The Industrial Arts Institute, licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs and a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, offers a premier comprehensive welding program that prepares students for successful & rewarding careers in the industry. 

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Comprehensive Industrial Welding (CIW)

Structural Plate & Pipe Welding

** Tuition includes a welding kit (auto darkening welding helmet, 2 pair welding gloves, welding jacket and text books).


  • COHORT 15 – January 6 – May 15, 2020 – 8AM-4PM – Monday – Friday
  • COHORT 16 – August 10th – December 18th, 2020 – 8AM-4PM – Monday – Friday
  • COHORT 17 – January 4 – May 14, 2021 – 8AM-4PM – Monday – Friday
  • COHORT 18 – August 2 – December 10, 2021 – 8AM-4PM – Monday – Friday
Since its inception, the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program has grown and advanced based on feedback received from our students and our industry partners. We take a hands-on, project based approach to our educational programs, providing expert faculty support with deep industry experience. Our fast track, intensive courses not only build useful skill sets for our students but also produces workforce ready employees who are in great demand and highly compensated. Most employers will agree that it takes more than talent to excel in the workplace. Our programs provide students with the support, knowledge and hands on application they need to become qualified and employable. IAI courses are taught by instructors who are AWS Certified Welding Inspectors & Educators with years of experience in the Welding & Fabricating Industry.   They are some of the most skillful and experienced professionals in the industry and provide real world, hands on training and expertise that will fully prepare their students to be successful. Other links and more info