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Welding Operator

The Welding Operator Certificate consists of twelve semester hours of instruction. Upon completion of this program, the graduate is prepared for employment as an entry-level welder.

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
WELD 111WELDING BLUEPRINT READING 3
WELD 112WELDING THEORY - SMAW 1
WELD 113WELDING THEORY - GMAW 1
WELD 121STICK WELDING I 1
WELD 122STICK WELDING II 1
WELD 131SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING 1
WELD 135ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING (GMAW) 1
WELD 150WELD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION AND TESTING 1 to 5
WELD 161MAINTENANCE WELDING 2

The Welding Operator certificate consists of twelve semester hours of instruction. Upon completion of this program, the graduate is prepared for entry-level employment as a manufacturing production or construction apprentice welder.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1WELD 111; WELD 112; WELD 113; WELD 121; WELD 131; WELD 122; WELD 135; WELD 150; WELD 161

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building, Rm. 209
(309) 694-5171 or (309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Production

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Manufacturing
Pathway: Production
ICC Pathway: Welding Technology

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Point of Entry

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Certificate of Completion

Production Welder(7 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CW – Certified Welder(optional)

Employment Information

Welder, Cutter, Welder-Fitter$12-16/hr

Certificate of Completion

Welding Operator(12 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CW – Certified Welder(optional)

Employment Information

Welding, Soldering & Brazing Machine Setter Operator$14-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Welding Specialist(27 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CW – Certified Welder(optional)

Employment Information

Structural Iron and Steel Worker, Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Worker$20-25/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Welding Technology(61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CW – Certified Welder(optional)

Employment Information

Structural Iron and Steel Worker, Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Worker$20-25/hr

Occupation Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

Career Cluster Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

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