Welding, Continuing Education Certificate
CCBC, in partnership with Earlbeck Gases and Technologies, offers a series of welding courses that will take you from beginning skills and techniques in Fundamentals of Welding through additional courses that cover intermediate and advanced Gas Metal Arc (MIG), Shielded Metal Arc (Stick), and Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) welding processes. If you have basic welding experience, you can take intermediate and/or advanced classes. Classes are held at Earlbeck, which is fully equipped to offer hands-on training and instruction.
Students will receive a Continuing Education course completion certificate for each class, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Earlbeck Gases and Technologies completion certificates are given for each class, as well as an AWS qualification certificate upon successful completion of all intermediate level classes. An American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) qualification certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Advanced Welding.
American Welding Society (AWS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Financial Aid and Payment Options
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those eligible
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development
Courses are offered at Earlbeck Gases and Technologies. Earlbeck training is provided in both daytime and evening formats throughout the year.
Entry Level - 5 weeks (days), 13 - 15 weeks (evenings)
Advanced Level - 8 weeks (days), 21 - 23 weeks (evenings)
Minimum age of 18
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Program Course Sequence
Begin with Fundamentals of Welding and then go on to specialize in one of the three processes (MIG, Shielded Metal Arc/Stick, or TIG) with Intermediate and Advanced level training.
** Total hours and prices vary dependent on the sequence selected.
APP 285 - Welding Basics
APP 284 - Symbols for Welding
VOA 551 - Visual Weld Inspection
The following are combined courses (Fundamentals of Welding plus Intermediate Welding):
VOA 167 - Career Welding-MIG
VOA166 - Career Welding-Stick
VOA168 - Career Welding-TIG
Skills for Success:
Detailed-oriented, dependable, self-control, ability to follow safety rules, ability to follow directions, cooperation, integrity, persistence, manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, mathematical aptitude, ability to stand for long periods of time, and the ability to lift 35 pounds.
Welders who obtain multiple certifications can expect to earn highly competitive wages in a variety of industries including automotive, rail, shipbuilding, aerospace, heavy construction and manufacturing. Experienced welders who carry a number of American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and work in heavy industrial construction work on bridges, ships or railroads and often earn wages double or triple these numbers.
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Program Contact Information
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.