2014-15 Catalog

Basic Industrial & Manufacturing Maintenance Certificate

Certificate

The certificate program provides generalized knowledge of electrical, welding, and manufacturing and industrial processes giving the program graduates knowledge and skill to be general maintenance workers in a variety of industrial, manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications and transportation settings. 

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
ELT.100Electrical Fundamentals 3
MAT.101Technical Mathematics 1 3
MTL.101Machine Tool Fundamentals 1 3
MTL.103Manufacturing Processes 2
WEL.101Fundamentals of Welding Theory 2
WEL.103Welding Survey 1
MFG.130Industrial Safety 2
 Total Program Hours: 16.0

Note:  Students enrolled in the Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance Certificate must complete ELT, MTL, and WEL courses with a grade of C or better.  In order to graduate, students must complete all ELT, MTL and WEL courses with a grade of C or better.

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

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ELT Courses

ELT.100 Electrical Fundamentals233

This course introduces the fundamentals of electrical and electronic circuits. Calculation and measurement of voltage, current, and resistance are emphasized. Through the use of lab activities, various wiring and testing methods utilizing multimeters are investigated.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.104 Industrial Electrical Control233

This course introduces the fundamentals of industrial electrical control. Basic theory including electron flow, Ohm's Law, series parallel circuit characteristics, and electrical power calculations as applied to industrial control applications is covered. Lab work involves the construction and testing of representative industrial electronic control circuitry.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take ELT.100;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.107 Digital Logic & Circuits223

This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic. It will also include some of the procedures and tools used for troubleshooting digital circuits. Simple switching circuits will be covered first as a simple but concrete introduction to the concepts of Boolean Algebra. Then modern integrated circuit realizations of digital logic gates will be discussed. Basic principles of analysis and design using these gates will be covered. coverage will include basic combinatorial and sequential circuits. Basic trouble-shooting techniques using a logic probe will be employed.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Lab Science Not Applicable

ELT.119 Industrial Electronic Control233

This course is an in-depth evaluation of industrial electronic control methods and devices. The operating characteristics of various types of solid state controls and sensors, including proximity, photoelectric, thermistors , thermocouples, SCR, triacs, thyristors, transistors, timers, counters, and advanced electronic motor controls are studied. The lab work involves the operation and analysis of industrial electronic circuits and devices.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.120 Electrical/Electronics Troubleshooting233

This course covers the essential techniques of troubleshooting industrial electrical and electronic circuits and devices. The lab work includes the use of test equipment, instrumentation, and computer simulation to develop the skills necessary to improve troubleshooting accuracy and cut troubleshooting time.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.121 Rail/Off Hiway Motive Power Electrical334

Building on fundamentals of basic electrical and electronic circuits, students will study AC and DC fundamentals and safety, power generation, inverters and VFDs, propulsion, dynamic braking, ground fault protection, AC/DC motors, low voltage and high voltage control systems, lockout tagout, and digital and analog controls. Through theory and laboratory activities students will gain a practical understanding of the electrical fundamentals for supplying power to an engine, vehicle, etc.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take ELT.100
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.200 National Electrical Code33

Using the National Electrical Code as a reference,students will be trained on how to design and construct electrical systems according to NEL requirements. Residential, industrial, and commercial wiring and power distribution systems will be investigated. Included will be residential/commercial/industrial circuits, lighting requirements, grounding, wiring methods, and hazardous locations.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Take ELT.110;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.207 Electrohydra Process Control233

This is a course designed to provide the student with a solid background in fluid power control principles and theory, as well as modern techniques for interfacing industrial muscle (hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum operated devices) with the ubiquitous industrial brain (electronic-microprocessor)generation of controllers. There will be discussions of electric motor drives, solenoid operated devices, pressure switches/transducers, relays, limit switches, programmable controls, servo systems, analog and digital control, open and closed loop control, feedback, symbology, instrumentation, etc. There will be emphasis on demonstration of relevant hardware, as well as class participation in design and troubleshooting of industrial types of circuits.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.208 Programmable Controllers223

This course will introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of programmable controllers. Through lecture and lab exercises, the student will be exposed to the hardware, troubleshooting, and programming of controllers. Relevant examples of programmable controller types will be covered.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take ELT.102
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.209 AC/DC Drives and Servos223

