The Welding Institute was developed with the American Welding Society (AWS) and will prepare you to become a successful professional welder. You will learn welding process and equipment, welding metallurgy, welding codes, blueprint reading, and the care and maintenance of equipment. You will be trained in MIG, TIG, Pipe and Tube welding, and earn several certifications from the AWS and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Through the Ivy Institute, students will enroll in five 8-week sessions in which they will earn the following certifications:

  • AWS Shielded Metal Arc Structural Weld Test in 3G
  • AWS Shielded Metal Arc Structural Weld Test in 4G
  • AWS MIG Weld Test in 3Gn
  • AWS MIG Weld Test in 4G
  • AWS Sheet Metal Code Stainless Steel and Aluminum Steel
  • ASME Section IX Pipe Welding Certification
  • ASME Section IX Tubing Welding Certification

How to Apply

The Ivy Tech Institute of Technology is a selective program. Applicants need to complete the following steps before being admitted into the Ivy Institute of Technology:

  1. Apply to Ivy Tech Community College and complete the enrollment steps.
  2. Contact the Program Chair.
  3. Complete the Ivy Institute Application and submit it to the person listed at your campus of choice below.


The Ivy Institute Welding program is offered at the following campuses. If you have questions, click on your campus below for contact information.

Wabash Valley region (Terre Haute campus)
Darrin Dayhoff

8000 S Education Dr,
Terre Haute, IN 47802

North Central region (South Bend campus)
Columbus region (Scottsburg campus)
Kim Haza

4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

East Central region (Muncie campus)
Frank Blanchard
765-289-2291 ext. 1348 or ext. 1503

4301 South Cowan Road
Muncie, IN 47302-9448

East Central region (Anderson campus)
Robert Richwine
800-589-8324 ext. 1337 or 765-643-5745 ext. 1059

104 West 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013-1502

Northwest region (East Chicago campus)
Tom Box

410 East Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312

Kokomo region (Logansport campus)
Rodni Lytle
765-459-0531 ext. 545

1815 E. Morgan St.
Kokomo, IN 46901