(As of 6:00pm on 3/30/20). Arc + Flame Center remains closed until further notice based on NYS mandates to close businesses to combat COVID19 through social distancing. All classes next week (4/6- 4/12) are cancelled. Students will be contacted. We're taking things week-by-week to determine classes 4/13 and beyond! We will contact students registered for upcoming classes (4/13 – 4/19) next week with decisions. Stay tuned, and if you have questions please contact us either through email, Facebook, or Instagram. We will not be answering our phone, but management and administrative team is working remotely. Based on COVID-19 developments both locally and across the country, Arc + Flame has suspended all regularly scheduled classes for [Samplers/Workshops/Date Nights/Night Courses] welding, glass, smithing, and jewelry until further notice. Each student will be contacted to discuss rescheduling options or a refund. MCC Welding & Fabrication Program will be working remotely until further notice. Once the pandemic situation has cleared, we will offer multiple options for you to take the class you were scheduled for. We appreciate your consideration and understanding as we follow guidelines from the CDC and advice from the medical community to keep our faculty, students, and fellow citizens safe.

Weekend Warrior Workshops for Veterans


The Arc + Flame Center has partnered with the Rochester Veterans Outreach Center to provide 8-hour introductory workshops this Summer. These workshops are specifically taught by Arc + Flame’s faculty who are military veterans. Going through the transition into civilian life can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking at a new career or just need to blow off some steam, let us be your outlet. Our entire staff is dedicated to training opportunities for the men and women who have served our country.

Registration is first come, first served and there is no cost for veterans to attend! To sign up, contact Robin Gore at robin.gore@vocroc.org or call 585-295-7804.


Date: January 2020.... Exact Date TBD! 

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Cost: All costs covered by Arc + Flame Center. These workshops are FREE for veterans.

    No prior experience is needed, but more experienced students are still welcome to attend. All equipment, materials, and safety gear are included in these workshops!

    Topics Covered Include:

    • - Welder Safety
    • - The MIG Welding Process
    • - Setting up the MIG System and equipment
    • - Setting the controls for the metal to be welded
    • - Welding steel plates in different positions
    • - Plasma cutting demonstration
    • - Demonstrations of TIG and Stick welding (time permitting)

    SPACE IS LIMITED! Call 585-295-7804