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.

Any SemesterUnits
ALH 1221 Industrial First Aid
or HPE 1004 First Aid
DFT 1200 Mechanical Drafting3  
MTH 1206 Technical Mathematics I3  
WHS 1200 Basic Forklift Operation1  
MET 1209 Welding Metallurgy  3
WED 2200 Welding Blueprint Reading  3
Year Total: 8-9 6
Total Units in Sequence:  14-15
1st SemesterUnits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 1200 Stick, Plate, Flat Arc Welding2    
WLD 1201 Stick, Plate, Horizontal Arc Welding2    
Year Total: 4    
2nd SemesterUnits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 1202 Stick, Plate, Vertical-up Arc Welding
or WLT 1202 AWS Testing Stick Plate Vertical-up Arc Welding
WLD 1203 Stick, Plate, Vertical-down Arc Welding2    
WLD 2206 Gas Welding & Brazing, Flat & Horizontal  2  
Year Total: 4 2  
3rd SemesterUnits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 1204 Stick, Plate, Overhead Arc Welding
or WLT 1204 AWS Testing: Stick Plate Overhead Arc Welding
WLD 1220 GTAW (TIG) Mild Steel    2
WLD 2207 Oaw Vertical Up, Overhead & Steel Pipe    2
WLD 2208 Cutting Torch & Plasma Arc Cutting    2
Year Total:     8
4th SemesterUnits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 2203 Pipe Stick 2G Position
or WLT 2203 AWS Testing: Pipe Stick 2G Position
WLD 2209 Fabrication2    
WLD 2213 Pipe, Stick, 5G Position  2  
Year Total: 4 2  
Total Units in Sequence:   24

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

Note:  All welding students must register through a Welding Information Session, call (815)224-0439 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.


Program cost, completion, and career information

Welding Basic Construction Certificate
Program Completion DataDept of Labor SOC-Codes Relating to this program of study
On-time graduation rate*0%47-2152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
In-field placement rate**n/a%47-2171Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Median Loan Debt**n/a%47-2211Sheet Metal Workers
Estimated Program Cost47-2221Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$437549-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Out of district
$855151-4121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Out of state
$925951-4122Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Cost Breakdown
Out of district
Out of state
Course fees
Books and supplies
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* Information based on previous Fiscal Year

** Information based on average of past five Fiscal Year

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