Welding Technology Basic Certificate

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

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.

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.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
21.0 (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: 
  • Production Welder
  • Entry-Level Maintenance Welder
  • Entry-Level Shop Welder
  • Entry-Level Fabricator