2015-16 Catalog

Welding/ Shielded Metal Arc

Certificate

www.sandburg.edu/academics/welding

This one-semester program is designed to provide the graduate with skills needed to enter employment in local industry as an entry-level welding supervisor for construction firms, agricultural enterprises, and heavy machine fabrication that emphasizes training in Shielded Metal ARC welding. The welding program emphasizes welding skill proficiency through lab activities and projects as learning activities. All the courses contain essential components required for success in industry today such as mathematics, communication, attendance, and productivity.

Industrial & Manufacturing
Area industrial leaders, Carl Sandburg College, and the Galesburg Business and Technology Center have joined forces to provide state-of-the-art industrial training. The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) offers a variety of industrial training opportunities for employees of area industries, as well as for the general public. The 30,000-square-foot Center for Manufacturing Excellence facility is located on the Main Campus of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg to house short-term and long-term industrial training programs and a manufacturing incubator.  Cutting-edge technology will allow companies to meet their customers’ needs and demands.

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

WEL.100Welding Theory OFC & OAW1
WEL.102Metal Preparation1
WEL.109Oxyacetylene Welding1
WEL.104Welding Theory Basic SMAW1
WEL.111Arc Welding Basic 11
WEL.112Arc Welding Basic 21
WEL.105Welding Theory Advanced SMAW1
WEL.114Arc Welding Advanced 11
WEL.115Arc Welding Advanced 21
WEL.125Welding Blueprints2
WEL.130Industrial Safety2
MTL.103Manufacturing Processes2
MAT.101Technical Mathematics 13
Total Semester Hours18

Johnson, Craig A
instructor, welding

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

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.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.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