Comprehensive Industrial Welding (CIW)

Structural Plate & Pipe Welding

Tuition:  

$12,500.00

** Tuition includes a welding kit (auto darkening welding helmet, 2 pair welding gloves, welding jacket and text books).

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Schedule: 19 Week Course
January 7 – May 17, 2019 – 8AM-4PM – Monday – Friday
August 5 – December 13, 2019 – 8AM-4PM – Monday – Friday

Course Description:

Since its inception, the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program has grown and advanced based on feedback received from our students and our industry partners. We take a hands-on, project based approach to our educational programs, providing expert faculty support with deep industry experience. Our fast track, intensive courses not only build useful skill sets for our students but also produces workforce ready employees who are in great demand and highly compensated. Most employers will agree that it takes more than talent to excel in the workplace. Our programs provide students with the support, knowledge and hands on application they need to become qualified and employable.

IAI courses are taught by instructors who are AWS Certified Welding Inspectors & Educators with years of experience in the Welding & Fabricating Industry.   They are some of the most skillful and experienced professionals in the industry and provide real world, hands on training and expertise that will fully prepare their students to be successful.

The student’s classroom time will begin with a focus on welding fundamentals to include safety, equipment used for the various welding processes, and electrical principles related to welding. The student will receive training in blueprint reading, shop drawings, applied welder mathematics and weld symbols and the integration of these disciplines in welding and fabrication. Each welding process will be covered in depth using a combination of textbooks, media, and visual aids to ensure the student comprehends the instruction and requirements in the lab.

Students complete 760 clock hours of real world, project– based training focused on practical theory and hands-on training in a state-of-the art fully equipped welding facility. The Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program laboratory totals over 26, 000 square feet of instructional space containing 36 Lincoln Electric Welding Power Sources, 36 Welding Stations, Oxygen Fuel Welding and Line Burners, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding with Pulsation, Gas Metal Arc Welding with Pulsation, Flux Cored Arc Welding with Gas Shielding, Plasma Arc Welding and Cutting, Submerged Arc Welding, Grinding Equipment, Resistance Welding Work Stations, Submerged Arc Welding Work Station, Tensile and Guided Bend Testing Equipment, Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Equipment, Shears, Band Saws, and Press Brakes, Automated Welding equipment including a Lincoln Electric eCell Robotic Welding System, a Mechanized Plasma Cutting Table and a Torchmate 4400 CNC Plasma Cutting Table.  Students will gain experience operating and practicing on industry standard equipment as well as some of the newest technology in the welding industry.

Graduates of IAI will receive a industry recognized certificate of completion as well as opportunity to have specific welder qualifications test records registered with the American Welding Society (AWS) – Certified Welder Program -a performance-based program that provides final certifications that are “transferrable” credentials that students may take with them wherever they go.  Our students will perform welding qualification testing at our Accredited Test Facility in accordance with the appropriate industry codes (AWS, ASME). Upon successful completion of the course and the welding qualification tests, the student will receive a welder’s qualification record reflecting the parameters for which they are qualified to weld. 

CIW Students will have the potential to achieve numerous AWS welder qualifications in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)- in all positions 1G (flat) – 4G (overhead) & develop Pipe Welding skills utilizing ASME section IX standards ;  2G & 5G or 6G. Welding automation and CNC Plasma operations will also be taught to students interested in these areas.

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Basic Welding

Fundamentals of Welding

Tuition:  

$600.00

**A welding helmet (auto-darkening preferred), leather welding gloves and a welding jacket are required for this class. (required items are available for purchase at IAI, in a kit for $150)

Schedule:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings- 4:30PM till 7:30PM
October 2nd – November 1st, 2018
* no classes on October 23rd  or October 25th

Course Description:
This course is 24 hours of hands on training that 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.

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Ornamental Welding Courses

Level I (Beginner) through Level V (Advanced 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, in a kit for $150)

LEVEL I:  BEGINNER ORNAMENTAL WELDING: GARDEN ART COURSE
Tuition: $400.00 (includes the use of personal protective equipment, lab equipment & GMAW Welding instruction, project metals and welding consumables)
Schedule:
To Be Determined
Contact Student Services Department to discuss enrollment
(989-733-4369)
 Course Description:
This introductory 18 hour welding course employs a step-by-step process to enable you to create beautiful garden art and teach you some of the basics of welding at the same time. The basics of setting up your own garage studio will also be a part of the course curriculum.  If you would like to make metal garden art as a fun project then this is the perfect beginner welder class for you.  Metal (steel) garden art is fast becoming the “must have” aesthetic design for any garden.
Many find that a well-designed and well placed piece of garden art really brings a garden to life and injects an eye catching view.  Students will make two required projects and then create one pre-designed metal garden art project that they will take home.

  • Students will be provided with proper personal protective equipment (welding jacket, gloves and auto darkening helmet) to borrow in order to participate in class.
  • Projects MUST be able to be completed within the 24 hours of lab time provided.
  • Minimum of 3 & maximum of 8 students per class.

LEVEL II:  INTRODUCTION TO ORNAMENTAL WELDING & PLASMA CUTTING COURSE
Tuition:
$600.00 (includes lab equipment & GMAW Welding instruction, project metals and welding consumables)
Schedule:
To Be Determined
Contact Student Services Department to discuss enrollment
(989-733-4369)
Course Description:
This course is 24 hours of instruction in the introduction to ornamental welding.  It will include an introduction to metal work for students with limited knowledge of welding.  The course will focus on plasma cutting GMAW (MIG) welding, forming and fabrication of linear stock, steel and “found” (recycled) metal projects.
Students will make two required projects and then have a choice of creating one of five pre-designed metal art projects that they will take home.

