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Catalog 2023-2024

Welding


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Location:

Greeley Campus:
Applied Technology and Trades Center
(970) 339-6203
 
Ft. Lupton Campus:
Platte Building 
(303) 718-5346
 
Program Chair:
Cody Jones
 
Faculty:

Graham Bylsma, Fort Lupton Campus

Nathan Crawford, Forth Lupton Campus

Paul Hasty, CWI, Greeley Campus

Cody Jones, CWI, Greeley Campus

Jeff Klein, CWI, Greeley Campus

Dylan Losh, Greeley Campus 
 
Assistant Faculty:

Trent Elliot, Greeley Campus

Troy Ford, Greeley Campus

Melanie Goldaker, Fort Lupton Campus

Kevin Lattin, Greeley Campus

Brian Martella, Greeley Campus

Justin McEntee, Greeley Campus

Jennifer Thomas, Greeley Campus

Richard Smith, Fort Lupton Campus

Luke Stoneman, Fort Lupton Campus

Henry Topham, Fort Lupton Campus
 
Program Advisors:

Alejandra Gallardo, Fort Lupton Campus, (970) 718-5328, alejandra.gallardo@aims.edu

Rick Hoines-Brumback, Greeley Campus, (970) 339-6602, rick.hoines-braumback@aims.edu

Degree and Certificates Offered

Welding Technology (A.A.S. Degree - WT02)

Welding Technician (Certificate - WT01) 

Metal Cutting & Gouging (Certificate - WT16) 

Arc Welding Processes (Certificate - WT17) 

Pipe Welding (Certificate - WT18) 

Metal Fabrication (Certificate - WT19)

 

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 cutting, welding, and metal fabrication processes are covered in great detail as well as print reading, 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 and metal fabrication are prerequisites for this program.

 

Potential Career Opportunities:

Production Welding/Manufacturing

Pipe Welding and Fitting

Repair and Maintenance Welding

Welding Supervision/Management

Welding Automation/Robotics

Welding Inspection and Quality Control

Welding Equipment Sales and Repair

Business Owner/Entrepreneur

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:

WEL 1075 - Special Topics :
WEL 1076 - Special Topics :
WEL 1077 - Special Topics :
WEL 2075 - Special Topics :
WEL 2076 - Special Topics :
WEL 2077 - Special Topics :

      

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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”.

Welding Technology Advisory Committee

Orvin Adolf, Harsh International

Glenn Ashley, Bollman Technical Education Center

Efrain Cano, Employment Services of Weld County

Jesse Grantham, Welding & Joining Management Group

Erick Knodel, Merrit Aluminum Products

Brad Ledford, Precision Welding & Design

Kyle Morehead, Welding & Joining Management Group

Scott Stevenson, General Air

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