Launch Manufacturing
  • Program Description

    This two-year program provides hands-on experiences gained from extensive practice and application of knowledge in shop safety, oxy-fuel welding and burning, arc welding, (stick, MIG, TIG), plasma arc cutting, and automatic shape cutting. Layout and fit-up, blueprint reading, and weld symbols are used to fabricate a variety of metal projects. The American Welding Society (AWS) recognizes the Tech Campus Welding program as an Educational Instruction Member.

  • What will my classes be like?

    You'll learn MIG, TIG, stick, plasma, laser beam, electron beam, oxyacetylene, and electric arc techniques to join metals like steel and aluminum together. From ocean liners to mountain bikes, construction equipment to race cars, and oil platforms to space shuttles, welding holds the world together, so get fired up about a hot career in welding!

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    Students in this class are eligible to receive 12 college credits from the College of Lake County.

    Year 1:

    • WLD 113 - Welding Blueprint Reading, 3 credits
    • WLD 170 - General Welding, 3 credits

    Year 2:

    • WLD 171 - Gas Welding, Cutting, and Brazing, 3 credits
    • WLD 172 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding, 3 credits



    • AWS Certification
    • SP2 Certifications


    Job Opportunities

    • Code Pipe Welder
    • Construction Welder
    • Maintenance Welder
    • Mass Production Welder
    • Pipe Fitter
    • Plate Welder
    • Robot Welder Technician
    • Structural Iron Worker
    • Welding Engineer
    • Welder Inspector