SPARK! IVCC Jr. Welding Academy

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or Register by Phone: 815-224-0427 
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
[Closed Holidays & Fridays during the summer]

Questions? Call the IVCC Continuing Education Center: 815-224-0427.

Ages: 13–17
Dates: June 21-June 23
Days of Week: Tue-Thu
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Class ID: 4367
Tuition: $69

Explore career opportunities and requirements to be a welder and metal fabricator. Students will study basic MIG welding, workplace safety, basic manufacturing processes and basic print reading skills. In addition, campers will learn basic bending and rolling as well as drilling and reading a tape measure. There will be a project to complete to spec that will allow for students to use their design and metal cutting skills. Students should wear long pants or jeans, with no holes (no shorts, skirts, or capris), a long sleeved shirt,  and leather boots. Students will meet daily in front of Building J on IVCC's east campus. Please bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated.

Day 1- Safety briefing, with basic GMAW instruction and practice

Day 2- Begin fabrication of one of four projects

Day 3- Continue fabrication and welding of project

Day 4- Finish fabrication and paint the project

Instructors:  Tony Sondgeroth and Theresa Molln