Welding Basic Construction Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer.  Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

1st SemesterCredits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 1200 SMAW Mild Steel, Flat Position2    
WLD 1201 SMAW Mild Steel, Horizontal Position  2  
Year Total: 2 2  
2nd SemesterCredits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 1202 SMAW Mild Steel, Vertical Position2    
WLD 1203 SMAW Vertical Down2    
WLD 1204 SMAW Mild Steel, Overhead Position  2  
Year Total: 4 2  
3rd SemesterCredits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 2203 SMAW Pipe, 2G2    
Year Total: 2    
Any SemesterCredits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
ALH 1221 Industrial First Aid
or HPE 1004 First Aid
DFT 1200 Basic Drafting    3
MTH 1206 Technical Mathematics I    3
WHS 1200 Basic Forklift Operation    1
MET 1209 Welding Metallurgy    3
WED 2200 Welding Blueprint Reading    3
WLD 2209 Introduction To FabricationRequires completion of 2 welding courses prior to registering    2
Year Total:     16-17
Total Credit Hours:   28-29

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or tony_sondgeroth@ivcc.edu, 815-224-0319.

Note:  All welding students must register through a Welding Information Session, call (815)224-0233 to sign up for a session.

Students learn how to shield metal arc or stick weld (SMAW) in a variety of positions on steel plates and pipe. Advanced Certificate adds in OAW (Oxyacetylene Welding), the use of the cutting torch, and plasma arc cutting.