Welding: Short-Term Training

Program Description

The instructors were very good at wording/describing instructions, giving helpful advice, and making me even more confident in the field I chose to pursue. Will definitely recommend this course to peers.

– Hannah C.

Production MIG Welding

This 140-hour Production MIG Welding class offered by the BHC Business Training Center is 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.

*Equipment is purchased by the student.

Stick Welding

This is a 140-hour SMAW (Stick) class designed to train individuals on how to work in a welding environment within six weeks. The first 40 hours are dedicated to classroom training which includes gases, symbols, blueprints, math, safety, different types of Stick rods. The remaining 100 hours of class time are conducted in a weld lab area which involves hands-on experience with Stick 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 Welding

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

*Equipment is purchased by the student.

Upcoming Classes

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

Aug. 12 – Sept. 19 (no class 9-2)
Sept. 23 – Oct 31 (no class 10-14)

Important Things to Know

  • These programs are completely instructor-led, not independent study.
  • 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.

The tuition fee is $2,250 for each class. Fee includes the cost of the book. These classes do not qualify for financial aid.

Registration

Contact Christi Hughes for schedules and registration.

You can also 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.

Payment Options and Assistance Programs

  • 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 American Job Center at 309-788-7587.

Location for all classes

Black Hawk College Industrial Training Lab Extension Center (ITLEC)
3901 25th St., Moline, IL

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.


BHC also offers college-credit certificates in welding and other trades.

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