Ivy Tech Kokomo sets welding course for summer

Last Updated on June 17, 2016 by cassnetwork

KOKOMO, Ind. — Several spots remain open for Ivy Tech Community College’s 10-week training program in welding being offered this summer in Kokomo.

The American Welding Society (AWS) 3G Carbon Steel Welding Preparation course prepares students for testing to earn certifications required for gainful employment as a welder. The class will meet on Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from July 11 through Sept. 16. It will be taught by a welding inspector certified by the American Society of Welding.

The program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. This includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards. The program covers the welding of ferrous metals utilizing a variety of metallic manual welding methods and techniques and emphasizes safety hazards and safe practices in arc welding.

For more details on the course, cost, and potential financial support through WorkOne, contact Stephanie Reitan at 765-252-5476 or

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, and Wabash.