Welding Fundamentals III
The AWS Welding Fundamentals III Course, participants learn the basic science and practical application of the most utilized brazing and soldering processes. These processes include torch, furnace, dip, and induction brazing, as well as iron, torch, furnace, dip, and wave soldering. Presented in short, easy-to-understand modules, this multimedia course covers 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 5 hours
5 PDHs | .5 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:
This course teaches students how to:
- Provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the most used brazing and soldering processes, including torch, furnace, dip, and induction brazing, as well as iron, torch, furnace, dip, and wave soldering
- Teach learners about the basic science, equipment, consumables, process variables, safety precautions, and advantages and disadvantages inherent to each brazing and soldering process
- Present course content in short, easy-to-understand modules, using a variety of multimedia resources
Upon completion of Welding Fundamentals III, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the basic science and practical application of the most used brazing and soldering processes. Identify the specific equipment, consumables, process variables, safety precautions, and advantages and disadvantages inherent to each brazing and soldering process
- Analyze and evaluate the suitability of different brazing and soldering processes for specific applications
- Demonstrate intermediate-level brazing and soldering skills related to the covered processes
- Interpret and apply brazing and soldering codes and standards related to the covered processes
- Apply theoretical knowledge of brazing and soldering to practical scenarios involving the covered processes
- Communicate effectively with peers and colleagues regarding brazing and soldering processes, equipment, consumables, safety precautions, and results
- MODULE 1 – Brazing: Introduction
- MODULE 2 – Brazing: Equipment
- MODULE 3 – Brazing: Process Variations
- MODULE 4 – Brazing: Materials 1
- MODULE 5 – Brazing: Materials 2
- MODULE 6 – Brazing: Materials 3
- MODULE 7 – Brazing: Variables
- MODULE 8 – Brazing: Safety & Advantages/Disadvantages
- MODULE 9 – Soldering: Introduction
- MODULE 10 – Soldering: Equipment
- MODULE 11 – Soldering: Process Variations
- MODULE 12 – Soldering: Materials 1
- MODULE 13 – Soldering: Materials 2
- MODULE 14 – Soldering: Variables
- MODULE 15 – Soldering: Safety & Advantages/Disadvantages
Frequently Asked Questions
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 courseThis 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.
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 who attain a score of 75% or more on the completion exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 5 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 Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?
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.
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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