Cewd Workforce Welding - Garrett College

Welders are employed in almost every trade and work in a variety of locations including below ground, under water, on high rise buildings, and bridges. Over 80 certifications are available based on the location of work and metal product being used in the process. At the conclusion of the Preparation for Welding class, students will be able to demonstrate standard safety procedures, apply basic math to prepare materials, read a welding print to prepare and complete a welding project, and identify the skills required to obtain and retain employment. At the conclusion of Welding Two, students will be prepared to take the horizontal and vertical American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Certification Test. Students interested in an advanced level Welding III option should contact the Program Coordinator at the email listed below for more details.

Courses and Program Costs

  • TI-213 Preparation for Welding
  • TI-162 Welding One
  • TI-163 Welding Two

Pricing Legend

Maryland Senior $1,650
In County $4,295
Out of County $4,510
Of of State $4,725

Time to Complete Program

8 months

Entry Requirements

  • A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is required from all students.
  • Students are required to have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Students are required to take the TABE Assessment prior to enrollment.
  • Students must participate in an Orientation and Information Session.
  • Students must maintain a 75% average on quizzes and tests in each class and meet attendance requirements to progress to the next course.

Location of Training


Career Technology and Training Center (CTTC)

116 Industrial Park
Accident, MD 21520

Certifying Professional Association/Agency

American Welding Society (AWS)

Upon Successful Completion

  • Students will have the opportunity to earn OSHA 10 certification
  • Students will have the opportunity to earn NCCER – Core credential
  • Students will have the opportunity to earn NCCER – Construction Site Safety credential
  • Students will have the opportunity to earn Welder performance qualification according to D1.1

Occupational Outlook

According to the American Welding Society, the welding industry will face a shortage of about 360,000 welders by 2027. The manufacturing industry has grown faster than the rest of the U.S. economy since the recession. Because of this great welder shortage, welding will certainly be a viable career choice for years to come with many job opportunities for those entering the field.

Get Started

Registration Deadline



New classes start each Fall! Next available program will begin on Sept. 9, 2024 and end on May 1, 2025.

*Course details could be subject to change, call or email for more information.


Register early for best scholarship and/or financial assistance opportunities!

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Contact Info

Josh Hook

Phone: 301-387-3087
Email: josh.hook@garrettcollege.edu