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Welder: Advanced

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Academic Programs

(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
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;
Roxanne Finneran, Assistant Instructor of Welding, 815/835-6387;
Scott Gillihan, Assistant Instructor of Welding, 815/835-6278.


Major Field Requirements

  • Elective - (Any IND, MET, WLD) 2 Semester hour(s)

  • WLD 101 - Industrial MIG Welding 2 Semester hour(s)
  • WLD 102 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 Semester hour(s)
  • WLD 103 - MIG Welding 3 Semester hour(s)
  • WLD 104 - TIG Welding 3 Semester hour(s)
  • IND 116 - Industrial Print Reading 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Hours Required for Certificate: 16


Suggested Program



First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 7

Elective (Any IND, MET or WLD) 2 Semester hour(s)


  • WLD 101 - Industrial MIG Welding 2 Semester hour(s)
  • WLD 102 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 9


  • WLD 103 - MIG Welding 3 Semester hour(s)
  • WLD 104 - TIG Welding 3 Semester hour(s)
  • IND 116 - Industrial Print Reading 3 Semester hour(s)
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