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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  


Tech Academy Course

Richland Course/Credit

Tech Academy  Course

Richland Course/Credit

Total Possible Credits

1st Year  Students

2nd  Year  Students

Welding 1

Welding Fundamentals
WELD100 - 2 Credits

Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD101 - 4 Credits

Welding 2

Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD120 - 3 Credits

Gas Metal Art & Flux Core Arc
WELD125 - 2 Credits

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD130 - 3 Credits