2016-17 Catalog

Welding/ Shielded Metal Arc



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.

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

  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

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.

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

Schave, Jamie
instructor, welding

Higgins, Diana D
associate dean, 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.