The Spoon River College Welding program prepares students to work as welding operators in a variety of industries. The program offers courses in arc welding, MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding, and TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding.
Certificates and Degrees
- Welding Operator Certificate
- Advanced Welding Certificate
Nature of Work
Welding is a process that joins together metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them together in a permanent bond. Welding is used in building construction, shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing, aerospace and other manufacturing activities. Welding is also used to connect beams when constructing bridges and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants and refineries. This program is part of the Manufacturing Career Cluster.
- Self-employed/contract welder
- Ornamental construction materials
- Ship/barge construction or maintenance
Welding Operator Certificate:
8 Credit Hours
||Introduction to Welding
||8|Welding, Advanced Certificate:
16 Credit Hours
||Advanced Arc Welding