Industrial Welding Technology-Mig Option/Gas Metal Arc Cert
This two-semester certificate is designed to provide the graduate with skills needed to enter employment in local industry with skills and knowledge that emphasizes training and the entry-level competence for MIG welding. The welding program emphasizes welding skill proficiency through lab activities and projects as learning activities. All of the courses contain essential components required for success in the industry today such as mathematics, communication, attendance, and productivity.
- 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
- 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, Technical and Health Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
For Graduation Requirements:
For the graduate requirements see the graduation policies and procedures page for detail.
|Fall Semester||Semester Hours|
|WEL.100||Welding Theory OFC & OAW||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|
|MAT.101||Technical Mathematics 1||3|
|WEL.107||Welding Theory Basic GMAW||1|
|WEL.118||Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 1||1|
|WEL.119||Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 2||1|
|WEL.108||Welding Theory GMAW & FCAW||1|
|WEL.120||Gas Shielded Applications||1|
|WEL.129||Flux Cored Arc Welding||1|
|MTL.101||Machine Tool Fundamentals 1||3|
|Freshman Composition 1
or Strategies for Success in College
|Total Semester Hours||30|
Higgins, Diana D
associate dean, career technical and 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.