Welding Fundamentals II
The AWS Welding Fundamentals II Course provides a comprehensive overview of resistance welding, plasma arc welding, electron beam welding, and laser beam welding, cutting, and drilling. Participants will learn about the science, equipment, consumables, process variables, safety precautions, and advantages and disadvantages inherent to each process.
At a Glance
Course: 30 days
Exam: 10 more days
Length & PDH / CEU
Approximately 7 hours
7 PDHs | .7 CEUs
Who Should Take This Course
Student Learning Outcomes
- Individuals who are new to welding or have limited experience in the field
- This course is ideal for students, apprentices, and professionals who want to acquire the foundational knowledge and skills required for welding
- Anyone seeking to prepare for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector exam
- This student body may encompass many positions, including:
- Welding engineers
- Welding inspectors
- Welding supervisors
- This student body may encompass many positions, including:
No previous knowledge is required. This course presents concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. We will start at the beginning, explain every term and topic, and provide practice questions to ensure learners understand the material. However, students with no welding background whatsoever may benefit from gaining a general understanding of basic welding processes and welding terminology. This prerequisite knowledge can be obtained by:
- Taking the AWS Welding Fundamentals I online course
- Obtaining and reading a copy of AWS A3.0 Standard Terms and Definitions
This course teaches students how to:
- Provide learners with an in-depth understanding of resistance welding, plasma arc welding, electron beam welding, and laser beam welding, cutting, and drilling
- Teach learners about the science, equipment, consumables, process variables, safety precautions, and advantages and disadvantages of each welding process
- Cover a range of advanced-level topics related to welding processes and equipment
Upon completion of Welding Fundamentals II, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of resistance welding, plasma arc welding, electron beam welding, and laser beam welding, cutting, and drilling
- Identify the specific equipment, consumables, process variables, safety precautions, and advantages and disadvantages of each welding process
- Analyze and evaluate the suitability of different welding processes for specific welding applications
- Demonstrate intermediate to advanced-level welding skills related to the covered welding processes
- Interpret and apply welding codes and standards related to the covered welding processes
- Apply theoretical knowledge of welding to practical scenarios involving the covered welding processes
- Communicate effectively with peers and colleagues regarding welding processes, equipment, consumables, safety precautions, and results
- MODULE 1 – Resistance Welding I: History & Science
- MODULE 2 – Resistance Welding II: Equipment
- MODULE 3 – Resistance Welding III: Consumables & Materials
- MODULE 4 – Resistance Welding IV: Variables
- MODULE 5 – Resistance Welding V: Safety
- MODULE 6 – Resistance Welding VI: Spot & Projection Welding
- MODULE 7 – Resistance Welding VII: Seam Welding & Advantages-Disadvantages
- MODULE 8 – Plasma Arc Welding I: History, Science & Equipment
- MODULE 9 – Plasma Arc Welding II: Variables & Advantages-Disadvantages
- MODULE 10 – Electron Beam Welding I: History & Science I
- MODULE 11 – Electron Beam Welding II: Science II
- MODULE 12 – Electron Beam Welding III: Equipment I
- MODULE 13 – Electron Beam Welding IV: Equipment II
- MODULE 14 – Electron Beam Welding V: Variables & Safety
- MODULE 15 – Electron Beam Welding VI: Advantages & Disadvantages
- MODULE 16 – Laser Beam Processes I: History & Science
- MODULE 17 – Laser Beam Processes II: Equipment, Consumables & Materials
- MODULE 18 – Laser Beam Processes III: Cutting & Drilling
- MODULE 19 – Laser Beam Processes IV: Variables
- MODULE 20 – Laser Beam Processes V: Safety
- MODULE 21 – Laser Beam Processes VI: Advantages & Disadvantages
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use these Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertification?
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 need to purchase any other materials?
No. All the materials and resources necessary to complete the course objectives are included.
Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) 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 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
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 who attain a score of 75% or more on the completion exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The AWS Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage.
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.
How much do I need to know before taking this course?
To get the most out of this course, it is helpful to understand the basic principles of welding, including terminology, joint design, electrical characteristics, discontinuities, and safety. These topics are covered in the AWS online course, Welding Fundamentals I.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with the science, terminology, equipment, variables, materials, safety, and applications of resistance welding, plasma arc welding, electron beam welding, and laser beam welding, cutting, and drilling. This course is ideal for students 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 these processes in order to excel in the welding industry.
Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Inspector Exam?
Yes. The Certified Welding Inspector Fundamentals Exam (Part A) contains questions concerning the topics covered in this seminar. This course is designed to help prepare participants for this section of the exam.
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