Welding Specialist

The Welding Specialist Certificate includes thirty semester hours of study and can be completed by the full-time student in two semesters. It provides additional welding skills, as well as enrichment in related areas such as drafting, machine trades, industrial safety and mathematics.

Career Opportunities

The Welding Specialist graduate is prepared for entry-level employment as a production or maintenance welder.

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: 27

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MACTR 121 MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I  3
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 141 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING  1
WELD 150 WELD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION AND TESTING  1 to 5
WELD 161 MAINTENANCE WELDING  2
WELD 163 WELD FABRICATION WITH THE GMAW PROCESS  2
WELD 210 WELDING EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION  3
WELD 223 STICK WELDING III  1
WELD 230 WELD TESTING  3
WELD 263 WELD FABRICATION WITH THE SMAW PROCESS  2

The Welding Specialist certificate includes twenty-seven (27) credit hours of study and can be completed by the full-time student in two semesters. It provides additional welding skill, as well as enrichment in related areas such as fabrication and machine trades. The graduate is prepared for entry-level employment as a production, maintenance welder, or construction trades apprentice.

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1WELD 111; WELD 112; WELD 113; WELD 121; WELD 131; WELD 122; WELD 135; WELD 150; MACTR 121; WELD 161
Spring Semester 1WELD 141; WELD 163; WELD 223; WELD 210; WELD 230; WELD 263

Program Contact Information

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

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Production

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