Welding Technology Basic Certificate

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656, technology@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-112
Faculty Contact
Kevin Ridge: 313-317-4136, karidge@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-164

Program 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
  • Analyze cutting and welding processes to identify and apply appropriate safe work practices.
  • Communicate effectively within the industrial welding profession.
  • Operate electrical and thermal cutting processes.
  • 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

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Minimum Total Credit Hours