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
Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 48 weeks.

This program will cost $8,694 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.

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