Course Code: GES712
Learn how to deliver visual assessments, including best practices for observation techniques and data collection.
Understand the points needed to assess a home’s exterior and interior, as well as how to deliver a building system analysis.
Master an understanding of blower door and zonal pressure diagnostics, and ventilation rates.
Explore the various safety and legal knowledge needed to perform the role, including combustion safety training and analysis.
Become able to conduct duct inspections and deliver diagnostic advice to home owners.
Complete the course by learning how to develop accurate work scope plans and communicate effectively with customers.
Keith Conrod brings over 30 years of experience in the construction and installation of HVACR systems in a variety of settings to the HVACReducation.net faculty. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the University of Calgary for two 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 such buildings as 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 and provides 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 intermediate-level program is intended for those who are seriously pursuing a career in building, remodeling, or HVAC, or a trade industry related to home performance. We recommend that you take our Principles of Green Building program or have a solid understanding of building science concepts and house-as-a-system prior to enrollment. The PCBA Program is also for you if you're seeking NATE, NARI, BPI, RESNET, and other industry credentials related to green-building performance.
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All of our programs are self-paced and open-enrollment. You can start and finish the program at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given ninety days to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
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 (high speed internet access is recommended). You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. While high-speed Internet is recommended, you can still take programs online using a dial-up connection. Computers that support the following browsers are adequate:
Please note: AOL, MSN, Opera, Safari, and Camino browsers are NOT supported.
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