2016-17 Catalog

Industrial Welding Technology-Tig Option/Gas Metal Arc Cert.



This two-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. This certificate program is designed to provide students a hands-on welding certificate that emphasizes training and the mastery of welding techniques specializing in TIG-Gas 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.

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
MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 1 3
Spring Semester
WEL.125 Welding Blueprints 2
WEL.130 Industrial Safety 2
MTL.103 Manufacturing Processes 2
Freshman Composition 1
or Strategies for Success in College
 Total Semester Hours24

Schave, Jamie
instructor, welding

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.