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Programs >> Skilled Trades >> Welding Program

Welding Program in Aurora, CO

The Welding technical 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



Jeff Oliver, Instructor

Years Teaching: Since 1998

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

Years in Industry: Since 1986

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.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Certified in Welding Processes (AWS)
  • Certified Welding Educator (AWS)
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
Andres Garcia, Night Instructor

Years Teaching: Since 2017

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

Years in Industry: 9 Years

Industry Background: Most of Andres experience is in structural work: Building floors/ceilings/frames/support, awnings, stairs, repairs, trailer frames. He also has spent time with ornamental work like railings, handrails, fences,  and gates.

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

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