One or two years, 2 or 3 hours per day

Locations include: JEL & HSE HS (See your high school counselor to learn more!)

Course Information:

This class is designed to develop skills in stick, MIG, and TIG welding. Students will also use plasma arc cutters,  band/cutoff saws, and oxy fuel cutting.

Dual Credit Offered*: (Learn more about Dual Credit)

Ivy Tech (1st year, 6 credits)

WELD 100 Welding Processes

WELD 108​  Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Ivy Tech (2nd year, 6 credits)

WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding**

• WELD 208 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG)**

*Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

**Courses vary by location.


Certifications Available:  (Learn more about Certifications)

*American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welder

*AWS SENSE: Entry Level Welder (pending 20-21)

*indicates 19-20 IN Promoted Industry Certification

Job Opportunities:

Welding • Shops • Manufacturing Plants

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - SkillsUSA!

Become an American Welding Society member

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Related Courses at JEL:

 • Advanced Manufacturing Technology 

19-20 Dual Credit Poster for Ivy Tech Bo


Eric Cooper

317.259.5269   x44031

I am the welding teacher at JELCC. I have been welding for 22 years. I have welded everything from fuel nozzles for massive generators to training facilities, and targets for the military. When working with students I enjoy seeing that light turn on when they make a great weld. Outside of school, I enjoy coaching softball, be outdoors, and spending time with my wife and kids.

I am the JELCC welding teacher at Hamilton Southeastern High School. I live on a farm near Pendleton. I attended Purdue University where I earned 2 degrees. I am married and have two grown sons. My wife is a math teacher and teaches at Hamilton Southeastern. I enjoy outdoor activities and working on antique tractors with my father and sons.

Instructor (@ HSE HS)

Jay McCallister

(317) 259-5265

1901 E 86th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46240


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