View Full Version : Tulsa Welding School?
09-26-2008, 09:26 PM
Is Tulsa welding school a good place to go for training? It's kinda expensive especially when you consider the cost of re-locating and all that. lotsa student loans hehe...Any opinions?
09-27-2008, 01:55 AM
SmokyJoe; Got a library card?
09-29-2008, 08:48 AM
They have a branch here in Jacksonville, FL. They do fairly well in terms of job placement for grads.
The issue may be expense. The local community college offers good welding training too for a fraction of the cost. The community college offers an AS degree too. At least the cc credits would transfer upward from a certificate program to a degree program if a person wanted to head that way later.
My employer hires from both Tulsa and the local CC. Overall, the grads do about the same. Actually, it really depends on individual talent. Our best welder came from the CC, and one of the Tulsa welders can't hold a candle to him - yet. I attribute it to talent more than quality of the schools though.
The training for pipe welding might be better at Tulsa. They have a heavy focus on that here in town. It does our welders no good, since they have to focus on thin wall exotic alloy TIG welds for our aerospace shop. Most of them are used to heavier materials and need to be retrained anyway when they come here.
01-05-2009, 12:09 AM
I know its a dead post but just to let you know. Go out and buy a welder and teach yourself. DO NOT GO TO TULSA WELDING SCHOOL. I dont know anything about the other one so I cant say that about it. Tulsa is a waste of time I know a few that went there. Ok if you do go and once you get out do not tell anyone you went there, They will not hire you. Tulsa is known of pushing people through so they can get the money. Alot of places know that now so no hiring.
01-05-2009, 12:15 AM
Don't really know about the welding school
I do know that the guys that come out of the truck driving schools don't know their azz from a hole in the ground.
01-27-2009, 10:23 PM
I went to Tulsa Welding School back in 1990. Read my article I wrote about <a href="http://weldingschoolonline.com/tulsa-welding-school">Tulsa Welding School</a>. I live in Tulsa and actually have worked with some of the present instructors. The cost has dramatically changed over the years. Correct me if i am wrong but i believe it is around $17,000 for the so called "Master Welding Certificate" which will not help you get a good job. Your ability and want to will. Hope this will give you some incite.
01-28-2009, 12:42 PM
I think you'll find the local community colleges or state colleges that also have an inplace apprentice program a much better way to go for ALOT less money.
01-31-2009, 10:29 AM
I know a few people that have went. My friend said it cost about 15 big ones but he didn't actually pay for it himself. They all seem to have one thing in common, they smoke copious amounts of marijuana (no I don't).
I've learned that welding isn't rocket science (well not unless you weld on rockets) and the more practice you get the better you are.
I went to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith for my welding classes. Much more affordable than Tulsa and only a couple hours away. You can even get a associates degree in welding if you want.
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