Power and Trades Pathways Core Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2018
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645, bepdinfo@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Chad Richert: 313-317-1515, crichert@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115C

Program Description


Covers the fundamental skills needed for entry-level employment or entry into a pre-apprenticeship skilled trade program in energy technology, electrical systems or construction technology. Built on stackable credentials, this certificate enables students to choose from a number of different career paths in these areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Solve work related problems using maths skills.
  2. Communicate ideas and information effectively (both written and orally).
  3. Identify electrical circuits, components, and symbols.
  4. Demonstrate application of mechanical power transfer though hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems.
  5. Identify multiple job-related environmental, safety, and ergonomic applied principles.
  6. Utilize digital literacy.
Career Opportunities
  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Millwright
  • Plumber/pipefitter
  • Assistant substation operator
  • Electrical maintenance journeyman
  • Pert and cable tester
  • UG cable splicer
  • Electrical field service representative
  • Field service technician (I&2) apprentice

Occupational Exposure/Risk
  • Lifting over 50 lbs (back/knee/shoulder trauma associated with heights).
  • Falling from heights (over 10 feet).
  • Exposure to electric shock, live circuits, explosive gasses.

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete the Center for Workforce Development's Energy Industry Fundamentals Exam as administered by a licensed institution.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

This program will cost $4,271 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical debt upon graduation is not available.

The State of Michigan does not have licensure requirements for this profession.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/