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Professional Welder
7 Months

Professional Welders are found everywhere – automotive, aerospace and aviation industries; bridges and bikes; shipyards, shops and skyscrapers – wherever metal needs adhering, a welder is needed. By being trained as a skilled professional welder, you’ll have career opportunities nationwide, and even worldwide. That means almost anywhere you want to go, welding can take you there.

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Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology
14 Months

After successfully completing the Professional Welder training program, you can take your welding career to the next level. With an Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology degree, you could have career opportunities virtually anywhere across the country and globe. Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology training is available at the Tulsa Campus only.

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Electro-Mechanical Technologies
9 Months

This training program provides each student with a broad range of knowledge in electrical and mechanical technologies, along with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Electro-Mechanical Technologies training is available at the Jacksonville Campus only.

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Professional Welder
7 Months

Professional Welders are found everywhere – automotive, aerospace and aviation industries; bridges and bikes; shipyards, shops and skyscrapers – wherever metal needs adhering, a welder is needed. By being trained as a skilled professional welder, you’ll have career opportunities nationwide, and even worldwide. That means almost anywhere you want to go, welding can take you there.

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Professional Welder with Pipefitting
10 Months

With so many different things moving through pipes swiftly and safely – water, gas, air, and oil – there are many opportunities for people trained in pipefitting. The goal of the Professional Welder with Pipefitting training program is to prepare you to begin working in a versatile, sustainable career field.

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Refrigeration Technologies
7 Months

Our curriculum puts a heavy focus on hands-on refrigeration & HVAC training. Students also learn the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, climate control and refrigeration technologies (HVACR).

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Electrical Applications
7 Months

The Electrical Applications program at TWS Jacksonville is the perfect fit for someone who wants a career where they can work with their hands and finish electrician school quickly. TWS gives students a hands-on education in a real-world environment where they are taught by industry-experienced professionals.

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Welding Specialist
7 Months

The Welding Specialist program prepares a graduate for entry level positions in structural, pipe and pipeline, and thin alloy welding. Key welding processes include SMAW (stick), GMAW/FCAW (MIG/Fluxcore), and GTAW (TIG) welding procedures. Students learn welding safety, torch cutting processes, proper arc welding equipment setup, important welding control techniques, fundamental welding processes, and basic welding metallurgy. This intense program is primarily lab based and focuses on developing critical welding skills.

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Welding Specialist with Pipefitting
9.5 Months

The Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program prepares a graduate for entry level positions in structural, pipe and pipeline, and thin alloy welding. Graduates will also be ready for entry-level positions in pipefitting and steam fitting. In addition to the key welding processes learned in the Welding Specialist program, students also learn basic and advanced pipefitting skills.

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Over 65 Years of Excellence

At TWS, our staff of industry professionals are focused on helping you get the most out of your education and future career.

We also offer flexible scheduling, financial aid assistance, career services, student housing assistance, and we’re a military friendly school!

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TWS is the right choice for welding training!

  • Both day & evening classes available
  • Hands on welding training
  • Scholarships
  • Faculty and staff who care
  • Career Services for graduates
  • Help seeking available financial aid for those who qualify

TWS Graduates Are In-Demand

TWS is an educational institution that prepares students for welding, pipefitting and electro-mechanical careers. Our graduates are trained to have the knowledge, skills and essential attitude to immediately enter their chosen profession.

  • Over 20,000¹
    Graduates
  • $46,566²
    Annual Mean Wage

    Average for Welders Across All TWS Campus Locations

  • 72,000+³
    Estimated Employment of Welders

Alumni Testimonials

Best decision I’ve ever made!

I am a graduate of both the EMT and welding program. I love how hands on both programs were! Having both classroom time and lab time allowed us to learn the theory behind something and put it into action later. The instructors were hands-down the best part of the programs. At both the EMT campus and the welding campus, I always had someone I could turn to and ask questions. I attended Tulsa welding school from 2013 to 2014. After a month of graduation, I was able to obtain a job at a local AC company! Thank you so much, Tulsa welding school!

