2015-16 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:

  • Increased labor pool to replace retiring workers
  • Increased selection for new hires
  • Overall increased quality of work force
  • Overall increased quality of manufacturing in western Illinois
  • Increased technical expertise of existing work force

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

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


Department of Career and Corporate Development
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.344.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

http://catalog.sandburg.edu/academicinformation/#graduation_policies_and_procedures

Certificate

Fall Start

First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
WEL.100Welding Theory OFC & OAW 1
WEL.102Metal Preparation 1
WEL.109Oxyacetylene Welding 1
WEL.104Welding Theory Basic SMAW 1
WEL.111Arc Welding Basic 1 1
WEL.112Arc Welding Basic 2 1
WEL.105Welding Theory Advanced SMAW 1
WEL.114Arc Welding Advanced 1 1
WEL.115Arc Welding Advanced 2 1
WEL.106Welding Theory GTAW 1
WEL.116Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 1 1
WEL.117Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 2 1
MTL.103Manufacturing Processes 2
MAT.101Technical Mathematics 1 3
Spring Semester
WEL.107Welding Theory Basic GMAW 1
WEL.118Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 1 1
WEL.119Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 2 1
WEL.151Introduction to Pipe Welding 1G Rolled 1.5
WEL.152Pipe Welding 2G Horizontal 1.5
WEL.153Pipe Welding 5G Vertical 1.5
WEL.154Pipe Welding 6G Inclined 1.5
WEL.125Welding Blueprints 2
WEL.130Industrial Safety 2
ENG.101 or RDG 120Freshman Composition 1 (or Strategies for Success in College) 3
 Total Program Hours: 33.0

Spring Start

First Year
Spring SemesterSemester Hours
WEL.100Welding Theory OFC & OAW 1
WEL.102Metal Preparation 1
WEL.109Oxyacetylene Welding 1
WEL.104Welding Theory Basic SMAW 1
WEL.111Arc Welding Basic 1 1
WEL.112Arc Welding Basic 2 1
WEL.105Welding Theory Advanced SMAW 1
WEL.114Arc Welding Advanced 1 1
WEL.115Arc Welding Advanced 2 1
WEL.106Welding Theory GTAW 1
WEL.116Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 1 1
WEL.117Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 2 1
MTL.103Manufacturing Processes 2
ENG.101 or RDG 120Freshman Composition 1 3
Fall Semester
WEL.107Welding Theory Basic GMAW 1
WEL.118Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 1 1
WEL.119Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 2 1
WEL.151Introduction to Pipe Welding 1G Rolled 1.5
WEL.152Pipe Welding 2G Horizontal 1.5
WEL.153Pipe Welding 5G Vertical 1.5
WEL.154Pipe Welding 6G Inclined 1.5
WEL.125Welding Blueprints 2
WEL.130Industrial Safety 2
MAT.101Technical Mathematics 1 3
 Total Program Hours: 33.0

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

Johnson, Craig A
instructor, welding

ENG.101 Freshman Composition 133

This course is the first in a sequence of two freshman composition and rhetoric courses. It is designed for individuals planning to pursue a bachelor's degree as well as those who wish to develop proficiency in writing. Emphasis is on critical reading, organization, logical thought, paragraphing, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. Also studied will be argumentation and inductive/deductive reasoning.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Either placement according to the COMPASS score, or completion of ENG.098 with a C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C1 900
General Education -- Communications

MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 133

This course is designed to serve students enrolled in vocational or technical programs. The emphasis is on skill-building and the applications of mathematics. Topics studied include a review of arithmetic, measurement, approximations, basic algebra, applied geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. Scientific calculators are used and are required of students.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Either placement according to the COMPASS Algebra score or previous experience with elementary algebra. A background in geometry is also helpful.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Math AGS Only

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

RDG.120 Strategies for Success in College33

This course will introduce students to strategies that promote success in college. Students will explore internal factors that influence success in college, including learning styles, educational objectives and personal expectations. External factors, including locus of control and generational influences will also be explored. Students will also be introduced to the specific skill sets necessary for success in college, including time-management skills, critical thinking and reading skills, test-taking skills, goal-setting skills and problem solving skills. Students will also be introduced to college resources when appropriate.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or higher or completion of RDG.096 with a grade of C or better, or an ACT Reading score of 20 or higher.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

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. Take WEL.102 WEL.109;
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.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 Take WEL.114 WEL.115
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 Take WEL.116 WEL.117
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.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 Take WEL.104 WEL.112
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 Take WEL.104 WEL.111;
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 Take WEL.105 WEL.115
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 Take WEL.105 WEL.114;
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 Take WEL.106 WEL.117;
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 Take WEL.106 WEL.116;
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.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 Take WEL.107 WEL.119;
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 Take WEL.107 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.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.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, and WEL.117 Take 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

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.