Comprehensive Industrial Welding

CIW 100



** Tuition includes text books and a welding kit (welding helmet, a pair of safety glasses, welding gloves and welding jacket).

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May 1 – August 11, 2017 – 8AM – 4PM – Monday- Friday
August 28 – December 8, 2017 – 8AM – 4PM – Monday – Friday
January 3 – April 13, 2018 – 8AM – 4PM – Monday – Friday

NEW CLASS! – Evenings class- 38 weeks
August 14 , 2017 – May 24, 2018 – Monday – Thursday 5:30PM-9:30PM Accepting Applications Now!

Course Description:
The Comprehensive Industrial Welding (CIW) Program is the fastest and highest welder qualifying certificate program in the state. CIW provides students with the potential to receive over 24 welder qualification test records (WQTRs) in all four processes: GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, GTAW from 1G (flat) – 4G (overhead).

Students receive weekly lessons in Safety, Mathematics & Measurement, Blue Print Reading and the integration of these disciplines in welding, fabrication and basic manual machining in a fast track intensive program.

CIW 100 students have the opportunity to participate in a one week work practicum with a Corporate Manufacturer in Michigan. Students also will produce an Integrated Project; welding and fabricating a job for the community.

Students gain experience with metal cutting equipment, metal sheering, powered industrial trucks, aerial work platforms, scaffold platforms and mobile equipment.

On-line application available below.


Basic Welding

Fundamentals of Welding



**A welding helmet, leather welding gloves and a welding jacket are required for this class. (required items are available for purchase at IAI, in a kit for $87.00)


Thursday evenings March 2 – April 20, 2017 from 4:30PM-7:30PM

Thursday evenings June 15 – August 3, 2017 from 4:30PM-7:30PM

Course Description:

This course is 8 weeks and will provide students an opportunity to develop knowledge and skill application in various welding processes. The course will cover basic welding safety, SMAW Processes, Introduction to GMAW, and Oxy Fuel cutting. Students will have the opportunity to qualify for a GMAW- Spray Transfer 2F welder qualification.

**Full leather, steel-toed boots are the responsibility of the student and must be worn in order to work in the Industrial Arts Institute Welding Lab.

Application available below.


Ornamental Welding & Design




**An auto-darkening welding helmet, leather welding gloves and a welding jacket are required for this class. (required items are available for purchase at IAI)


Saturday Mornings – March 4 – April 29, 2017 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM
(*There will be no class held Saturday, April 15th, 2017*)

Thursday evenings – May  18- July 6th, 2017 :4:30PM -7:30PM

Course Description:

This course will combine skill-sets from our Basic Ornamental Welding as well as Ornamental Design One curriculum. It will include an introduction to metal work for students with limited or no knowledge of welding and will focus on the forming and fabrication of linear stock, steel and “found” (recycled) metal. Students with the prerequisite of Basic Welding or Basic Ornamental will gain knowledge in metal fabrication, design, layout, cutting, forming and finishing techniques to make a piece of metal art.

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