Larimer Manufacturing, Automotive, Construction and Design Technologies Department

Manufacturing, Automotive, Construction & Design Technologies offers programs that provide hands on, practical education for individuals interested in technical careers. Automotive Technology, Welding, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, and Manufacturing & Energy Technology, all integrate classroom experience with laboratory learning to prepare students for new careers.

Our department also includes several High School Programs, which prepare high school juniors and seniors to enter the working world through career and technical training. Many of these programs are designed for students to continue their education in our FRCC post-secondary programs.

Our Faculty

The faculty and instructors who teach Integrated Technology courses hold career and technical certificates in their areas of specialty and have industry experience that enables them to bring real-world experience to the classroom. Our goal is to help students obtain certificates or Associate of Applied Science degrees, prepare to enter the industry, or begin working immediately after their programs.

Academic Programs within our Department

All of the Integrated Technology disciplines have degree and certificates associated with them.

Architectural Engineering & Building Science

  • A.A.S. degree
  • Certificates

Automotive Technology

  • A.A.S.
  • Certificates

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

  • A.A.S. degree
  • Certificates 

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

  • A.A.S.
  • Certificates

Interior Architecture & Design

  • A.A.S. degree
  • Certificates

Welding Technology

  • A.A.S.
  • Certificates

Department Resources

Accredited Programs

Automotive Technology and Service High School Program

Teaching Opportunities

Accredited Programs

Several Integrated Technology programs have national accreditations:

  • The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. This program offers eight certificates.
  • The HVAC program is accredited by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation organization. FRCC is the only PAHRA-accredited school in Colorado.
  • The Welding program is certified by the American Welding Society, offering certified welding tests facilitated by FRCC Welding Instructors. FRCC is the only accredited testing facility in Colorado.
Contact Us
DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT

TBA

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Fred Rudd


Contact Faculty
Automotive Technology

Tim Rose

Fred Rudd

Joe South 

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Department Assistant - Michelle Deckard
Program Director - Brad Guthrie

Welding Technology

Program Director- Michael Seltsam