About Heartland Welding Academy

Heartland Welding Academy is a welding school in Wichita, KS. Our mission is to meet the needs of the industrial welding space by going beyond teaching the fundamentals of the trade. HWA's education strategy is a two-part system. First, to instill welding fundamentals and the work ethic expected within various industries. Second, to emphasize professional development as a craftsman and beyond the welding hood.

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Our welding school was founded by professional welders who have spent decades working in the field as craftsmen and project managers, as well as in sales and business development roles. This diverse experience has created a desire to educate the next generation of skilled welders and machinists in a way that is beneficial to the students as well as the industry.

Our Staff

Charles “Chuck” Friedrichs
Owner/Welding Instructor/CWI

Jessica Friedrichs
Owner/Director of Admissions & Marketing

Brandon Simoneau
Welding Instructor

Eric Boyles
Welding Instructor

Our Location

Heartland Welding Academy is located in downtown Wichita, Kansas. Our facility is 8,500 square feet with office, classroom, pipe lab, welding lab and grinding spaces.