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Sauk Academic programs

Welder: Advanced

(H49) Certificate

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.

Work and Employment

The advanced welder certificate is an extension of the entry level welding certificate. Individuals in this certificate can also be employed with several different manufacturing companies, including, but not limited to, heavy machine manufacturing, garage door makers, steel mill, radiator manufacturing, agricultural manufacturing, and other local companies. Advanced welders normally demand a higher salary to start than entry level welders due to the more advanced skills they possess.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Roxanne Finneran, Assistant Instructor of Welding, 815/835-6387; Scott Gillihan, Assistant Instructor of Welding, 815/835-6278.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 16 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $1,776.00 $5,120.00 $5,552.00
Fees $186.00 $186.00 $186.00
Course Fees * $400.00 * $400.00 * $400.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,362.00 $5,706.00 $6,138.00

* 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.