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Most students work while they’re taking welding classes. We offer day and evening schedules to make it easier to fit around a job. All classes are held Monday through Friday. Day classes meet from 9am to 3pm and evening classes are held from 4pm to 10pm.
We recommend coming in for a tour so you can see what our welding classes are like. You can schedule a tour online or call us at 316-776-5246. Ours are available Monday through Friday between 10 am and 4 pm. In the meantime, you can review our enrollment requirements and admissions process.
Yes, you need a high school diploma or GED in order to enroll in our welding courses. It’s a stipulation of our accreditation.
Students must be at least 17 years old at time of enrollment, and turn 18 by program completion. You must have a high school diploma or GED to enroll.
It depends on several factors including level of personal investment, networking, and passing the employee hire-in process. With the welding field in such high demand the waiting period is typically not long. Heartland Welding Academy will work with each student in networking and job placement.
Yes, our welders will receive a welder qualification test record in accordance with D1.1 Code of Construction acceptance criteria for every weld test they pass.
Each student is expected to be in class 5 days a week for 6 hours per day (minus break periods). Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm or 4pm – 10pm.
No, your welding course comes fully equipped with the hand tools and consumables needed.
It is HWA’s intent for each student to experience the same environment. Each student will spend the same amount of time in each training module. We want our students to understand the obligation of starting a program and finishing it to its entirety. That is the key practice in establishing an employer’s cultural expectation as well as making sure you are the most skilled at what you do. Each student must complete the program requirements which includes hours attended.
Heartland Welding Academy does not guarantee job placement, but will work with each student to ensure the best effort in finding the right position for them. We will leverage our industrial network weekly to ensure we are aware of all industrial trades’ opportunities.
Once you have completed Heartland Welding Academy, your skill sets will serve the weld craft trades in pipe welding and structural steel welding fields. These skills are often used in the oil and gas, aerospace, nuclear and non-nuclear power, manufacturing and other industries.
One of the key attributes at Heartland Welding Academy is our wealth of practical and professional knowledge. We have designed our program around assisting Alumni in professional growth through networking, mentoring, and advising. We do not guarantee placement or salary expectations. It is our intent to ready students to the best ability fundamentally and professionally. Our process for helping graduates with job placement consists of the following: maintaining regular contact with employers, maintaining a database of potential employers, posting job opportunities, along with several elements that are taught in the Professional Development portion of our student textbook.
Students who completed their program are allowed brush up time on weld processes successfully completed during their enrollment. Brush up time must be scheduled in advance (for full policy see pg 24 of the Student Handbook). Call us at 316-776-5246 to schedule.
Heartland Welding Academy manages its attendance policy based on an employer/ jobsite expectation. Your value is only as good as your attendance. All students are required to maintain Standard Academic Performance (SAP) standards, which includes clock hours attended (for full Attendance and SAP policy see pg 17 of the Student Handbook).
Yes, our curriculum includes a Professional Development class that will cover professional resume writing.
Some of the applicable careers are journeyman, project management, technical and/or product specialist, sales rep, etc. depending on experience and achievements.
Heartland Welding Academy is accredited by the Commission on the Council for Occupational Education.