What Our Students Learn
- Perform inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs on properties
- Utilize skills for maintenance concerning carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, and swimming pools
- Inspect mechanical equipment and appliances to locate damage, defects, or wear and make appropriate repairs
- Finish properties through work on floors, walls, painting, window treatments, fans, and lighting
- Employment opportunity in this field is 5 times higher than the national average of a job
- Entry level salaries start at $27,000 and up
- Median salary is $42,000
- 10% of workers earn $64,000 or more
- Students spend 50% of their time learning concepts in a classroom, and 50% of their time in the shop with hands-on practical work
- Students gain experience in a simulated shop environment with industry-grade equipment
- Students gain their OSHA certification as part of the curriculum
- Enrollment options are available for both high school students and post-secondary students
- 1 year of classes
Mike has been teaching since 2015, and has worked in the industry since 2008. He says “When you love what you are doing it is no longer a job, it becomes a passion.” and that “Seeing my students have those “Ah-ha” moments is the most rewarding part of being a teacher.” Mr. Roloff came to Pickens after ten years of working in industry where he held both maintenance technician and supervisory positions for several property management companies in multi-family complexes.
Certifications & Degrees:
- EPA Type I & II
- 410a Universal
- Michael has also received awards for customer service and operational excellence
Accredited Certificate Courses (31 credits)
All credits earned at Pickens technical college are recognized by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), and are eligible for transfer to other colleges within the state of Colorado.
Focuses on the installation of common piping materials in plumbing and HVAC/R systems. Covers pipe math, terminology, common piping materials, and application, figuring offsets, and common pipe joints. Shop projects including pipe support and hanging, center-to-center measurements, and a variety of pipe joining methods are explored.
Focuses on electrical fundamentals as applied to residential and commercial facilities maintenance. Covers repair, service and maintenance of electrical systems and codes.
Focuses on repair and maintenance of buildings. Covers preventative maintenance methods and skills.
Focuses on the fundamentals of pool operation and maintenance techniques for private and public swimming pools.
Provides a 10-hour OSHA certification course for general industry and participants will review the current OSHA standards contained in 29 CFR 1910. Participants that complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The course is taught by instructors certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Examines mechanical systems, water distribution, and electrical and gas systems of laundry equipment. This course includes service and repair of washers and dryers.
Examines mechanical systems, water distribution, and electrical and gas components of kitchen equipment. This course covers the service and repair of dishwashers, disposals, ranges, and microwave ovens.
Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.