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Self-Study Courses

Our Self Study Courses allow you to proceed at your own pace over the course of a year.  Lessons are presented through our course content in PDF format. Internet access is required to read in the learning management system, download materials or print them via off-line access. Quizzes to review the knowledge you have learned are at the end of each lesson.

A final exam is provided at the end of the course. It is not timed and both your notes and course materials may be used to assist in taking it. You can only submit the exam once for a grade. A successful passing score of 80% or better on the final exam, and completion of the course survey will allow you to print your own certificate of completion and reach completion requirements for earning the associated continuing education units for that course.

Please see Self Study FAQ's and Refund Policy for Online Courses (includes Self-Studies and DVDs) for more general information.

Aluminum and Its Alloys Self-Study Course

Aluminum occupies an important position in the family of metals with a very wide range of industrial and consumer applications. Second only to iron, aluminum is the worlds most widely used metal.

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Corrosion Self-Study Course

Corrosion occurs in all industries from automotive and aerospace to infrastructure, construction, petroleum, power, paper making, food processing, bioengineering, and pharmaceuticals. Corrosion is costly, dangerous, wasteful, and unsightly. It can be predicted, controlled, and even avoided.

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Electroplating Self-Study Course

Many metals and alloys can be enhanced considerably by electroplating to provide corrosion resistance and/or decorative finishes. This course provides the electrical and chemical fundamentals of electroplating. Many types of metallic electrodeposition are explained in a "do" and "don't" presentation.

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Elements of Metallurgy Self-Study Course

This course provides a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of metallurgy. The student will gain an understanding of basic and practical applications in various fields of metals and alloy behavior and manufacturing processes. This course is a valuable prerequisite for taking more technically challenging courses that will be required for career development.

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Fundamentals and Applications of Powder Metallurgy Self-Study Course

Authored by nationally recognized authority, F.V. Lenel, Professor Emeritus, RPI. Powder Metallurgy (P/M) has been a small but rapidly growing source of near-net shaped parts for industry. The success of the P/M process derives from its ability to mass-produce complex structural parts with savings in labor, material, and/or energy.

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Fundamentals of Nondestructive Testing Self-Study Training

New Course! Study valuable NDT techniques outlined by industry experts on your own time and at your own pace with ASM's "Fundamentals of Nondestructive Testing." Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is a vital part of material evaluation that can save users time and money in product assessment, troubleshooting, and research.

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Heat Treating Quality & Inspection Self-Study Course

This course is designed to increase the technical knowledge of those involved in the heat treatment of metals and alloys. Emphasis is on process control and quality control inspection procedures, since both are necessary to provide heat treated products to meet industry standards and specifications.

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Heat Treatment of Steel Self-Study Course

Heat Treatment of Steel is a comprehensive course that covers practical heat treating of carbon, alloy, stainless and tool steels. In this course, there is additional emphasis on process applications, including valuable information on atmosphere control, quenching, temperature control and the type of equipment that is proper for different types of heat treating operations.

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Induction Heating Self-Study Course

ASM International has developed this course covering the entire spectrum of induction heating technology. Written by industry experts, it covers the role of induction heating in producing reliable products, often with considerable savings in energy, labor and time. Taking a fundamentals approach, the basic principles of induction heating are presented as an introduction.

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Maintenance of Heat Treating Equipment Self-Study Course

This course focuses on the maintenance of industrial furnaces and associated thermal processing equipment. Batch and continuous furnaces, both with and without prepared protective atmospheres, are included. Associated equipment is covered for atmosphere generators, vacuum and induction heating.

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