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A Welder Technician is required to have a thorough understanding of how to properly and safely operate welding equipment and machinery as well as learn math, inspection, materials, quality, metal cutting, grinding, forming, robotics, and rigging. This program 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.
Prepares You For...
In this program you will learn the following concepts and skills to become a Welder Technician: math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, metal cutting, grinding, forming, robotics, rigging, and welding.
Upon completion of this program you will understand:
The Welder Technician program provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for a welder technician to perform the job, including classes in math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, metal cutting, grinding, forming, robotics, rigging, and welding.
This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program.
Math: Fractions and Decimals
Units of Measurement
Basics of Tolerance
Geometry: Lines and Angles
Geometry: Circles and Polygons
Trigonometry: The Pythagorean
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent
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
SDS and Hazard Communication
Walking and Working Surfaces
Fire Safety and Prevention
Hand and Power Tool Safety
Safety for Lifting Devices
Powered Industrial Truck Safety
Environmental Safety Hazards
Introduction to Physical Properties
Introduction to Mechanical
Introduction to Metals
Classification of Steel
Essentials of Heat Treatment of
and Manufacturing Management
Lean Manufacturing Overview
Essentials of Leadership
Essentials of Communication
ISO 9001: 2015 Review
Continuous Process Improvement:
Manufacturing Process Applications:
Continuous Process Improvement:
Identifying and Eliminating Waste
Manufacturing Process Applications:
Managing Performance: Best Practices
Managing Performance: Corrective
Conflict Resolution Principles
Conflict Resolution for Different
Intro to Six Sigma
Quality and Customer Service
Conducting Kaizen Events
Managing the Diverse Workplace
Harassment and Discrimination
TS 16949:2009 Overview
Performance Management and the Law
Metrics for Lean
Process Flow Charting
Strategies for Setup Reduction
Management Tools: Problem Solving
Six Sigma Goals and Tools
Safety for Metal Cutting
Band Saw Operation
Basics of the Surface Grinder
Metal Cutting Fluid Safety
Setup for the Surface Grinder
Surface Grinder Operation
Press Brake Safety
Press Brake Components
Die Bending Operations
Operating the Press Brake
Press Brake Specifications
and Mechanical Systems
Forces of Machines
Intro to Machine Rigging
Lifting and Moving Equipment
Rigging Inspection and Safety
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
Overview of Soldering
Oxyfuel Cutting Applications
Advanced GMAW Applications
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All materials for the class are available online.
This is not an instructor facilitated program; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
1. Can I register for
programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never
actually travel to the school. Most
schools offer telephone or online registration.
2. How long does it
take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open
you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive eighteen
(18) months to complete the program.
3. What if I don't
have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has
calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't
much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you
unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a
completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
4. Do I have to buy
5. Can I get
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do
for federal aid. 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
they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
6. What happens when
I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you
awarded a certificate of completion.
7. Am I guaranteed a
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills
you need to
obtain an entry-level position in most cases.
We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our
career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to
on finding your first job. Facilitators
will also be available to use as a professional reference upon
the program. Potential students should
always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
8. Who will be my
There is no facilitator for this program. Support
through email, online forms, and phone.
9. What software or
hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the
In order to take our online programs, you must
to a computer and the Internet. You can
access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.
You don’t have to use the same computer to
log-in to the program every time. Make sure your web browser is updated.
10. Can I use a Mac?
Yes – but some interactive elements using Adobe
11. How can I get
more information about this program?
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12. When can I start
Our programs are all open enrollment.
You can register and start the program as
soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the
program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a
shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
13. Does this program
prepare for a certification?
There is not a certification. This program is
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