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Welding Program in Aurora, CO

The Welding vocational training program at Pickens Technical College in Aurora, Colorado includes both classroom instruction as well as hands-on training in the latest Welding techniques.

The Welding technical training program includes classes in:

  • Blueprint reading for welders and fitters
  • Oxyfuel and plasma cutting
  • Oxyacetylene welding
  • Maintenance welding
  • Structural welding
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Flux-cored arc welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding
  • Pipe welding

Modern Welding tools and equipment will be used throughout the vocation training program to provide up-to-date training. The American Welding Society Plate Certification test is administered to determine Welding competence.

Career and job opportunities in Welding Technology include:

  • Pipe Welders
  • Fabricators
  • Structural Welders
  • Metal Welders

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Instructor Jeff Oliver

Years Teaching: Since 2002

Years in Industry: 14

Industry Background:
Jeff has worked as a welder fabricator at Stewart and Stevenson Power and Colorado Mechanical Welding. During that time he completed various projects, such as fabricating snow removal equipment, (capable of removing 3000 tons of snow per hour.) John learned how to weld 10 inch gas pipe at Colorado Mechanical Welding. He spent an additional 2 years working as a certified welding inspector for the American Welding Society. Jeff is an active member of the American Welding Society District 20.

Teaching Background:
In 2014 Jeff received the award AWS Section 20 Educator of the Year.

Degrees and Certifications:
Certified in Welding Processes (AWS)
Certified Welding Educator (AWS)
Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

NIGHT INSTRUCTOR: Andres Garcia

Years Teaching: Since 2017

Years in Industry: to be determined

Industry Background:to be determined

Teaching Background:
Besides teaching here at Pickens, Mr. Garcia also teaches at the Career Development Center for the St. Vrain Valley School District.

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Level 1 Welding Certificate (AWS)
Combination Welding Certificate
Pipe Welding 6G Certification
UA-79 GMAW-S & GMAW dual certification
Flux Core Vertical Certification

NIGHT INSTRUCTOR: Randy Wright

Years Teaching:to be determined

Years in Industry:To be determined

Industry Background:to be determined

Teaching Background:to be determined

Degrees and Certifications:to be determined

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