HANDS-ON learning and working that features a shorter time period than traditional college, less student loan debt, and opportunity to join the workforce in under a year! The Rochester Arc + Flame Center's Career Welding & Fabrication Program is a 20-week job readiness course that runs weekly for a total of 450 course hours. Classes run Monday through Friday for 4.5 hours each day, and there is a morning OR afternoon time session. The program features training for MIG, TIG, Flux Core and Stick welding processes. Course curriculum combines a rigorous amount of hands-on learning, academic lectures, written assignments, quizzes and tests, collaborative group projects and print reading. Students also take a 10-hour OSHA training session and classes in resume writing, interviewing and mathematics.