  • Students must provide their own Welding jacket, gloves and auto darkening helmet or purchase a kit w/ these required items from IAI Students Services.
  • Projects MUST be able to be completed within the 24 hours of lab time provided.
  • Minimum of 3 & maximum of 8 students per class.

LEVEL III:  GAS TUNGSTEN ARC ORNAMENTALWELDING & PLASMA CUTTING COURSE
Tuition: $600.00 (includes lab equipment & GTAW welding instruction, project metals and welding consumables)
Schedule:
To Be Determined
Contact Student Services Department to discuss enrollment
(989-733-4369)
 Course Description:
This course is 24 hours of instruction for students who have successfully completed Level II and who have actively maintained their welding & lab equipment operation skill sets in order to be prepared to move to this next level of Ornamental Welding Training .  This course will allow students to advance to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and advanced Plasma Cutting.  Skills sets in GTAW, metal fabrication, design, layout, cutting, forming and finishing techniques will be used to create a pre-designed metal art project. 
Students will have a choice of creating one of three pre-designed metal art projects that they  will take home.

  • Students must provide their own Welding jacket, gloves and auto darkening helmet or purchase a kit w/ these required items from IAI Students Services.
  • Student must be assessed by a Welding Instructor to determine their welding and lab equipment skill levels prior to receiving approval to advance into this Level III course.
  • Projects MUST be able to be completed within the 24 hours of lab time provided.
  • Minimum of 3 & maximum of 8 students per class.

LEVEL IV: INTERMEDIATE ORNAMENTAL WELDING & DESIGN COURSE
Tuition: $600
 (includes artistic/design consultation, facilities/equipment use & welding consumables only.)
Schedule:
Contact Student Services Department to discuss enrollment
(989-733-4369)

This course is 24 hours of instruction for students who have successfully completed the Level II, Level III, and who have actively maintained their welding & lab equipment operation skill sets in order to be prepared to move to the fourth level of Ornamental Welding Training.  Since the student already has obtained welding / machine operation skillsets, the course will primarily focus on learning design, lay-out, welding project planning and fabrication/finishing techniques to create one Instructor approved piece of metal art. 

  • Student must be assessed by a Welding Instructor to determine their welding and lab equipment skill levels prior to receiving approval to advance into this Level IV course. 
  • Project metal expenses will be additional and are based on project requirements.
  • Projects MUST be able to be completed within the 24 hours of lab time provided.
  • Minimum of 3 & maximum of 8 students per class.

LEVEL V: ADVANCED ORNAMENTAL WELDING & DESIGN
Tuition: $90/hourly (facilities/equipment use, safety supervision & welding consumables only.)
Schedule
Contact Student Services Department to discuss enrollment
(989-733-4369)
Course Description:
This course is for students who have successfully completed Ornamental Welding levels II, III, IV and who have actively maintained their welding & lab equipment operation skill sets in order to be prepared to move to an Independent Student level.   Experienced metal art welding students will work independently to create a project of their own design, lay-out, welding project planning, welding, fabrication and finishing techniques.

  • Student must be assessed by a Welding Instructor to determine their welding and lab equipment skill levels prior to receiving approval to advance into Level V course.
  • Level V requires that the student be able to work independently to weld and operate lab equipment with only safety supervision.
  • Project metal expenses will be additional and are based on project requirements.
  • Grinding pad expenses will be additional and are based on project requirements.

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Industrial Arts Institute/North Central Michigan College Partnership

Welding: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) and North Central Michigan College are proud to announce a new Associate Degree program at North Central in welding. This program is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in welding.  The technical skills coursework including Basic Welding ,Comprehensive Industrial Welding, Introduction to Blue Print Reading and Fabricating will be completed at the Industrial Arts Institute Complex in Onaway.  The general education and a part of the remaining technical skills coursework will be completed at a North Central Michigan College campus.

IAI Contact Person:
Tammi Ward (989) 733-4369 tward@iaiworks.com

North Central Michigan College Contact Person:
Virginia Panoff (231) 348-6698 vpanoff@ncmich.edu

IAI / North Central Associates of Welding Student Enrollment Steps:

  • Complete Application for BOTH the Industrial Arts Institute Basic Welding AND CIW100 courses online.
  • Apply to North Central Michigan College’s Associate of Welding program.
  • Complete your FAFSA using North Central’s Federal Code – 002299
  • Each Semester that you are enrolled at IAI:
    – You must contact Virginia Panoff at the North Central Financial Aid Office to update and sign the Student Contractual Agreement Authorization Form
    – North Central will calculate your financial aid for the semester based upon your concurrent enrollment at North Central and IAI
    – Financial Aid for students enrolled with IAI will be provided for the North Central Fall and Winter semesters only:
    Fall Semester Dates = September – December
    Winter Semester Dates = January – May
    – Students that are using their financial aide refund to pay their  balance at IAI will be responsible for paying IAI directly with these funds. North Central does not send any of your refund to IAI on your behalf.

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WELDING: ASSOCIATES OF APPLIED SCIENCE FLYER