Welding Schools In Colorado

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Our list of welding schools in Colorado offers a variety of options in welding education. Be sure to do your due diligence in researching any welding school that you intened on pursuing. Our site, Class One Welding has no affiliation with any of the schools listed below. If you would like a welding school or educational center added to our Colorado list please contact us or leave a comment at the bottom of the page!

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List of Welding Schools In Colorado

Click on the name of the welding school to go to their website for more information about their welding program.

Emily Griffith Technical College

1860 Lincoln St

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: (720) 423-4900

Notes: Emily Griffith has a lot of history in Colorado. They have a great welding shop that is modern and has all of the latest welding technology integrated into the program. The welding program covers all common welding processes (MIG/Flux Cored, TIG & Stick) on pipe and plate as well as metal cutting and blueprint reading.

I found it interesting that they also teach you how to weld more exotic metal such as magnesium, titanium and copper. This is not typical of most welding schools. I would like to see the program offer welder certification for AWS D1.1 and ASME Section IX though. With that being said you will have the skills necessary to pass those certifications on your own after you complete the welding program.

Aims Community College

5401 West 20th Street

Greeley, CO 80634

Phone: (970) 330-8008

Notes: Aims offers welding courses in individual welding processes or you can take everything together and earn an Associates Degree in Welding Technology.

Community College of Denver (Auraria Campus)

Cherry Creek, 201

1111 W. Colfax Avenue

Denver CO, 80204

Phone: (303) 556-2487

Notes: The Community College of Denver offers offers welding courses in individual welding processes or you can take everything together and earn an Associates Degree in Welding Technology.

Front Range Community College (Larimer Campus)

4616 S. Shields Street

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: (970) 204-8621

Notes: This welding school in Colorado offers a lot to its students. You can earn your Associate’s Degree in Welding and they also provide you with an AWS D1.1 welding certification test. All welding processes are covered including stick welding, MIG and TIG.

Lincoln Tech (Multiple Locations)

11194 E 45th Ave

Denver, CO 80239

Phone: (303) 722-5724

Notes: This welding school should not be confused with Lincoln Electric. Lincoln Tech offers an excellent welding program that can be taken in the day or evening. The cover all welding processes (GTAW, GMAW and SMAW) on plate as well as pipe. After completion of this program I highly recommend taking a welding certification test.

Pueblo Community College

Address: 900 W Orman Ave.

Pueblo, CO 81004

Phone:(719) 549-3200

Notes: This welding school in Colorado offers individual mini certificate programs as well as an Associate’s Degree program. You will learn everything you need to know here to get started in a welding career. What I LOVE about this school is that they give you a chance to get certified. This will open up a lot more high paying jobs for you in the future! You can look at the welding course plan here.

Pickens Technical College

Address: 500 N Airport Blvd

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: (303) 344-4910

Notes: You can view this welding schools class information here.


Other Options: Welding Training In Colorado – Welding Apprenticeships

Welding school may not be an option for you for a number of reasons. If money is a concern you will most likely be able to get a student loan, pell grant or other financial aid assistance to get into a welding school. If money is not the problem then I have a few other places you can get welding training in Colorado for free.

The boilermakers Union and the Ironworkers Union offer excellent opportunities for people that are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship program. Although these jobs entail much more than just welding it is an excellent opportunity to earn while you learn. From day one you will be paid an excellent wage, have no cost health insurance and have other great benefits.

Most apprenticeships whether boilermakers or Ironworkers will last 4 to 5 years. After you complete your apprenticeship you will be what is called a journeyman and earning a full wage. During your apprenticeship you will have training that is classroom-based as well as on-the-job training.

Welding is a large portion of the duties that are performed by Ironworkers and Boilermakers. You will learn several welding processes and also become a certified welder. You will also learn a number of other very important and useful skills such as rigging, blueprint reading, pipefitting and safety related material.

Colorado Boilermakers and Ironworkers enjoy a very generous pay that can reach up to over $30 per hour. This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone interested in this type of work to earn a paycheck while learning a new skill.


Boilermakers Local 101

3890 Elm Street

Denver, CO 80207

Phone: (303) 477-1063


Ironworkers Local 24 (Main Office)

501 W. 4th Ave

Denver, CO 80223

Phone: (303) 623-5386


Ironworkers Local 24 (Sub Office)

706 Elmhurst Place

Pueblo, CO 81004

Phone: (719) 557-2545


Ironworkers Training Center

5575 Tejon St.

Denver, CO 80221

Phone: (303) 296-6626