FALL 2020 TRAINING COURSES


Bootcamp Residential Heating (Gas / Heat-Pumps) & Air-Conditioning Immersion Course (6-weeks / 3-days a week) $4,495

(12 Students Max each location)

  • 150 Hours of Technician Training
  • Designed for the student with little to no HVAC background, aspiring to be a truck-ready technician
  • 25% Classroom Instruction / 75% Hands-On Training

Course Description:

  • Introduces the basic refrigeration process used in air conditioning systems. Topics include terminology, safety, identification and function of refrigeration cycle components, tools and instrumentation used.
  • Introduces the basic heating process used in Gas Furnace and Heat Pump Systems. Topics include terminology, safety, identification and function of refrigeration cycle components, tools and instrumentation used.
  • Covers the basic installation procedures, system operations, and maintenance of residential comfort cooling & heating systems.
  • Introduces the common electrical and electronic control components in HVAC systems. Emphasis is placed on identifying components and their functions in HVAC systems and motor-driven control circuits.
  • Covers the types of controls found in residential comfort systems. Topics include basic electrical and electronic controls, control schematics and wiring diagrams, test instruments, analysis and basic troubleshooting of electrical systems.
  • Covers the maintenance and servicing of HVAC equipment. Topics include testing, adjusting, maintaining, and basic troubleshooting HVAC equipment and record keeping.
  • EPA 608 Certification prep & test, as well as NATE Ready to Work Certificate prep & test included!
  • Students will receive an essential tool bag and text book.


Garner: 
Starts Monday September 21 and will continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ending October 28
7:30 am - 4:30 pm


Real-World Wrightsoft System Design (2-Day)      $397

  • Perform “Block” Load Calculation on actual 1 & 2 level Homes
  • Perform “Room-Room” Load Calculations on actual 1 & 2 Level Homes
  • Layout actual duct systems (Trunk & Branch and Radial Designs)

Course Description:

  • This course introduces the protocols and procedures of conventional residential heating and cooling system design.
  • Topics include heating and cooling loads, basic psychrometrics, equipment selection, duct system selection and overall system design while using Wrightsoft.
  • Participants should be able to design a basic residential heating and cooling system upon completion of this course (block loads & room-room loads).
  • Computer with Windows Operating System REQUIRED to take the class and download the software


        Raleigh:
Monday October 12 & Tuesday October 13 

8am - 5 pm


Advanced Wrightsoft System Design (1-Day)      $225

  • Perform advanced “Room-Room” Load Calculations on unique single-unit residences to include Townhomes, Condominiums and Split-Level Dwellings
  • Layout actual duct systems to include 2-Zone Duct Systems (with Zone Dampers)
  • Evaluate "Real-World" survey challenges on older homes and how to model on Wrightsoft.

Course Description:

  • This course expands on the protocols and procedures of conventional residential heating and cooling system design.
  • Topics include heating and cooling loads, equipment selection, duct system selection and overall system design while using Wrightsoft.
  • Computer with Windows Operating System REQUIRED to take the class and download the software


        Raleigh:
Wednesday October 14   

8am - 5 pm

Winston-Salem: Wednesday October 21

8am - 5pm

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EPA Certification Course & Exam (1-Day)      $189

  • PowerPoint based course
  • Includes all the class material to achieve the Universal Certification
  • ESCO Testing Material

Course Description

  • This course covers the requirements for the EPA 608 certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA Universal Certification examinations.  
  • Actual test is administered and proctored during the class.


Garner:
Thursday October 8   

8 am - 5 pm


Gas Furnace Trouble-Shooting  (1-Day)    $189

  • Gas furnace fundamentals & operational sequences and how they relate to “Trouble-shooting”
  • Most common “Trouble-shooting” procedures based on real-life scenarios

Course Description:

  • This course covers the fundamentals of gas heating systems.
  • Topics include safety, system operating characteristics, combustion, motors, electrical and control systems. 
  • Students should be able to perform basic troubleshooting on gas heating systems upon class competition.
  • Hands-on class, using our fully functional, live custom troubleshooting training units.

