Southern Careers Institute Programs:Welding Training in Texas


  • Gain expertise in commercial, industrial, and small business work with plate welding.
  • Get training on Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick welding), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/ MIG), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/ TIG)
  • Earn a program certificate in as little as 7 months
  • Learn welding safety, machine setup, metallurgy, and more in a hands-on environment
Male welding student receiving welding training in Texas at SCI.
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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.

Get the Skills You Need to Become a Welder Today

Get out of the classroom and gain real-world welding experience from industry-employed instructors at SCI’s Waco campus. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to join the Texas workforce in commercial, industrial, and small business environments. Learn 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 certificate program aligns with industry credentials and sets students up with a broad knowledge base to help perfect the skills that employers truly desire. Upon completion, graduates are well-prepared to take welding certification exams meeting the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards.

Spark Your Interest in Welding

Welding is required in all types of manufacturing and construction. Highly-skilled and trained welders are needed all over Waco and 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:

  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welder
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welder
  • Combo Welder
  • Assemblers and Fabricators
  • Boilermakers
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Jewelers and Precious Stone Worker
  • Machinists, Tool, and Die Maker
  • Sheet Metal Worker

Want to learn more about how National Certifications might help you in today’s job market?

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“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


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“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


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Medical Assistant

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Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


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Business Accounting

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