Online Trade Certifications

In partnership with Edu4trades, we offer six online skilled trade certification programs designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to meet today's occupational demand for jobs in areas such as Welding, Plumbing, Machining, and Electrical. Students can enroll at anytime and complete course work online at their convenience.  Externship courses give students the opportunity to put their new found knowledge to work through 30-hours of hands-on experience at a company within or close to their local area. Get started today and close the skills gap!

Course Listing

Electrical Technician Course:

This 30-hour online, comprehensive Electrical Course teaches all aspects of the electrical trade. Students will study everything from electrical theory and the National Electrical Code to blueprint reading, residential wiring, electronic control systems, motors and much more. Foundation principles of electricity, such as electric current, Ohm's Law, and circuits are explained in detail. Students learn the tools of the trade, and critical safety procedures. How to install the residential electrical components are demonstrated in detail, including such items as device boxes, raceways and fittings, fasteners and anchors, conductors and cables and more. The course also includes electrical troubleshooting and repair.

Electrical Technician Course with Externship Placement

Learn all the aspects of the electrical trade as taught in our Electrical Technician course, with an externship included!  We will coordinate with employers and trade associations in your area to allow you to put your recently acquired knowledge to work.  Externships allow you to gain 30-40 hours of hands-on work experience you can add to your resume.

Plumbing Technician Course

This online, comprehensive Plumbing Course teaches the A-Z of the plumbing trade which rapidly prepares students for entry-level work in plumbing. You will receive consistent, high-level instruction in everything related to plumbing in topics such as tools, safety, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), and all major systems and subsystems. Students learn the rough-in, top-out and installation of all new construction plumbing, as well as basic plumbing repair and maintenance. This course includes 30 hours of online instruction.

Plumbing Technician Course with Externship Placement

Learn all the aspects of the plumbing trade as taught in our Plumbing Technician course, with an externship included in the program! EDU4Trades coordinates with employers and trade associations nationwide to place students in externships, allowing students to put their recently acquired knowledge to work by gaining valuable experience and building their resume. This course includes 30 hours of online instruction and up to 40 externship hours.

Welding Course

This comprehensive welding course covers every type of welding from gas to ARC, MIG to TIG. Students will learn welding theory, welding safety, tank set up, types of welding, welding in 2G, 3G and 4G positions, and cutting. Students will see up close views of the instruction so they can quickly learn the fine detail of such precision work as how to hold the welding equipment, puddling and cutting in every type of welding operation. This course includes 23 hours of online instruction.

Welding Course with Externship Placement

Learn everything from our Welding course, with an externship included! EDU4Trades coordinates with employers and trade associations nationwide to place students in externships, allowing students to put their recently acquired knowledge to work by gaining valuable experience and building their resume. This course includes 23 hours of online instruction and up to 40 externship hours.

Locksmithing

Receive consistent instruction in locksmithing. Students will learn everything from antique and collectible locks to cutting keys, re-keying and picking locks, installing commercial and residential knob sets and more. Students will see up-close views of the instruction so they can quickly learn the fine detail of such precision work re-pinning. This course includes 20 hours of online instruction.

Locksmith Course with Externship Placement

Learn everything from our Locksmithing course, with an externship included! EDU4Trades coordinates with employers and trade associations nationwide to place students in externships, allowing students to put their recently acquired knowledge to work by gaining valuable experience and building their resume. This course includes 20 hours of online instruction and up to 40 externship hours.

Machining

Students will see up close views of the instruction so they can quickly learn the finer detail of precision machining. This course includes 20 hours of online instruction.

Machining Course with Externship Placement

Learn everything from our Machining course, with an externship included! EDU4Trades coordinates with employers and trade associations nationwide to place students in externships, allowing students to put their recently acquired knowledge to work by gaining valuable experience and building their resume. This course includes 72 hours of online instruction and up to 40 externship hours.

Gunsmithing Level I

This course will teach you the fundamentals of gunsmithing and prepare you to start a career as a professional gunsmith. This course includes 108 hours of detailed, step-by-step video instruction by Master Gunsmith Robert (Bob) Dunlap and is divided into five sections: Introduction to Gunsmithing, Pistols and Revolvers, Shotguns, .22 Rimfire Rifles and Centerfire Rifles. This course includes 168 hours of online instruction.