Crisp Student Welding

Welding Technology

Thinking about a career in welding? Well, you are going to need a hands-on training program to prepare you. Welcome to Kaskaskia College's Welding Technology Program! Our comprehensive program is designed to develop your skills in labs outfitted with modern industrial welding equipment, taught by an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector. An example of KC's commitment to keeping students current in the field is the purchase of a new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma cutter that is being introduced into the curriculum.

Kaskaskia’s Welding Technology Program allows students to explore the many avenues available within the field of welding. This program is designed to help students prepare for a career in the metal fabrication trades as a skilled welding operator. The knowledge and demonstrated skill of a qualified welder are in demand and pays well. The Welding Technology Program requires dedication to learning and understanding of all aspects of welding dynamics through classroom lecture and intensive hands-on experience in the laboratory setting.

Why a career in welding?

Welding is a great career, as it offers a vast array of employment opportunities. Currently skilled trades such as welding are seeing a decline in available welders as the current workforce is aging and getting closer to retirement. As the need for skilled welders grows, this is an excellent time to make welding your career choice.

Our goal in KC's Welding program is to not only help land our graduates jobs, but a fulfilling career. The college maintains a great relationship with area employers, with many serving as members of the program's advisory board. This helps the college to stay up with the latest trends and technology in the industry.

Where do you see yourself?

Upon successful completion of this degree students will be prepared for employment in the following fields:

  • Welder
  • Journeyman
  • Foreman
  • Inspector
  • Manager

Welding Areas of Study

  • Boilermakers
  • Ironworkers
  • Sheet metal mechanics
  • Pipefitters and pipe welders
  • Ship fitters and ship welders
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Aerospace industries

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Welding Faculty

Cory Wellen

Cory Wellen

Assistant Professor Welding

Contact Us

Cory Wellen

Assistant Professor Welding

Phone  |  618-545-3406

Location  |  Centralia

Office  |  Crisp Technology Center, CRP 115


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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