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Heartland Community College

Welding Skills

16 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

The Welding Skills Certificate prepares you for an entry-level position as a welder. You will learn basic skills in industrial welding such as selection and use of appropriate materials, tools, and equipment as well as weld design and inspection. With these skills, you can work in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, construction, and general industry. Should you decide to pursue further education in this area, you can apply all of these courses toward the Industrial Technology Certificate or the Industrial Technology AAS degree. 

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
Class Title Credit Hours
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
WELD 116 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3
WELD 118 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
WELD 216 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3
WELD 218 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
WELD 230 Welding Capstone 2

TECH 171 or TECH 172


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

Total Credit Hours 16

Suggested Sequence:

Semester 1 (fall or spring) - WELD 116, WELD 118, WELD 216, WELD 218

Semester 2 (fall or spring) - BTEC 145, TECH 171/172, WELD 230

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895