Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Topics > Technical Skills Training

Blueprint Reading for the Trades
$199.00 (1 section available)
This 8-hour, hands-on, interactive class covers the basic types of blueprint reading in an exciting way. Each of the topics that are covered (alphabet of lines, machine prints, electrical prints, hydraulic/pneumatic prints, HVAC prints, construction prints, road construction prints, and piping prints) will use actual parts, components, circuits, and systems to engage the students. We will learn how to read a print, as well as identify what the print depicts. Students will be challenged to find errors, build parts, trace circuits, and identify components.

Boiler Basics
$179.00 (1 section available)
This 8-hour course will provide learners with the basics of efficient operation of high pressure boilers and related equipment. Topics will include safety, tools and equipment, basic automatic controls, boiler operation and principles.

Electrical Measuring Instruments
$179.00 (1 section available)
This 8-hour course covers the principles on which electrical test instruments operate. Basic instruments covered include megohmmeter, multimeter and digital multimeter. The course also covers using meters for troubleshooting various electrical faults.

Fire Damper
$179.00 (1 section available)
In this 8 hour course students will discover fire dampers used in controlling fire. Discussed will be the history, early models, need for testing, smoke dampers, styles of dampers, types of dampers, NFPA codes for dampers, installation, inspection, testing fire stairwell pressurization and use of an actual damper.

Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers
$749.00 (1 section available)
This 32-hour course develops knowledge and skills in programmable logic controllers. Beginning with an introduction to the ladder logic programming at the basis of PLCs, the course goes through interfacing both digital and analog input and output techniques, event sequencing, motor control, and counter/ timer applications. The use of system indicators, diagnostics, and I/O module indicators for troubleshooting will be practiced by the student.

Lead Abatement Supervisor
$675.00 (1 section available)
The objective of this four day (32 hour) Lead Abatement Supervisor training program is to prepare individuals to be certified by the EPA to supervise and conduct abatements and to prepare occupant protection plans and abatement reports. It includes lead-based paint abatement and hazard control, clearance standards and testing, background on regulations, liability and insurance issues, cleanup and waste disposal. Hands-on activities include setting up-and establishing containment, using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and a site-visit to identify potential lead-hazards, discuss effective abatement strategies, and develop an abatement plan.

PLC Boot Camp
$2,295.00 (1 section available)
This 75-hour course is for maintenance workers with some PLC experience. It provides instruction in how to design, program and operate a PLC to control a number of process applications used by industries all over the world. Those skills include orientation, operation, programming, memory organization, program analysis, motor control, discrete I/O interfacing, troubleshooting, systems troubleshooting, event sequencing, application development timer instructions, counter instructions, program control instructions, and math and data move instructions.

Refrigeration Troubleshooting Reveiw
$179.00 (1 section available)
This 8-hour course reviews troubleshooting of the refrigeration cycle-its components, function and repair, both electrical and gas. Topics include using refrigerant gauge, pressure testing with nitrogen, electronic gas leak detector, using NPR refrigerant recovery unit, charging refrigerant gas and vacuum pump. Proper safe use of tools and equipment for refrigeration repair will be stressed.

Small Gas Engine Repair 1
$159.00 (1 section available)
Explore engine theory and system components, including fuel, ignition, carburetors and more. Learn easy troubleshooting and tune-up procedures for the engine that won’t start. Let this class pay for itself just by eliminating one trip to the repair shop.  Students will be able to work on their own equipment so they are encouraged to bring their tool box.  Textbook is recommended at an additional cost.

Union Trade Exam Prep, Math
$109.00 (1 section available)
This course prepares students for apprenticeship exams in the building trades. The focus is on solving math problems commonly found on those exams. Test-taking strategies will also be discussed.

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