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Learn from industry professionals what it takes to succeed in the welding skills trade.

The main goal of our courses is to get you in the field as quickly as possible so you can start making a living by welding. Contact us today to get started. Se habla español!

About Us

South Coast Welding Academy is an industrial trade school offering various welding technology programs that are designed to provide comprehensive hands on training to prepare students for immediate employment in the industry. In the last couple of years, companies throughout the United States have been feeling the effect of shortage for qualified welders. Currently there is a demand for skilled welders in many industries such as construction, ship-building, petrochemical, fabrication shops, pipeline and many more. Here at South Coast Welding Academy, we want to help out the workforce by training new individuals to become proficient welders. It is our goal to provide you with an effective and faster way to learn the welding trade. We serve entry level students as well as those who have prior welding experience and wish to learn a new process for further advancement. SCWA is conviniently located in Houston, TX near the ship-channel and various petrochemical complexes in dire need of welders. We welcome you to stop by and take a tour of our state of the art facility.

Financial Aid

Our school is a training provider for:

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Texas Workforce Solutions / Texas Workforce Commission 

  • TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services previously known as Department of Assistive & Rehabilitation Services (DARS). 

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify through these agencies. 

Potential students are encouraged to stop by our school, take a tour of the facility, meet our Instructors and talk to an admissions representative to determine what class would best fit their career path. Participants must then contact their appropriate financial aid agency to start the application process. These agencies will determine eligibility for Financial Aid.


For those who are unable to qualify for financial aid and are interested in attending our school, please visit:


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Job Placement Assistance

South Coast Welding Academy is completely committed to assisting its graduates in finding employment in the welding industries. Our staff has many contacts in the industry developed over the years that are always looking for welders.

*School Cannot Guarantee Employment

Company Services

We’re more than just a welding academy

Hire a Welder

Have you ever felt the shortage of qualified welders? South Coast Welding Academy is here to help your company and our students. We can help you staff up for projects by sending you our most talented welders. Most of our students are seasoned welders learning another process (e.g. structrual welders taking Tig Pipe course). Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.

Train Your Employees

Do you feel that your employees need to hone their welding skills? Let the professionals at South Coast Welding Academy provide your employees with the right training. Our programs have been designed to give your employees hands-on training and equip them with the skills to become proficient welders. Se habla español.