SCI’s welding program in Texas gets you out of the classroom and into the real world, giving you the training needed for commercial, industrial, or small business welding.
Welding Training in Texas to Spark Your Career
Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to join the Texas workforce in commercial, industrial, and small business environments. Industry-employed instructors provide hands-on training in modern welding techniques including:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick welding)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/ MIG)
- Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/ TIG)
Become a Certified Welder in Texas
The welding program aligns with industry credentials and sets students up with a broad knowledge base to help perfect the hard and soft skills for which employers are hiring.
SCI’s Welding training program helps prepare students to sit for the following certification exams:
- National Center for Construction Education and Research Core Certificate*
- National Center for Construction Education and Research Welding Level 1 Certificate*
- National Center for Construction Education and Research Welding Level 2 Certificate*
*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.
Ignite Your Future with a Career as a Welder
Highly-skilled and trained welders are needed across Texas, and the demand for welders continues in industries like aerospace, construction, power, oil, and more.
Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared for an entry-level position in a variety of welding roles including:
- Assembler and Fabricator
- Brazing Machine Setter
- Clamp Operator
- Combo Welder
- Jeweler and Precious Stone Worker
- Machine Operator
- Machinist, Tool and Die Maker
- Manufacturing Assembler
- Material Handler
- Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welder
- Pipe Fitter
- Robot Operator
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welder
How Much Does a Welder Make in Texas?
The salary for entry-level welders starts at around $25,093. Normal pay is $33,821 per year. And, highly experienced workers can earn up to $51,335.*
What is the Expected Career Outlook for Texas Welders?
Annual projected job openings in the SCI Texas region for welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders is 78, based on regional growth and turnover.*
*For the most up-to-date wages and earnings information, visit the Career Coach powered by Emsi.
Welding Training in Texas
Industry-experienced instructors equip graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to perform modern welding tasks in a variety of industries through theoretical knowledge and practical lab-based work. Students learn to:
- Safely operate hand tools, power tools, and oxy-fuel cutting devices
- Read welding drawings, welding symbols, and physical characteristics of different metal properties
- Perform SMAW Bead Welds, SMAW Fillet Welds, GMAW Groove Weld, GMAW Plate welds, and FCAW Plate Welds
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How Can You Pay for Your Welding School?
- Federal Pell Grant for those who qualify
- Federal Direct Loan Program for those who qualify
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) for those who qualify
- Institutional scholarship for those who qualify
- Affordable payment plans at 0% interest available for those who qualify
Upon completion of the program, the SCI career services team will work with local employers to match their needs with your skills. More than 85% of eligible students who complete the welding program go on to be placed in welding careers.*
*Based on graduates from 7/1/18-6/30/19 who were placed in their field or related field of instruction across all programs in accordance with reporting guidelines for the Council on Occupational Education. Southern Careers Institute does not guarantee employment.
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