HFC is ready to help you start on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 120 degrees and programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFC is happy to help chart a course that is right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFC offers and average incomes in the field.

Industrial Technology

Whether your interest is in robotics, manufacturing, or automation, the programs in Industrial Technology will fit your needs. Develop entry level or advanced skills in computer numerical control, manufacturing production, facility maintenance, manufacturing maintenance, or process technology.

Machine Tool Technology/CNC

Associate in Applied Science


Manufacturing Production Specialist Certificate
Multi-skilled Manufacturing Maintenance-Mechatronic
Process Technology Associate in Applied Science

National Median Salaries

Programmers: $49,170*
Robotic Technicians: $51,220
Industrial Machinery Mechanics: $49, 560

Architecture/Construction Technology and Interior Design

Plan, design, and construct buildings as your career. With classroom education and hands-on training, you will be prepared to enter the workforce with skills in architectural design, construction, or interior design.

Architecture/Construction Technology

Architecture/Construction Technology Associate in
Applied Science
CAD Technology–Industrial Drafting Associate in Applied Science

Interior Design

Interior Design Associate in Applied Science
Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate

National Median Salaries

Interior Design–$54,200*

Automotive Technology

Our intermediate and advanced certificate programs and degrees will enhance your professional qualifications. These programs offer the perfect blend of classroom and hands-on education not available in any other educational setting.

Automotive Service

Automotive Service (ASSET) Associate in Applied Science
Automotive Service Management Associate in Applied Science

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Associate in Applied Science

National Median Salaries

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics–$39,880*

Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship

With these degrees and certificates, you will develop skills in various aspects of business, including international business and entrepreneurship. Whether your goal is to make your place in an existing industry or start your own business, these programs can provide the foundation for success.


Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate


Business Administration Associate in Business
International Business Associate in Business
Industrial Distribution Certificate
Paralegal Studies Certificate
Paralegal Studies Associate in Business
Supply Chain Management Technician Certificate
Supply Chain Management Associate in Business


Accounting Associate in Business

National Median Salaries

Sales Representatives, Wholesale Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products–$85,610*
First Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers–$63,860*
First Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, Repairers–$63,490*
Executive Secretaries or Administrative Assistants–$51,870*

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

Find your passion in food, friends, and elegant surroundings. Develop skills for a position in restaurant, hospitality, or institutional settings. Whether your interests lie in food preparation, restaurant management, or hotel management, these are the programs for you.

Culinary Arts

Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science
Restaurant Service Certificate

Hospitality Management

Hotel/Restaurant Management Associate in Applied Science

National Median Salaries

Food Service Managers–$53,130*
Chefs and Head Cooks– $46,620*

Electrical, Energy, and Welding Technology

Learn the skills you will need for a career in electrical technology, alternative energy, or welding. You will receive the right combination of classroom and hands-on experience to hit the ground running.

Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology Associate in Applied Science

Energy Technology

Alternative Energy Associate in Applied Science
Multi-skilled Facility Maintenance Technician Associate in Applied Science
HVAC Associate in Applied Science
Power Engineering Certificate of Achievement

Welding Technology

Welding Technology Certificate

National Median Salaries

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers: $46,110*
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers: $39,110**

Fine and Performing Arts

Students learn creative and performance skills in the disciplines of art, music, and theater, which they apply in a professional setting. Whether you are exploring your own talents or coordinating the talents of others, Fine Arts and Performing Arts programs provide the fundamentals you need.


Art Foundations Associate in Arts
Ceramics Associate in Arts

Performing Arts

Music Associate in Arts
Theater Associate in Arts

National Median Salaries

Musicians and Singers: $23.46/hr*

Graphic Design

Creativity abounds in the Graphic Design Program, which encompasses the disciplines of animation, graphic design, web design, and multimedia design. These programs introduce students to foundational skills and prepare them for creative jobs using those skills.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Associate in Arts
Illustration Certificate

Digital Design

Animation Certificate
Motion Capture Systems Technician Certificate
Multimedia Design Certificate

National Median Salaries

Multimedia Artists and Animators: $72,400*
Graphic Designers: $49,610*
Web Designers: The middle 50% earn between $52,700 and $67,540*

Information Technology

Information Technology comprises diverse areas in computing and related fields. From basic computer software applications to networking to information assurance, these programs provide the core of information technology.


Network Administration Associate in Applied Science

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems Associate in Applied Science
Computer Software Applications Certificate
Information Assurance Certificate
Web Development Associate in Applied Science

National Median Salaries

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts: $86,100*
Computer Programmers: $80,930*
Network and Computer Systems Administrators: $82,960*

Nursing and Health Careers

Nursing and Health Care programs are designed to prepare students for positions in a variety of professions, including pharmacy technology, radiography, physical therapy, firefighter/paramedic, and nursing.


Associate in Applied Science

Health Careers

Firefighter/Paramedic Associate in Applied Science
Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement
Medical Insurance Specialist Certificate
Nursing Care Skills Certificate of Achievement
Ophthalmic Technician Associate in Applied Science
Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Applied Science
Radiographer Associate in Applied Science
Respiratory Therapist Associate in Applied Science
Surgical Technologist Associate in Applied Science

National Median Salaries

Registered Nurses: $68,910*
Pharmacy Aides: $24,510*
Physical Therapist Assistants: $44,080*
Radiology Technologists and Technicians: $56,760

University Transfer and Other Programs

If your goal is to continue your education toward a bachelor’s degree, then a University Transfer program is the track for you. Complete the first two years of study in a supportive environment with small classes and personal attention.

Arab Cultural Studies Associate in Arts
Pre-Engineering Associate in Science
Environmental Studies Associate in Science
Pre-Pharmacy Associate in Science
Pre-Secondary Education Associate in Arts
Pre-Special Education Associate in Arts
Many other transferable degree options are available!

Talk to an HFC advisor about the College’s wide range of transfer agreements with 4-year institutions. For more information, call 313-845-9611 or visit hfcc.edu/campus-life/counseling.