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Welding Training at AACC

AACC, in partnership with Earlbeck Gases and Technologies, can help you become a welder by receiving state-of-the-art training in STICK, MIG and TIG welding.  Help meet the demand for qualified, certified welders in the Baltimore/Washington area

Learn more about the program from our students.
See our classes at the Earlbeck training facilities.

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  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Cotton shirt, cotton jeans and closed-toe shoes required. 
Job Outlook 
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders can make $18 per hour.
  • Welders who obtain multiple certifications can earn highly competitive wages in a variety of industries.
  • Experienced welders who have multiple American Welding Society (AWS) certifications can double or triple their wages.

 Training Overview

  • Earlbeck is an American Welding Society accredited tested facility.
  • Program consists of noncredit fundamental, intermediate and advanced courses.
  • Combines courses in MIG, TIG and STICK as well.
  • Daytime and evening format throughout the year.
  • Classes held at Earlbeck Gases and Technologies at 8204 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, MD, 21237.
  • Tours are available by appointment.  Contact Don Hodges at 410-687-8400.


  • OPT 394 - Fundamental of Welding Certified Training
    • Prerequisite
    • Helmet, gloves, jacket, chipping hammer, wire brush and pliers are provided as part of the welding gear kit. 
      • Students who have experience in the welding field may opt out of OPT 394 by contacting instructor Don Hodges.
  • OPT 395 - Intermediate STICK Welding Certified Training
  • OPT 396 - Intermediate MIG Welding Certified Training
  • OPT 397 - Intermediate TIG Welding Certified Training
  • OPT 374 - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Pipe Welding (STICK)
  • OPT 375 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc- Pipe (MIG)
  • OPT 376 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Pipe (TIG)
  • OCA 563 - Symbols for Welding
  • OCA 564 - Visual Examination of Welding
  • OCA 565 - Welding Basics

Welding for Work

"Fundamentals of Welding Certified Training" (OPT 394) is combined with Intermediate STICK, MIG or TIG courses in a bundle package, which provides a cost-savings option.

Credentials Earned

  • Continuing Education Units
  • Earlbeck Certificate of Completion
  • Career Structural Welder certificate upon completion of all intermediate level classes and Career Pipe Welder certificate upon completion of the full training.
    • Welding for Work
      • American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 welder certification


  • Fundamental course - $1,550.
  • Intermediate or advanced course - $2,275.
  • Welding for Work courses - $3,550.
    • Prices subject to change. 

Contact Us

For more information, call 410-777-2447 or email