Nov 17, 2018  
Catalog 2018-19 
    
Catalog 2018-19

Welding


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Program Description


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 Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc and Gas Tungsten Arc 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.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will receive a Continuing Education course completion certificate for each class, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential:

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 the full training.

Certifying Organization:

American Welding Society (AWS)

www.aws.org

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

www.asme.org

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

Program Length


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)

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED

Minimum age of 18

Application Process


To apply, go to 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 (Shielded Metal Arc, MIG or TIG) with Intermediate and Advanced level training.

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours **

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs **

T=Tuition/F=Fees

VOA 926

 

Fundamentals of

Welding

36

Book provided - cost included in tuition

$1550

T-$195/F-$1355

VOA 930

Intermediate

MIG Welding

42

Book provided - cost included in tuition

$2275

T-$286/F-$1989

VOA 931

Advanced

MIG Welding

48

Book provided - cost included in tuition

$2275

T-$286/F-$1989

VOA 928

Intermediate

TIG Welding

48

Book provided - cost included in tuition

$2275

T-$286/F-$1989

VOA 929

Advanced

TIG Welding

48

Book provided - cost included in tuition

$2275

T-$286/F-$1989

VOA 932

Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding

54

Book provided - cost included in tuition

$2275

T-$286/F-$1989

VOA 927

Advanced Shielded Metal

Arc Welding

48

Book provided - cost included in tuition

$2275

T-$286/F-$1989

** Total hours and prices vary dependent on the sequence selected.

Additional Information


​Additional Offerings:
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):
VOA166 - Career Welding-Stick
VOA 167 - Career Welding-MIG
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.

Career Opportunities:​
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 often earn wages double or triple these numbers.

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Program Contact Information


Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | sricketts@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS 100

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS 100

 

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