Continuing Education

Courses

CourseDescriptionDatesCost
High Speed Imaging In Explosives Engineering Short CourseTheoretical and practical utilization of digital high speed imaging when conducting research for military or civilian applications; 3.5-day course. For details visit: High-Speed Imaging Short CourseTBDTBD
Ultra High-Speed Imaging In Explosives Engineering Short CourseTheoretical and practical utilization of digital ultra-high speed imaging and flash x-ray systems.; 3.5-day course. For details visit:
Ultra High-Speed Imaging Short Course
TBDTBD
High-Velocity Impact Short CourseThis 3.5 days long course offers participants the opportunity to develop a fundamental knowledge of the principles of ultra-high-velocity impact and the current experimental techniques for capturing such phenomena. For details visit:
High-Velocity Impact Short Course
March 2019Pre-registered: $2495

Walk-in registration: $2695
Department of Justice: Explosives for Special Use, FBIAdvanced training of initiations systems, disposal, sensitivities, damage assessment, and characterization of explosives.In progressCall for quote
CDOT Avalanche Control TrainingSpecial Events Training; 2-day courseAugust 2019By invitation only
Practical Explosives Training School (PETS)Topics include surface, underground, construction, avalanche, and secondary blasting; well perforation and geophysical exploration; unexploded ordinance disposal; industrial cleanup; research and development
• Avalanche Explosive Program: 16 hours safety regulation, hands-on 8 hours
• General Explosive Program: 16 hours safety regulation, hands-on 8 hours
• Quarry/Construction Blasting Program: 4.5 day safety regulation, hands-on 16 hours
• Oil and Gas Program, Wireline: 16 hours safety regulation
• UXO: 16 hours safety regulation, hands-on 16 hours
COMING UP: February 22-23, 2019



March 1-2, 2019

November 2019



Tailored dates and courses are available for groups over 10 people
CSM: $575

Customer location: $675
Henderson Mine Trainings New Miner and Avalanch Mitigation Refresher Courses. 16 hours general explosives training, hands-on training for new miners conducted at ERLFall 2019For more information please contact Dr. Vilem Petr
State Parks Speciality Training16 hours general explosives training, 8 hours hands-on training at ERLTBD 2019For more information please contact Dr. Vilem Petr
Raven's Challenge 2019 EOD/PSBS Exercise at the YMCA in Winter Park, COMay 5-10, 2019For more information please contact Dr. Vilem Petr
Washington StateWashington Department of Labor and industries 2 days general explosive training, 1 day hands-on trainingTBDTBD
Paramount Enterprises International, Inc.3 days general explosive training for storage, transportation, and handlingTBDTBD

The AXPRO group is dedicated to providing high-quality training for professionals in the explosives industry for the State of Colorado. The Practical Explosive Training course ranges from basic introduction to advanced explosive use. The course is designed to teach proper methods of explosive storage, handling, and use in the State of Colorado. Each session of the course contains a total of 16 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction. The course is designed for new state explosive permit applicants and for current permit-holders seeking renewal.

More information about this course can be found on the PETS Program and Course Detail flyer.

Construction blaster training.

High-Speed Imaging Shock tube detonator

Shadowgraph and Schlieren Technique for Explosions

 

 

Practical Explosives Training Schools (PETS)

Subject areas courses are offered concentrating on the needs of the following subject areas: surface blasting, underground blasting, construction blasting, secondary blasting, well perforation and geophysical exploration, avalanche blasting, unexploded ordinance disposal, industrial cleanup. research and development, and special applications.

PETS Courses

After successful completion of any course, all students will be awarded a state-approved training certificate and continuing education credit as needed.

Basic Training

  • 8-hours total: 6-hours classroom, 2-hours practical
  • Course goals: Educate inexperienced blasters on general explosives regulations and best practices procedures with an emphasis on practical knowledge.
  • Topics covered: Basic explosives safety, handling, storage and applications.

Application Specific Training

  • 8-hours total: 2-hours classroom, 6-hours practical
  • Course goals: Provide experienced blasters education specific to their needs with an emphasis on hands-on training.
  • Topics covered: Explosives safety, handling, storage, and practical applications tailored to the needs of the class.

Advanced Training

  • 16-hours total: 8-hours classroom, 8-hours practical
  • Course goals: Provide in-depth education for experience blasters on both general and application-specific explosives regulations and best practices with emphasis on practical knowledge.
  • Topics covered: Explosives safety, handling, storage and practical applications tailored to the needs of the class. Significant hands-on training.

High-Speed Imaging in Explosives Engineering Short Course 

The course will provide an introduction to the principal topics in the field of explosive engineering and will describe how best to utilize digital high-speed imaging when conducting research for military or civilian applications. The course will address both the theory and practical aspects of the topics, with hands-on training conducted at Colorado School of Mines Explosive Research Laboratory. Internationally renowned experts will provide instruction to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds and professional experience.

More information about this course can be found here: High-Speed Imagery Short Course Details

Please direct questions to Dr. Vilem Petr or the Office of Continuing Education.

To register for the 2019 High-Speed Imaging in Explosives Engineering Short Course please contact Dr. Petr.