Electro-Mechanical Technologies Training Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

This course teaches students the basics of electrical applications, such as control circuit wiring, single-phase and three-phase motors and high-voltage wiring. It also teaches all of the safety processes for handling electrical systems, like grounding and energized circuits.

The training materials in Fundamentals of Electricity include:

• Information on multiple types of test meters and their proper use
• Electrical devices and control devices
• Troubleshooting

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 course teaches the fundamentals of residential wiring, with the National Electrical Code book as the guide.

Students should also be able to understand the following:

• Hand tools
• Ladders
• Shock hazards
• Protective equipment

The electrical code is also taught, ensuring students understand the proper placement of the following:

• Wiring
• Circuits
• Switches
• Receptacles
• Lighting fixtures
• GFCI devices

Students will also put everything they’ve learned in this class to the ultimate test: wiring a scaled-down three-bedroom home.

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

The commercial wiring course also follows the National Electrical Code book, helping students understand:

• Load calculations
• Blueprint reading
• Cost estimating
• Three-phase motor wiring
• Conduit manipulation

Students will be put to the test of wiring a mock commercial building in accordance with codes. They will also wire commercial lighting and three-phase motors.

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: 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.

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, plotting the refrigeration cycle, troubleshooting split air conditioning systems, and troubleshooting heat pump systems.