Welding Technology Basic Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
2003
Program Code
WTBA.CA
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

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
21.00
Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

This program will cost $5,400 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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