Welding Technology Center
Ft. Lupton Campus:
Platte Building, Room 133
Paul Hasty, 970.339.6321
Paul Hasty, Greeley Campus, 970.339.6321
Jeff Klein, Greeley Campus, 970.339.6599
Miles Scheer, Fort Lupton Campus, 303.718.5345
Sera Winchel, Greeley Campus, 970.339.6602
Mary Tucker, Fort Lupton Campus, 303.718.5903
Degree and Certificates Offered
Welding Technology (A.A.S. Degree - WT02)
Welding Technician (Certificate - WT01)
Basic Welding and Cutting (Certificate)
Advanced Welding Processes (Certificate)
Welding for Ag Educators (Certificate)
Program Description: Welding is a skill that impacts almost every industry in the world and provides a challenging, dynamic, and rewarding career. The Aims Welding Technology Program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to successfully enter the welding field. The most common welding and cutting processes are covered in great detail as well as printreading, layout, metallurgy, and weld inspection. Attention to detail and the desire to work steadily and patiently to achieve a high level of skill in the art of welding are prerequisites for this program.
Potential Career Opportunities:
Pipe Welder and Fitter
Repair and Maintenance Welder
Automated Welding Machine Technician/Programmer
Welding Inspection and Quality Control Technician
Welding Equipment Sales and Repair
Registration Requirement: Students seeking either the Welding Technology A.A.S. degree or a welding certificate must take the Accuplacer assessment test prior to enrolling in welding classes. If assessment scores do not meet the requirements of the particular program of study, the student will be required to take the appropriate remedial coursework or demonstrate proficiency through reassessment in accordance with Aims assessment policy.
- Remedial courses may be taken concurrently with welding courses as long as minimum assessment score requirements are met.
- Students must complete required remedial courses within the first thirty semester credit hours of coursework.
- The Welding for Ag Educators certificate is exempt from assessment testing requirements.
The Welding Department requires students to complete all welding courses with a minimum grade of “C” (70% or higher). Final scores below 70% receive a failing grade or “F”.
Personal Interest Courses
The following courses are designed to be customized to the individual student’s personal interests and are not applicable to the Welding Technology A.A.S. degree or certificates:
Welding Technology Advisory Committee
Dave Adler, General Air
Orvin Adolf, Harsh International
Glenn Ashley, Bollman Technical Education Center
Gary Magnuson, Xcel Energy, Retired
Sydnie Rask, LLR Welding
Leland Shannon, Leed Fabrication Services
Virgil Simoens, Community Representative