2016-17 Catalog

Pipe Welder Specialist

Certificate

http://www.sandburg.edu/academics/pipe-welder

The Pipe Welder Specialist Certificate program is a two-semester program designed to provide students a hands-on specialty welding certificate that emphasizes training and the mastery of welding techniques in pipe welding. Students will specialize in ARC and TIG welding and build skill proficiencies aligned with American Welding Society Level II Welder Standards.

Long-term Benefits:

  1. Increased labor pool to replace retiring workers
  2. Increased selection for new hires
  3. Overall increased quality of work force
  4. Overall increased quality of manufacturing in western Illinois
  5. Increased technical expertise of existing work force

Admission to the Program:  Open

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 and Health Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5254

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.

Certificate

Fall Start

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
WEL.100 Welding Theory OFC & OAW 1
WEL.102 Metal Preparation 1
WEL.109 Oxyacetylene Welding 1
WEL.104 Welding Theory Basic SMAW 1
WEL.111 Arc Welding Basic 1 1
WEL.112 Arc Welding Basic 2 1
WEL.105 Welding Theory Advanced SMAW 1
WEL.114 Arc Welding Advanced 1 1
WEL.115 Arc Welding Advanced 2 1
WEL.106 Welding Theory GTAW 1
WEL.116 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 1 1
WEL.117 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 2 1
MTL.103 Manufacturing Processes 2
MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 1 3
Spring Semester
WEL.107 Welding Theory Basic GMAW 1
WEL.118 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 1 1
WEL.119 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 2 1
WEL.151 Introduction to Pipe Welding 1G Rolled 1.5
WEL.152 Pipe Welding 2G Horizontal 1.5
WEL.153 Pipe Welding 5G Vertical 1.5
WEL.154 Pipe Welding 6G Inclined 1.5
WEL.125 Welding Blueprints 2
WEL.130 Industrial Safety 2
ENG.101
Freshman Composition 1
or Strategies for Success in College
3
 Total Semester Hours33

Spring Start

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Spring SemesterSemester Hours
WEL.100 Welding Theory OFC & OAW 1
WEL.102 Metal Preparation 1
WEL.109 Oxyacetylene Welding 1
WEL.104 Welding Theory Basic SMAW 1
WEL.111 Arc Welding Basic 1 1
WEL.112 Arc Welding Basic 2 1
WEL.105 Welding Theory Advanced SMAW 1
WEL.114 Arc Welding Advanced 1 1
WEL.115 Arc Welding Advanced 2 1
WEL.106 Welding Theory GTAW 1
WEL.116 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 1 1
WEL.117 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 2 1
MTL.103 Manufacturing Processes 2
ENG.101
Freshman Composition 1
or Strategies for Success in College
3
Fall Semester
WEL.107 Welding Theory Basic GMAW 1
WEL.118 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 1 1
WEL.119 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 2 1
WEL.151 Introduction to Pipe Welding 1G Rolled 1.5
WEL.152 Pipe Welding 2G Horizontal 1.5
WEL.153 Pipe Welding 5G Vertical 1.5
WEL.154 Pipe Welding 6G Inclined 1.5
WEL.125 Welding Blueprints 2
WEL.130 Industrial Safety 2
MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 1 3
 Total Semester Hours33

Schave, Jamie
instructor, welding

Higgins, Diana D
associate dean of career technical health education

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.