Rock Valley College

Industrial Welding ICAPS

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Earn a welding certificate in 5-10 months!

The Industrial Welder ICAPS is a short-term program that helps prepare students for employment as an entry-level welder. Qualifying students earn a college certificate with academic support.

Program Includes:

  •  Academic support in the college classroom
  • An additional academic support class that provides assistance with college coursework, test preparation,  and college & career readiness skills
  • Transition to college and help with any obstacles that arise
  • Assistance with the financial aid process
  • Books and materials that are provided at no cost
  • Employability skills and assistance with job search
  • Preparation for the American Welding Society's D 1.1 certification exam
Financial Assistance may be available


Target Population:

  • Former or current adult education students
  • GED graduates
  • Prospective students whose first language is not English
  • Prospective students who place into developmental reading on the ACCUPLACER placement test
  • Prospective students attempting college for the second time


Courses Include:

  • WLD 100 - Introduction to Welding (3 credits)
  • WLD 153 - Arc Welding: Flat/Horizontal (3 credits)
  • WLD 150 - Blueprint for Welders (3 credits)
  • WLD 157 - M.I.G. Welding (3 credits)
  • WLD 158 - T.I.G. Welding (3 credits)
  • STU 103 - Workplace Ethics (1 credit)
  • Academic Support courses each semester

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For more information, contact the Transitions Coordinator, Jenny Morgan, at 815-921-4296 or