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Welder Technician (Tools Included)   

The Welder Technician course is an intensive overview of skills relating to welding techniques, from the basic principles of metal cutting and rigging to safety guidelines and manufacturing management.


Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Video-based labs: The latest version of Google Chrome is preferred.


  • 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.

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, grinding, forming, robotics, rigging, and welding.

As an added bonus, you will be provided with the welder tools needed for success. You will be given your own 25-piece tool kit carrier bag featuring pliers, safety glasses, gloves, and more—all included in your course registration. This tool kit features tools from well-known tool manufacturers like Stanley, DeWALT, and Milwaukee.

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

What you will learn

  • Welding safety, processes, and applications
  • Troubleshooting
  • Inspection methods
  • Metallurgy
  • Rigging
  • Fabrication processes

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as a welder technician
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Access to five video-based simulation labs for virtual hands-on experience
  • 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

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

  • Welder Technician (Tools Included)
  • Fee: $2,695.00
    Dates: 7/1/2024 - 9/30/2024

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