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Are you looking to enroll in affordable training that you can complete in under a year, which leads directly to employment or job advancement?

Many high-paying trade jobs don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Our short-term job training averages eight to 13 weeks in skilled trades at AACC. We offer training in welding, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning repair, carpentry, electrical, and more! Getting hands-on training from our expert instructors is the quickest path to employment.

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Construction trades like welding and electrical are in demand, as are many health care and technology trades like dental assisting and technical support. We offer those and so much more at AACC. Help us get to know you and your career goals. If you think one of our training programs could help you meet your career goals, request information today and be on your way to receiving the training you need! Fill out the form below or call us at 410-777-2325.

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Tuition-Free Training Scholarships

Free Training for In-Demand Fields

You can qualify for financial assistance at Anne Arundel Community College, including college, state, federal and private sources. You may even be eligible for free training through a variety of scholarships at AACC. Many of our training programs are tuition-free for those who meet our qualifications. In order to find out if you qualify, you must attend one of our upcoming information sessions. Our success coaches will walk you through the details of how to apply. Don't delay, scroll and tap on the links below to sign up for the next virtual information session.

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Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades Opening January 2022

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More than 4,000 trades positions are posted in our community each year, but employers tell us they are having a hard time recruiting qualified employees. The Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades will open on Arnold's campus to address the growing need for skilled workers in our community. 

  • Six programs: electrical, forklift operator, HVAC, plumbing, welding and general contracting
  • Pre-employment services to help students secure jobs.
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Hot Programs

Diesel Mechanic

Average Salary: $52,700 a year
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Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship

Average Salary: $45,000 a year
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Average Salary: $37,400 a year
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