SMAW Basic Welding 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
WED 2200 Welding Blueprint Reading (full semester 16-week course)3  
WLD 1200 SMAW Mild Steel, Flat Position2  
WLD 1201 SMAW Mild Steel, Horizontal Position  2
Year Total: 5 2
2nd SemesterCredits
First 8 WeeksLast 8 Weeks
WLD 1202 SMAW Mild Steel, Vertical Position  2
WLD 2208 OAW Oxy, Plasma Cutting, Air Carbon Arc  2
Year Total:   4
Total Credit Hours:  11

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or, (815) 224-319. 

Note: All new welding students must register through a Welding Information Session; contact the Workforce Development Division Office at (815) 224-0233 to sign up.

Industry/Occupation: Construction welding, pipefitters apprenticeship, boilermaker apprenticeship, ironworker apprenticeship, operating engineers mechanic, & fabrication shops.