Sauk Academic programs

Welder: Entry Level

The SVCC welding program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the local employers, specifically the manufacturers which make up 30% of the employment in the SVCC college district.

Work and Employment

The entry-level welder can be employed with several different manufacturing companies including, but not limited to, heavy machine manufacturing, garage door makers, steel mill, radiator manufacturing, agricultural manufacturing, and other local companies. 

Special Consideration

To obtain employment as an entry level welder, most individuals will be required to possess a high school diploma or GED. A drug test has become customary in most warehousing and distribution companies before hiring.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2024-25 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 4 credit hours.

Tuition $600.00 $1,440.00 $1,608.00
Fees $72.00 $72.00 $72.00
Course Fees * $0.00 * $0.00 * $0.00
Total Tuition and Fees $672.00 $1,512.00 $1,680.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.