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Welder Technician

Do you like to work with your hands? Are you looking for a career where you can do what you love and make good money? This online Welder Technician course is an accelerated training package that will provide you the required knowledge and skills you need for success as a welder.

The course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary for a welder technician to perform the job, including lessons in math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, metal cutting, grinding, forming, robotics, rigging, and welding.

12 Months / 125 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Purchase College, SUNY

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Learning Method


Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Welder Technician

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES766

What You Will Learn
  • Welding Safety, Processes, and Applications
  • Troubleshooting
  • Inspection Methods
  • Metallurgy
  • Rigging
  • Fabrication Processes
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 125 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a career as a welder technician
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Get the knowledge and skills you need to start your career in an accelerated format


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  1. Math
    1. Math Fundamentals 101
    2. Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
    3. Units of Measurement 112
    4. Basics of Tolerance 121
    5. Blueprint Reading 131
    6. Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
    7. Geometry: Triangles 161
    8. Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
    9. Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
    10. Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
    11. Statistics 231
  2. Inspection
    1. Basic Measurement 101
    2. Introduction to GD&T 301
    3. Major Rules of GD&T 311
    4. Inspecting a Prismatic Part 321
    5. Inspecting a Cylindrical Part 331
    6. In-Line Inspection Applications 381
  3. Safety
    1. Intro to OSHA 101
    2. Personal Protective Equipment 111
    3. Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
    4. Respiratory Safety 131
    5. Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
    6. SDS and Hazard Communication 151
    7. Bloodborne Pathogens 161
    8. Walking and Working Surfaces 171
    9. Fire Safety and Prevention 181
    10. Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
    11. Ergonomics 102
    12. Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
    13. Safety for Lifting Devices 211
    14. Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
    15. Confined Spaces 231
    16. Environmental Safety Hazards 241
    17. Machine Guarding 140
  4. Materials
    1. Introduction to Physical Properties 101
    2. Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111
    3. Introduction to Metals 121
    4. Metal Manufacturing 140
    5. Classification of Steel 201
    6. Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211
    7. Ferrous Metals 231
    8. Nonferrous Metals 241
    9. Exotic Alloys 301
  5. Quality and Manufacturing Management
    1. Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
    2. Essentials of Leadership 110
    3. Essentials of Communication 120
    4. ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
    5. Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
    6. Manufacturing Process Applications: Part I 124
    7. Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
    8. Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II 125
    9. Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
    10. Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
    11. Conflict Resolution Principles 150
    12. 5S Overview 151
    13. Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
    14. Team Leadership 160
    15. Intro to Six Sigma 171
    16. Quality and Customer Service 175
    17. Manufacturing Management 180
    18. Troubleshooting 181
    19. Personal Effectiveness 190
    20. Conducting Kaizen Events 191
    21. Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
    22. SPC Overview 211
    23. Harassment and Discrimination 215
    24. TS 16949:2009 Overview 221
    25. Interpreting Blueprints 230
    26. Performance Management and the Law 230
    27. Metrics for Lean 231
    28. Process Flow Charting 241
    29. Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
    30. Management Tools: Problem Solving 270
    31. Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
  6. Grinding and Machining
    1. Safety for Metal Cutting 101
    2. Grinding Processes 201
    3. Grinding Safety 211
    4. Band Saw Operation 211
    5. Basics of the Surface Grinder 231
    6. Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
    7. Setup for the Surface Grinder 241
    8. Surface Grinder Operation 251
  7. Press Brake
    1. Press Brake Safety 100
    2. Press Brake Components 110
    3. Bending Fundamentals 120
    4. Die Bending Operations 130
    5. Operating the Press Brake 200
    6. Press Brake Specifications 220
  8. Robotics and Mechanical Systems
    1. Forces of Machines 121
    2. Robot Troubleshooting 160
    3. Robot Installations 230
  9. Rigging
    1. Intro to Machine Rigging 110
    2. Rigging Equipment 120
    3. Lifting and Moving Equipment 130
    4. Rigging Inspection and Safety 210
    5. Rigging Mechanics 220
  10. Welding and Assembly
    1. Welding Safety Essentials 101
    2. Safety for Assembly 105
    3. PPE for Welding 111
    4. Safety for Soldering 115
    5. Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120
    6. Welding Fumes and Gases Safety 121
    7. Electrical Safety for Welding 131
    8. Introduction to Welding 141
    9. Introduction to Welding Processes 151
    10. Material Tests for Welding 201
    11. Welding Ferrous Metals 211
    12. Welding Nonferrous Metals 212
    13. Overview of Weld Types 221
    14. Overview of Weld Defects 222
    15. Welding Symbols and Codes 231
    16. Electrical Power for Arc Welding 241
    17. Introduction to SMAW 252
    18. Introduction to GMAW 251
    19. Fabrication Process 232
    20. Overview of Soldering 271
    21. Plasma Cutting 283
    22. Oxyfuel Cutting Applications 282
    23. SMAW Applications 311
    24. GMAW Applications 301
    25. Advanced GMAW Applications 302
    26. GTAW Applications 331

Instructors & Support

No instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

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