Students are generally taught to install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot major appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators with ice makers, ranges,dishwashers, and garbage disposals. You'll get hands-on training in using electrical appliance tools and testers. Completers of this course are prepared for entry-level positions in the appliance repair industry. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
The student will learn all aspects of water supply appliances such as electric, gas and power vented water heaters, dishwasher, garbage disposers, and instant hot. Students troubleshoot for broken connections; listen for loud humming or grinding noises, and turn gears or other moving parts. Use of torch and quick connect fittings as needed. Class may include repairing or elements, thermocouples, switches, motors, or other parts. They may have to read wiring diagrams or instruction manuals before doing the repair work. Prerequisite: Basic Appliance Repair or waiver from teacher. Hand tools necessary. Major tools provided. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Designed to introduce the student to the basic carpentry skills needed to build, repair, and maintain structural and finishing components of buildings. Emphasis will be placed on proper tools and terminology for particular jobs. Learn how to fit joints, erect inside walls, install drywall on ceilings and walls. Also learn basic siding and roofing techniques. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course is designed to improve the competency level of the participant in the basic and fundamental areas of refrigeration - definitions and terms, the refrigeration cycle of operation, and component recognition. Learn the theory of heat transfer as applied to refrigeration processes including compression, types of refrigerants, regulations and procedures for refrigerant recovery, recycling, reclaiming, and more. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This class is a hands-on course on how to clean and maintain major
appliances to save operating costs and possible repair calls.
Instructions and methods of simple checks and fixes that can be done by
the homeowner/small shop owner to help keep appliances running smoothly and properly. This class also acts as a demonstration for those who may be interested in entering the appliance repair field. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course will teach the student basic electrical theory and hands-on wiring knowledge. The student will practice repairing cords, plugs, lights and doorbells. Also emphasized are switches and receptacles. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
The objective of this training is to introduce the basics of the refrigeration system as it applies to comfort cooling. This course will cover such topics as: the refrigeration cycle and its components, refrigerant types and issues, and basic building refrigeration systems. What is refrigeration? Learn the technical skills to operate a mechanical refrigeration system from function to installation and more. Learn to install and service all types of cooling equipment. Basic Refrigeration or permission of instructor required. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
An intensive study of the estimating process, this course includes types of estimates and estimating procedures; types of construction drawings; reading and interpreting scale drawings; specifications that include state and local building code; calculating and processing bids, quotes, and contracts; and a review of math associated with estimating. Additional topics include costs associated with mechanical, structural, interior and exterior finishing; labor, cost codes, and other related costs; and special conditions associated with cost estimating. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
It is almost inevitable that you will need to patch or repair drywall somewhere in your house. Drywall is easily repaired with virtually no evidence of any of the damage. If you have plaster walls, many of the techniques listed here can be used to repair plaster cracks and holes as well. If you have textured walls, you will first need to follow the procedures to repair the wall, then you can use texturing techniques to match the existing wall surface. Drywall repair falls into 5 categories: 1) Small holes 2) Large holes 3) Cracks 4) Loose tape joints and
5) Nail heads. The materials and tools that are needed will vary depending upon the repair you are tackling. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Safety and the basic fundamentals of electricity are needed to understand the function and operation of HVAC systems. In this hands-on, performance-based training program, the participant will learn the electric and electronic controls used in connection with mechanical systems and gain a working knowledge of the basic concepts of electricity.The participant will be able to systematically implement procedures to analyze HVAC electrical system operation. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course will focus on gas-fired and oil-fired warm air furnaces and cover the three methods of heat transfer, combustion, types of fuel used, and more. Under supervision, students will monitor and measure manifold pressure on a gas furnace, identify major components of an oil furnace, identify the components on different types of furnaces, and learn cleaning and filter replacement. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course introduces the student to working around heavy equipment in a safe and responsible manner. The student will learn how to use personal protective equipment, set up barricades and barriers, and use flags and paddles to control traffic. This course also covers trenching and excavation safety precautions. Harford Community College will be using the NCCER curriculum on Heavy Equipment Operations.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: Explain the importance of safety when working with heavy equipment; State the purposes of signs, tags, barricades, and lockout/tagout devices used on construction sites; Describe the long- and short-term health effects, first-aid measures, handling and storage, and/or required personal protective equipment (PPE) for a chemical using a material data safety sheet (MSDS); Identify safeguards used in a highway construction work zone; State general guidelines for safe operation, maintenance, and transportation of heavy equipment; Explain the dangers of working around an excavation area with heavy equipment. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course prepares students to take the Maryland Home Improvement License Examination. A secondary objective is to familiarize students with the home improvement contractor business. Topics include home improvement law, the Door-to-Door Sales Act, labor laws, safety regulations, payroll taxes, statutory liens of real property, business practices, finances, and cost estimating. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course introduces the most commonly used heavy equipment machines, including dump trucks, backhoes, excavators, and dozers. It also provides an overview of heavy equipment used in the mining industry. Coverage of drive systems and hydraulic systems is included. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to identify the various types of heavy equipment and explain their primary uses, identify and explain the systems that make up the drive system used on heavy equipment, and explain the basics of a hydraulic system and identify hydraulic components. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Troubleshooting pest problems is a skill customers expect (and demand) from landscape professionals and public grounds managers. Weeds, diseases and insects are ready to attack weak turf and create an eyesore. Students learn valuable clues to effectively diagnose and treat insect, disease, and weed problems in turf. Students also cover identification and control of diseases and weeds and ornamental insect problems in landscape plants. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course Fee: $175
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Fallston Hall, Rm. 201
Preparation for Refrigerant Recovery Certification
Learn about the regulations, procedures and equipment that apply to refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification standards. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course is an introduction to basic plumbing repair and maintenance work including identification of plumbing materials, repair and maintenance of plumbing fixture components, replacement of piping, unclogging drainage systems, identification and location of plumbing problems, and assessment of plumbing repair jobs. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
The SCIF construction course is the physical security course offered to federal enterprise Special/Program Security Officers, facility engineers and space planners responsible for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) planning, design and/or construction. This course concentrates on SCIF design and construction standards, the accreditation process, and preparing a fully compliant Fixed Facility Checklist while reducing costs. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course will familiarize the student with the basic shop safety, small engine terminology, operation, service, and repair. The small engine class allows students the opportunity to gain basic knowledge of small engines and the skills necessary to perform maintenance and repair. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course uses a blended mix of instructor-led training and hands-on trainer. You will learn solar-electric system design, installation, and safety procedures. Our hands-on solar trainer covers the common steps of a residential solar electric retrofit. You will learn how to work with DC disconnects, inverters, AC disconnects, and load center/service panels to tie in with the utility. We will also demonstrate the connection of a live solar array feeding power into the grid. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.