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Arclabs Welding School

1 Campus
4 Programs

Arclabs Welding School has been training and testing students in welding, pipe fitting and inspection for more than a decade. Our mission is to provide our students with the highest quality education, so they have the skills employers are looking for.


At Arclabs, we believe in learning by doing. That’s why we offer:

  • Fast, 90%+ hands-on specialized training
  • Advanced training on specialty metals
  • Flexible day and night classes to work around your schedule
  • Job placement assistance
  • Employment-focused training and testing
  • Experienced CWI/CWE instructors on staff
  • Low 20:1 student-to-instructor ratio
  • Courses that can be completed in as little as two months
  • Only welding-related classroom work - no prerequisite courses you don’t need
  • Financial aid for those who qualify


“I’ve always liked welding from a young age. I have always been fascinated by the process. I tried college for a semester and figured out it wasn’t for me. I knew I didn’t want a desk job, but I knew I wanted to get my hands dirty. That’s why I came to Arclabs. It has smaller classes, more one on one learning and more hands-on training. The instructors are amazing. I have learned much more than I thought, and they helped me figure out my calling! I want to work for BAE Systems, because I think it would be cool to work with the military and weld on tanks, armored cars, and ships.”

  • Grace Haban

“I began welding when I was in high school. I knew taking a welding class was really important, because I can always do something with it in the future. I met the Houston recruiter, Jamail Blunt, at my high school career fair who invited me to take a tour of Arclabs. I knew I was “home” when I saw the weld shop. The program I am in is a good fit and my favorite part is working in the shop hands-on. I hope to test for a pipeline job in the future.”

  • Raymundo Canizales Jr.

Available Programs

  • 1,300 Hour Master Welder Program
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    This comprehensive welding program is designed to train master welders who want to be skilled in all four processes: GMAW, SMAW, FCAW and GTAW. Consisting of our entire 900 hour program, plus 400 hours focusing on welding specialty metals like stainless steel and aluminum, it provides hands-on training on plate and pipe.

    Upon completion, you can earn up to three AWS certifications and be qualified to work as a knowledgeable welder in a variety of settings.

  • 900 Hour Advanced Welding Program
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    This extensive structural and pipe welding training course is perfect for both beginners and welders with some experience. Our hands-on training accounts for over 90% of this program and will allow you to develop and advance your craft in GMAW, SMAW, FCAW and GTAW.

    Upon completion, you should be eligible for work as an entry-level structural or pipe welder in the construction or industrial field.

  • 280 Hour Specific Process Program
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    This course has options for both beginners and welders with some experience. Beginners may elect to take only the GMAW/FCAW program. Experienced welders can choose one of three welding process concentrations: SMAW, GMAW/FCAW or GTAW. The GTAW course can be taken as a pipe welding course.

    Students enrolling in the SMAW or GTAW structural welding concentration must have and demonstrate their welding experience by passing a 3G and 4G welder qualification test in a process of their choice before starting class. Students enrolling in the GTAW pipe welding concentration must pass a GTAW welder test on plate.

  • 120 Hour Pipe Welding Program
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    This course is designed for experienced welders looking to improve their pipe welding skills. It consists of 114.5 welding lab and 5.5 classroom hours. Students are required to pass a 3G and 4G SMAW or GTAW plate welder qualification test to start this program. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to pass a typical pipe welding qualification test using the GTAW and/or the SMAW processes and be eligible to start work in the construction or industrial field.

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