Meet Our Faculty: Cliff Hartsfield

Meet CLIFF HARTSFIELDA headshot of CSM instructor Cliff Hartsfield

Instructor, Welding and Construction Trades

Faculty member since 2019

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Pipe Welding
  • Advanced Gas Metal Arc Pipe Welding
  • Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Welding
  • Construction Trades Core Skills


I started my career in the Navy, receiving basic welding skills while serving onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).

After being honorably discharged, I worked in several different welding shops.

After several years of working in welding shops, I went to work for Baltimore Gas and Electric at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and worked there as a welder, nuclear, for 17 years and spent the last 10 years as weld shop supervisor.

I currently serve as an instructor at the Center for Trades and Energy Training, instructing in all welding courses and construction trades core skills.

Educational Background 

  • Graduated from Lanham Christian School in Lanham, Maryland
  • Completed National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Master Trainer training
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Weld Inspector
  • Certified welder in SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW



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Last updated: 8-22-23

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