One or two years, 2 or 3 hours per day
Locations include: JEL & HSE HS (See your high school counselor to learn more!)
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, including Enrollment information.)
Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 9 credits)
• WELD 100 Welding Processes
• WELD 108 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
• WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding** - 3-hr students, only
Ivy Tech (2nd year, up to 6 credits)
• WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding** - Offsite transfer students, only
• 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
*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications
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Become an American Welding Society member
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Related Courses at JEL:
• Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing
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.