• EICC Announces Eight-Week Fundamentals of Welding Certificate

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    April 18, 2023

    Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) will offer an eight-week Fundamentals of Welding certificate at the John T. Blong Technology Center in Davenport, Iowa, with classes scheduled from May 30 to July 21.

    The program provides students with a foundation of skills to enter the welding field or continue their education at EICC. The certificate is a stackable credential that enables students to advance to an Advanced Welding certificate, Welder diploma, or a Technical Studies Associate in Applied Science degree.

    "Students will gain practical, hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of welding fundamentals, welding discontinuities, and workplace safety,” said EICC Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Instructor Michael Clark.

    The certificate consists of three online and three in-person courses. In-person courses will be held in the mornings, and students will have open lab time in the afternoons. Courses include:

    • MFG-106: Workplace Safety - Online

    • WEL-361: Virtual Reality (VR) Welding - In-person

    • WEL-362: Welding Fundamentals - Online

    • WEL-363: Welding Discontinuities - Online

    • WEL-364: Gas Metal Arc Welding - In-person

    • WEL-365: Flux Core Arc Welding & Metal Cutting - In-person

    "There is a high demand for skilled welders in eastern Iowa and this program is a great opportunity for individuals to gain the necessary skills and enter the workforce quickly," said EICC Welding Instructor Megan Edens.
    Iowa residents can also take advantage of Iowa’s Last Dollar Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition for more than 30 career programs, including welding. It’s simple—students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the state will cover their remaining balance. Even if a student receives no federal or state aid, the scholarship will pay their entire tuition.

    For more information and to register, visit eicc.edu/welding.

    Questions? We’re here to help. Call us toll-free at 1-888-336-3907 or email eiccinfo@eicc.edu.

    About Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
    Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, THE Community’s College, includes Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. Stretched along the banks of the Mississippi River, the district covers all of Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, as well as parts of Cedar and Louisa Counties. 

    Fall enrollments regularly exceed 7,000 students in both Associate in Arts and College Transfer programs. In addition, EICC serves over 15,000 students annually through its specialized Business and Industry, Continuing Education, and Adult Education courses, which are designed to facilitate professional development, skill enhancement, and personal growth. Learn more at eicc.edu.

    Griffin Wagner, Marketing Coordinator
    gewagner@eicc.edu, (563) 336-5237