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Welding Certifications

Posted on: August 11, 2017

Five Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) welding students have passed the American Welding Society (AWS) welding performance certification tests. These are internationally recognized credentials, stating that they have the skills and ability to do specific welds to a specific code criteria.

Jon Fassler of Emerson, NE, and Sergio Garcia and Nathan Krohn both of Sioux City, IA have earned an all position, limited thickness Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) certification with E6010/E7018 process to the AWS D1.1 structural steel code. 

Steve Postema of Sioux City, IA earned a 1G (welding in a flat position) unlimited thickness certification in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG) process to the AWS D1.1 structural steel code. 

Miguel Arellano of South Sioux City, NE earned a 4G (welding in an overhead position) certification with the SMAW process to the AWS D1.5 bridge code. 

The 4G SMAW certification is a very difficult test for high performing welders. Arellano is the first WITCC student to pass and be bridge code certified. All these students have shown exceptional skill to pass their tests and are now industry-ready with the credentials needed to be successful welders.

Additionally, these welding certifications are in high demand from the Iowa DOT due to new regulatory changes, making these students highly sought-after welders in the industry.

For information about the Welding program and certification testing contact Karl Stodden at karl.stodden@witcc.edu or 712-274-8733, ext. 1317. 

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