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Welding Technology

Welding copyThe Welding Technology curriculum can be completed by a full-time student in two years and results in an Associate in Applied Science Degree. In addition to developing welding skills, the program includes technical background in such areas as metallurgy, physics and electricity, as well as a survey of industry-related practices.

Career Opportunities

Possible careers upon completing the Welding Technology program include:

  • Welder
  • Welding specialist
  • Welding analyst
  • Welding technician

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Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH *3
COMMUNICATION *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS *7
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MACTR 121MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I 3
MECTK 121INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD 3
MECTK 226STATISTICS AND QUALITY CONTROL 3
MECTK 232MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY 3
NCTK 110INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1
NCTK 212CNC MACHINE OPERATION I 2
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 141GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 1
WELD 150WELD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION AND TESTING 1 to 5
WELD 161MAINTENANCE WELDING 2
WELD 163WELD FABRICATION WITH THE GMAW PROCESS 2
WELD 210WELDING EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION 3
WELD 223STICK WELDING III 1
WELD 230WELD TESTING 3
WELD 240WELD ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3
WELD 263WELD FABRICATION WITH THE SMAW PROCESS 2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

The Welding Technology curriculum can be completed by a full-time student in two years and leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. In addition to developing welding skills, the program includes technical background in such areas as metallurgy, physics, and electricity, as well as a survey of industry-related practices. Employment possibilities include welder, welding specialist, welding analyst, or welding technician.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1English; WELD 111; WELD 112; WELD 113; WELD 121; WELD 122; WELD 131; WELD 135; WELD 161
Spring Semester 1Laboratory Science/Mathematics; WELD 141; WELD 163; WELD 223; WELD 210; MACTR 121
Fall Semester 2Communication; Humanities; Laboratory Science/Mathematics; MECTK 121; WELD 230; WELD 263
Spring Semester 2Social Science; NCTK 110; NCTK 212; MECTK 226; MECTK 232; WELD 240

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

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

High School Diploma or GED

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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.

For additional transfer information:
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Transfer Agreements

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