Course Descriptions

 

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Please note that all prices listed are in USD.

 

Water Source Heat Pump System Familiarization, Service, and Troubleshooting    Price:  $495

Description: This 2 day course is designed to provide the attendees with a working knowledge of the water source heat pump system and will provide information to assist the attendees with performing maintenance tasking and troubleshooting of systems.
Attendees:  It’s a good start for beginning and intermediate levels, and a great refresher course for Journeymen.

  • Understand the fluid circuit and fluid circuit components.
  • Understand the operation of line voltage circuits, circuit controllers, and motors.
  • Understand the operation of low voltage circuits and controls.
  • Understand how all of the sub-systems perform together to make the water source heat pump system work.
  • Understand how to perform maintenance on, and troubleshooting of electrical systems, fluid circuits, and refrigerant circuits, in the water source heat pump system.
  • Safety practices as they relates to the systems.

This course has been approved for 16 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units.

 

 

Understanding Electrical Circuits for HVAC    Price: $595

Description: This 3 day course is the foundation of our industry and designed to make technicians better than ever before at troubleshooting electrical circuits & wiring diagrams in the HVAC systems.
Attendees:  Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians

  • Understand electrical circuits in the HVAC industry
  • Improve competency in proper electrical diagnostics
  • Understand electron theory, AC/DC circuits and power generation
  • Applying Ohms Law in HVAC circuits
  • Understanding motors and compressors
  • Understand how to troubleshoot ladder and pictorial diagrams
  • Use ladder diagrams to understand sequence of operation
  • Understand electrical & meter safety
  • Understand hands on wiring and troubleshooting
  • Use hopscotch method to troubleshoot electrical circuits

This course has been approved for 24 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units.

 

Understanding Gas and Electric Furnaces   Price:  $595.00

Description:  This 3-day course is designed to give all levels of technicians a deeper understanding of gas and electric furnaces, with ample time to gain hands-on practice in our training lab.
Attendees: Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians and Comfort Advisors

  • Understand gas furnace sequence of operation
  • Understand electric furnace sequence of  operation
  • Understand dual fuel operation
  • Understand venting efficiencies in relation to carbon monoxide
  • Understand how to determine true operational efficiency
  • Understand heat transfer in gas and electric  furnace applications
  • Understand proper venting of 80% & 90+% efficient gas furnaces
  • Understand how to apply the best install practices
  • Understand how to perform maintenance and safety checks
  • Understand how to wire and troubleshoot accessories
  • Understand the effects of duct work deficiencies  V.S. watts of motor
  • Understand the application and selection of equipment on power use

This course has been approved for 16 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units.

 

Understanding Heat Pump, A/C & Refrigeration     Price:  $695.00

Description:  This 3.5 day course is designed to give all levels of technicians a deeper understanding of the different phases of Refrigerant during Heat Pump & A/C Operation & how to troubleshoot system operation.  This class has an abundance of hands-on practice in our training lab.
Attendees:  Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians and Comfort Advisors

  • Understand refrigeration theory and how to apply it
  • Understand safe brazing techniques
  • Understand superheat and sub-cooling
  • Understand Heat Pump operation and charging
  • Understand dual fuel operation and wiring
  • Understand how to determine true operational efficiency
  • Understand heat transfer in heat pump and A/C applications
  • Understand how to apply the best install and wiring practices
  • Understand component identification and function
  • Understand how to wire and troubleshoot accessories
  • Understand the effects of duct work deficiencies  V.S. watts of motor
  • Understand the application and selection of equipment on power use

This course has been approved for 16 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units.

 

Duct Design & Airflow Troubleshooting       Price:  $495.00

Description:  This 2 day course was designed to understand how poorly designed HVAC systems & Accessories can affect Airflow, Comfort, Health & system efficiencies.  Attendees:  Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians, Service Managers, Sales Managers & Comfort Advisors.           

  • Introduction to ACCA manual “D”
  • Understanding fan capabilities ( versus static pressure
  • Proper use of Air Duct Calculator
  • Understanding Zoning Deficiencies
  • The effects of duct leakage on home comfort & cost of operation
  • Simple Air Balancing techniques
  • How to take system static pressure readingsUnderstanding fan horsepower requirements vs. static pressure
    • Fan & motor capabilities (PSC, Constant Torque & Variable speed motors)
    • Filter pressure drops & proper sizing of filters
    • Coil Pressure drops
    • Return air & supply air static pressure drop
    • Component (grilles, registers, dampers & Accessory) Static pressure readings

 

Nate Certification Courses       $425 Each & Includes test

These 8 hour North American Technical Excellence courses will prep you for the test and directly after we will proctor the test for you.

