PASSION: Introduction to TIG Welding

Fire up the torch for an overview of TIG Welding, the most popular type of welding used in the collision repair and RestoMod fields.

Next Class: 09/24/2022, 12/03/2022, 01/07/2023, 03/04/2023

Technically, it’s called Tungsten Insert Gas Welding—but that’s not why you’re here. You want to learn how it works and then get your hands on a torch! This course will teach you about:

  • Machine orientation and setup
  • AC vs. DC welding
  • Polarity and current flow
  • Amp control and frequency
  • Tungsten preparation
  • Filler selection and the science of Metallurgy
  • Autogenous welding and fusing

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SOUL: Introduction to Metal Shaping

A fast, down-and-dirty look at everything you need to know to begin shaping metal for the custom ride industry.

Next Class: 10/08/2022, 12/17/2022, 01/21/2023, 03/18/2023

In the auto body industry, metal is at the heart of everything you do. This course will cover some of the most essential parts of working with metal, including:

  • Types of metals and their thicknesses (gauges)
  • Shaping vs forming metal
  • Shrinking and stretching metal
  • Sheetmetal brakes and layout
  • Working with hammers and dollies

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PULSE: Introduction to Automotive Electrical

Get up close and personal with Hot Rod electrical systems, a field all its own.

Next Class: 10/22/2022, 02/04/2023

Gain an understanding of Hot Rod Wiring basics, from safety essentials to wiring booming sound systems:

  • Principles of proper wiring
  • Safety on the job
  • Tools of the trade
  • The science of amps and insulation
  • Splicing, looming, crimping and heatshrink
  • Working with relays, fuses, and breakers
  • Circuit testing and diagnosis
  • Car audio basics

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HEART: Introduction to Auto Body

Get the low-down – and lots of hands-on practice – on the basics of bodywork.

Next Class: 11/12/2022, 02/18/2023

Auto body work is so much more than hammering out dents or slapping on a fresh coat of paint – and this course will introduce you to it all. Topics include:

  • Basic panel repair and straightening
  • Preparing metal for epoxy coating and polyester filler
  • Prepping and applying primers
  • Mixing, spreading and smoothing polyester filler
  • Proper sanding techniques 
  • Choosing the right sanding blocks and paper based on grits and levels

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For 75 years, Lincoln Tech has been a national leader in specialized technical training. The first campus opened in Newark, New Jersey in 1946 to provide hands-on training to veterans returning home from World War II. Since then hundreds of thousands of graduates nationwide have launched careers that keep the American economy growing while providing stable incomes for the families our grads support. Students and hiring managers alike turn to Lincoln Tech because of a reputation built over those 75 years.

In the Auto industry, Lincoln Tech’s name is synonymous with exceptional skills training not only in Automotive Technology, but in auto body repair, refinishing and restoration – the foundational skills of a career in custom car design and fabrication. Employers know and trust the Lincoln name, because we’ve had a national presence longer than just about anybody.

The Denver campus – home of the Kindig Academy at Lincoln Tech – has been a cornerstone of the Mile High City’s education community since 1960. Combining the Lincoln Tech tradition with Dave Kindig’s vision, this academy promises next-level education for a career field with plenty of opportunities!