Our Vision

American Welding Academy is the premier welding school in the United States. We leverage the experience of world class welding instructors, business professionals, trainers, staff and other personnel. 

Our Mission 

American Welding Academy provides students with a world-class, unique and rigorous welding training and education program that ensures academic success, develops a diverse skill set, prepares students for the demands of the welding industry and enables students to gain meaningful employment upon graduation.  


AWA provides: 

  • 48 welding booths
  • Three (3) specialized cells to train Pipe, structural & fabrication on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys
  • Student to teacher ratio of 15:1
  • The best instruction from instructors that are rated among the highest skilled in the industry 
  • Instructor that is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector with 14+ years teaching experience
  • Opportunity to earn welding certifications prior to program completion
  • The safest work environment
  • Learning environment that will include hands on as well as classroom skills
  • Curriculum that will include life skills - money management, investment, legal & resume writing 
  • Assistance in job placement after graduation
  • Competitive tuition pricing
  • Located close to several major cities 
  • American Welding Academy is partnered with industry leaders


We are located just west of St. Louis in Union, Missouri. We are a short drive from these major cities: 

50 minutes from downtown St. Louis

52 minutes from Chesterfield Valley

10 minutes to Washington, MO

4 miles from I-44