Ivy Tech sets welding manufacturing tech courses for summer

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College is offering training opportunities in welding and advanced manufacturing this summer, courses that will prepare students for good-paying, in-demand skilled industrial jobs in north central Indiana.

Certified Production Technician

The MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is a seven-week training program offered by Ivy Tech Community College that prepares students for certification in the advanced manufacturing skills needed to succeed in the high-growth, technical jobs of the 21st Century. The program will run June 12 to July 28 and meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) course, offered under the auspices of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), will meet in the Corporate College Building on the Kokomo Campus at 1701 Touby Pike. Students who pass the four manufacturing-related modules – manufacturing process and production, quality and continuous improvement, maintenance awareness, and safety – achieve CPT certification.

Employers also can benefit by allowing current employees to upgrade and certify their skills through this program, according to Stephanie Reitan, program manager for Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment in Kokomo.

AWS Welding Preparation

Ivy Tech also is offering an 84-hour, eight-week American Welding Society (AWS) Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding Preparation course.  This class will meet in Ivy Tech Kokomo’s welding lab at 1942 E. North St. The class will meet from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 5 through July 31.

The course is designed for beginning to intermediate welders and fabricators and those seeking welding certification. It prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in various gas tungsten welding (GTAW) processes. It includes detailed study of the techniques of making welds in all positions using the GTAW applications. Lectures and discussion provide additional background information essential to a qualified GTAW welder. Instruction includes emphasis on safe practices in gas tungsten arc welding.

Costs are $2,900 for the CPT program and $1,995 for the welding program. Funding may be available through WorkOne for qualified students.

For more details on course schedules, cost, and potential financial support through WorkOne, contact Stephanie Reitan at 765-252-5476 or

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region