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Welding registration July 31, Aug. 8

Special registration sessions for fall Illinois Valley Community College welding courses are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Program coordinator Paul Leadingham will present each session and help students select courses. Pre-registration is required by calling (815) 224-0439 or emailing kathy_sramek@ivcc.edu. Fall classes begin Aug. 16.

The welding program offers 34 classes leading to six certificates and two Associate in Applied Science degrees. Students may also receive American Welding Society (AWS) certification.

Classes are available in stick arc welding, GMAW (MIG) welding, GTAW (TIG) welding, and oxy acetylene welding in all positions including flat, vertical-up, vertical-down, horizontal, and overhead and using all industry-standard materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous alloys, and pipe.

The IVCC welding lab, located in building J-West, is one of only four in Illinois designated as an American Welding Society Accredited Testing Facility (ATF).