College & Community Relations

Aims Community College, coming to a TV screen near you

Submitted on: 03-31-2005

Nearly 22 million people will have to opportunity to learn a little bit more about Aims’ Automotive Collision Repair and Welding Technology departments in April. Two students and two instructors will be featured in upcoming episodes of “Trade School ” on the Do It Yourself Network, a national satellite television station. Denver-based High Noon Productions visited the Greeley campus last year to film both shows. The first show is set to air Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. and June 26 at 7 p.m. It features Aims’ Auto Collision Repair student, Jason Ensz repainting the Jeep his late uncle left to him. Department Chair Pat Hergenreter guides Ensz through the process. “I’m on some of our commercials on Channel 22,” Hergenreter said referring to Aims’ cable station. “But this was quite an experience.” Hergenreter said he was hooked up to a microphone for about 100 hours to create the half-hour show. \"It was a really interesting to see how the whole process worked,\" he said. Aims’ Welding Technology department is featured in another episode set to air on April 10 at 7 p.m. and April 17 at 7:30 p.m. In this show, student Conor Tracy receives orders from welding Professor Jeff Klein to construct a barbeque grill and a 5x8 utility trailer. “It was a great experience figuring out the best way to get things done and not interfere with the teaching aspect,” Klein said. “The fact that they chose Aims, I think, is a great statement for both of our departments and a testament to our students’ abilities.\" For more information about Aims Auto Collision Repair department, contact Pat Hergenreter at (970) 339-6278. To learn more about Aims Welding Technology department contact Jeff Klein at (970) 339-6203. Call Aims today at (970) 330-8008 or visit for more information. 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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