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AWS MIG Welding Certification Preparation


What You’ll Learn

This welding certification course allows experienced welders to quickly achieve a specific certification issued by the AWS (American Welding Society) in the processes of MIG. MIG i.e., Metal Inert Gas welding, is generally used for large and thick materials. It employs a consumable wire that acts as both the electrode and the filler material. MIG welding is a versatile process and can be easily used to weld various metals and alloys, including copper, aluminum, nickel, and iron. The process can join dissimilar metals. The shielding gas protects the arc and the metal transfers across the electric arc.

Major Course Learning Objectives

  • Learn MIG welding processes to achieve an AWS certification
  • Learn the different types of materials MIG welders use such as alloy, metal, copper, aluminum, nickel, and iron
  • Learn the different types of tools MIG welders use daily
  • Learn the different types of welding symbols an experienced welder should be familiar with
  • Learn the welding processes necessary to pass visual inspections
  • Learn how to defects and what issues they can cause

Career Options

Welders are in high demand in the state - this four-flame occupation is anticipated to see an increase in open jobs of 10% by 2033, vastly outpacing the national growth estimates.

Class Details

Material Requirements

  • Steel toed shoes
  • Ivy Tech will provide tools, weld symbol book, and metal

This workforce certification is available for free to qualifying students through the Next Level Jobs program. You are eligible to earn this free certification from Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • You are an Indiana resident, and
  • You have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency, and
  • You have not previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelor's, master's, etc.)

Learn more about Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech skills training classes do not earn you college credit on their own, but they may crosswalk into Ivy Tech's academic degree programs should you decide to pursue that route in the future. Speak with your advisor to learn more about getting credit for prior learning.

Upcoming Classes

Class Location

Class Dates
Complete at your own pace
  • Complete at your own pace
Terre Haute

Center of Workforce Development
Ivy Tech Center for Workforce Development
Terre Haute , IN 47802

In Person, Instructor-Led
Contact: Amy Akers, 812-298-2485,

Costs may vary by location given differences in the cost of supplies and class provider.