Production Welder

The mission of the Production Welder certificate program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills pertaining to gas metal arc welding processes for employment as an entry-level welder. This certificate program provides minimum coursework and laboratory practice for individuals gaining MIG (GMAW) welding skills required by local employers for entry-level production welding skills. Students focus on the theory and practice associated with production welding in a manufacturing setting.

Advisors and Faculty

Curt Rippey

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 233

(309) 694-8448

Jeff Joos

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 209

(309) 694-8434

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 7

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
WELD 111 WELDING BLUEPRINT READING  3
WELD 113 WELDING THEORY - GMAW  1
WELD 131 SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING  1
WELD 135 ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING (GMAW)  1
WELD 150 WELD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION AND TESTING  1 to 5

This certificate program of study provides minimum coursework and laboratory practice for individuals gaining MIG (GMAW) welding skills required by local employers for entry-level production welding skills. Students focus on the theory and practice associated with production welding in a manufacturing setting. 

Student will be required to provide their own personal safety equipment and welding hood.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 WELD 111, WELD 113, WELD 131, WELD 135, WELD 150

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department

AIT Building, Room 203

(309) 694-5171 or (309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Production

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