College & Community Relations

Aims welding course offers practical knowledge to area farmers and ranchers

Submitted on: 12-16-2004

Have you ever needed to make difficult repairs or fabricate complex projects on the farm or ranch, but lacked confidence in your welding skills? These skills can be learned through Aims Community College and its Farm & Ranch welding course. “Farmers and ranchers deal with different scenarios when it comes to welding,” said Paul Hasty, Aims welding department chair. “We’ve developed this course to focus on the problems and repairs they face on a day-to-day basis.” Registration is already under way, and the first class is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Greeley campus. Classes run every Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon through March 11. “Feedback from students is always excellent, and the spaces seem to fill fast,” Hasty said. The core curriculum covers safety, cutting, brazing, welding and repair techniques. “This class is very interactive," said Hasty. “After the basics are taught, we focus on what the students want to learn.” And it’s not just for farmers and ranchers. “It’s an excellent class for anybody interested in welding,” Hasty said. Aims’ Welding department is the largest instructional welding facility in northern Colorado. Instructors have a combined 26 years of welding and teaching experience. Students wanting more information on the Farm & Ranch Welding course can call the welding technology department at 970-330-8008 ext. 6203 or 1-800-301-5388 or go to for information on how to register. Aims Community College is an EEO/AA Employer Aims Community College is one of the largest and most comprehensive two-year colleges in Colorado. Founded in 1967 in Greeley, Aims has since established additional campuses in Fort Lupton, Loveland and Fort Collins. Curriculum now includes 2,000 day, evening and weekend courses for 14,000 students annually. ###

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