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Certified TIG Welder

GTAW welding is an arc welding process using a nonconsumed Tungsten electrode with filler wire fed manually. This process is used for more precision welding requirements.

Earlbeck GTAW welding courses builds on the fundamentals and carries the student through certification for carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum to American Welding Society D17.1 Certification of Welders and Welding Operators for Aerospace Applications.

If you successfully complete the Fundamentals and Intermediate GTAW course, you can become a certified aerospace TIG welder in carbon, stainless steel and aluminum in just 84 hours. Become a certified TIG PIPE Welder by completing another 48 hours of training through Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.

All Earlbeck welding courses are taught at the Earlbeck Technical Center in Baltimore. Courses in all processes are taught year around in both daytime and evening formats. To find out more about the TIG 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.

Click on each individual course for additional information.


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 397 - Intermediate TIG Welding Certified Training
Gain skills in the gas tungsten arc process. Prepare material and perform flat, horizontal, and vertical fillet welds and flat groove welds in carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Geared toward aerospace applications. Passing the certification tests qualifies you for AWS D17.1 aerospace code for carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum certification.

OPT 376 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Learn techniques required of a qualified TIG pipe welder: proper tacks and feather edging, filler metal angles and manipulations for open root pipe welding and welding on carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Train with ER70S carbon steel solid wire with upward progression. Train to ASME IX, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in the 6G position on carbon steel.