Iowa Sense Aligned Welding Curriculum

Course descriptions and materials from the Iowa SENSE Aligned Welding Curriculum. These courses focus on shielded metal arc welding (informally known as stick welding), and prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for the program's successful completion.
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Des Moines Area Community College
Funding Source:
welding, arc welding, advanced manufacturing

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
American Welding Society and multiple welding employers across the state of Iowa were consulted. We worked in partnership with AWS to develop our plans for the curriculum development. Employers across the state were surveyed about welding positions to ensure alignment to needs. Local colleges also consulted with employers in their regions to determine implementation of developed courses.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Machinery Manufacturing -- Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing (3339)
Production Occupations -- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None

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