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Welding: Robotic Welding - Certificate (H46)

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. 

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Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

  • Academic Advising, 815-835-6354
  • Scott Gillihan, Instructor of Welding, 815-835-6278

Total Hours Required - 5-6 Hours

Major Field Requirements

  • WLD103 - MIG Welding ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Metal Inert gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), including the following topics: welding safety, power sources and wire feeders, machine setup, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, metal transfer methods, wire selection, shielding gas selection, and testing procedures, Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, and overlap welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

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    WLD106 - Welding Fundamentals ( 2 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and stick welding, also referred to as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, and wire feeders, machine set up, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, and welding techniques. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG and SMAW welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, overlap welds in a flat position. Oxyacetylene cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week

     
  • WLD140 - Robotic Welding ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to give students hands-on understanding of robotic are welding. Topics to be covered include safely jogging the robot, setting up welding equipment, robotic welding teach pendent, robotic welding parameters, motion types, programming examples, saving and backing up robot programs and controller files. Students will develop robotic welding programs using robot controllers application software and hardware. Pre-requisite: WLD 103 - MIG Welding or WLD 106 Fundamentals of Welding Co-requisite: WLD 103 or WLD 106 can be taken concurrently with WLD 140 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week