Welding Technology Advanced Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
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
Kevin Ridge: 313-317-4136, karidge@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-164

Program Description


This certificate will develop the skills necessary for a person to become proficient in specialized areas of welding. They will also be able to choose a process in which to attempt a weldment for certification through the American Welding Society for an additional fee. Students will perform a weld utilizing correct procedures to become a certified welder.

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. Recognize, set-up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding and fabricating trades.
  4. Interpret industrial 2-D and 3-D drawings and symbols.
  5. Operate electrical and thermal cutting processes.
  6. Set-up and perform welding operations with the appropriate process on various metals in different situations.
  7. Analyze, in relation to specific welding processes, welding flaws, weld integrity, and appearance.
Career Opportunities
  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Structural Steel Welder
  • Pipe Welder

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-123: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Aluminum) 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-142: Weld Metallurgy (Weld Testing) 1.00
CIMWD-210: Pipe Welding (2G and 5G Welding) 1.00
CIMWD-211: Pipe Welding (6G Welding) 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
Credit Hours: 23
Required Support Courses
Minimum Total Credit Hours