Benny

Electro-Mechanical Technologies
Cornerstone of my career

I attended Tulsa Welding School because I needed a career and skilled trade that was going to be needed for a very long time. TWS gave me the skills I needed to land a very good job for a respectable employer to get me started. I worked for Ingalls Shipbuilding constructing new Navy boats. I have since transferred my skills to work on nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy. It all started with TWS and its highly skilled and knowledgeable welders. Thank you.

Brett

Professional Welder
Changed My Life Forever

The skills I learned at Tulsa Welding School helped me raise my annual income from 20k a year to 60k-100k a year. It changed my life. Signing up for the school was easy. They walked me through it step by step and told me what I needed and what I needed to do. They also worked with me and my financial situation, allowing me to make monthly payments for the program. Their staff was very professional and helpful every step of the way. Tulsa's weekly class schedule of four days shop time and one day classroom was just what I needed to become a safe and professional welder. And if I wanted more hands-on practice, the instructors encouraged me to come in and practice on the weekends. The instructors were very knowledgeable and always willing to take the time to help me understand or get something right. Going to Tulsa Welding School was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Thank you, Tulsa Welding School.

Jonathan Morace

Professional Welder

Accredited School, ACCSC. TWS-Jacksonville located at 1750 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 is recognized by ACCSC as a satellite location of TWS-Jacksonville located at 3500 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston and TWS-Jacksonville are branch campuses of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Tulsa, OK campus is licensed by OBPVS and ASBPCE. Jacksonville, FL campus is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331. TWSTC and TWS in Tulsa, OK are approved by TWC. TWS in Jacksonville is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C-668. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. TWS in Jacksonville is also regulated by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 308, Indianapolis, IN 46204; OCTS@dwd.in.gov; 317-234-8338 or 317-232-1732; http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm. GI Bill® Eligible (check with local campus for specific eligibility). The AOSWT program is an Associate of Occupational Studies degree program and is not an academic degree. The AOSWT program is not approved for the following states: CO, GA, LA, MN, and TX. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete our programs, and other important information, please visit our website at: http://www.weldingschool.com/student-resources/regulatory-information/.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Tulsa Welding School is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In Order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Tulsa Welding School, please visit https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization/authorized-institutions-and-data.html.

For students who started and completed their training during the 12-month period for which 150% of normal time for completion has elapsed and who attained employment in their field of study as outlined on our annual ACCSC accreditation report dated July, 1, 2106. Total number of graduates employed in the field for all TWS campuses (1304), divided by total number of eligible graduates (1641), equals 79%.

Scholarships available to those who qualify. Candidates need to refer to the scholarship information page to determine topic of essay (where applicable) and must meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training prior to applying for a scholarship. If a student changes his/her re-enter date, the scholarship award may be forfeited. Scholarships are not transferable and most scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship TWS offers. In most cases, only one award will be given per student. If a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the scholarship that is most beneficial to the student will be awarded. Scholarships will be distributed incrementally over the 2nd half of the program. Scholarship eligibility requires continuous enrollment. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may result in the probation and possible loss of scholarship. Termination from training may also result in the loss of a scholarship, which may increase your tuition obligation to TWS. Tuition charges will be based on the amount reflected on your Enrollment Agreement. See the reverse side of your Enrollment Agreement or the School Catalog for the school’s refund policy.

*According to 2015 IPEDS data TWS has the largest total combined enrollment of students for all post-secondary schools in the U.S. with the designated largest program of CIP Code Welding Technology/Welder.

1 Total number of estimated graduates for TWS calculated based on historic data available as of 1/20/16.

2 Tulsa area annual mean wage is $45,980, Jacksonville area annual mean wage is $37,630 and Houston area annual mean wage is $51,690 for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers (514121) reported by BLS as of May 2017 http://data.bls.gov/oes. Average starting salary for Professional Welder is $32,943 for TWS Tulsa, $32,890 for Jacksonville, and TWSTC is $34,554 for graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/16-6/30/17.

3 According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 9,440, Florida employed 13,200 and Texas employed 49,510 welders, cutters, solderers (514121) as of May 2017. http://data.bls.gov/oes

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