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Welding – Advanced SMAW (Stick) Welding Technology – Certificate


Advanced SMAW (Stick) Welding Technology

Short-Term Certificate of Achievement

The Welding program provides detailed methods of instruction and training in the four most common metal joining methods. Welding is becoming an increasingly high-tech skill in which welders are trained to operate automated systems that use powerful lasers that can bond to metal. The demand for skilled welders is rising, register to get your certificate or welding degree today!

What You Can Do

Upon completion of the Welding Technology Certificate, the student can enter the workforce as a welding technician. The program will prepare graduates for entry into union trades positions including boilermakers, plumbers & pipefitters, structural steel workers, rail car repair and general maintenance, and small and medium job shops.


  • Welding
  • Cutting
  • Brazing
  • Sodering

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, for Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers, at Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers: Occupational Outlook Handbook:: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details



MAC 180Blueprint Reading3
WEL 123SMAW (stick) Plate Welding II3
WEL 125Weld Testing and Inspection3

Total Hours for Degree9

Notes and Information

Prerequisite: OSHA 10-hour Certification and Completion of Basic SMAW (Stick) Welding Technology Certificate

The Advanced SMAW (Stick) Welding Technology Program is a minimum of 9 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Program learning outcomes information.

Welding Faculty

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Grover Mays

Welding Professor

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8345
Office: C139 A