Courses offered:

  • NATE Core Prep course & Test
  • NATE Gas Furnace Prep course & Test
  • NATE Heat Pump Prep course & Test

When completed each course will qualify for 8 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units

 

NEC Code Update       Price: $175

This 8 hour course is designed to keep you up to date on the 2011 & 2013 NEC electrical codes.  Recommended attending before taking the 06A Electrical license test

This course has been approved for 8 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units

 

RCW / WAC code Update       Price: $150

This 8 hour course covers current adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC).  Recommended attending before taking the 06A Electrical license test

This course has been approved for 8 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units

 

EPA Prep Course & Test for EPA Certification    Price: $145 Includes Test

Description:  This 4 hour course is a preparatory and testing course to pass the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Clean Air Act Section 608 certification.

Course Covers:

  • Core, this information is required by all candidates
  • Type I, covers maintain, service and repair on Small appliances
  • Type II, covers maintain, service and repair on High Pressure systems
  • Type III, covers maintain, service and repair on Low pressure sytems

 

Precision Tune Up Course       Price: $295

Description: This 1 Day class is designed to help all levels of technicians know the proper procedures for performing the ultimate precision tune up in a safe and efficient manner and how to identify weak components to prevent early breakdowns.

Attendees:  Service & Maintenance Technicians

Course Content:

  • How to properly test all safety switches
  • How to test complete system operation
  • How to properly test pressure switches
  • Proper heat exchanger inspection
  • How to set gas pressure and verify proper air flow
  • Evaporator freeze thermostats
  • How to check refrigerant pressures and temperatures
  • Quickly and easily check system charging
  • Coil cleaning methods
  • Taking readings on electrical components
  • Cleaning condensate lines and pumps
  • How to test for proper operation of IAQ accessories
  • Running a zoning system through its paces and checking bypass operation

This course has been approved for 8 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units.

 

Motors Course     Price: $295

Description:  This 1-day class is designed for beginner to advanced technicians to understand HVAC motors and compressors in relation to electrical circuits, diagrams, and troubleshooting methods.  There will be a mix of classroom and hands-on training so that students can practice what they are learning.

Attendees:  Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians

Course Content:

  • Understanding motors and compressors
  • Understand motors in electrical circuits in the HVAC industry
  • Improve competency in proper motor electrical diagnostics
  • Shaded pole motors and its application
  • Permanente Split Capacitor motors
  • ECM motors and Constant torque motors
  • Understand how to troubleshoot motors in ladder and pictorial diagrams
  • Hands on motor teardown and troubleshooting
  • Use hopscotch method to troubleshoot Motors
  • Using NEC articles 100, 430 and 440

This course has been approved for 8 units toward Washington State 06A Electrical Continued Education units.

 

Proper Brazing Practices             Price: $200

Description:  This course has been designed to focus on common troubled area’s around brazing & leak testing.  This is a 3-4 hour hands on evening course for Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians will cover:          

  • Compressed gas safety
  • Proper set up of Oxygen & Acetylene torches
  • Proper Brazing techniques that will minimize contamination using Nitrogen
  • Proper  use of nitrogen flow regulator
  • Use of Nitrogen regulator for leak testing

 

How to charge a system using Superheat & Subcool    Price: $150

Description:  This has been design to ensure proper service & start up procedures to maximize system efficiencies.  This is a 3-4 hour hands on evening course for Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians  & will cover:          

  • Proper charging practices with different metering devices.  Thermostatic expansion valves, electronic expansion valves,  fixed metering devices
  • Thermostatic Expansion valve operation & troubleshooting
  • Confirming proper airflow to charging chart.  Proving equipment efficiency

 

Installation & Maintenance of Accessories   Price: $150

Description:  This class is designed to teach technicians the proper Installation & maintenance of system accessories & safety components.  This is a 3-4 hour Classroom & hands on evening course for Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians & will cover:     

  • Understanding Thermostat features & benefits
  • Component surge protectors and hard start kits
  • Addition of system safety devices to protect against water damage
  • Wiring in electronic air cleaners properly
  • Proper installation of UV lights
  • Proper humidifier application & installation
  • Proper applications & function of Air to Air Heat exchanger

 

Airflow Troubleshooting     Price: $150

Description:  This course is designed to teach technicians how to use air flow measurements to diagnose system failures, deficiencies and find solutions.  This is a 3-4 hour classroom & hands on evening course for Comfort Advisors , Service, Maintenance & Install Technicians & will cover:          

  • How to take system static pressure readings
    • Fan & motor capabilities (PSC, Constant Torque & Variable speed motors)
    • Filter pressure drops & proper sizing of filters
    • Coil Pressure drops
    • Return air & supply air static pressure drop
    • Component (grilles, registers, dampers & Accessory) Static pressure readings