Austin, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio, WacoWelding Training in Texas


  • Get the hands-on welding training in Texas to fire up your career
  • Gain expertise in commercial, industrial, and small business work with plate welding
  • 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)
  • Learn welding safety, machine setup, metallurgy, and more
  • Earn a program certificate in as little as 7 months
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.

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
  • Boilermaker
  • 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
  • Soldered
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welder
  • 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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What SCI Students Are Saying

“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.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“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.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


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.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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