2020-2021 College Catalog 
  
    Jan 16, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog

American Welding Society - Level 1 Certificate


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The American Welding Society certificate is designed to provide students with technical skills needed to become a level 1 certified welder. The graduate will be proficient in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, OFC, OAW, PAC, and GTAW procedures, mathematic calculations, and reading blueprints. Students receive various levels of welding proficiency after successfully completing tests which measure their welding skills.

Labor Market Need for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers:

2015 Median Pay: $38,150 per year; $18.34 per hour

Employment change 2014 - 2024: 14, 400 positions available

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.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career & Technical Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.3501

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details. 

Certificate Requirements


First Year


Faculty


Ian Milligan
Instructor, Manufacturing Technology

Ellen Burns
Dean of Career and Technical Education

Facilities


The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) offers classroom space, a computer lab, and houses Carl Sandburg College’s welding program. The College’s weld lab offers 26 bay stations. The welding area offers two welding simulators, as well as state of the art multi process welding machines.

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