Introduction to Welding

Provided by: ToolingU

The class introduces the different welding processes as well as their general attributes and applications. In addition, it reviews joint and weld types, covers measurements which pertain to welding, discusses welding procedure specifications, and, finally, gives the user information on emerging welding practices and their effect on the practice of welding and the economy.

Course Objectives:

  • Define welding
  • Describe common welding processes
  • Describe laser beam welding processes
  • Describe emerging welding practices
  • Describe the impact of emerging welding practices
  • Describe weldable materials
  • Describe structural shapes that are commonly joined using welding processes
  • Identify common joint types
  • Identify common weld types
  • Describe welding procedure specifications
  • Describe the welding procedure specification
  • Describe weld gages
  • Describe gage blocks, go/no-go gages, and steel rules
  • Describe combination squares and protractors
  • Describe calipers and micrometers.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including technicians, engineers, and managers

Course ID







Communication, Personal Effectiveness, Welding, Welding Tools/Equipment, Welding Materials

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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