Garner: Thursday October 1  

8am- 5pm

                    Winston-Salem:  Thursday October 8

8am- 5pm


Heat Pump Trouble-Shooting (1-Day)      $189

  • Heat Pump fundamentals and how they relate to “Trouble-shooting” methodology
  • Most common “Trouble-shooting” procedures based on real-life scenarios

Course Description:

  • This course covers the principles of air source heat pumps.
  • Emphasis is placed on safety, modes of operation, defrost systems, refrigerant charging, and system performance. 
  • Students should be able to perform basic heat pump troubleshooting procedures upon class completion.
  • Hands-on class, using our fully functional, live custom troubleshooting training units.

Richmond: Monday October 5  

8am- 5pm

Roanoke: Tuesday October 6

8am-5pm

Winston-Salem: Wednesday October 7

8am-5pm

Garner:  Friday October 9

8am-5pm


Mini-Split Installation/Start-Up Fundamentals (1-Day) $189

  • This class introduces mini-split heat pump system application and installation techniques.

Course Description:

  • Emphasis is placed on practical tips to ensure a complete and professional installation, including proper system application and location considerations, manufacturer’s installation instructions, practical installation techniques, code compliance, as well as proper start-up procedures to reduce callbacks.
  • Fully functional, live training units will be used for reference & demonstration purposes.

Garner:  Wednesday September 16

8am-5pm

Winston Salem:  Monday September 28

8am-5pm


Honeywell Zoning Systems (1-Day)      $189

  • Proper duct system zoning set-up & controls is required in getting HVAC systems to perform at their optimum levels. This course covers the basic design, installation and balancing techniques to ensure proper system airflow.

Course Description:

  • Topics include automatic zone damper controls, bypass damper setup & adjustment, air balancing (to include bypass ducting), and basic troubleshooting.
  • Basic zoning principles and operations will be examined and demonstrated using a fully functional Honeywell zone damper control and duct system.
  • Hands-on class, using our fully functional, live custom training units and duct systems.

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Air-Balancing & Duct Systems (1-Day)        $189

  • Air balancing is the missing link in getting HVAC systems to perform at their peak levels.  This course covers the air diagnostics and balancing techniques to optimize system airflow.

Course Description:

  • Topics include airflow measurements, air balancing, restrictive duct issues, duct leakage requirements, proper blower settings and restrictive filters.
  • Basic manual damper systems & principles, setup/adjustments and operations will be examined and demonstrated using a fully functional metal & flexible duct system.
  • Hands-on class, using our fully functional, live custom troubleshooting training units and duct systems.

 
                      Garner:  Thursday September 17 

                                        8 am - 5 pm


HVAC Controls & Wiring Fundamentals (1-Day)       $189

  • This course covers all aspects of low voltage wiring for Gas Furnaces, Heat Pumps and Air-Conditioning Systems.

Course Description:

  • Topics include control wiring fundamentals, new installations, understanding wiring configurations to include proper thermostat wiring and setup, low-voltage/control wiring & safety switches and basic troubleshooting techniques.
  • In-class labs to include thermostats, low-voltage wiring exercises and basic wiring diagram reading.
  • Hands-on class, using our fully functional, live customtraining units.

  Garner:  Friday October 16

8am-5pm

   
                Winston-Salem:  Monday October 26 

8am-5pm

 
NATE Gas Heating (Air) Review & Exam  (1-Day)     $289

  • Gas Heating (Air) Exam Review using the official "NATE Gas Heat" PowerPoint Review Presentation
  • The review will enhance a candidate's general knowledge & HVACR specific knowledge:
    (1)   Installation
    (2)   Service
    (3)   System Components
    (4)   Applied Knowledge
  • The NATE Gas Heating Exam is included within the class fee
  • Computer or Tablet  REQUIRED to take the Exam
  • Class Format: 6-Hours of Review / 2- Hours for Exam

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NATE Core Prep Review & Exam (1-Day)      $289

  • Core Exam Review using the official "NATE Core" PowerPoint Review Presentation 
  • The review will enhance a candidate's general hvac knowledge & construction knowledge:
    (1) Safety
    (2) Tools
    (3) Basic Construction
    (4) Using Basic Science
    (5) Achieving Desired Conditions
    (6) Taking Temperature and Humidity Measurements
    (7) Basic Electrical

  • The NATE Core Exam is included within the class fee
  • Computer or Tablet REQUIRED to take the Exam
  • Class Format: 6-Hours of Review / 2- Hours for Exam


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