Students using a torch to weld steal.

Advanced Welding Certificate

The Advanced Welding Certificate helps provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and develop technical skills needed to progress in the welding industry beyond entry-level employment. The graduate will be proficient in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, OAW, PAC and GTAW procedures, mathematic calculations, reading blueprints and safety operations.

Admission requirements

The Advanced Welding Certificate is an open-enrollment program, meaning there are no criteria students must meet to be admitted. If you're interested in enrolling in this program, complete our steps to enroll, which includes completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. We have several Explore Sandburg open houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law. For more information, contact the Title IX coordinator at 309.341.5258 or the ADA/504 coordinator at 309.341.5262.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 14% employment growth of pipe-fitters and steam-fitters from now to 2028. The increase in employment is expected due to workers exiting the labor force for due to retirement or seeking new occupations. 2019 median pay: $55,160 per year; $26.52 per hour 

Potential careers

Welders, cutters and welder fitters

Pipe fitters and steam-fitters 

Solderers and brazers 


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Estimated costs

Advanced Welding Certificate cost sheet

Financial aid

To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to see if you qualify for financial support. 

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Thanks to our generous donors, the Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award more than $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners and returning students — everyone is eligible to apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year.

Meet the instructors

Ian Milligan
Welding & Industrial Process Professions Instructor


Department of Career and Technical Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Advanced Welding Certificate Program Goals

Please reference the Carl Sandburg College Academic Catalog for additional information.