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Heartland Community College

Design & Fabrication Skills

17 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

The Design & Fabrication Skills Certificate prepares you for an entry-level position as a machine operator or welder in a manufacturing environment. You will learn basic engineering design, manufacturing processes, machining skills, and welding skills. Should you decide to pursue further education in this area, you can apply all of these courses toward the Industrial Technology Certificate or the Industrial Technology AAS degree.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
Class Title Credit Hours
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
MFTG 115 Manufacturing Production & Processes 3
MFTG 130 Engineering Graphics 3
MTT 121 Introduction to Lathe Machining 3
MTT 131 Introduction to Mill Machining 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

WELD 110 Introduction to Welding Processes 3
Total Credit Hours


Suggested Sequence

Fall - MFTG 115, MTT 121, MTT 131
Spring - BTEC 145, MFTG 130, TECH 171/172, WELD 110

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895