American Welding Society

Math for Welders Level 1

The online AWS Math for Welders Level One online course provides a comprehensive overview of basic math skills. Mathematics is a necessary part of a welding professional’s activities. However, math can be complicated and confusing for beginners, and difficult for adults who haven’t used basic mathematical principles in a while. Not to worry! This course provides a combination of clear step-by-step verbal and visual explanations that makes each mathematical concept easy to understand and remember.

Course Length

Approximately 18 hours


Seminar – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days


Member: $385
Non-member: $510

Topics include place value, simplification, estimation, measurement and the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and mixed numbers. Numerous practical exercises allow welders, welding students and welding supervisors and inspectors to apply basic math skills to various aspects of the welding process.
The Math for Welders Level One Seminar is divided into 16 short, interactive, and easy-to-understand modules:

MODULE 1 – Introduction to Whole Numbers

MODULE 2 – Addition of Whole Numbers

MODULE 3 – Subtraction of Whole Numbers

MODULE 4 – Multiplication of Whole Numbers

MODULE 5 – Division of Whole numbers

MODULE 6 – Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 7 – Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 8 – Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 9 – Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 10 – Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 11 – Introduction to Decimal Numbers

MODULE 12 – Addition of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 13 – Subtraction of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 14 – Multiplication of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 15 – Division of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 16 – Conversion of Decimal Numbers and Fractions

Who should take this seminar?
The AWS Math for Welders Level One Seminar is ideal for any welding student or welding professional that needs to learn or review basic math skills and how they apply to various aspects of welding from measuring materials for cutting and assembling to ordering materials in an economical and efficient manner.
How long do I have to complete this seminar?
Participants have access to the seminar content for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. During this time, they may access the 16 educational modules 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. Access to the seminar materials will cease after this 30 day window, but participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the completion exam. The exam can also be activated before the end of the 30-day window if the student has completed all the modules.
Is there a completion exam as part of the AWS Math for Welders Level One Seminar?
Yes. Upon completion of the 16 educational modules, participants will have the option to take a completion exam. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions that test the participant’s retention of the basic topics covered in the seminar. The Completion Exam must be completed within a 90 minute period. Participants that do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the same exam a second time. Participants that pass the AWS Math for Welders Completion Exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion along with 18 Professional Development Hours. The AWS Certificate will arrive at the address used for registration within 10 to 14 business days from the date of examination. International shipping delivery dates may vary.
Do I need to purchase any other materials?
No. All the materials and resources necessary to complete the course objectives are provided as part of the online seminar.
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?
Yes. Participants that finish the Math for Welders Completion Exam with a score of at least 75% will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?
Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned though American Welding Online courses or Virtual Conferences can be utilized for recertification as long as the PDH’s are gained 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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18 October,2012