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THE NORTHWEST HVAC/R ASSOCIATION TRAINING CLASSES

Classes updated July 30, 2014

Industry and CEU - Class Descriptions

Email staff@inwhvac.org or call (800) 786-3148 for a registration form

 

Classes are accredited CEU's for Washington State electrical, plumbing & home inspector credit. Also available are Heating Mechanics I & II, and single HVAC/R evening courses.

ELECTRICAL COURSES

Motors, A/C & Refrigeration Equip for Trainees & Electricians- 8 hours:NEW COURSE # AS OF MAY 2013

Spokane- July 29 & 31, 2014- evenings 

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

Specialty Electrical Exam Prep Course for Trainees & Electricans-16 hours: Still testing from NEC 2008

Spokane- Aug 5,7,9 2014- two evenings and one full Saturday

This class is beneficial for anyone attempting to take the specialty electric licensing tests through PSI. Required materials: NEC, Uglys, & Tom Henry's keyword Index. WAC/ RCW is provided. $195.00 members & $295.00 non-members. 16 hours CEU credit applies.

WAC/RCW - 4 hours- No trainee credit available:
Spokane- Aug 13, 2014- evening

$55.00 for members and $75.00 for non-members. Required for all electricians by L & I.

2011 NEC Code Update for Trainees and Electricians-8 hoursNEW COURSE # AS OF JULY 2013

Spokane- Sept 8 and 9, 2014 evening

Required for all electricians by L &i. $95.00 for members & $115.00 for non-members.

Services & Overcurrent Protection for Trainees and Electricians- 8 hours:NEW COURSE # AS OF MAY 2013

Spokane- Sept 16, 18, 2014- evenings

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

Control Circuits- 8 hours: NEW COURSE # AS OF JUNE 2013

Spokane- Sept 23, 25, 2014- evenings

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

Specialty Wiring of Mechanical Equipment for Trainees & Electrician 8 hours:

Spokane- Oct 14, 16, 2014- evenings

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 members & $115.00 non-members.

Electrical Practical Basics for Trainees & Electricians- 8 hours: NEW COURSE # AS OF JULY 2013

Spokane- Oct 27, 28, 2014- evenings

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

Installation of Conductors- 8 hours: NEW COURSE # AS OF JUNE 2013

TBA

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

Grounding & Bonding- 4 hours-No trainee credit available

TBA

$55.00 for members and $65.00 for non-members.

01 Electrical Administrator Prep Course for 24 hours: NOT FOR CEU CREDIT

Spokane CALL FOR WAIT LIST FOR NEXT SESSION

This class is beneficial for anyone attempting to take the 01 or 02 electrical administrator licensing tests through PSI. Required materials: NEC, Uglys, & Tom Henry's keyword Index. WAC/ RCW is provided. Emphasis on Major Load Calculations, NEC Theory/ Code, RCW/WAC, Tables and Sizing.

First Aid & CPR Class for Electricians and Industry Tradespersons 4 hours- Not for electrical trainee credit

TBA

NFPA 70- 8 hours:   New class

TBA

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

Hazardous Locations & Fire Rated Assemblies- 8 hours: NEW CLASS COMING SOON

TBA

"Electricians and Trainees" receive 8 hours LNI credit. $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

 

HVAC/R Courses

Heating Mechanics I - Gas Codes and Installation Courses: Not for electrical credit

Spokane- June class closed, next class Sept 2014

This class covers the HVAC gas installation codes required by the local authority, including safety issues and proper installation, introduction to repairing and servicing of gas burning appliances with gas pressures not in excess of 1/2 psig and under 400,000BTU inputs. Successful completion of this course prepares the student to test for a Heating Mechanic I License.  Required textbook: International Fuel Gas Codes. Standards are subject to change per Washington State codes. (License Prep Course).

Heating Mechanics I - Gas Codes and Installation Course: Not for electrical credit

Pullman- TBA

This class covers the HVAC gas installation codes required by the local authority, including safety issues and proper installation, introduction to repairing and servicing of gas burning appliances with gas pressures not in excess of 1/2 psig and under 400,000BTU inputs. Successful completion of this course prepares the student to test for a Heating Mechanic I License.  Required textbook: International Fuel Gas Codes. Standards are subject to change per Washington State codes. (License Prep Course).

