two-year degree, diploma, and certificate programs are a fast track to successful careers in the trades, technology, healthcare, and more. Enjoy hands-on training, expert instruction, and incredibly affordable education. A four-year degree is great, but two-years or less is even better. Enroll in our programs now, then brag about your quick return on investment.
Make an Impact
Use your welding skills at work and to benefit the community. As THE Community's College, we want to contribute to our region in ways that make a real impact. That's what our welding students did when they used their skills to assist a local organization that provides horseback riding to individuals with disabilities. Read on and learn more.INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WELDERS
Fuel your Creativity
A welder has the power to build, repair, and yes, create art. EICC students use their skills at work, at home, and at play. In fact, a group of EICC students partnered with a local artist to create a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Read on and learn more.IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME
Start in High School
Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREER ACADEMIES
Ready to Launch?
Start here. Earn a certificate. Build new skills in a short-term program. Step into the field and enjoy the edge you now have in the job market. From baking to digital analytics, we give you a launching pad.Where do you want to go?
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How to Pay for EICC
College is more affordable than you think, especially when you factor in federal and state aid, loan options, scholarships, institutional grants, and Work-Study.
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