Southeastern Illinois College offers an excellent welding program. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Welding jobs are projected to grow 15% from 2010-2020, and the median pay is $35,450/year. Students in SIC’s Welding program may find interest in the following career opportunities:

  • Welding Technician
  • Welding Specialists
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Welding Instructor
  • Welding Inspector

Or maybe you plan to own your shop! If so, The Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center (WISBDC) at Southeastern Illinois College can help get you started!

The college offers both a certificate and associate in applied science degree in Welding Technology. Both provide students with the basic skills needed to obtain employment in an industrial setting where welding is part of maintenance or fabrication operations. Southeastern's program places special emphasis on lab activities that help students hone their technical skills. The certificate program at Southeastern can be completed in two semesters, while the AAS degree can be completed in two years or four semesters.
Students enrolled in the Welding Technology program are required to supply the following welding equipment: helmet, goggles, clothing, shoes, gloves, and standard safety glasses. These items protect students from harmful rays, sparks, and hot metal fragments.

Interested students should contact our SIC Recruiters at 618-252-5400 ext. 2245, or email

Program Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: By utilizing qualified faculty that work in local industry, and maintaining state of the art equipment and laboratory facilities and using a curriculum that is aligned with the technology that is currently used in today’s industry, we prepare our students to obtain meaningful employment as welding professionals that are locally and nationally recognized.
Goal 2: To prepare students that are sought after by competitive employers in heavy construction, fabrication, and repair within the welding industry.
Goal 3: To prepare students to pass the American Welding Society Welder Performance Qualification Test and become certified welders.
Goal 4: To prepare students to apply all welding principles and traits of professional work ethics in any work environment.
Goal 5: To prepare students to continue education as well as to grow and adapt to changes in the workplace.

Curriculum Guides:

A.A.S Degree
Welding Certificate
Welding Certificate(Level 2)