Earlbeck Gases & Technologies offers a complete curriculum of welding classes designed to provide our industrial clients with skills improvement for their employees, and, in Maryland, through Anne Arundel Community College, individual students can acquire the skills they need for a career in welding. We also offer open and customized training in any welding topic. Please call us for details.
Classes are held at our Baltimore location at 8204 Pulaski Highway, as well as our new training facility for industrial clients in York, PA at 95 Aberdeen Rd.
News! The Earlbeck Technical Center was recently featured by WBAL for our welding school's involvement in retraining former RG Steel employees. Welders are retiring just as the demand for their skills is picking up. There were 337,300 jobs for welders, cutters, solderers and brass workers in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. By 2020 that number is expected to have grown 15%.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, skilled welders have the potential to make up to $150,000 due to a large shortage of qualified workers. Many skilled trade programs have been eliminated in schools which has made it increasingly difficult for employers to find welders. "Welders Make 150,000?" See Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's Wall Street Journal article here.
Looking for a trained welder? Click here to fill out our job posting form so we can match you with one of our skilled welding students.
Courses We Offer
The path to success starts with Fundamentals of Welding where you will learn the basics of all the major welding processes. After fundamentals, you may chose an intermediate class in either Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) or Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG). Each of these classes works toward plate certification to a common welding code. Upon completion of an intermediate class, you may choose to proceed to pipe welding with the advanced class in the same welding process.
Scheduling and Pricing
2014 York Schedule and Pricing (for Industrial Customers)
Evening Classes meet Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30. New sessions starting with Fundamentals start in January, May and September.
Day Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Sessions start about every five weeks.
Open Program and Custom Classes are scheduled based on demand.
Industrial Customers If a company is sponsoring your welding education, click here for our registration form. Our classes are available directly to our industrial customers. We accept corporate credit card, check or PO with approved credit. Standard classes require payment in full by first night of class. Please call (410) 687-8400 for questions.
Individuals If you are an individual, click here for directions on how to register through AACC and their registration form. Classes are only available to the public in Maryland through our partnership with Anne Arundel Community College. Financial Aid is available through AACC. Call (410) 777-2325 or visit AACC's website for more information.
Sallie Mae loans are now available! For more information, please visit Sallie Mae Career Training.Once you are enrolled click here (what to expect – training) for directions and information about what to expect when you arrive for your first day of class.