Welding Schools and Apprentice Training

Welder Apprentice Training provides specific courseware students need to achieve success as professional welders.

Provides comprehensive online training in gas and arc welding

Enhance your employee's skills through self-paced, online welding courses. The pre-technical skills gained from online apprentice training at Penn Foster enable learners to expand their skill sets and capabilities.

With extensive online training in pre-technical skills including industrial math, measurements and workplace safety, learners master the necessary essentials to move forward within the welding industry. Exclusively designed to meet the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) standards, the Welder Apprentice Training curriculum delivered online covers metal cutting, drilling and AC and DC electrical principles as well as testing and troubleshooting methods.

For employers, combining on-the-job training with online learning secures a strong future for your company by encouraging the continued development of your top employees.

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Welder Apprentice Training Course List

Pre-Technical and Basic Industrial Skills

Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Material Handling Safety186006
Working Safely with Electricity4400
Working Safely with Electricity (Video)VB06XX
Welding Shop Safety (Video)VB26XX
Jobs, Companies, and the Economy: Basic Concepts for Employees186034
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036
Reading Prints and SchematicsBlock X25
Introduction to Print Reading 186039
Dimensioning 186040
Tolerancing and Symbols 186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting 186042
Building Drawings 186043
Electrical Drawings and Circuits 186044
Electronic Drawings 186045
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings 186046
Piping: Drawings, Materials, and Parts 186047
Welding Symbols 186048
Sheet Metal Basics 186049
Sketching 186050
Reading Shop Prints6720A-B
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3860
Hand and Power ToolsBlock X24
Common Hand Tools, Part 1 186052
Common Hand Tools, Part 2 186053
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1 186068
Electric Drilling and Grinding Tools 186054
Power Cutting Tools 186055
Pneumatic Hand Tools 186056
Plumbing and Pipefitting Tools286042
Electricians' Tools006026
Tool Grinding and Sharpening186057
Woodworking Hand Tools186058
Routers, Power Planers, and Sanders186059
Jacks, Hoists, and Pullers186060
Bench Work, Part 35004C
Lubrication, Part 1286091
Lubrication, Part 2286092
Algebra: Monomials and PolynomialsX0201
Algebra: FactoringX0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of FractionsX0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of FractionsX0204


Fundamentals of Metal Cutting386015
Fundamentals of Welding, Part 1286025
Fundamentals of Welding, Part 2286066
Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding186004
Practical Metallurgy for Welders6152A-B
Gas Welding Equipment6272A-B
Gas Welding Techniques6276A-C
Common Thermal Cutting Processes286028
Introduction to Oxyfuel Welding (Video)VS08XX
Oxyfuel Welding (Video)VS09XX
Oxyfuel Cutting (Video)VS10XX
Oxyfuel Brazing and Soft Soldering (Video)VS11XX
DC PrinciplesBlock A21
Nature of Electricity 086001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law 086002
Capacitors and Inductors 086003
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 086004
Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries 086005
DC Motors and Generator Theory 086006
AC PrinciplesBlock A22
Alternating Current 086007
Alternating Current Circuits 086008
Inductors in AC Circuits 086009
Capacitors in AC Circuits 086010
Transformers 086011
Alternators 086012
Electrical Energy Distribution 086013
Rectification and Basic Electronic Devices 086014
Basic Test Equipment086025
Troubleshooting with Volt-Ohm-Milliamp Meters (VOMs)086026
Electrical Safety for the Trades186005
Arc Welding Equipment, Part 1286032
Arc Welding Equipment, Part 2286033
Arc Welding Equipment, Part 3286053
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Techniques, Part 1286030
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Techniques, Part 2286031
Gas Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals (GMAW or Mig)286059
Inspection and Testing of Welds5160
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc (Video)VS12XX
Welding with Shielded Metal Arc (Video)VS13XX
Introduction to GMAW (Video)VS14XX
Welding with GMAW (Video)VS15XX
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Fundamentals (GTAW or Tig)286035
Arc Welding of Low Carbon Steel5249A-B
Arc Welding of Alloy Steels and Iron5250
Arc Welding of Nonferrous Metals and Overlaying5251
Introduction to GTAW (Video)VS17XX
Welding with GTAW (Video)VS18XX
Fabrication of Pipe by Welding6278A-B
Pipe Welding (Video)VS19XX

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 715 hours (excluding videos).

Number of Exams: 96.

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