Skilled welders are in high demand, especially in this region where manufacturing reins. It is a great career- grab your spot. EICC prepares you to succeed. Earn a Fundamentals of Welding Certificate in eight weeks this summer. Iowa’s Last Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition. 

Take three online courses and three in-person at the Blong Technology Center. Spend afternoons hands-on in the lab, refining range of industrial techniques: ARC, MIG, TIG, core wire, and gas.

This short-term certificate is a quick first step into the workforce. Or keep going and earn a diploma at EICC. With this training, you can take a job with a small shop or Fortune 500 firm. Choose your industry: construction, transportation, infrastructure, defense, and more. 

The certificate consists of three online courses and three in-person courses. In-person courses will be held in the mornings, and students will have open lab time in the afternoons.

The schedule is as follows:

  • MFG-106 - Workplace Safety - Online
  • WEL-361 - Virtual Reality (VR) Welding - In-person
  • WEL-362 - Welding Fundamentals - Online
  • WEL-363 - Welding Discontinuities - Online
  • WEL-364 - Gas Metal Arc Welding - In-person
  • WEL-365 - Flux Core Arc Welding & Metal Cutting - In-person

Sign-up now and be working in the field by fall. Courses run May 30 – July 21.

We’d love to tell you more! Reach out to EICC Academic Advisor Kasey Fisher at 563-441-4388 or