Welding classes are open and running in an adjusted format at the Earlbeck Technical Center. Social distancing guidelines and protocols are being followed. Enroll today!
AACC, in partnership with Earlbeck Gases and Technologies, can help you become a welder through state-of-the-art training in STICK, MIG and TIG welding. Help meet the demand for qualified, certified welders in the Baltimore/Washington area and prepare for immediate employment.
Students receive classroom and hands-on training using the latest welding equipment available in the industry. We offer daytime and evening classes at the Earlbeck Gases and Technologies Training facility throughout the year. Earlbeck is an American Welding Society accredited-tested facility.
8204 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, MD 21237
Tours are available by appointment. Call Don Hodges at 410-687-8400.
The costs below represent the price for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees.
AACC is offering students in select programs the opportunity to enroll without the financial burden of paying for college. Eligible students can now attend AACC with all tuition and fees paid through scholarships.
The Welding for Work series is fully supported by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) I and II Funds of the U.S. Department of Education as part of a financial assistance award totaling $364,000 for direct student aid for the fall 2021 term.
Salaries are highly competitive. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, entry-level welders can make $18 per hour, while experienced welders with multiple American Welding Society (AWS) certifications can double or triple their wages.
Welding training consists of noncredit fundamental, intermediate and advanced courses. Begin with the fundamental welding course and go on to specialize in one of the three processes, (STICK, MIG or TIG) with intermediate and advanced level training.
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. Each of these courses cost $3,825 for Anne Arundel County residents, which includes tuition, fees and a welding gear kit (prices subject to change).
Upon successful completion of Welding for Work, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate for each training (STICK, MIG, TIG) in addition to an American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 welder certification, CEUs and an Earlbeck Certification of Completion award.