2021-2022 College Catalog 
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2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Welding Technology, AAS

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The American Welding Society - Level 1 Certificate  may be of interest to you. Industrial Welding Technology is currently under review. Please contact the Welcome Center (309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu) or your advisor for more information.

The Welding  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. 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 the industry today such as mathematics, communication, attendance, and productivity.

Industrial Welding Technology AAS Program Goals

  • Provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and develop skills used in the welding industry and to become familiar with career opportunities in the welding industry.
  • Develop skills using hand and power tools of the industry in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, OFC, OAW, PAC, and GTAW procedures.
  • Develop the ability to read welding diagrams and related technical manuals and to practice effective listening and communication skills.
  • Provide students with the practical application of mathematical computations used in the welding industry,
  • Develop an awareness of the responsibility and need for safe procedures that must be followed in the lab and/or work environment

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.
  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: 309.345.3501

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.  

Degree Requirements


Ian Milligan
Instructor, Manufacturing Technology

Ellen Burns
Dean of Career and Technical Education


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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