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.
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 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.
This course teaches the construction worker how to read the different parts of blueprints. It begins with the basics and progresses through plans and specifications. Topics include site work; architectural plans including elevations, sections and schedules; structural plans; mechanical drawings including plumbing, heating, and air conditioning; and electrical work on power, lighting, and controls. 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 teaches the relationship between all the systems in the house and their effect on occupant health, safety and comfort, energy efficiency, and durability. Students learn how various systems interact, and how a flaw in one area can compromise the performance in another system. Both symptoms and root causes of common home energy issues will be covered. This is an Ed2Go Career Training Program that is self-paced and may be started at your convenience. Transcript available. For more information, visit http://careertraining.ed2go.com/harford/Close
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.
Course Fee: $39
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Preparation for ICC Code for Residential Building Inspection Certification
This class will provide you with the tools needed to navigate and comprehend the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) for one and two family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. Students successfully completing the course and passing the class’s final exam will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from the International Code Council (ICC). Includes Code Book and Study Guide. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course Fee: $49
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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 demonstrates how to calculate heat losses and gains (loads) for residential applications using ACCA's Manual J. Learn to select the proper heating and cooling equipment for maximum comfort and energy efficiency and how to calculate energy consumption and operating costs. Experience in HVAC Trade required. 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.
With the expansion created by BRAC at Aberdeen Proving Ground, this course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of the SCIF lifecycle for all levels of the construction workforce. The course will address the attributes of a SCIF, DCID and ICD regulations that govern SCIF construction, and the inspection process that leads to accreditation. This information will provide participants with a basis for making informed decisions when considering actively applying for SCIF construction projects. 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.