Welding Technology Basic Certificate of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


Focuses on the skills needed in performing basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and the thermal cutting processes. Upon successful completion, the student will have the skills necessary for an entry-level position in the manufacturing and service industries where they could use welding as a means to build and repair various products.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Analyze cutting and welding processes to identify and apply appropriate safe work practices.
  2. Communicate effectively within the industrial welding profession.
  3. Operate electrical and thermal cutting processes.
  4. Set-up and perform welding operations with the appropriate process on various metals in different situations.
Career Opportunities
  • Production Welder
  • Entry-Level Maintenance Welder
  • Entry-Level Shop Welder
  • Entry-Level Fabricator

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.