Students using a torch to weld steal.

Advanced Welding Certificate

The Advanced Welding Certificate is designed to provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and develop technical skills needed to progress in the welding industry beyond entry-level employment. The graduate will be proficient in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, OAW, PAC, and GTAW procedures, mathematic calculations, reading blueprints, and safety operations.

Admission Requirements

Advanced Welding Certificate is an open enrollment program, meaning there are no criteria students must meet to be admitted. Students who are interested in enrolling in this program should complete our steps to enroll, which includes completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. We have several Explore Sandburg Open Houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Title IX Coordinator: 309.341.5258. ADA/504 Coordinator: 309.341.5262.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 14% employment growth of pipe-fitters and steam-fitters from now to 2028. The increase in employment is expected due to workers exiting the labor force for the purpose of retirement or workers seeking new occupations. 2019 Median Pay: $55, 160 per year; $26.52 per hour 

Potential Careers

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

Pipe Fitters and Steam-fitters 

Solderers and Brazers 




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Advanced Welding Certificate Schedule

See Academic Advisor, Michael Bailey, for an updated schedule. 


Advanced Welding Certificate cost sheet


To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to inquire if you qualify for financial support. 

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Thanks to our generous donors, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award over $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners, and returning students - everyone is eligible to apply. Apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. We encourage all students to apply. 

Meet the Instructors

Ian Milligan
Welding & Industrial Process Professions Instructor


Department of Career and Technical Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Advanced Welding Certificate Program Goals

Please reference the Carl Sandburg College Academic Catalog for additional information.