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


The Welding Certificate program is designed to provide the graduate with skills needed to enter employment in local industry as an entry-level welding supervisor for construction firms, agricultural enterprises, and heavy machine fabrication. This certificate program is designed to provide students a hands-on welding certificate that emphasizes training and the mastery of welding techniques. Students will specialize in ARC, MIG, or TIG welding. This welding program emphasizes welding skill proficiency. The students will be provided with the capability needed to enter employment in industry, construction, and agriculture fields. All the courses contain essential components required for success in 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.


Short-term Benefits:

  • Increased training opportunities for existing employees
  • Faster turn-around times for necessary employee training
  • State-of-the-art training for the region
  • Reduced travel costs associated with employee training


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 Organization

Welding Club

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