Weld Ed Modules

Elyria, Ohio

Professional Development for Welding Educators

The courses are designated for Professional Development of Welding Educators teaching secondary and post-secondary welding programs. The descriptions of the training modules are listed below:


“Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Commercial Alloys” course covers the concepts and fundamentals of atomic structure, grain structure, heat flow, phase transformations, welding metallurgy, and the weldability of ferrous and non-ferrous commercial alloys. Laboratory work consists of welding metallurgy investigation on the welded samples and weldability testing for specific applications.


“Cutting and Joining Processes” course covers the basics and principles of major joining and cutting processes. Advantages, disadvantages, equipment, consumables, techniques and variables for each process are discussed. Applications, criteria for consumable selection and how to establish process parameters are emphasized. Laboratory work involves equipment set up and operating of the welding and cutting equipment for specific applications.


“Design for Welding, Fabrication, Assembly and Robotic Welding” course covers the concepts and fundamentals of the design for welding, fabrication, assembly and robotic welding. Laboratory work consists of case studies using standard design equations to determine the behavior of welded materials, part processing and optimization of fabrication, design considerations for work holding and manipulating equipment, and the programming and operating robots for GMAW welding.


“Weld Quality and Inspection, Welding Codes, Specifications and Safety” course covers the of concepts and fundamentals,of the weld quality and inspection methods, welding codes, specifications and safety. Laboratory work consists of setting up and operating the instruments and equipment for identification and characterization of weld discontinuities and defects.

The qualification and certification standards for entry level welders and welding technicians as established by The American Welding Society will be covered in all four modules.


“Laser Welding” course covers the concepts and fundamentals of laser welding technology. Covers basic optics, laser welding systems and welding process optimization, and metallurgy of laser welds.  Laboratory work consists of case studies that will involve optimization of laser welding equipment and identification and characterization of weld discontinuities and defects.


“Instructional Design & Teaching Strategies for Welding Instruction course covers development of a welding program from needs assessment through curriculum development, and teaching strategies to development and evaluation of student achievement.  The module content includes welding program development, writing program and course objectives, use of advisory committees, curriculum development, learning theory, teaching methods, learning styles, laboratory teaching, organization, and assignment development, and evaluation methods.


"Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is testing and evaluation that does not destroy the test object. NDT is vital for constructing and maintaining all types of components and structures. Non-Destructive tests are done to detect internal or external imperfections, to determine structure, composition, or properties, or to measure geometric characteristics without affecting the form, fit, or function of the test object or material. To detect different types of indications such as inclusions, cracks and corrosion, there are many methods of testing available, such as radiography, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, eddy current, and visual. The module provides an overview of each of the major testing methods and laboratory practice to assure understanding of NDT theory.


  • Payment for this course in full by credit card is required upon registering for this course. You will not be registered until payment is rendered.
Certificates, CEUs and Contact Hours
  • In some courses, certificates, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or contact hours are awarded upon successful completion. This is noted in the course description.  Many professional areas recommend receiving these designations and recognize them as proof of continuing professional education. 
  • Weld-Ed reserves the right to repeal, change or amend rules, regulations and fees; to withdraw, add to or modify courses listed within; and to change instructor assignments.
Refund of Fees
Non-credit Classes, Workshops, Seminars:
  • 100% if cancelled by Weld-Ed
  • 100% if the schedule adjustment or withdrawal is initiated at least seven calendar days prior to the start of the course.
  • No refund if the withdrawal is initiated six calendar days before the first class meeting or later


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1400351. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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