You read it right! There is a real welding course that is being offered online. In fact, this online welding course is part of the Master’s Program in Welding Engineering in Ohio State University under their College of Engineering Distance Education.
Of course, students do not have any hands-on welding instruction but they are taught about different kinds of metals and different welding issues with those metals . They also learn how to identify problems in the welds and how to correct those problems.
Aside from the this online welding course that are taken by both graduate and undergraduate students, the Ohio State University is also offering over than 60 online learning classes every summer in courses ranging from dentistry to welding.