Students using a torch to weld steal.

Oxy-Fuel Welding

IMPORTANT NOTE: While the Oxy-Fuel Welding certificate is an approved program for Sandburg, we are not enrolling at this time while we review program updates to offer the best educational opportunities for our students.

The American Welding Society Level 1 Certificate may be of interest to you. Please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or, or your advisor for more information.

The Oxy-Fuel Welding Certificate program is designed to enable the graduate to succeed in employment as a welder in the industry. The graduate will be proficient in oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, arc welding,and reading blueprints. Students receive various levels of welding proficiency after successfully completing tests to measure their welding skills.


Admission requirements

Oxy-Fuel Welding certificate is an open-enrollment program, meaning there isn't any criteria students must meet to be admitted.

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.

For additional information contact:
Welcome Center


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 the purpose of retirement or workers 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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Oxy-Fuel Welding schedule

See Academic Advisor, Michael Bailey, for an updated schedule. 


View the Oxy Fuel Welding & Cutting Certificate program cost sheet.


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

Jacob Milligan
Welding & Industrial Process Professions Instructor


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

Oxy-Fuel Welding program goals

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