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

 

  • Fire up your career: Hands-on welding training in Austin, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio, or Waco
  • 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)
  • Best welding school in Texas to 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 welding 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 is the best welding training in Texas, helping prepare students to sit for the following certification exams:

*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.

"Just finished school for welding. Had the best experience with SCI, and had a lot of fun with my buddies. Already working at SpaceX."

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 $25,093.1

What is the Expected Career Outlook for Texas Welders?

Throughout the next ten years, the annual projected job openings in the SCI Texas region for welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders are expected to remain steady based on regional growth and turnover.2

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?

  • Scholarships & Grants
    • Need-Based Grants
    • Dream Act Grants
    • Financial Literacy Grants
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Employment Program
  • Federal Grants & Loans
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Direct Loan Program
    • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    • Institutional scholarship for those who qualify
  • Military Assistance Programs
    • Montgomery GI Bill® College & Education Assistance
    • Post-Vietnam Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program
    • Post 9/11 GI Bill® Education Assistance
    • Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
    • Selective Reserve Option of MGIB
    • Reserve Educational Assistance Program
  • Pay In Full Options
  • Affordable payment plans at 0% Interest

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Grant qualification is not guaranteed and not all students 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.


  1. Starting salary is as reported by Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. The salary information is not specific to students or graduates of Southern Careers Institute. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. Southern Careers Institute does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement.
  2. The estimated number of job postings over the past 12 months is provided by Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. This data may not reflect your local market conditions. Further, market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program.

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What SCI Students Are Saying

"Just finished school for welding. Had the best experience with Southern Careers Institute, and had a lot of fun with my buddies. Already working at SpaceX. SCI is the place to be guys! Don't wait any longer, sign up!”

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Enrique H.
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Juan L.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator

“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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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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