This program will appeal to you if you enjoy physically demanding but satisfying, highly skilled work. LLCC students can enroll in the Center's Welding program.

Program length: 2 years

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PhotoYou will be able to:

  • Read standard blueprints and use them in metal fabrication
  • Prepare metal for welding operations and understand the basics of metallurgy
  • Perform standard welding operations including: GMAW (MIG) welding, SMAW ("stick") welding, oxy-fuel welding and cutting and brazing, plasma arc cutting, and GTAW (TIG) welding
  • Adhere to safe work practices

PhotoBecause welders must read blueprints and make accurate measurements, math skills are important.

PhotoYou will be able to start your career as a(n):

  • Arc welder
  • MIG welder
  • TIG welder
  • Steel erector
  • Heavy Equipment body repairer
  • Steel fabricator
  • Tank erector
  • Burner/cutter

PhotoCACC students are employed by:

  • Henry - AC & R
  • Altofer - CAT
  • Selvaggio Ornamental Steel
  • Simplex
  • Fehring Ornamental Iron
  • Thrall Car Manufacturing

PhotoTech prep courses and credits available:

  • Two-year technical degree in welding technology
  • Four-year professional degree in structural engineering, welding engineering, or industrial technology
  • Four-year apprenticeship in welding-related trades

2201 Toronto Road
Springfield, IL 62712
Tel: 217.529.5431
Fax: 217.529.7861

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