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