Degrees & Certificates

Welding Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Advanced Welding

Certificate of Achievement


Certificate of Achievement


For a highly-skilled career that gets you into the workforce quickly, consider welding.

A strong education is vital, but training takes less time, and job opportunities are diverse and plentiful.

At Waubonsee, you can learn what you need to know for a career in welding—and since the versatile skills are the same across industries, you’ll be able to work where you’re needed most, or in an industry that’s of particular interest to you.

Studying Welding at Waubonsee

Waubonsee’s Welding Program is comprehensive, with options including certificates and an associate degree.

Hands-on skills development prepares students for real-world work, with training in the industry’s most in-demand techniques: oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux cored arc, and gas tungsten arc.

Classes are taught by knowledgeable and concerned instructors who bring extensive field experience into the classroom, including manufacturing and field construction.

Career Program Outcomes

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Study Tuition-Free


If you're between the ages of 18-24 and are in need of financial assistance, you may be able to get your tuition, fees, books and supplies paid for through the Waubonsee Works program.

Meet Your Faculty


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Costs and Payments


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Working in Welding

Graduates have observed that certified welders have more opportunity in the field. Professional welders also have long careers, thanks to consistent need for their skills.

Many industries put welders to work: construction, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, industrial and more.

Welders also have a long history as self-starters, running their own business or working as a solopreneur. With the number of options available, certified welders have a bright future.

Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Welding? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Student Achievement Data

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Professional licensure and certification requirements

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. At this time, Waubonsee Community College cannot confirm if programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Illinois. Please consult the Licensure Requirements by State and Program table for a full list of states.