Houston’s Elite Pipe Welding School
Toll Free: 1-844-YOU-WELD
Local: 1-713-640-1794

Admission Requirements for the Pipe Welding and Structural Program 

  • All students must be at least 18 years or older and give proof of a high school diploma or GED to be enrolled.
  • You must be in good physical condition including good eyesight. While physical handicaps do not preclude you from admission to the school, individuals with physical handicaps should consult with a school director to determine if the training requirements can be accomplished.
  • You should be able to read, write, and understand English.

It is strongly advised that your vision is tested and corrected prior to the program start date. This is not a requirement but this will assist you in being successful in your welding program.

Admission Process: All students must have the following in place before starting any of our programs offered at Elite Pipe Welding Academy LLC.

  1. Complete an enrollment agreement and pay the $100.00 registration fee
  2. Read and sign the Disclosure Form
  3. Provide a copy of a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age
  4. Provide payment for the first level of the program. If you are not paying cash, then all loan documents or sponsoring agency documents must be completed and on file before the first day of class. The Manufacturing Welding course has to be paid in full or has an approved loan in place.
  5. Attend class on the scheduled “first day” with steel-toed boots and proper clothing
  6. It is suggested, but not required, to have a vision test before entering a class.

 Structural and Pipe Welding Enrollment Form, pdf


Enrollment Dates For the Houston Academy:

Elite has DAY classes starting in January, March, May, July, September, and November for the Structural and Pipe Welding Program. This course is 1000 hours, 26 weeks long and 40 hours per week. 

Elite has NIGHT  classes starting in July and September for the Structural and Pipe Welding Program. This course is 1000 hours, 44 weeks long and 24 hours per weeks. 

(Note: number of hours per week may vary depending on holiday schedule).  There are a total of 165.5 lecture clock hours and 834.5 lab clock hours.  The student to instructor ratio is 18 to 1. The maximum time for students to complete this program is the scheduled time of approximately 44 weeks. Steel toed boots are required

Registration Fees:

Elite Pipe Welding Academy LLC requires a $100.00 registration fee in order to process your application and to secure your spot in the program. If you interrupt your training for more than 12 months, you must apply to re-enter the training program. Additional fees may be charged when you reapply.

Elite Pipe Welding Academy LLC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnic origin or religion.


Placement Statistics:

Placement Completion Stats 2016-2018