Welding Specialist


This program develops entry-level welders for industry with additional skills as well as enrichment in related areas such as drafting, machine trades, industrial safety, and mathematics.

welding booths in the ICC welding lab and a large variety of equipment that future welders use on the job.

The ICC welding program allows for students to earn credentials as they move through the curriculum, providing opportunities to seek employment while in school. Small class sizes are conducive to one-on-one, personalized instruction.

A Quality Education

The average job placement rate for graduates of the program is 90%.

Get Involved

Join the student chapter of the American Welding Society for professional development and scholarship opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Production Welder, Maintenance Welder, Certified Welder, Certified Welder Inspector


12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters29 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Ben Rixstine
ICC Scholarship Leads Kyle to Success
Crafting Careers: Cyle’s Dedication to Apprenticeship Excellence
Breaking Boundaries: Kianna’s Success in Industrial Maintenance

We have built strong relationships with local industry for improved employability of our students.

Curt Rippey, Assistant Professor, Welding Technology Co-Program Coordinator
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Welding Specialist Program?

Welding is an in-demand skill that can be used in a variety of industries from agriculture to automotive body repair to manufacturing. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school welding, shop, and automotive classes can be beneficial.
  5. Courses in blueprint reading, mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, and chemistry can also be helpful.

What Can I Expect As a Welding Specialist Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm