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 entry-level welder can 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.
To obtain employment as an entry level welder, most individuals will be required to possess a high school diploma or GED. A drug test has become customary in most warehousing and distribution companies before hiring.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;
Scott Gillihan, Assistant Instructor of Welding, 815/835-6278.
The occupational code(s) below will help you identify possible career paths for this certificate program. Click on the code to view the occupational profile(s).
Estimated Program Cost
|Tuition and Fees||$281.00||$647.00||$699.00|
|Room and Board||$3,375.00||$3,375.00||$3,375.00|
|Books and Supplies||$209.32||$209.32||$209.32|
|Completion rate at 100%||51||16||35|
|Completion rate at 150%||0||0||0|
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