Course Code: GES717
Learn to see the house as a system. You will examine the basics of air flow while considering heat flow, insulation, windows, framing, air sealing, and moisture management. You will discover how each part of the house operates to affect the whole.
Examine the risks and dangers to consider within the systems of a house. You will learn about combustion safety, how to ensure air quality, and how to manage moisture. You will also learn how to manage ventilation and make use of the latest conditioning strategies.
Learn all the professional observation and data collection techniques associated with comprehensive building assessments. You will learn how to perform both interior and exterior building systems analysis and inspections. You will also learn how to properly report your inspections and document your findings.
Learn how to test and perform analysis for combustion safety as part of a comprehensive building assessment. You will also learn how to perform duct, blower door, and zonal pressure diagnostics.
Roger DesRosiers is the perfect example of a lifelong learner. He has worked in HVACR for a total of 30 years. Over the years, he has earned an Associates and a Bachelor’s degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and an Associates in Electronics. Among his professional certificates are: Teaching Certificate in Vocational Education for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Certified Energy Manager from the Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Member of Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, Certified Member of Plumbing Industry Progress in Education, and the 608 EPA Certification. Recently, Roger authored and edited a number of online courses and an article on Tech Tips. He also completed a course in Online Faculty Training to bring our students the very best in both teaching and technical industry knowledge.
Keith Conrod has over 30 years of experience in the construction and installation of HVACR systems in a variety of settings. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the University of Calgary for 2 years (studying Mechanical Engineering), later transferring to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he received certification in plumbing and first class gas fitting. Keith has also received certification in Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Mechanical Estimating and Hydronic Heating Design (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology). He is also a member of the AWWA, WCWWA, and Local 496 (United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters). After becoming a certified journeyman, Keith installed the plumbing, heating, medical gas and HVACR systems in hospitals, schools, high-rise office and apartment buildings, food production facilities, sewage treatment plants and many homes. He has a broad range of acquired knowledge and experience in the light industrial, commercial, and housing disciplines. Presently employed as a Site Superintendent/Project Manager for a major mechanical contractor (in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area), he oversees the onsite design and installation of all mechanical systems as well as providing a jobsite link to the engineers and architects. He is also responsible for the training of apprentices and giving guidance and direction to the certified tradesmen in his charge. Keith is well versed in all aspects of the HVACR industry and provides us with a valuable link as well as hands-on insight to the HVACR practices and procedures in the field.
This program is for you if you're beginning your career in home performance, whether as an HVAC technician; an envelope worker in areas such as air sealing, insulation, and vapor barriers; a siding and window specialist; or an employee in a similar occupation. The program is also suited for people who will be engaged in conducting building assessments, energy audits, performance testing, energy ratings, green ratings, rating verifications, quality assurance, quality installations, building inspections, home inspections, home tune-ups, or other related building improvement, evaluation, or repair services.
High-speed Internet is recommended, but you can still take programs online using a dial-up connection. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. Please note: AOL, MSN, Opera, Safari, and Camino browsers are NOT supported. It's recommended that students purchase the following textbook: Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings, by John T. Krigger and Chris Dorsi.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given six months to complete this program.
The course will not provide the QuickBooks 2015 software. You need to install this software prior to taking the course. Ed2go will provide all other materials and include them in the cost.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer. In addition, for this program, you'll need a version of QuickBooks 2015 in order to complete your QuickBooks training.
The bookkeeping portion of this course can be taken on either a PC or a Mac. The QuickBooks tutorial can be taken on a PC, a Mac, or an IBM-compatible computer. If you use a Mac, you must purchase the Mac version of the software, although some of the screen shots within the tutorial may differ.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.