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217-872-4051 - Attendance
217-872-4050 - Main number
217-876-0918 - Fax

School Hours

Morning: 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Welding I and II

This course provides hands-on training in common welding processes; primarily through shielded metal arc 'Stick' welding. In addition to arc welding, students will also learn oxy/acetylene and plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, as well as other hands-on welding applications. Students will begin training for the American Welding Society Level 1 Certification. Students will earn college credit through Richland Community College by taking this class.


Mr. Simmons

Course Location

Richland Community College

Areas of Study

  • Welding 1:
    • Shielded metal (stick) welding
    • Oxyacetylene & plasma cutting
    • Blueprint reading, practical math
    • Layout and fitting up of projects
    • Certification testing used by employers
  • Welding:
    • Advanced instruction
    • Gas metal arc 'Mig' welding
    • Flux cored arc welding
    • Gas tungsten 'Tig' welding
    • Welding carbon steel and stainless

Dual Credit  

To learn about dual credit and see all the Tech Academy programs which offer credit through Richland Community College, visit our Dual Credit page.


Tech Academy Course

Richland Course/Credit

Tech Academy  Course

Richland Course/Credit

Total Possible Credits

1st Year  Students

2nd  Year  Students

Welding 1

Oxy-Acetylene & Plasma Arc Cutting
WELD_100 - 1 Credit

Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD_101 - 4 Credits

Welding 2

Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD_102 - 4 Credits

Gas Metal Art & Flux Core Arc
WELD_201 - 2 Credits

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD_205 - 3 Credits