This course investigates modern trends in industrial motor controls. Students will be exposed to the advantages and disadvantages of AC and DC solutions. Discussions will include soft start and servo control. Much emphasis will be on AC Variable Frequency Drives.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take ELT.104
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.212 Industrial Electricity233

This course provides a basic overview of various industrial topics such as distribution, wiring methods, and enclosures.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take ELT.119
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.213 Process Control & Instrumentation233

This course covers the field of industrial measurement and control. Data acquisition methods,including the sensing, measuring, and transmission of industrial process variables, are introduced. The principles of automatic process control,measurement, programmable controller and distributed control are studied.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take ELT.119
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.214 Advanced Program Controllers223

This course will extend student knowledge of programmable controllers to include proprietary and open networks, automation equipment interfacing, and operator interfaces. Through the use of lab activities, various network protocols, remote I/O and touch screens will be interfaced and programmed.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.215 Design of Industrial Control Systems223

This is an integration course utilizing knowledge gained in previous courses and applied to the design of a typical industrial control system. Computer-aided design software is introduced and utilized to create drawings required for the construction of a control panel. Lab activities will include generation of control system CAD drawings and the construction of a control panel which includes both electrical and electrohydraulic components. The use of vendor-supplied product configuration software and CAD blocks will be emphasized.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Tale ELT.104 and ELT.208
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.216 Data Acquisition Systems Program & Apps223

This course will emphasize the use and application of Data Acquisition Systems and associated programming software. Instrumentation circuitry and sensors will be interfaced to an industrial data acquisition system.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.219 Industrial Automation Applications143

This course will explore the integration of modern industrial control systems and instrumentation to automated industrial equipment. Prototype machinery will be constructed in the laboratory and programmed to perform a selected task.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

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MTL Courses

MTL.101 Machine Tool Fundamentals 1223

This course provides a basic introduction to machine tools with the primary emphasis on the engine lathe, drill press and hand tools common to the machinist trade.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

MTL.103 Manufacturing Processes22

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic processes that are common to industry and the techniques used in the manufacturing of a product.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

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WEL Courses

WEL.100 Welding Theory OFC & OAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being cut and/or welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: . OFC, PAC, CAC-A and OAW processes, . Nomenclature specific to these processes, and . Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: COMPASS Writing score of 38 or ENG.098 with a grade of C or better, COMPASS Reading score of 70 or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better. WEL 102 and WEL 109 are corequisites.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.101 Fundamentals of Welding Theory22

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail. In addition, the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. The information is purely technical in nature and there is nothing included on actual welding technique. Areas of concentration will include welding processes and definitions, the shielded metal-arc (stick) welding process, the gas metal-arc (MIG) welding process, the gas tungsten-arc (TIG) welding process, the oxyacetylene (gas) welding process, weld quality control and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.102 Metal Preparation21

This course is designed to develop proficiency in metal preparation and cutting techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and air arc welding processes.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.103 Welding Survey.51.51

This course is designed to allow those who have an interest in the welding trade (but are not sure of the skills involved, the environment, or their abilities to meet the demands of this profession) an opportunity to sample a variety of the skills a student in welding would be exposed to. Areas of study would be determined in joint agreement with the student and the instructor. Areas of study could include a variety of arc skills, gas shielded skills and/or oxyacetylene skills.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.104 Welding Theory Basic SMAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: SMAW process, Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.102 WEL.109; minimum grade C;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.105 Welding Theory Advanced SMAW11

This course is a continuation of WEL 104 and provides a convenient source of know-how or information that is needed by all persons advancing in the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * SMAW process and advanced welding techniques, * Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and * Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.111 and WEL.112 with a grade of C or better WEL 114 and WEL 115 are corequisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.106 Welding Theory GTAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * GTAW process, * Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and * Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.114 and WEL.115 with a grade of C or better WEL 116 and WEL 117 are corequisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.107 Welding Theory Basic GMAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know-how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: GMAW process, Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.100 WEL 102. WEL.109; minimum grade C;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.108 Welding Theory GMAW & FCAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * Advanced GMAW and FCAW processes, * Nomenclature and definitions specific to these processes, and * Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.107 WEL.118 and WEL.119 with grade of C or better. WEL.120 and WEL.129 are corequisites.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.109 Oxyacetylene Welding21

