ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
COURSE DETAILS

Welding I

Valees# 13207A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 11,12

Fee: $45.00

 

Welding II

Valees# 13207A002

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 12

Fee: $45.00

 

Instructor Info

 

Andy Blackmer

(630)365-5113, Ext. 71720

Andy.blackmer@kaneland.org

Welding

Program Description

Welding is the term used to describe numerous methods of joining metals. Welding is the primary process of repairing and refabricating metal components. There are many challenging career opportunities in this field and all indications show an increase in openings as the 21st century moves forward.

 

Welding students may earn college credit. Please refer to the Articulated Credit pages (Waubonsee CC or Elgin CC) in this book for college credit information.

Industry certifications that students are able to earn are American Welding Society (AWS) Certification as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10.

 

This program is for you if you:

  • Are interested in mechanical things

  • Are accurate and careful

  • Have the ability to concentrate on detail work

  • Have good eye-hand coordination

  • Have good manual dexterity

 

Welding I

Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None, but Introductory Industrial Technology courses are recommended.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 13207A001

This introductory course is designed to help students master skills in the following areas: shielded arc welding, gas metal arc welding, tungsten metal arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, bronzing, flame cutting and the fundamentals of weld shop fabrication. Other manufacturing skills include shop and machine maintenance, welding materials and blueprint reading. Welding I students will complete a competency chart. Students must supply their own steel toe shoes/boots, safety glasses, heavy gloves, work shirt, and necessary tools/materials.

Fee: $45.00

 

Welding II

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Welding I and teacher recommendation.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 13207A002

This course will utilize the concepts practiced in Welding I with more in-depth specialization. A higher level of competency is expected. The course material will be developed around problem solving fabrication equipment, operational procedures, production layout, technical function, pipe welding, and necessary tools/materials. Students must supply their own steel toe shoes/boots, safety glasses, heavy gloves, work shirt, and necessary tools/materials. Fee: $45.00

 

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED:

 

FVCC WELDING PROGRAM

You could qualify for a position such as:

Pipe Welder

Arc Welder

Spot Welder

Tungsten Metal Arc Welder

Fabricator

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Construction Welder

Production Welder

Oxyacetylene Welder

 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Welding Instructor

Welding Engineer

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