Welder Technician Online Career Training Program

Job Outlook | FAQs | Course Objectives | Curriculum | Instructor

Become a Welder Technician

Welder technicians use welding tools to bond metals into new or repaired components and parts. They may fix damaged metal machines or help engineers create new designs and equipment. Welder technicians work in industries ranging from aerospace to construction to oilfield operations and many more. If you enjoy working with your hands, using machines and solving problems, this 100% online course will train you to start a career as a welder technician.

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Job Outlook for Welders

  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), welders in the state of California earn $23.03 per hour or $47,910 per year on average.
  • The BLS also indicates that California ranks second in the US with the highest employment level in this occupation.

Welder Technician FAQs

What skills do Welder Technicians need?

Welder technicians use a variety of welding techniques, including arc, soldering, plasma cutting and oxyfuel cutting processes. They use math to determine tolerances, read blueprints and configure physical designs from engineering concepts. They must be familiar with the properties of metals, including both ferrous metals like steel and iron and non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium and zinc. Welder technicians work with powerful equipment, so safety procedures and practices are very important. Finally, welder technicians often work in teams on loud, sometimes dangerous jobs. Therefore, listening and collaboration skills are crucial.

Can Welder Technicians work anywhere?

Although some state and local governments have license or certification requirements, welding is generally considered a very mobile career. Excellent welders are known as elite trades practitioners who can find work almost anywhere.

Is an online course good for learning welding?

This course is designed as an accelerated training package that will give you the concepts and skills you need to get started in a welding career. These include math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, metal cutting, grinding, forming, robotics, rigging, and welding.

About the Online Training Course

Course Objectives

  • Welding Safety, Processes, and Applications
  • Troubleshooting
  • Inspection Methods
  • Metallurgy
  • Rigging
  • Fabrication Processes
  • Prepare for a career as a welder technician
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Get the knowledge and skills you need to start your career in an accelerated format

Prerequisites & Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

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Key course topics include:

• Math
• Inspection
• Safety
• Materials
• Quality and Manufacturing Management
• Grinding and Machining
• Press Brake
• Robotics and Mechanical Systems
• Rigging
• Welding and Assembly


This self-paced course is not instructor-facilitated; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

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