This is a course designed to prepare the student for employment by developing basic welding skills and proficiency in the safe operation of the oxyacetylene welding process. The student will get extensive practice in gas welding and brazing on mild steels.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.110 Welding Theory/Applications11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the projects being fabricated and welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * Fabrication and layout. * Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process. * Safety, weld quality control and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.111 Arc Welding Basic 121

This courses is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a production arc welding operator in the steel fabricating and machinery building industry. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual metallic shielded arc welding processes to meet commercial quality standards and is devoted primarily to introductory skills, safety, proper techniques to use in the welding process, and blueprint reading.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.102 WEl.109 with a grade of C or better WEL.104 and WEL.112 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.112 Arc Welding Basic 221

As a continuation of WEL 111, Arc Welding Basic 1, this courses is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a production arc welding operator in the steel fabricating and machinery building industry. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of manual metallic shielded arc welding processes to meet commercial quality standards and is devoted to welding mild steel in the downhand positions.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.102 and WEL.109 with a grade of C or better WEL.104 and WEL.111 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.114 Arc Welding Advanced 121

This is the first of two advanced courses designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a production arc welding operator in the steel fabricating and machinery building industry. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of manual metallic shielded arc welding processes to meet commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.111, WEL.112 and WEL.104 grade of C or better WEL.105 and WEL.115 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.115 Arc Welding Advanced 221

As a continuation of WEL 114, Arc Welding Advanced 1 is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as production arc welding operators in the steel fabrication and machinery building industries. Students will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual metallic shielded arc welding processes in all positions to meet commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.104 WEL.111 and WEL.112 with a grade of C or better WEL.105 and WEL.114 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.116 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 121

This course is designed to broaden the knowledge and skill of individuals who have already developed employment skills in arc welding. It is the first of two courses which offer students an opportunity to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.105 WEL.114 and WEL.115 with grade of C or better WEL.106 and WEL.117 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.117 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 221

As a continuation of WEL 116, Gas Shielde ARC/TIG 1, this course is designed to broaden the knowledge and skill of individuals who have already developed employment skills in arc welding. It is the second of two courses which offer students an opportunity to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.105 WEL.114 and WEL.115 grade of C or better WEL.106 and WEL.116 are corequisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.118 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 121

This is the first of two courses designed to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes to commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.106 WEL.116 and WEL.117 WEL.107 and WEL.119 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.119 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 221

As a continuation of WEL 118, Gas Shielded ARC/MIG 1, this is the second of two courses designed to continue to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes to commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.106 WEL.116 and WEL.117 WEL.107 and WEL.118 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.120 Gas Shielded Applications21

This course is designed to help prepare a person for employment by developing proficiency in the application of advanced skills in the gas shielded welding processes. The student will gain extensive practice in the proper techniques employed by trade and industry in the application of Gas shielded processes.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.107 WEL.118 and WEL.119 grade of C or better WEL.108 and WEL.129 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.121 Application Welding 121

This is the first of two courses designed for students to utilize their welding abilities to demonstrate comprehension of skills and knowledge. It provides the student with experience in the four welding positions - flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead - using various welding procedures and related equipment. Emphasis will be on welding strength, multibead welding and fabrication.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.122 Application Welding 221

A continuation of WEL 121, Application Welding 1, this course is considered to be one of the final courses that a welding student enrolls in, as it utilizes skills gained from a number of previously completed courses in the simulation of welding processes where the students will be directed by blueprints and shop notes. The finished product will be evaluated as to size, dimension, angle of cuts, bead placement, weld size, etc. as indicated by the prints provided.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.123 Work Experience7.51.5

This work experience is designed as a culminating experience for the student pursuing the Welding Certificate program. It provides a significant opportunity for the student to apply previously learned principles in the employment setting. This work experience requires 120 hours or more of on-the-job activities.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: All courses in the Welding Certificate curriculum
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.124 Auto Body Welding111.5

This course is a continuation of WEL 118 with concentration on auto body applications. The types of joints and welds used on thin, high strength steel automobiles will be emphasized. An additional fee is required.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: WEL.118
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.125 Welding Blueprints1.512

This course provides an introduction to blueprint reading and related math for those individuals with limited or no background. Emphasis will be on welding prints, symbols, and mathematics pertinent to the welding field. Current welding prints from local businesses will be utilized throughout the course. This course is intended for welding majors or current welding employees seeking to improve their skills in these areas.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.126 Weld Test Evaluation.511

