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Our hands-on programs are designed so upon successful completion, graduates have access to a variety of career opportunities.

You want the best for your child and so do we.  The decisions you help them make will impact them for the rest of their lives. It is as important to us as it is to you that TWS is the right fit for your child’s success. In order to help you make the right decision, we have provided a reference guide below with helpful resources and answers to your questions.

If you can’t find the information you are looking for below, don’t hesitate to call us at (855) 237-7711

About TWS: Over 60 Years of Excellence in Education

Tulsa Welding School was founded in 1949 by two welders who recognized a strong demand for skilled tradesman in their industry. Over 60 years later, TWS has evolved into the largest welding school in the nation*, preparing students for various skilled trade careers with a multitude of specialties and applications.

Industry Experienced Educators

With over 1,000 years of combined industry experience, our faculty prepares students for career success. They bring their industry wisdom into the classroom with a combined focus on technical training and practical job site skills that will help graduates find a job.

We encourage you to speak to our faculty in person and see for yourself. Contact us to schedule a tour or join us for an upcoming open house.

Meet Our Educators

The best way to understand how we can prepare your child for a career is to visit one of our campuses, speak with our faculty and staff, and check out our impressive training facilities. We strongly encourage you to schedule a tour or contact us to find out about an upcoming open house.  However, we attract students from all over the nation and we know that it isn’t always practical to visit in person. That is why we have developed these state-of-the art virtual tours. You can explore our campuses just like you were using Google Streetview or similar technologies. Check out our virtual tours below.

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Out-of-State Students: We Have Students from Across the Nation

We make it easy for distance students to relocate. Our team provides a host of student services including housing assistance, part-time job assistance, and when you graduate, we also provide Career Services assistance. As a matter of fact, students from all 50 states have attended our campuses. Learn more about our programs for out-of-state students.

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This yearly event is a great way to showcase your welding skills and win tuition scholarships to attend Tulsa Welding School. Last year over $245,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded, so if you’re considering a future in welding this is one event you won’t want to miss.

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Over $4 million in scholarships available!

TWS offers a plethora of scholarship opportunities including special scholarships for high school seniors, women in the skilled trades, out of state students, families of military service members, and much more.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. We highly recommend that you contact our Financial Aid Department to help you determine the options that are best for your family.

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Special Military Benefits

Are you, your spouse, or other relatives of your child active-duty or retired service members? In addition to federal loans and grants, state tuition assistance, and scholarships, military educational benefits may also be available if you have served in the military.

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We Are Here to Help! Contact Us for More Info

A team of advisors are available to help you with any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us via one of the methods below:

Additional Sources

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: Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 308, Indianapolis, IN 46204; [email protected]; 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 programs, please visit our website at:

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

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 entire duration 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 2019 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 12/31/2020.

2 Tulsa area annual mean wage is $46,390, Jacksonville area annual mean wage is $42,910 and Houston area annual mean wage is $51,260 for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers (514121) reported by BLS as of May 2019 Average starting salary for Professional Welder is $35,863 for TWS Tulsa, $35,157 for Jacksonville, and TWSTC is $39,216 for graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/19-6/30/20.

3 According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 10,420, Florida employed 13,510 and Texas employed 48,940 welders, cutters, solderers (514121) as of May 2020.

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