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32 weeks
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Program description


Welding is a career preparation program housed in the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division. It prepares students for employment and advancement in welding-related jobs performing welding, soldering and brazing duties.

Admission requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • General Welding
  • Welding Blue Print Reading
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Technical Composition I
  • English Composition I
  • Applied Mathematics I or Higher Level Math

Second Semester

  • Gas Welding Cutting and Brazing
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Adv. Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Introduction to AutoCAD
  • Machining Principles

Summer Session

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Third Semester

  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Basic Metallurgy I
  • Communication Skills
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Fourth Semester

  • Economics for Business and Industry
  • Humanities or Fine Arts Elective
  • Welding Elective
  • Applied Fabricating Processing
  • Welding Certification

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


Degree: Associate in Applied Science, Welding Technology

Career opportunities

Welders work both indoors and outdoors, welding or joining metal parts. Most work in manufacturing industries or construction.

  • Industrial Welder
  • Manufacturing Welder
  • Transportation Welder
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Pipe Welder
  • Maintenance
  • Iron-worker
  • Motorsports
  • Robotics
  • Welding Inspector

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About this institute

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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Contact info

College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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