Fabrication Math I


Member: $250
Non-member: $333

Access to Course Materials

Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days

Course Length & Earnings

Approximately 18 hours
18 PDHs / 1.8 CEUs

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Fabrication Math I

introduction to basic math skills

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.

The American Welding Society is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.


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 who attain a score of 75% or more on the completion exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 18 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 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 can be utilized for recertification provided the PDH’s are obtained during the certification period.

Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?

IACET Accredited - AWS LearningYes. Participants that receive a score of 75% or above on the Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 1.8 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
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Can I use these Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertification?

IACET Accredited - AWS LearningYes. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification provided the CEUs are earned during the certification period.
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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.

What platforms and devices can I use to view AWS Learning online courses?

You must be connected to the internet to access AWS Learning online courses. AWS supports the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Courses can be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Note, however, that a high speed internet connection and large screen offer a better user experience.

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