Learn Pipe Welding

Next Session TBD. Contact our Welding Director at welding@rocafc.com for more details.

This course is designed to provide the skills necessary to gain professional level qualifications without missing work. The course is held at the Rochester Arc + Flame Center in partnership with the Monroe Community College Workforce Development. You will learn:

  • Basics of welding piping using 6010 and 7018 electrodes (For Stick Welding)

  • Welding full penetration groove welds in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions.  

  • Prepping and fitting techniques  

  • Weld symbols, weld bead reading & adjustment, machine settings and understanding welding procedure specifications (WPS)

The program will require the ability to weld in vertical position with SMAW or GMAW and GTAW as a minimum prerequisite. All candidates will meet for a pre-registration interview to review and verify sufficient skills to successfully complete this course.  

This 120-hour course runs on select weekends each month on Fridays from 5:00pm-9:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am-4:00pm. During the final days of the course there will be testing in the API and ASME styles on each of the variations of the course in the 6G (all) position.

  • Welding Process: SMAW or GMAW + GTAW
  • Materials: Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 Carbon Steel Pipe in 2" Diameters and 6"
  • Styles: API (Petroleum Pipeline and related facilities), mechanical piping, water-steam and gasses
  • Dates: Summer Session TBD
  • Time: Fridays from 5:00pm-9:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Cost: $3,500

    Note: filler metals and piping materials for this course are included in the cost. Safety gear, welding hood and standard fitting tools are required and not provided. A complete supply list will be reviewed during the pre-registration meeting.


    To check availability or schedule an appointment please call the Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 or email us at welding@rocafc.com.