Productivity Solutions Bundle
Waste is an inherent problem in many businesses—and welding is no different. Every year, welding manufacturing operations lose millions of dollars in profits due to the improper calculation of costs and inefficient welding practices. However, every welding facility has opportunities for process improvement to increase welding productivity.
Before you enhance your organization’s impact on the industry, you must first understand the lean process. Our three-course Productivity Solutions Bundle features virtual, instructor-led and on-demand courses that cover how to mitigate waste and calculate costs, provide tips for implementing lean management in a welding operation, and teach you to become one of your company’s most valuable assets.
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Access to Course Materials
Approximately 35 hours
Participants save over 40% on the combined cost of the seven CWS online course.
Approximately 84 hours of instruction divided into 7 courses.
- EASY TO ACCESS
Participants can access courses 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.
- EASY TO USE
Pause, advance, and rewind navigation features give users complete control over their learning experience.
- EASY TO UNDERSTAND
Audio narration, animated graphics and video footage make even the most complex topics engaging and easy-to-understand.
Interactive elements, practice problems, and quizzes facilitate the mastery of concepts and measure content retention.
Course content was developed by industry experts and AWS learning professionals.
- ACCESS TO AWS INSTRUCTOR
Users can speak to an AWS instructor during the optional weekly question and answer teleconference.
- LIVE SUPPORT
AWS customer support Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do I need to know before taking this seminar?
No previous knowledge is required. Course topics are presented in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. We start at the beginning, explain every term and topic, and provide practice questions to ensure you understand the material
Who should take this seminar?
This seminar is ideal for welding professionals involved in planning, training, supervision, quality control, and safety.
How long do I have to complete this seminar?
Participants have access to the course content 24 hours a day for a period of 90 days from the date of registration.
Does this seminar include a completion exam?
Each of the courses that comprise the Welding Supervisor Seminar contains an online completion exam designed to evaluate the participant’s comprehension of the subject matter. Most of these online completion exams consist 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 who pass the online completion exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion for that particular course. Certificates of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage. NOTE: The completion exam included in this online course is NOT the same as the AWS Certified Welding Supervisor exam. Participants who pass the completion exam are awarded Professional Development Hours (PDHs) based on the length of each course (1hr = 1 PDH). However, participants who wish to obtain Certification must take the AWS Certified Welding Supervisor exam at a PROMETRIC testing site. Please refer to the AWS Certified Welding Supervisor webpage for complete details
Do I need to purchase any other materials?
No. All the materials and resources necessary to complete the seminar objectives are included.
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this seminar?
Yes. Participants who receive a score of 75% or above on a course completion exam will receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The number of PDHs earned depends on the length of the course.
Welding Fundamentals – 14 Hours
Safety in Welding – 3 Hours
Fabrication Math I – 18 Hours
Fabrication Math II – 15 hours
Understanding Welding Symbols – 10 Hours
Economics of Welding – 18 Hours
Science of Non-Destructive Testing – 6 Hours
Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?
Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses and virtual conferences can be applied towards recertification, provided the PDHs are earned during the certification period.
Will this seminar help prepare me for the Certified Welding Supervisor Exam?
Yes. The Certified Welding Supervisor exam contains questions concerning the topics covered in this seminar. This course is designed to help prepare participants for this exam. NOTE: The completion exam included in this online course is NOT the same as the AWS Certified Welding Supervisor exam. Participants who pass the completion exam are awarded Professional Development Hours (PDHs) based on the length of each course (1hr = 1 PDH). However, participants who wish to obtain Certification must take the AWS Certified Welding Supervisor exam at a PROMETRIC testing site. Please refer to the AWS Certified Welding Supervisor webpage for complete details.
Does the Pre-Seminar take the place of the week-long instructor-led CWS seminar?
No. The CWS Online Seminar is designed to help students take full advantage of the 40-hour instructor-led seminar. Live seminars are designed to review the most relevant topics. Given their limited duration, there is often not enough time to cover any one subject in depth. Therefore, it is important for participants to learn or reacquaint themselves with the CWS exam body of knowledge before taking the instructor-led seminar. This online seminar allows participants to learn or relearn this crucial information at their own pace.
What platforms and devices can I use to view AWS Learning online courses?
You must be connected to the internet to access AWS online courses. AWS 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 fast internet connection and a large screen offer better user experiences
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