EPA Refrigeration Certification - 16 Hours::

Spokane- TBAThis class includes the CFC 608 Refrigerant test given in the final two hours of the class. The text covers the rules and regulations necessary for EPA Refrigeration Certification. The instructor and materials will present the types, physical properties and applications of refrigerants and specifications for the safe handling of refrigerants and procedures for purchase, storage, and transportation.  The course covers requirements for the core section and Types I, II, III Refrigeration Certification.

Heat Mechanics II - 36 hours evening: CALL FOR WAIT LIST FOR WINTER 2015 SESSION

Spokane- TBA. Successful completion of this course prepares the student to test for the Heating Mechanics II license with the City of Spokane. This course covers installation and service of gas heating equipment over 400,000 BTU’s.  Includes venting and combustion air codes, flame safeguard, lighting off and setting up of burners and boiler safety.  Basic electrical knowledge is extremely important to the student.  Course Materials: Each student needs to bring their IFGC 2012, and Standards Handbook, Flame Safeguard Controls manual, and “CSD-1 Controls and Safety Devices” manual. The NW HVAC/R Training Center has these books on hand if you would like to purchase one. (License Prep Course).

Boiler Service Refresher Course- COMING SOON

Oil Service Refresher - 4 hours evening: CALL FOR WAIT LIST TO SCHEDULE NEXT CLASS

TBA. A review over commom types of residential oil burners, standard service procedures for an oil service maintenance visit, and individual idiosyncrasies from one type of a burner to another. Discussions on break down and repair, seasonal maintenance and tune-ups. $45.00 members & $75.00 non-members.

HOME INSPECTOR CERTIFIED COURSES

Home Inspector A/C & H/P Training 8 hours: Accredited for WA state home inspector CEU's

Spokane- Fall 2014

Provide licensed inspectors continuing education in the various applications of residential heating; provide code updates and applications for various local jurisdictions. Call for pricing options.

Home Inspector Heating Training 8 hours: Accredited for WA state home inspector CEU's

Spokane-Fall 2014

Provide licensed inspectors continuing education in the various applications of residential heating; provide code updates and applications for various local jurisdictions. Call for pricing options.

Home Inspector Electrical Training 8 hours: Accredited for WA state home inspector CEU's

TBA

Provide licensed home inspectors education in line voltage, circuits, service equipment, and safety considerations. This is a specialty designed course on existing installations and the application of current and past Washington State WAC 296-46B, and NEC codes. Call for pricing options.

 

Call for wait list for additional Electrical and Plumbing CEU credit

Comp/ Controls for Fuel-Gas Appliances - 8 hours:

Single Phase Induction Motors - 8 hours:

Limited Energy Systems - 8 hours:
    Basic Electrical Theory Course - 4 hours:
        Electrical Basics for Plumbers- 4 hours

   

HVAC/R Classes below are non-CEU's for Electrical & Plumbing.

Oil Service - 32 Hours Daytime:

Spokane- TBA.Troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for selected oil heating units. Development of charts, proper use of tools and equipment, inspection and repair of combustion chambers, system burner and control system servicing. Students should already be familiar with Oil Codes and/or hold the Oil Mechanics license.

System Design- 32 hours daytimne

Spokane- TBA

This 32-hour System Design course is to provide an introductory understanding of air and its properties for the consideration of heat loss and gain calculations, as well as proper duct-sizing procedures.  Specific topics are heat transfer modes, U Factors, temperature differences, ventilation, and factors in duct design. Manual J, Manual D, and duct calculators will be required. Content includes a brief overview of blueprints, their components, lines and symbols. 

A/C & Heat Pump Components and Troubleshooting Refresher Course - 8 hours:
Call for more information & group discounts. This class is recommended for HVAC/R technicians with at least two years of field experience and/or classroom experience. This six-hour refresher class will identify components and their functions within common residential A/C split systems; A/C installations vs. heat pump installations; thermostat functions; electrical wiring; outdoor units; troubleshooting and heat pump coils vs. A/C coils.  A test of the student's knowledge will be provided at the end of the class. (Refresher Class)

 

 

 

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