Welder Technician (Tools Included)
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 with the required knowledge and skills you need for success as a welder.
This online welding class provides an intensive overview of the welding skills necessary for a welder technician to perform the job, including lessons in math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, metal cutting,...
George Mason University
What you will learn
- Welding safety, processes, and applications
- Inspection methods
- Fabrication processes
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
- You will be given a 25-piece tool set to help ensure you launch your career with the tools needed for success
- Enrolled students are invited to attend our exclusive annual virtual National Apprenticeship Week events, featuring live webinars, workshops, and employer interactions
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 12 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 125 course hours
- Math Fundamentals
- Math: Fractions and Decimals
- Units of Measurement
- Basics of Tolerance
- Blueprint Reading
- Geometry: Lines and Angles
- Geometry: Triangles
- Geometry: Circles and Polygons
- Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem
- Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent
- Basic Measurement
- Introduction to GD&T
- Major Rules of GD&T
- Inspecting a Prismatic Part
- Inspecting a Cylindrical Part
- In-Line Inspection Applications
- Intro to OSHA
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation
- Respiratory Safety
- Lockout/Tagout Procedures
- SDS and Hazard Communication
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Walking and Working Surfaces
- Fire Safety and Prevention
- Flammable/Combustible Liquids
- Hand and Power Tool Safety
- Safety for Lifting Devices
- Powered Industrial Truck Safety
- Confined Spaces
- Environmental Safety Hazards
- Machine Guarding
- Introduction to Physical Properties
- Introduction to Mechanical Properties
- Introduction to Metals
- Metal Manufacturing
- Classification of Steel
- Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel
- Ferrous Metals
- Nonferrous Metals
- Exotic Alloys
- Quality and Manufacturing Management
- Lean Manufacturing Overview
- Essentials of Leadership
- Essentials of Communication
- ISO 9001: 2015 Review
- Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow
- Manufacturing Process Applications: Part I
- Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste
- Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II
- Managing Performance: Best Practices
- Managing Performance: Corrective Actions
- Conflict Resolution Principles
- 5S Overview
- Conflict Resolution for Different Groups
- Team Leadership
- Intro to Six Sigma
- Quality and Customer Service
- Manufacturing Management
- Personal Effectiveness
- Conducting Kaizen Events
- Managing the Diverse Workplace
- SPC Overview
- Harassment and Discrimination
- TS 16949:2009 Overview
- Interpreting Blueprints
- Performance Management and the Law
- Metrics for Lean
- Process Flow Charting
- Strategies for Setup Reduction
- Management Tools: Problem Solving
- Six Sigma Goals and Tools
- Grinding and Machining
- Safety for Metal Cutting
- Grinding Processes
- Grinding Safety
- Band Saw Operation
- Basics of the Surface Grinder
- Metal Cutting Fluid Safety
- Setup for the Surface Grinder
- Surface Grinder Operation
- Press Brake
- Press Brake Safety
- Press Brake Components
- Bending Fundamentals
- Die Bending Operations
- Operating the Press Brake
- Press Brake Specifications
- Robotics and Mechanical Systems
- Forces of Machines
- Robot Troubleshooting
- Robot Installations
- Intro to Machine Rigging
- Rigging Equipment
- Lifting and Moving Equipment
- Rigging Inspection and Safety
- Rigging Mechanics
- Welding and Assembly
- Welding Safety Essentials
- Safety for Assembly
- PPE for Welding
- Safety for Soldering
- Tools for Threaded Fasteners
- Welding Fumes and Gases Safety
- Electrical Safety for Welding
- Introduction to Welding
- Introduction to Welding Processes
- Material Tests for Welding
- Welding Ferrous Metals
- Welding Nonferrous Metals
- Overview of Weld Types
- Overview of Weld Defects
- Welding Symbols and Codes
- Electrical Power for Arc Welding
- Introduction to SMAW
- Introduction to GMAW
- Fabrication Process
- Overview of Soldering
- Plasma Cutting
- Oxyfuel Cutting Applications
- SMAW Applications
- GMAW Applications
- Advanced GMAW Applications
- GTAW Applications
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.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- PC: Windows 10 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Microsoft Word Online
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
In addition to the materials included online in the course, you will also receive the Welder Technician Tool Kit:
- The 25-piece tool kit includes a black tool tote bag, featuring the following items:
- 3 gloves
- 2 safety glasses
- 2 pliers
- 2 brushes
- 1 file
- 1 soapstone
- 1 cleaners tip
- 1 filter plate
- 1 flashlight
- 1 grinder
- 1 combination square
- 1 tape measure
- 2 hammers
- 1 wrench
- 1 center punch
- 1 friction lighter
- 1 beanie
- 1 wrench
Material Fees are non-refundable upon registration.
Please note: Due to the high cost of these items, tools will not be shipped until 10 days after your start date.
According to Salary.com, the average welder salary for an entry-level position (welder I) is $43,773 in the U.S., but the range typically falls between $38,873 and $50,317. Salaries vary widely depending on factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and years you have spent in your profession.
One can take many avenues to become a welder, but the fastest way is a one-year training program. After taking a course based on the fundamentals of welding, students will have the knowledge to become certified welders.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
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 the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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