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Career Welding & Fabrication Program


Become a Welder

Start Your Career Today

Get trained, and get working! This "boot camp" style course provides accepted students the opportunity to learn skills required for entry level employment in welding and fabrication. Welders are in demand in countless industries. Decades of few new workers entering the trades have left vocations like welding with an aging workforce and shortage of qualified people. The Rochester Arc + Flame has partnered with Monroe Community College to offer a Certificate program to help Rochester area workers get the relevant training they need to get jobs in the exciting and rewarding field of welding.

The Program

Hands-on learning. A shorter completion time than traditional college. Affordable tuition and an opportunity to join the workforce in under a year. Thats what the Rochester Arc + Flame Welding & Fabrication Certificate program is all about. The program is 450-hours focused on learning the fundamentals of MIG, TIG, Stick and Flux Core welding processes, and metal fabrication skills. The curriculum combines a rigorous amount of hands-on learning, academic lectures, written and online assignments, blue-print reading, quizzes and tests, and collaborative group projects. Students also take a 10-hour OSHA training session and classes in shop math, resume writing, interviewing. The program has two day options (20-week program) and a EVENING option (40-week program). Both formats feature identical curriculum and tuition costs. The day program is held two times per year, September through January and February through June. The evening program is held once per year, from August through June.

Industry Certificate and AWS Qualification

Graduates of the program received an industry certificate diploma from the Monroe Community College, along with a minimum of 6 American Welding Society Qualification tests. On-site AWS Qualification training and testing is conducted to give students the ability to specialize in areas that will help them obtain their desired career. All AWS Qualification testing is included in the course price. Tuition also includes professional welding gear valued at over $800 for each student to use during the program and on the job.

Get Employed, Start a Career

This job-readiness program is designed for students to learn skills required for entry level employment in the field of welding. Our sought- after graduates have been hired by over 100 companies. Companies in manufacturing, construction, fabrication and many more industries are constantly seeking our graduates. Although employment is not guaranteed, Arc + Flame stays actively engaged with dozens of local employers and works to connect students with employers.

Admissions is extremely competitive.

The program has day options (20-week program) and an evening option (40-week program). Both formats feature identical curriculum and tuition costs. The day programs run from September to January, and February to June. Classes run Monday through Friday, and there is a morning session (7:30am-12N) OR afternoon session (1pm-5:30pm). The evening program runs from August through June, and takes place two nights a week (6pm-10pm) and one Saturday (8:00am-4:30pm) each month. There are also 4-6 Sunday classes required (8:00am-4:30pm).

No out of pocket aditional expenses!

Program Cost is $10,450

This includes everything you will need during our program as well as gear you will take with you into your new career!

What's Included?


Tuition includes professional grade safety gear and tools valued at over $800 in value. Students will use this gear during the program and can take it to the job.


Modern welding machines and fabrication equipment to give you the best education as possible.


We don't nickel and dime you like other programs, you pay the tuition and we cover everything else.

Quality Instruction

Our instructors are well trained and motivated for your success. Our 10-1 ratio of student to instructor ensures the most optimal learning environment.

Join our Next Info Session!

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Come to the Arc+ Flame Center and participate in a 2 hour info session about our Welding + Fabrication Certificate Program.

Included in the discussion:

  • Overview of the program
  • Arc + Flame / Monroe Community College relationship
  • Opportunities in the welding industry
  • Admissions process
  • What you can expect from us
  • What we will expect out of you
  • Financing options
  • Facility tour
  • Q & A

Interested candidates are encouraged to bring parents or other important persons in their life to hear about the program.

There is no charge to attend, and there will be no pressure for a commitment.

Registration is required to attend.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today!