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Availability to Course Materials

Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days

Course Length

Approximately 18 hours


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The AWS Fabrication Math I course provides a comprehensive introduction to basic math skills. The engaging, multimedia, format offers clear, step-by-step verbal and visual explanations that make each mathematical concept easy to understand and remember. Topics include place value, simplification, estimation, measurement and the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and mixed numbers. This self-paced, online course is ideal for both beginners and welding professionals who want to learn or refamiliarize themselves with the basic principles behind many of the measurements and calculations used in the welding industry.


Approximately 18 hours of instruction divided into 18 easily manageable modules.

Participants can access the course 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.

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Pause, advance, and rewind navigation features give users complete control over their learning experience.

Audio narration, animated graphics and video footage make even the most complex topics engaging and easy-to-understand.

Interactive elements, practice problems, and quizzes facilitate the mastery of concepts and measure content retention.

Course content was developed by industry experts and AWS learning professionals.

Users can speak to an AWS instructor during the optional weekly question and answer teleconference.

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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: Identifying and Simplifying Fractions

MODULE 7 – Introduction to Fractions: Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

MODULE 8 – Addition of Fractions: Adding Like and Unlike Denominators

MODULE 9 – Addition of Fractions: Adding Unlike Denominators and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 10 – Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 11 – Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 12 – Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

MODULE 13 – Introduction to Decimal Numbers

MODULE 14 – Addition of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 15 – Subtraction of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 16 – Multiplication of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 17 – Division of Decimal Numbers

MODULE 18 – Conversion of Decimal Numbers and Fractions

Who should take this course?
The Fabrication Math I course 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 course?
Participants have access to the course content for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. During this time, they may access the 18 educational modules 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. Access to the course 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.
Does this course include a completion exam?
Yes. Upon completion of the 18 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 course. The Completion Exam must be completed within a two-hour period. Participants that do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the same exam a second time. Participants that pass the Fabrication Math I 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.
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?
Yes. Participants that finish the Fabrication Math I 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 obtained 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 course. This course is designed to help prepare participants for this section of the exam.
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