Programs >> Skilled Trades Pathway
Skilled Trade Programs
Pickens Technical College is a technical 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.
Advanced Manufacturing is a 2-year program focused on teaching students to become machinists and learn how to:
- Calculate and measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
- Digitally Design 3 Dimensional objects
- Learn to operate Mills, saws, lathes, grinders, laser engravers and heat treating machinery
- Operate metal or plastic forming equipment such as CNC machines and 3D printers
Automotive Technology is a 2- year program focused on teaching students how to become entry-level service technicians by learning and performing:
- Diagnostic testing
- Repairing engines, air systems and brakes
- Testing electrical systems
- Aligning suspension systems
- Transmission maintenance and repair
Collision Repair Technology
Collision Repair Technology is a 2-year program focused on teaching students how to become an entry level body shop technician by teaching:
- Tool identification and function
- Non-structural repair techniques
- Surface preparation and painting
- Flat, vertical and overhead MIG welding
Construction Technology is a 2-year program that prepares students for entry level work in the construction field by teaching:
- Blueprint reading and building code and ordinance compliance
- Cost Estimation
- Framing, drywall, roof framing and finish work
- Tool and equipment identification and operation and usage
- Interior and exterior finishing
- Our students build an actual house!
Diesel Technology is a 1-year program in a high demand field that prepares students for entry level work as a diesel mechanic by teaching:
- Heavy duty starting and charging of engines
- Heavy duty brake repair
- Lighting and instrumentation
- Body and electrical system
Facilities Maintenance Technician
Facilities Maintenance Technician is a 1-year program focused on teaching students how to:
- Perform basic electrical and plumbing functions.
- Inspect mechanical equipment and appliances to locate damage, defects, or wear and make appropriate repairs
- Paint, drywall, and carpentry skills
- Pool maintenance
Heating and Air Conditioning Service Technology
Heating and Air Conditioning Service Technology is a 1 -year program focused on teaching students:
- The principles of electricity as they relate to air systems
- Servicing of heating, ventilation or air-conditioning (HVAC), and refrigeration systems or components.
- Repairing or replacing worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Conferring with customers to assess issues and resolution options.
Motorcycle Service Technology
Motorcycle Service Technology is a 2-year program focused on preparing students to become entry level service technicians by teaching:
- Tool identification and usage to perform specific tasks or functions
- Inspection of vehicles to determine overall condition.
- Conferring with customers to assess problems and repair solutions.
- Observing and testing equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
- Replacement of worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts and basic maintenance
Welding is a 2-year program focused on teaching students how to:
- Operate welding equipment
- Read blueprints
- Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
- Select production equipment according to product specifications.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow.