Welding Fundamentals - Basic

Price Member: $535.00
Non-member: $719.00

Course Length Approximately 14 hours
Availability to Course Materials Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days
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Approximately 14 hours of instruction divided into 29 easily manageable modules.

Participants can access the course 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.

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MODULE 1 – What is Welding?

MODULE 2 – Welding Processes and Weld Types

MODULE 3 – Welding Hazards and Environmental Protection

MODULE 4 – Managing Hazards and Accident Prevention

MODULE 5 – Oxyfuel Welding: Basics of Combustion, Fuel Types, and Flame Characteristics

MODULE 6 – Oxyfuel Welding: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Equipment

MODULE 7 – The Science of Arc Welding: Basics of Electricity

MODULE 8 – The Science of Arc Welding: Electrical Polarity and Arc Welding Equipment

MODULE 9 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Process Characteristics and Electrodes

MODULE 10 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Operations, Equipment, and Process Variables

MODULE 11 – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Principles, Operations, and Equipment

MODULE 12 – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Shielding Gases, and Process Variables

MODULE 13 – Gas Metal Arc Welding: Principles, Equipment, and Metal Transfer Modes

MODULE 14 – Gas Metal Arc Welding: Consumables, Shielding Gases, Equipment, and Process Variables

MODULE 15 – Flux Cored Arc Welding: Principles, Equipment, and Consumables

MODULE 16 – Flux Cored Arc Welding: Shielding Gases, Equipment, and Process Variables

MODULE 17 – Submerged Arc Welding: Principles, Equipment, and Materials

MODULE 18 – Submerged Arc Welding: Electrodes, Flux, Equipment, and Process Variables

MODULE 19 – Basics of Welding Metallurgy: Atomic Structures and Properties of Metals

MODULE 20 – Basics of Welding Metallurgy: States of Matter, Alloys, and Heat Affected Zones

MODULE 21 – Welding Discontinuities and Their Causes: Process, Metallurgical, and Base Metal Discontinuities

MODULE 22 – Welding Discontinuities and Their Causes: Structural Discontinuities

MODULE 23 – Oxyfuel Cutting Basics and Equipment

MODULE 24 – Oxyfuel Cutting Flame Types, Gas Types, and Cutting Variables

MODULE 25 – Oxyfuel Cutting Quality Limitations and Safety

MODULE 26 – Carbon Arc Cutting Basics and Equipment

MODULE 27 – Carbon Arc Cutting Operating Procedures & Safety

MODULE 28 – Plasma Arc Cutting Basics and Equipment

MODULE 29 – Plasma Arc Cutting Variables, Metallurgical Effects, Secondary Functions, and Safety

Who should take this course?
The Welding Fundamentals - Basic Course is designed for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with the science, methodology, terminology, and applications of the most commonly used welding and cutting processes. This course is ideal for students who need to learn the basics and established welders who want to expand their core competencies. The course is also perfect for salespersons, supervisors, and quality assurance personnel who want to expand their knowledge of welding in order to excel in the welding industry.
Do I qualify to take this course?
While comprehensive, the Welding Fundamentals - Basic Course was developed specifically with the beginner in mind. Registration is open to anyone with the desire to expand their understanding of welding.
How long do I have to complete this course?
Participants have access to the course content 24 hours a day for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. After this 30-day period, participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the completion exam. The exam can be activated before the end of the 30-day period if the participant has completed all the modules.
Does this course include a completion exam?
Yes. Upon completion of the final course module, participants are prompted to take an exam designed to evaluate their comprehension of the subject matter. The completion exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within a 90-minute period. Participants who do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the exam a second time. Participants that pass the exam earn a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will arrive at the address used for registration 10 to 14 business days after the date of examination. International shipping delivery dates may vary.
Do I need to purchase any other materials?
No. All the materials and resources necessary to complete the course objectives are included.
What platforms and devices can I use to view online courses?
You must be connected to the internet to access online courses. It supports the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Courses can be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Note, however, that a high speed internet connection and large screen offer a better user experience.


PO Box 197, Macquarie Park BC NSW 1670
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