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One or two years, 3 hours per day

Course Information:

This class is designed to develop skills in stick, MIG, and TIG welding. Students will also use plasma arc cutters,  band/cutoff saws, and oxy fuel cutting.

Dual Credit Offered*: (Learn more about Dual Credit, including Enrollment information.)

Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 9 credits)

WELD 100 Welding Processes

WELD 108​  Shielded Metal Arc Welding

WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding** - 3-hr students, only

Ivy Tech (2nd year, up to 6 credits)

WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding** - Offsite transfer students, only

• WELD 208 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG)** 

*Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

**Courses vary by location.


Certifications Available:  (Learn more about Certifications)

*American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welder

*AWS SENSE: Entry Level Welder

*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications

Job Opportunities:

Welding • Shops • Manufacturing Plants

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - SkillsUSA!

Become an American Welding Society member

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

Related Courses at JEL:

 • Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing  • Building Facilities & Maintenance



Eric Cooper

317.259.5269   x44031

I am the welding teacher at JELCC. I have been welding for 22 years. I have welded everything from fuel nozzles for massive generators to training facilities, and targets for the military. When working with students I enjoy seeing that light turn on when they make a great weld. Outside of school, I enjoy coaching softball, be outdoors, and spending time with my wife and kids.

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