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Appliance Repair: Basic  

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.
Course: 25158     Tuition: $295    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   5/19/2014 - 6/30/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  12 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: E. Bretall
No class 5/26/14. 

Course: 35430     Tuition: $220    Course Fee: $210    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   7/7/2014 - 8/13/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  12 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: E. Bretall

Appliance Repair: Water Supply  

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.
Course: 25841     Tuition: $295    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   5/20/2014 - 6/26/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  12 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: E. Bretall

Appliance Repair:Cooking  

The student will learn all aspects of cooking appliances including gas and electric stoves, cooktops, wall ovens, range hoods, and microwaves. With ranges, students will learn to install and discuss proper electrical and plumbing requirements; to discuss types of heating elements, switches, and electronic oven and surface unit controls; gas burners and converting from natural to LP; and types of ignition systems. With microwaves, students will learn installation, electrical, and venting requirements; testing for microwave leakage; basic theory; and testing of components. 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.
Course: 25160     Tuition: $295    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   3/3/2014 - 4/21/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  12 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall    Instructor: E. Bretall
No class 3/29/14. 

Basic Carpentry  

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.
Course: 26122     Tuition: $375    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/5/2014 - 6/14/2014    Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM  10 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: L. Stottlemire

Course: 35431     Tuition: $350    Course Fee: $150    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   7/8/2014 - 7/31/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM  8 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: G. Milich

Basic Plumbing  

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.
Course: 35432     Tuition: $325    Course Fee: $95    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   7/9/2014 - 8/4/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM  8 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: G. Milich

Basic Refrigeration  

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.
Course: 25165     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   4/22/2014 - 6/10/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  15 sessions
Location: Observatory    Instructor: G. Milich
Class held in Observatory Lab. No class 3/25 and 3/27/14. 

Course: 35434     Tuition: $435    Course Fee: $60    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   7/14/2014 - 9/3/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  15 sessions
Location: Observatory, Rm. LAB    Instructor: G. Milich
No class 9/1/14. 

Basic Residential Appliance Maintenance  

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.
Course: 25167     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $39    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   5/19/2014 - 5/21/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall    Instructor: E. Bretall
Room 33. 

Basic Residential Wiring  

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.
Course: 25169     Tuition: $69    Course Fee: $89    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/26/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: J. Paul
Room 235. 

Course: 25170     Tuition: $69    Course Fee: $89    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   6/21/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 235    Instructor: J. Paul

Course: 35435     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $99    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   7/19/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall    Instructor: Staff
Room 235. 

Comfort Cooling  

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 instruction required. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25171     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   3/1/2014 - 4/12/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  6 sessions
Location: Observatory, Rm. LAB    Instructor: G. Milich
No class 3/29/14. 

Course: 35436     Tuition: $435    Course Fee: $60    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   7/8/2014 - 8/21/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  14 sessions
Location: Observatory, Rm. LAB    Instructor: G. Milich

Construction Cost Estimating I  

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.
Course: 35437     Tuition: $359    Course Fee: $45    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   7/15/2014 - 8/14/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  10 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 163    Instructor: F. Stoker

Drywall/Plaster Repair Maintenance  

This course is an introduction to patching or repairing drywall. 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.
Course: 25175     Tuition: $149    Course Fee: $129    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   5/3/2014 - 5/17/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  3 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall    Instructor: L. Stottlemire
Room 33. 

Electrical for HVAC Technicians  

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 training processes along with laboratory exercises are used to train the participant to systematically implement procedures to analyze HVAC electrical system operation. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35665     Tuition: $435    Course Fee: $60    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   7/12/2014 - 8/16/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: TBA    Instructor: Staff

Course: 35965     
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   7/12/2014 - 8/16/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: TBA    Instructor: Staff

Heating Systems  

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.
Course: 25177     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/19/2014 - 5/24/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  6 sessions
Location: Observatory, Rm. LAB    Instructor: G. Milich

Home Improvement License  

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.
Course: 25179     Tuition: $195    Course Fee: $39    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   4/15/2014 - 5/1/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Susquehanna Center, Rm. 231    Instructor: F. Stoker

Maryland Tree Care Removal Regulations  

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: 25355     Tuition: $159    Course Fee: $39    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   5/6/2014 - 5/8/2014    Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 165    Instructor: Staff

Math for Construction Trades  

This course is designed to enable the construction industry employee/student to learn to use the various mathematic concepts to build properly. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25367     Tuition: $119    Course Fee: $39    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   2/20/2014 - 5/1/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  10 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 103    Instructor: Staff

Residential Plumbing Repair  

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.
Course: 25182     Tuition: $89    Course Fee: $59    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   6/7/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: L. Stottlemire

SCIF Overview  

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.
Course: 35438     Tuition: $109    Course Fee: $59    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/18/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  1 session
Location: Fallston Hall, Rm. 201    Instructor: K. Hamilton

Small Engine Repair  

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.
Course: 25184     Tuition: $350    Course Fee: $59    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   5/3/2014 - 6/14/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall    Instructor: L. Stottlemire
Room 33. 

Course: 35439     Tuition: $289    Course Fee: $175    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   7/12/2014 - 8/16/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 033    Instructor: L. Stottlemire


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