Tuition includes a welding kit (auto-darkening welding helmet, 2 pairs of welding gloves, a welding jacket and textbooks).
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Comprehensive Industrial Welding is for the student who is looking to enter the welding industry.
This course provides 760 clock hours of employer-model, real-world welding training provided by instructors with diverse industry experience.
Students spend 80% of their training in our welding lab. Classroom experience is focused on learning welding fundamentals and building skills to be successful members of the workforce. Our curriculum includes:
During the course, students complete fabrication projects, allowing them to put their skills to practical use. Students will have opportunities to earn numerous welder qualifications and Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) certifications in all welding processes using various metals including carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.
Industrial Arts Institute and North Central Michigan College have formed a partnership to offer an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in welding. This program prepares individuals for various careers in welding.
Technical skills coursework includes basic welding, comprehensive welding, introduction to blueprint reading, and fabricating and is completed at the Industrial Arts Institute complex in Onaway. General education and additional technical skills coursework is completed at a North Central Michigan College campus.