Welding Technology Advanced Certificate

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

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.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Analyze cutting and welding processes to identify and apply appropriate safe work practices.
  • Communicate effectively within the industrial welding profession.
  • Recognize, set-up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding and fabricating trades.
  • Interpret industrial 2-D and 3-D drawings and symbols.
  • Operate electrical and thermal cutting processes.
  • Set-up and perform welding operations with the appropriate process on various metals in different situations.
  • Analyze, in relation to specific welding processes, welding flaws, weld integrity, and appearance.

Required Core Courses

Complete one of the following Welding AWS Certification options:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding AWS Certification
Gas Metal Arc Welding AWS Certification
Minimum Credit Hours: 
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
32.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

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Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656, technology@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-172
Kevin Ridge: 313-317-4136, karidge@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-164
Career Opportunities: 
  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Structural Steel Welder
  • Pipe Welder