This is a course designed to prepare students for employment by allowing them to practice skills already learned in preparation for completion of entry-level qualification tests given in various welding processes at local welding businesses.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Completion of all other welding lab requirements of the certificate program
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.127 Welding Theory/Welding Evaluation11

This course provides a convenient source of know-how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: Review of the major processes associated with surrounding industries. Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take wel.102 wel.109 wel.111 wel.112 wel.114 wel.115 wel.116 wel.117 wel.118 wel.119 wel.120 wel.121 wel.122 and wel.129
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.129 Flux Cored Arc Welding21

This course is designed to enable students to produce quality fillet and groove welds in all positions using the flux cored arc welding process. Students will learn proper electrode selection, equipment set-up, and proper techniques used in industrial applications.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.107 WEl.118 and WEL.119 grade of C or better WEL.108 and WEL.120 are co-requisites
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.130 Industrial Safety1.5.52

This course provides the student with specific instruction to facilitate safe work practices in industrial environments. Students will be introduced to different safety philosophies and terminology. Students will also become acquainted with OSHA policy and with the Right to Know laws. Also covered are units specific to fire safety, pressurized gases and welding, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will have the opportunity to earn the OSHA ten hour safety certification.
Offered: Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.131 Electrical Priniciples of Welding1.512

This course introduces the fundamentals of electricity used in welding. Basic theory including Ohm's law, circuit characteristics, and power calculations as applied to power source selection for welding is covered. Some lab work will include testing meters and procedures used in trouble shooting power sources.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.149 Automated Welding Applications122

This course is designed to help students develop basic knowledge and skills related to automated welding and cutting processes used in commercial applications. The topics of the course will include CNC plasma cutting and robotic welding, including basic programming, system operation and maintenance. Safety procedures in automated operations will be emphasized.
Offered: Summer
Prerequisites: WEL.102, WEL.118, WEL.119 and WEL.120
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.150 Robotic Applications in Welding11.52

This course is designed to introduce the welder to the components of the welding robot and the application of robotics in production welding. Emphasis will be directed at the topics of robotic safety, robotic welding programming and robotic system maintenance.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: WEL.118, WEL.119 and WEL.120
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

WEL.151 Introduction to Pipe Welding 1G Rolled111.5

This is the first of a series of courses designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a pipe welder in the energy and infrastructure industries. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the shielded metal arc welding processes on pipe to meet commercial quality standards. Emphasis will be on introductory skills, safety, and proper techniques used on welding pipe in the 1G (Flat rolled) position.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: WEL.101, WEL.102, WEL.111, WEL.112, WEL.114, WEL.115, WEL.116, WEL.117 and concurrent enrollment in WEL.125
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.152 Pipe Welding 2G Horizontal111.5

This is the second of a series of courses designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a pipe welder in the energy and infrastructure industries. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding processes on pipe to meet commercial quality standards. Emphasis will be on welding pipe in the 2G position (Horizontal) using SMAW and GTAW with various electrodes.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: WEL.151
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.153 Pipe Welding 5G Vertical111.5

This is the third of a series of courses designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a pipe welder in the energy and infrastructure industries. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding processes on pipe to meet commercial quality standards. Emphasis will be on welding pipe in the 5G (vertical up and down) position using SMAW and GTAW with various electrodes.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: WEL.152
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.154 Pipe Welding 6G Inclined111.5

This is the final pipe welding course designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a pipe welder in the energy and infrastructure industries. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding processes on pipe to meet commercial quality standards. Emphasis will be on welding pipe in the 6G (inclined 45 degrees) position using SMAW and GTAW with various electrodes.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: WEL.153
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.202 Production and Inventory Control11

This course is designed for students in the welding program, and it will help them to effectively work in environments from small jobbing shops to major manufacturing plants. They will receive a broad overview of planning and control factors involved in controlling inventory as well as managing production. Students will learn the essentials of forecasting and the variety of ways forecasters attempt to minimize error, including the use of software programs. They will learn about Master Production Schedules (MPS) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) as well as Capacity Management and required planning for input and output. Kanban, the Theory of Constraints, Lean Production, and Just-In-Time (JIT) will be introduced. Finally, they will consider the benefit of partnering functions in purchasing and distribution, as well as integrating various systems for efficiency and effectiveness.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

Johnson, Craig A
instructor, welding