Sauk Academic programs

Welding: Robotic Welding

The SVCC welding program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the local employers, specifically the manufacturers, which make up 30% of the employment in the SVCC college district. The robotic welding certificate has been designed for welding students to build a hands-on understanding of robotic arc welding. Students will cover safety jogging the robot, setting up welding equipment, robotic welding teach pendent, robotic welding parameters, motion types, programming examples, and saving and backing up robot programs and controller files.

Work and Employment

This program will prepare students to work at industries which are beginning to convert from human welders to robots. A certificate in robotic welding would make advanced welders who graduate from Sauk Valley Community College more flexible when finding work upon entering the work force. They will be able to not only demonstrate proficiency in MIG, TIG, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding, but also a strong understanding of the use of robotic welding. 

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2024-25 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 5 credit hours.

Tuition $750.00 $1,800.00 $2,010.00
Fees $90.00 $90.00 $90.00
Course Fees * $0.00 * $0.00 * $0.00
Total Tuition and Fees $840.00 $1,890.00 $2,100.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.