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
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 current tuition and fee rates for the required number 2 credit hours.
|Student Activity Fee||$75.00||$75.00||$75.00|
|Total Tuition and Fees||$322.00||$740.00||$794.00|
Estimated Additional Costs
The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 2 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.
|Room and Board||$3,375.00|
|Books and Supplies||$209.32|