Welding/ MIG Option Gas Metal Arc

IMPORTANT NOTE: The American Welding Society Level 1 Certificate may be of interest to you.  Welding/MIG Option Gas Metal Arc is currently under review. Please contact the Welcome Center (309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu) or your advisor for more information.


This two-semester certificate is designed to provide the graduate with skills needed to enter employment in local industry with skills and knowledge that emphasizes training and the entry-level competence for MIG welding. The welding program emphasizes welding skill proficiency through lab activities and projects as learning activities. All of the courses contain essential components required for success in the industry today such as mathematics, communication, attendance, and productivity.

Industrial & Manufacturing

Area industrial leaders, Carl Sandburg College, and the Galesburg Business and Technology Center have joined forces to provide state-of-the-art industrial training. The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) offers a variety of industrial training opportunities for employees of area industries, as well as for the general public. The 30,000-square-foot Center for Manufacturing Excellence facility is located on the Main Campus of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg to house short-term and long-term industrial training programs and a manufacturing incubator. Cutting-edge technology will allow companies to meet their customers’ needs and demands.


Long-term Benefits:

Increased labor pool to replace retiring workers
Increased selection for new hires
Overall increased quality of work force
Overall increased quality of manufacturing in western Illinois
Increased technical expertise of existing work force
Admission to the Program:  Open


First-Time Enrollees

Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
Complete the placement exam.
Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Student Organizations

Welding Club

The purpose of the Welding Club is to promote welding, fabrication and metal sculpture.