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TWS Partners with Welding School in Phoenix, Arizona

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What happens when the biggest welding school in the nation teams up with the largest HVAC/R school in the country? A new welding training program!

Tulsa Welding School (TWS) is proud to announce a partnership with The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) to offer welding classes in Phoenix, Arizona.

TWS and RSI used their nearly 120 years of combined experience training students for careers in the skilled trades to create the new Welding Specialist program at the Phoenix campus.

Phoenix Welding Specialist Program Overview

RSI’s Welding Specialist program offers hands-on training in core welding processes:

  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)

The Phoenix-based welding program also provides instruction in essential welding procedures:

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  • Equipment preparation
  • Thermal torch cutting
  • Basic metallurgy
  • Welding safety


What do you need to get started training for a career in welding? Applicants must be 18 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). No prior college level courses are necessary!

Welding Courses Offered in Phoenix Program:

Course Title Contact Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
Welding Fundamentals 125 25 100 4.0
GMAW/FCAW Processes 125 25 100 4.0
Basic Pipe Welding 125 25 100 4.0
Advanced Pipe Welding 125 25 100 4.0
Welding Capstone 125 25 100 4.0

Welding Certification Preparation and Career Opportunities

The welding training program in Phoenix is designed to prepare students for the American Welding Society welder certification and employer certification tests. It also equips them with the skills necessary for entry-level positions in:

  • Structural welding
  • Thin alloy welding
  • Pipeline welding
  • Pipe welding

Program Benefits:

Students of RSI’s Welder Specialist program can enjoy many of the same benefits found across TWS’ welding courses:

  • Fast training (as little as 7 months)
  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Industry standard equipment
  • Experienced, professional teachers

Hurry, the next welding classes start October 28, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. Request More Info Now!

Refrigeration School Inc. Campus

Phoenix Campus Location:

Whether you’re looking for welding schools in Phoenix, AZ, Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, or Chandler, AZ, RSI has you covered. The campus for the Welder Specialist program is conveniently located near the East Valley.

Campus Address:
The Refrigeration School, Inc.
4210 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Local Phone: (602) 275-7133

Skilled Trades Training for the Future

TWS and RSI strive to close the skills gap in America by spreading awareness about the need for not only welders but also pipefitters, HVAC/R technicians and electricians. The schools are working to train men and women of all ages and backgrounds for promising technical careers.

With the creation of RSI’s Welding Specialist program, both schools bring career preparation opportunities in the field of fusing metal to yet another region of the country.

TWS currently provides welding classes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jacksonville, Florida, and Houston, Texas. The new welding school in Phoenix expands both TWS’ and RSI’s technical training offerings, ensuring greater welding training opportunities right in the heart of the American Southwest!

Interested in Enrolling?

Take your next step toward an exciting career in welding.

Visit RSI now to learn more about this program’s welding classes, school costs and how you can get started today!