Welding

Program Description

Production MIG Welding

This is a 140-hour Production MIG Welding class designed to train individuals on how to work as a welder in a production setting. The first 40 hours are dedicated to gases, symbols, blueprints, math and safety. The remaining 100 hours of class time are conducted in a weld lab area which involves hands-on experience with MIG welding and the demonstration of proper use of materials. While this is not a Deere & Company class, the curriculum of instruction has been approved by Deere. Anyone completing this program is considered “trainable” as a production MIG welder and should be seriously considered for employment. You must be in attendance and participate 95% of the time in order to receive a certificate from Black Hawk College.

Welding equipment* required for Production MIG Welding:
Welding hood, welding jacket, safety glasses, MIG welding gloves (purchase three pairs), welding beanie, steel-toed shoes, MIG gun pliers (welpers – blue handle) and a padlock for your locker. Clothing must be free of tears and rips.


Stick/TIG Welding

This is a 140-hour SMAW (Stick) and GTAW (TIG) class designed to train individuals on how to work in a welding environment. The first 40 hours are dedicated to classroom training which includes gases, symbols, blueprints, math, safety, different types of Stick rods, different types of Tungsten and how and when each type is used. The remaining 100 hours of class time are conducted in a weld lab area which involves hands-on experience with Stick/TIG welding and the demonstration of the proper use of materials. You must be in attendance and participate 95% of the time in order to receive a certificate from Black Hawk College.

Welding equipment* required for Stick/TIG Welding:
Welding hood, welding jacket, safety glasses, Stick/MIG welding gloves (purchase two pair), TIG welding gloves (purchase one pair), welding beanie, steel-toed shoes and a padlock for your locker. Clothing must be free of tears and rips.

  • These programs are completely instructor-led, not independent study. Instructors are Red Johnson, Mark Helderman, Wally Long and Robert Clark.
  • Attendance is taken daily and recorded for time in/out.
  • A certificate of completion is earned from the college when participant’s attendance is 95% or better. A notation is added on your transcript as a permanent record of your learning as well.

UPCOMING CLASSES FOR STICK/TIG OR MIG

Production MIG welding and Stick/TIG welding classes are offered several times throughout the year, day or night, and can go at the same time. They meet Monday through Friday along with one or two Saturdays.

Sept. 24, 2018 to Oct. 31, 2018
Stick/TIG or MIG (Day or Night)
Refund date – Sept. 14, 2018
(1) Saturday class – Sept. 29, 2018
201808: Mid-date Oct. 13, 2018
Production MIG (a.m.): CRN #81129 – 81130
Production MIG (p.m.): CRN #81131 – 81132
Stick/TIG (a.m.):
 CRN #81133 – 81134
Stick/TIG (p.m.): CRN #81135 – 81136
Graduation – Nov. 1, 2018 (Thursday)

Nov. 5, 2018 to Dec. 12, 2018
MIG or Stick/TIG – Day or Night
Refund date – Oct. 26, 2018
(3) Saturday classes – Nov. 17, Dec. 1 & Dec. 8, 2018
201808: Mid-date Nov. 24, 2018
Production MIG (a.m.):     CRN #81137 – 81138
Production MIG (p.m.):    CRN #81139 – 81140
Stick/TIG (a.m.):   CRN #81141 – 81142
Stick/TIG (p.m.):  CRN #81143 – 81144
Graduation – Dec. 13, 2018 (Thursday)

You must be in attendance and participate 95% of the time in order to receive a certificate from Black Hawk College.

The tuition fee is $1,999 for each class (subject to change). Fee includes the cost of the book. *Equipment is purchased by the student.

Location for all classes:
Black Hawk College Industrial Training Lab Extension Center (ITLEC)
3901 25th St., Moline

For more information: Call 309-796-5718 or visit the Black Hawk College Business Training Center in Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline. This class does not have online registration.


Since these programs are not college credit, they do not qualify for financial aid.

  • Black Hawk College has a deferred payment plan for these classes. Call 309-796-5718 for more information.
  • For Illinois Veteran Grant assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office at 309-796-5400 or veterans@bhc.edu.
  • Iowa dislocated workers or lower income levels, call Iowa @ Work at 563-336-3499.
  • Illinois dislocated workers or lower income levels, call Partners in Job Training at 309-788-7587.

Cancellation Policy
Without incurring obligation, Black Hawk College reserves the right to:

  • Cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Change the time, date or place of meeting.
  • Make other revisions in course offerings which become necessary.

Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be issued two (2) weeks prior to class start date and thereafter.
  • Please note refund request deadline on class schedule.