June 30, 2014
Josh Heuerman

American Welding Society Chooses FRCC Faculty Member for Instructors Institute

Josh Heuerman, welding technology faculty at Front Range Community College, has been selected to attend the American Welding Society (AWS) Instructors Institute in Miami, Fla.

He is one of 22 welding instructors in the country to be selected, with travel and lodging expenses provided by AWS.

At the institute, Heuerman will have an opportunity to strengthen his teaching skills through hands-on learning of new teaching techniques. He will learn about AWS education programs, visual inspection techniques for instructors, strategies for support FRCC’s welding technology program, and an introduction to the AWS’s set of welding standards that define levels of knowledge and skills required of welders.

The Larimer Campus is an AWS Certified SENSE program. SENSE is an acronym for Schools Excelling through National Skills Education. It is a set of welding standards and guidelines meant to assist schools in training welders. Based on a survey of the welding industry, the SENSE guidelines define three levels of knowledge and skills required in the welding workplace. Individuals trained with the SENSE guidelines are the Entry Welder, Advanced Welder and Expert Welder.

The American Welding Society, founded in 1919, advances the science, technology, and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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