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 111 WELDING BLUEPRINT READING  3
WELD 112 WELDING THEORY - SMAW  1
WELD 113 WELDING THEORY - GMAW  1
WELD 121 STICK WELDING I  1
WELD 122 STICK WELDING II  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
WELD 161 MAINTENANCE 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

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