GTAW Welding Night Course (30 Hours)

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ATTENTION: Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend any recreational class at our facility, unless otherwise specified.

If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.

Safety is our number one concern at Rochester Arc + Flame Center. Please contact us at 585-349-7110 before registering for classes., If you have any concerns pertaining to your hearing, vision, hand dexterity, or mental health, or any other disability that would impact your ability to participate in class.

Students are required to wear boots or sneakers that cover their whole foot, jeans or long pants that cover your whole leg & ankle, and a t-shirt that covers their shoudlers.

Please do not wear flammable materials such as Nylon or Synthetics.

Please do not wear sandals, crocks, open toed shoes, shorts, or dresses.

For the safety of our students and teachers, failure to comply may result in being unable to participate in the class. 

GTAW Welding Night Course (30 Hours)


GTAW (TIG) WELDING: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, this is a welding process that utilizes a non-consumable Tungsten electrode to create an electric arc. TIG Welding is capable of precise, high-quality welds. This can be a challenging but versatile process for joining a wide variety of metal.

Our 30-hour TIG Welding Night Course provides comprehensive, in-depth training twice a week from 6:00pm-9:00pm, for a total of 10 sessions over 5 weeks. This course focuses on welding steel, with two sessions of aluminum, and one session on stainless steel. Upon completion, students will be familiar with safety protocol, equipment & equipment set up, and proper welding techniques. This class is designed for beginners (zero experience is required) and for those who need a refresher with the TIG Welding process.

Our experienced instructors use a combination of lecture (25%) and hands-on practice (75%). Our facility features individual welding stations for up to 16 students.

See topics covered below for more details.

  • Safety for Welders
  • The GTAW process
  • Types of GTAW equipment
  • Assembling a GTAW system
  • Welding steel in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead positions
  • Proper techniques for welding "tee", "lap", "corner", "butt", and "edge" joints
  • Welding defects; causes and cures
  • Choosing proper filler metal alloy and size for the job
  • Techniques for GTAW welding thin sheet metal
  • Techniques for GTAW welding light structural and dissimilar thickness steel
  • Aluminum GTAW welding equipment and proper welding techniques
  • Plasma cutting equipment and proper cutting techniques (one-night overview)
  • Abrasives and metal finishing applications: products and safety

  • Students will receive their own jackets, gloves, safety glasses, and ear plugs.
  • All materials included in price.
  • Students will use Arc + Flame owned auto darkening welding helmets during the course.

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