Basic Welding


Welding Lab

The Basic Welding Certificate includes reading and interpreting welding symbols and blueprints, thermal cutting, flux core (inner and dual), spray transfer, safety, and basic MIG. Students will also sit for their OSHA 10 General Industry certification and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council safety certification. This program prepares students for a SENSE I credential in several welding practices from the American Welding Society. Graduates from this certificate program can directly enter the workforce and ladder coursework into JWCC’s Manufacturing Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, which is transferable to Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Missouri Western State University, Southern Illinois University, Governors State University and University of Northern Iowa.

All courses in the welding program are held at the JWCC Workforce Development Center, located at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy. 

Please Note: Welders should have good vision at 12 to 18 inches in order to properly weld.


“It is very valuable to have a training resource like JWCC in the community that understands the needs of local businesses and provides services and resources to fill those needs.”

Linda Walton
Human Resources Director
Manchester Tank, Quincy


Gainful Employment: For more information about graduation rates, cost, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other information, please visit our Gainful Employment page.