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C571
Welding (WELD)
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The Welding certificate program will provide industry skills to prepare graduates for employment in the field of welding, as well as complement skills and requirements for other industrial/manufacturing programs. Instruction includes types and use of equipment and materials, skill performance, safety, and blueprint reading. Graduates will be prepared for entry level employment within industry as well as further prepare current industrial employees for advancement within the industry. The Illinois labor market indicates a projected 4% increase for welders, cutters and solderers, between 2006 and 2016.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
IND 1210
General Safety
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This course is an orientation to the safety parameters inherent in the diverse trades' related industry. Emphasis is on the range of safety issues inherent within various industry environments. This class will be taught with local business and industry professional involvement; therefore, specific content may vary based upon company involvement.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

WEL 1210
Gas Metal Arc Welding
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A study of the basic applications of gas metal arc welding with standard solid filler wire. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of WEL 1260 Combination Welding I or consent of instructor.

WEL 1215
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
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Basic theory and laboratory activities for shielded metal arc welding, including electrode selection, types of welding joints, and application of shield metal arc welding (SMAW). PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of WEL 1260 Combination Welding I or consent of instructor.

Term Total
11
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
WEL 1225
Blueprint Reading
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A practical course consisting of basic sketching, dimensioning material shapes and welding blueprint interpretation.

WEL 1260
Combination Welding I
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A combination of introductory level lectures and laboratory activities in gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, fuel gas welding, brazing and cutting.

WEL 1206
Special Projects in Welding
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This course is designed to provide students instruction in specialized welding. Individual projects are designed and completed. Welding safety is stressed.

Term Total
9
Program Total
20


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