Welcome to Welding!

We offer Adult WELDING

Classes too!

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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

*indicates 20-21 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/

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

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

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(317) 259-5265

1901 E 86th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46240


It is the policy of the J. Everett Light Career Center not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or disability in the educational programs or activities which it operates or in employment therein or admission thereto.​