The student will learn all aspects of laundry appliances including gas and electric washers (top load and front loads) and dryers (front load and high efficiency). With washers, students will learn electrical and plumbing requirements, and disassembly and reassembly of complete washer electrical circuits including mechanical and electronic controls. With dryers, students will learn gas and electrical components used including switches, timers, electronic controls, and sensors; installation of product (venting, electrical, and plumbing requirements); the importance of proper airflow; and gas burners and controls. Class may include repairing or replacing switches, motors, or other parts. Students 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.
This course enables students to read and follow schematics/diagrams/rough-in sheets to install or repair plumbing fixtures, to troubleshoot, and make repairs. It also covers identifying pipe and fittings, proper methods for joining all types of pipe and fittings, hanging and securing pipe, and using materials and tools. Emphasis is on all plumbing materials, tools, suppliers, equipment, and methods. Topics include removing, replacing, and repairing plumbing fixtures; new installations; and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students will be able to make plumbing repairs, install plumbing fixtures, and be able to join various pipe and fittings. 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 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.
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 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.
Upon completion of this certification training class, students will be able to work safely when conducting tree-related work and comply with the following safety rules when engaged in tree care operations: wear proper personal protective equipment; briefly explain one effective means for controlling hazards created by
vehicular traffic; describe the importance of basic electrical safety relating to tree cutting and removal; explain and demonstrate safe procedures pertaining to pertinent vehicles, tools, and mobile equipment as authorized by the employer;
and understand and follow safe work practices as defined and implemented by the employer. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course is designed to enable the plumbing industry employee/student to learn about the water supply and distribution systems in a building. The student will do hands-on assembly of the systems, calculate pipe sizes, lengths and flows, review drawings for accuracy, discuss best practices, and the safe, proper use of tools. The student is expected to have a working knowledge of basic plumbing, basic math and the ability to use formulas. 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.
This course will familiarize the student with the basic shop safety, small engine terminology, operation, service, and repair of small engines. 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.