Welding Technology (A.A.S.)

Associate of Applied Science

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.

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Associate's Degree + High Demand = Amazing Opportunities

Earn Impressive Credentials

  • Structural, pipe, and fabrication processes
  • Quality assurance
  • Industrial safety
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, and FCAW certifications

Area Employers Are Waiting for You

  • Vermeer
  • John Deere
  • Pella Corporation
  • Weiler, Inc.
  • And dozens more!

Job Outlook

Hourly wage on hire

Job placement rate

Student debt possible

Total Cost: $19,951
Entry Term: Fall & Spring
Length: 6 Terms or 18 Months

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Top 5 Reasons to Get a Welding Degree at Indian Hills:

  • You can get AWS-certified onsite – and take your certifications anywhere.
  • Great scholarships could mean a tuition-free degree. Yes, really.
  • You can turn your previous experience into free college credits.
  • You can earn while you learn with a paid internship at a prestigious company.
  • Your expertise in structural, pipe, fabrication, and more will impress employers.

It’s time to light that spark on your career – let's fabricate your perfect plan today.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
  • Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
  • For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes, we have five residence halls including apartment-style and traditional style dorms.

Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

Our school code is 008298.

Most degrees at Indian Hills can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and time away from school.

View detailed program requirements in our catalog.

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Rick Guffey

Rick Guffey
Associate Professor, Welding Technology

(641) 683-4272
[email protected]

Cole Payne

Cole Payne

Talk About Admission & Making this Work

Mattie Francis

Mattie Francis

(641) 683-5114
[email protected]