Fabrication Math II
The AWS Fabrication Math II course builds upon the lessons learned in Fabrication Math I to explain the concepts, equations, and formulas that welders, welding foremen, welding supervisors and other welding professionals require to estimate, plan, and produce quality welds. The same type of audio narration, animated graphics, examples, and practice problems found in Math I make these more advanced concepts just as easy to understand and remember. Topics include unit conversions, percentages and ratios, and the calculation of area and volume. Please see the course curriculum for a complete list of topics.
At a Glance
Price
Nonmember: $344
Materials Access
Course: 30 days
Exam: 10 more days
Length & PHD / CEU
Approximately 15 hours
15 PDHs / 1.5 CEUs
Course Details

Who Should Take This Course

Prerequisites

Objectives

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Modules
The Fabrication Math II course is ideal for:
 Welders
 Welding foremen
 Welding supervisors
 Production managers
 Welding Sales Representatives
The AWS Fabrication Math II Course only requires that learners understand how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals, as well as how to convert fractions, improper fractions, and decimals. These skills are covered in Fabrication Math I.
This course teaches students how to:
 Explain the use of percentages
 Express percentages as fractions
 Convert fractions into decimals
 Find percentages of whole numbers
 Explain the use of ratios
 Calculate and simplify ratios
 Explain the use of rates
 Calculate unit rates
 Calculate rates of speed, distance, and time
 Explain the use of exponents
 Describe how exponents are used in powers of 10
 Describe how exponents are used in scientific notation
 Explain the order of operations in mathematics
 Describe how to accurately perform calculations in the correct order
 Explain the use of conversions
 Describe United States Standard Units
 Describe the metric system
 Convert US Standard Units to metric units and vice versa
 Describe the measurement of temperature
 Explain the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius
 Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, and vice versa
 Explain measurements of time and how to convert them
 Explain the use of lines, line segments, endpoints, rays, parallel, and perpendicular lines
 Explain the use of angles and degrees
 Calculate angles
 Explain two dimensional shapes
 Calculate the area of 2 dimensional, rectangular shapes
 Explain the different types of triangles
 Calculate the area of a triangle
 Explain the Pythagorean theorem
 Explain Heron’s Formula
 Calculate the area of nonright triangles
 Calculate the radius, diameter, circumference, and area of a circle
 Calculate the volume of threedimensional shapes
 Describe the parts of a cone
 Calculate the volume of a cone
 Calculate the surface area of a cone
 Calculate the volume of a cylinder
 Calculate the surface area of a cylinder
Upon completion of the Fabrication Math II course, students will be able to:
 Explain and apply percentages to weldingrelated calculations
 Convert between percentages, fractions, and decimals
 Calculate ratios and unit rates and use them to solve weldingrelated problems
 Use exponents and scientific notation to represent very large or very small numbers that may arise in welding calculations
 Accurately perform calculations using the order of operations
 Convert between different units of measurement, including US Standard Units and the metric system, and apply these conversions to welding calculations
 Describe and use basic geometry concepts, such as lines, angles, and twodimensional shapes, to solve weldingrelated problems
 Calculate the area and perimeter of twodimensional shapes, such as rectangles and triangles
 Apply the Pythagorean theorem and Heron's formula to calculate the area of nonright triangles
 Calculate the circumference, area, and volume of circles, cones, and cylinders, and apply these calculations to weldingrelated problems
 MODULE 1 – Introduction
 MODULE 2 – Percentages and Ratios
 MODULE 3 – Rates and Ratios
 MODULE 4 – Exponents and Scientific Notation
 MODULE 5 – Order of Operations
 MODULE 6 – Unit Conversions: Metric/U.S. Standard Characteristics
 MODULE 7 – Unit Conversions: Temperature and Time
 MODULE 8 – Lines and Angles
 MODULE 9 – Rectangles and Squares
 MODULE 10 – Area of Right Triangles
 MODULE 11 – Area of NonRight Triangles
 MODULE 12 – Area of Circles
 MODULE 13 – Three Dimensional Shapes and Volume
 MODULE 14 – Three Dimensional Shapes and Volume: Cones
 MODULE 15 – Three Dimensional Shapes and Volume: Cylinders
Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?
Welders, welding foremen, welding supervisors, production managers, welding sales representatives and other welding professionals that require the mathematical skills to accurately measure the physical dimensions of welds and calculate the cost of the labor, materials, and equipment required to produce them.

Do I qualify to take this course?
The AWS Fabrication Math II Course only requires that learners understand how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals, as well as how to convert fractions, improper fractions, and decimals. These skills are covered in Fabrication Math I.

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 30day period, participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the completion exam. The exam can be activated before the end of the 30day period if the participant has completed all the modules.

Does this course include a completion exam?
Yes. Participants are prompted to take a completion exam at the conclusion of the final course module. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions designed to test the participant’s retention of the subject matter covered in the course. The Completion Exam must be completed within a threehour period. Participants that do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the same exam a second time. Participants who attain a score of 75% or more on the completion exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The AWS Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage.

Do I need to purchase any other materials?
No. All the materials and resources necessary to complete the course objectives are included.

Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?
Yes. Participants that receive a score of 75% or above on the AWS Fabrication Math II Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?
Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification provided the PDH’s are earned during the certification period.

Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?
Yes. Participants that receive a score of 75% or above on the Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 1.5 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Supervisor Exam?
Yes. The Certified Welding Supervisor Certification Exam contains questions concerning the accurate calculation of weld dimensions and the costs associated with the production of welds. The mathematical skills covered in this course are required to perform those calculations.

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