Choosing a welding school can be intimidating because it can be a big investment in your future.
You may have a lot of questions about welding school:
- Where is the welding school?
- What do you learn in the welding school?
- How much does the welding school cost?
- Is the welding school accredited?
- Is the welding school worth it?
If Tulsa Welding School (TWS) is on the list of schools you’re considering, you can find answers to your questions in this article.
Tulsa Welding School FAQ
You’ll learn more about the locations, programs, costs and benefits of Tulsa Welding School below.
Where Is Tulsa Welding School?
TWS has campuses in three states:
Our original Tulsa location has provided professional welding training to students since 1949. TWS expanded to Florida in 2001 and Texas in 2014.
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What Can You Learn at Tulsa Welding School?
Our available programs depend on the campus location you choose:
- Professional Welder: This 7-month program is designed to set you up for a world of entry-level welding job opportunities in the aerospace, infrastructure, automotive and aviation industries.
- Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology: In 14 months, you can take your professional welding career to the next level with a welding degree.
- Professional Welder: Covers the basic principles and techniques of professional welding in 7 months.
- Electro-Mechanical Technologies: In 9 months, you’ll learn the principles of electrical and mechanical technology, including HVAC/R applications.
- Professional Welder with Pipefitting: This 10-month program covers fundamental welding and pipefitting concepts and practices.
- Refrigeration Technologies: This hands-on, 7-month program covers HVAC/R technology and can prepare students for entry-level HVAC/R technician positions.
- Electrical Applications: Students receive 7 months of hands-on training in an environment realistic to the industry. Instruction is provided in the fundamentals of electricity and its applications.
When you’ve finished your welding program, you can take the American Welding Society (AWS) certification test in our Accredited Test Facility (ATF) in Jacksonville. Having this credential can not only affirm the skills you’ve learned, but it can also open the door for additional job opportunities because some employers require welding certifications.*
Welding Specialist: This 7-month program is designed to prepare you for entry level jobs in thin alloy, pipeline and structural welding.
- Welding Specialist with Pipefitting: In 9.5 months, this program covers the basics of welding and advanced pipefitting techniques.
- Professional Welder: This 7-month program is designed to prepare you for entry level jobs in thin alloy, pipeline and structural welding.
- Refrigeration Technologies: Instruction and hands-on training in the fundamentals of HVAC/R is provided during this 7-month program.
How Much Does Tulsa Welding School Cost?
How much welding school costs can depend on the program you choose and other factors like how much financial aid you’re eligible to receive.
TWS typically charges a one-time registration fee, as well as tuition, lab fees and the cost of accident insurance. You’ll also need to purchase all course materials and a gear package for each program. These supplies are designed to set you up for success and give you solid resources that you can use long after you finish your last class.
Is Tulsa Welding School Accredited?
Yes. All three of TWS’ campuses are accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Our Jacksonville campus’ testing facility has been accredited through the AWS.
TWS has taken a number of steps to ensure that when you graduate, your degree means something to your potential employers. Accreditation is one of them.
Is Tulsa Welding School Worth It?
If you want a competitive advantage in the job market, Tulsa Welding School may be worth it because many employers prefer to hire welders and HVAC technicians with technical training.
Plus, the more education you have, the higher your chances of earning more and the lower your risk of unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
Invest in Your Future with TWS Training
Signing up for a vocational training program can be a big investment in your future. And the rewards of continuing your education after high school could be well worth it.2
If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, contact Tulsa Welding School today to get started. Call 1-855-237-7711.
*ATF Certifications are accredited by the American Welding Society. This certification testing is not accredited by ACCSC. Available at Tulsa Welding School – Jacksonville campus only.
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