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Vocational School Training for Construction and Development in Aurora
Pickens Technical College is a vocational school in Aurora, CO, and we’re pleased to offer a construction and development program that is multifaceted and thorough. From carpentry training and exposure to real-world scenarios, our coursework prepares students for jobs ranging from cost estimators to construction managers, building maintenance, and HVAC personnel. There are a wide variety of jobs in this field, and completing a certification program such as ours helps students prepare for success in the wider professional world.
We offer three tracks in construction and development, they are construction technology, HVAC, and facilities maintenance. Each certificate program has a unique blend of coursework that is designed to outfit the student for an entry-level position where they will be well-prepared to flourish. Please contact our admissions department for information on enrollment, financial aid, and other basics. If you have questions about any of the certification programs we offer, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Our construction technology program features a custom blend of both classroom work and hands-on training in the field. Students in this certification program can select from two different tracks—the Construction Technology Certificate or the Advanced Methods Certificate. Our guidance staff is available to answer your questions regarding which program would be right for your specific needs in the construction school coursework we have available.
Construction certificate classes offer training in a variety of different areas, including blueprint reading, cost estimating, building codes, frame construction and roof framing, hand and power tool use, and safety, among other topics. Courses are taught by an experienced professional who is fully licensed and has an extensive background in the construction trade.
Pickens Technical College provides entry-level training for students interested in obtaining an HVAC certificate for work in the field. The Heating Service Technology Block consists of 270 hours of education in this area, including topics such as duct sizing, airflow problems, forced air gas furnace service, and performance testing after repair work, among other subjects. A combination of computer simulation and hands-on experience are provided as students progress throughout the HVAC training program.
In addition to the coursework, there are opportunities to test for various professional certifications in the HVAC field. An internship is also provided at the Aurora Public Schools Maintenance Department, so students are able to gain training in a real-life setting.
The facilities maintenance program at Pickens Technical College prepares students for work in both residential and commercial buildings, performing inspections, ongoing maintenance, and handling any necessary basic repair work needed to keep the building functioning properly day-to-day. Subjects covered include interior and exterior maintenance work for floors, walls, window treatments, painting, and more.
A wide range of different subjects will be introduced to prepare the student for entry-level work in this field. Some of the areas covered include carpentry, electrical work, appliances, plumbing, HVAC work, and mechanical systems. Hands-on training will be emphasized throughout the learning process.