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Certified MIG Welder

GMAW welding is an arc welding process using a continuously feed filler wire from a spool. A variation of this process is Flux Cored Arc Welding. This process provides superior productivity and is gaining usage in industry. It is used extensively in the sheet metal industry.

Earlbeck GMAW welding courses builds on the fundamentals and carries the student through all position certification to American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel with Flux Core and D1.3 Structural Welding Code – Sheet Steel with MIG.

If you successfully complete the Fundamentals and Intermediate GMAW course, you can become a certified structural steel Flux Core and Sheet Metal MIG welder in just 78 hours. Become a certified MIG PIPE Welder by completing another 48 hours of training through Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding. To find out more about the MIG welding program at Earlbeck call 410-687-8400.

Registration for Earlbeck welding courses is done through Anne Arundel Community College. Earlbeck Gases and Technologies can't register you. You may register for any of the Earlbeck courses at the college's main campus in Arnold, at AACC at the Glen Burnie Town Center or at AACC at Arundel Mills.

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OPT 394 - Fundamentals of Welding Certified Training
Learn oxy-fuel gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and shielded metal arc processes through lecture and hands-on practice. Discuss basic metallurgy, welding codes, welding inspection and welding symbols.

OPT 396 - Intermediate MIG Welding Certified Training
Gain skills in the gas metal arc process. Prepare material and perform fillet and groove welds in carbon steel in all positions. Geared toward structural welding code vertical and overhead tests. Passing the certification tests provides an all-position limited thickness AWS D1.1 welder certification.

OPT 375 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Learn techniques required of a qualified MIG pipe welder: proper tacks and feather edging, filler metal angles,  and manipulations for open root pipe and welding on carbon steel pipe with GMAW-SC and FCAW processes. Train with ER70S solid wire short circuit transfer GMAW down bead root with E71T-1 flux cored wire hot and fill passes, upward progression. Train toward ASME welder qualifications to ASME IX, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in the 6G position on carbon steel.