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Welding Training at AACC

Become a welder with Anne Arundel Community College courses held at Earlbeck Gases and Technologies. Receive state-of-the-art welding training in STICK, MIG and TIG welding to meet industry demand for qualified, certified welders in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. area.

Not only is Earlbeck a top welding school but they are also an American Welding Society accredited testing facility that allows you to get your welding certification on site. 

View the upcoming STICK, MIG and TIG welding training schedulePDF
Download and print the noncredit registration formPDF
Learn more about the welding program from our students.
See our welding classes at the Earlbeck training facilities.

Photo of group of STICK,MIG and TIG welding training students at Earlbeck.

Not sure on what type of Welder you want to become? Check out these videos on the different styles of Welding:

Fundamentals of Welding




Job Outlook
Welders who obtain multiple certifications can expect to earn highly competitive wages in a variety of industries including automotive, rail, shipbuilding, aerospace, heavy construction and manufacturing.  Experienced welders who carry a number of American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and work in heavy industrial construction work, on bridges, ships or railroads often earn wages double or triple these numbers.

  • A trained entry-level welder can start $11-14/hour
  • An experienced structural welder can earn $14-22/hour
  • An experienced pipe welder can earn $25-28/hour
Begin with the course in fundamental welding and then go on to specialize in one of the three processes (STICK, MIG or TIG) with intermediate and advanced level training. Earlbeck completion certificates are given for each class as well as a career structural welder certificate upon successful completion of all intermediate level classes and career pipe welder certificate upon completion of the full training.

Welding for Work Certificates in these areas are also available and prepare students for immediate employment in only five weeks. Students who successfully complete these classes will earn an AACC continuing education certificate, CEUs and an Earlbeck Certification of Completion award.

Earlbeck training is provided in both daytime and evening formats throughout the year. Tours are available by appointment. Call Don Hodges at 410-687-8400.  

Financial Aid
Need a personal loan? Continuing Education students are not eligible to borrow Federal Direct Loans, but they are eligible to borrow many private student loans.  Private Loans are a smart option  with low payments that are perfect for noncredit courses...who could ask for more?