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Prepare for Employment in Just Five Weeks!

AACC welding student receives instruction.

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.

Training Overview

Students receive classroom and hands-on training using the latest welding equipment available in the industry. We offer classes in the Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades at AACC in Arnold.

Daytime and evening classes are also offered at the Earlbeck Gases and Technologies Training facility throughout the year. Earlbeck is an American Welding Society accredited-tested facility.

Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades (CCIT)
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Earlbeck Gases and Technologies
8204 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, MD 21237

Tours are available by appointment. Call Earlbeck instructional staff at 410-687-8400.


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Cotton pants, cotton shirt and closed-toe shoes


These prices represent the cost for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees.

  • Welding Basics: $192
  • Fundamental course: $1,870
  • Intermediate and advanced courses: $2,750
  • GMAW special: $1,717
  • Welding for Work courses: $4,251

Learn about noncredit scholarships

Job Outlook

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.


Credentials Earned

  • Continuing Education Units awarded. Once you successfully complete all the course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.
  • Earlbeck Certificate of Completion.
  • Career Structural Welder certificate upon completion of all intermediate level classes.
  • Career Pipe Welder certificate upon completion of the full training.

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.


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