2016-17 Catalog

Basic Industrial & Manufacturing Maintenance 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. 

The certificate is the first semester for the following A.A.S. degrees:

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

For Graduation Requirements:

For the graduate requirements see the graduation policies and procedures page for detail.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
ELT.100 Electrical Fundamentals 3
MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 1 3
MTL.101 Machine Tool Fundamentals 1 3
MTL.103 Manufacturing Processes 2
WEL.101 Fundamentals of Welding Theory 2
WEL.103 Welding Survey 1
MFG.130 Industrial Safety 2
 Total Semester Hours16

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.)

The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) offers classroom space, a computer lab, and houses Carl Sandburg College’s industrial programs. Students may take courses in the following subject areas: welding, biofuels, rail, machine tooling, manufacturing or electrical. The electrical lab features a host of components to aid in student learning including AC/DC trainers. In 2014, Sandburg became a designated National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) training site offering courses in locomotive electrical and locomotive mechanical. Instruction is delivered by individuals with industry-specific expertise and includes specialized coursework using technical equipment. Two diesel engines inside the CME are available for training opportunities. The College’s welding lab offers 16 bay stations and soon will have an additional ten working spaces. The welding area offers a welding simulator, as well as state of the art multi process welding machines.