The Construction Technology vocational training program at Pickens Technical College in Aurora includes both classroom instruction, as well as hands-on training at a building site.

The construction training includes classes in:

  • blueprint reading
  • cost estimating
  • building codes and ordinances
  • frame construction
  • roof framing
  • interior and exterior finishing
  • hand tool and power tool use and safety

The following Construction Technology Certificates are available at Pickens Technical College:

  • Construction Technology Certificate
  • Advanced Methods Certificate

Career and job opportunities in Construction Technology include:

  • cost estimators
  • building inspectors
  • construction managers
  • trades positions (carpenters, masons, painters, electricians, HVAC mechanics, and more)

Please note: All students must ride the school bus from Pickens to the building site.

Click here to download more information about Construction Technology courses, class schedule, and costs.

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Please check out our students in action building houses in our local community! Construction House Video

Instructor Greg Shamburg



3 years Remodeling, Room Additions. 6 years New Construction, Framing and Exterior Trim

Greg Shamburg has 26 years of teaching experience at Pickens Technical College in Aurora CO, including 18 years Cabinetmaking, 12 years Construction Technology, 20 years Construction Supervisor and 1 year as TOSA Teacher Leader (Math). His industry background includes remodeling, room additions, new construction, framing and exterior finish. He also holds City of Aurora Contractors License and Class B Supervisors License. While at Pickens he has served as department chair, on the instructional leadership team, on the Colorado State Faculty Curriculum Committee and the Colorado Content Collaborative in Assessment Development. He has been involved with Math-in-CTE since 2008, having developed and implemented lessons for his own classrooms and leading other instructors in use of the model. Greg has also assisted with Math-in-CTE implementations in Rhode Island, Washington DC and Vermont.

City of Aurora Contractors License
City of Aurora Class B Supervisors License

Mr. Shamburg also serves on the Board for Child Rescue, Inc

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