Electro-Mechanical Technologies

Train in as little as 9 months!

Electro-Mechanical Technologies

This 9-month program provides training based on a broad range of knowledge in electrical and mechanical technologies, along with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Courses focus on the fundamentals of electricity, residential and commercial wiring, and comfort systems. An added value to the program is the solar energy technology module which features an overview of the Photovoltaic (PV) Science with principles and application processes used in many solar powered systems.

Climate control and refrigeration is almost everywhere, and trained installation, service and maintenance technicians can get their start in the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at RSI. Plus, gain skills and experience in the Solar Principles and Applications module with an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. 

Electro-Mechanical Technologies Program at RSI:

  • Has day and evening classes available
  • Offers program completion in just 9 months
  • Incorporates real world training with hands-on curriculum
  • Includes a Fundamentals of Solar course

Career Options:

  • HVAC/R Technician
  • Solar Panel Technician
  • Power Plant Field technician
  • Solar Thermal Repair Technician
  • Solar Panel Installer
  • Solar Systems Troubleshooter
  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer/Technician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Boiler Operator

Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Fundamentals of Solar
  • Electrical Wiring – Residential
  • Electrical Wiring – Commercial
  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  • Comfort Systems – Residential
  • Comfort Systems – Commercial
  • Refrigeration Systems and Practices
  • Advanced Troubleshooting
  • Basic College Mathematics
  • English Composition

Electro-Mechanical Technologies Detailed Course Descriptions:                                                      

Fundamentals of Electricity

This introductory course provides students an introduction to electrical concepts and theories used in the air conditioning industry. Topics include: A/C theory, electrical distribution systems, motors, voltage circuits, wiring diagrams, low voltage controls, and safety.

Fundamentals of Solar

This module provides an overview of photovoltaic (PV) science and an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. Through a combination of lecture, problem solving and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation. The module covers the scope of solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, with an emphasis on wiring and electrical issues.

Electrical Wiring – Residential

This introductory course familiarizes students to the fundamentals of the National Electric Code. Topics include: codebook format and topics, basic electrical principles related to the NEC, electric power and circuits, electric motors, and air conditioning systems in residential structures.

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

This advanced course familiarizes students to the commercial applications of the National Electric Code. Topics include: codebook format and topics, electrical principles related to the NEC, electric power and circuits, electric motors, and air conditioning systems in commercial structures.

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

This introductory course familiarizes students to the fundamentals of refrigeration. Topics include: laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, tools of the trade, refrigeration cycle, refrigerant management and safety.

Comfort Systems – Residential

This advanced course provides students insight into the installation and servicing of residential comfort systems. Topics include: psychometrics, installation procedures, service, split-systems, electrical components, geothermal ground source energy supplies, dual fuel, valves, and safety.

Comfort Systems – Commercial

This advanced course provides students insight into the installation and servicing of commercial comfort systems. Topics include: hydronic systems, chilled water systems, package units, cooling towers, accessories, and safety. Students demonstrate their proficiencies via classroom participation, lab exercises and periodic quizzes and examinations.

Refrigeration Systems and Practices

This introductory course introduces students to refrigeration components, equipment, and systems. Students learn skills that support the installation, testing, and servicing of a refrigeration system. Topics include: piping, tubing, brazing, soldering, welding, troubleshooting, component identification and safety.

Advanced Troubleshooting

This advanced course familiarizes students to the refrigeration systems and practices. Topics include: fundamental troubleshooting, troubleshooting electric heat, troubleshooting gas furnaces, troubleshooting oil heating systems, plotting the refrigeration cycle, troubleshooting split air conditioning systems, and troubleshooting heat pump systems.

Basic College Mathematics

This course presents the fundamental concepts of a pre-algebra course. Students will be introduced to whole numbers, fractions and decimals, integers, order of operations, percents, signed numbers, measurements, geometry, probability, and basic algebra concepts.

English Composition

This course develops written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing, readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.

Ready to enroll? It only takes 4 steps:

  1. Contact RSI for more information.
  2. Schedule a personalized tour of our campus with an Admissions Representative. For out-of-state students, we have a virtual tour of our campus you can view.
  3. Apply for admission to RSI.
  4. Start school!

 
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