Welder - Certificate of Achievement

This program is being discontinued. Enrolled students may complete their program of study. Please contact the Academic Advising Office at 313-317-6845 or advising@hfcc.edu for more information.

Program Info

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
James Anderson: 313-845-6351, jwanderson3@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-164K

Program Description


Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies.

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Complete a minimum of 38 additional credit hours in courses required within your specialization.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course Name Credit Hours
CIMWD-100: Weld Joint Design and Preparation (Safety/Joint Design) 1.00
CIMWD-101: Weld Joint Design and Preparation (Welding Code, Weld Measurement, and Hand Tools) 1.00
CIMWD-102: Weld Joint Design and Preparation (Material Cutting, Grinding, and Fabrication) 1.00
CIMWD-110: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Flat and Horizontal Welding) 1.00
CIMWD-111: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Vertical Welding) 1.00
CIMWD-112: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Overhead Welding) 1.00
CIMWD-120: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Safety and Technology) 1.00
CIMWD-121: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Steel and Stainless Steel-Flat and Horizontal Welding) 1.00
CIMWD-122: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Steel and Stainless Steel Vertical) 1.00
CIMWD-130: Gas Metal Arc Welding (Flat and Horizontal) 1.00
CIMWD-131: Gas Metal Arc Welding (Vertical and Overhead Welding) 1.00
CIMWD-140: Weld Metallurgy (Ferrous Metals) 1.00
CIMWD-141: Weld Metallurgy (Non-Ferrous Metals) 1.00
CIMWD-212: Pipe Welding (Socket and Flange Welding) 1.00
CIMWD-220: Tool and Die Welding (Technology) 1.00
CIMWD-221: Tool and Die Welding (GTAW) 1.00
CIMWD-222: Tool and Die Welding (SMAW) 1.00
CIMWD-230: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification Preparation and Practice 1.00
TAMA-110: Industrial Applications of Basic Mathematical Principles 2.00
TAMA-120: Industrial Applications of Algebraic Principles 3.00

Drafting: Complete courses based on specific company RTI

Credit Hours: 23

RTI (Related Training Instruction)
Employer specific document that details HFC courses needed to meet employer knowledge and skill requirements and fulfills HFC degree or certificate requirements.

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2023 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.