Jun 24, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025 
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025

Welding Diploma

Welding is a two-semester Diploma program designed for individuals seeking skill development and certification in common welding procedures leading to employment in a variety of industries. The program is recognized as an Institutional Member of the American Welding Society. The program’s outlined competencies are achieved through a combination of classroom theory, welding demonstration, and practice. Primary emphasis is placed upon hands-on skill development in a state-of-the-art lab facility. Through completion of the program, students gain competency in arc, gas, and automated welding and cutting processes.

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 Eligible for the Future Ready Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship.


Career Opportunities

Completion of this program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations:

  • Production Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Robot Operator
  • Building/Structural Welder
  • Ag/Construction Equipment Repair Technician
  • Fabricator

Industries that use welding:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Utilities

Gainful Employment

For specific information contact the NIACC Skilled Trades Division.

Upon successful completion of the Welding curriculum with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.


There is a comprehensive list of essential Welding Tool Sets  required to thrive in the Welding program at NIACC. These tools have been meticulously curated to ensure students have everything they need to excel in their academic journey and beyond. From foundational resources to advanced materials, this list encompasses the necessities for success in every facet of the program. 

Tools are sold in complete sets from the NIACC BookZone. There is no sale of a partial set. 

The sale of student tools is deemed final, meaning all purchases are considered non-refundable.

Tools are available to purchase from the NIACC BookZone beginning August 1st. 

The NIACC BookZone accepts cash, check and credit card for tools. Students also have the option of applying Financial Aid to help cover the cost of tools. Contact the Financial Aid office (888)-466-4222 Ext 4168 or finaid@niacc.edu to discuss your options with a Financial Aid representative.