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Online Program Overview

Online – these programs allow you to learn anytime, anywhere, at your pace. Enroll in Intro to Construction, Blueprint Reading, Basic Math, Business Literacy, or Career Readiness Bootcamp to gain critical trade and career development skills from the comfort of your home.

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Refrigeration Contractor – ONLINE COURSE

This VIRTUAL course consists of 120 classroom hours covering the following areas: Refrigeration Theory; Evaporators; Metering Devices; Condensers; Compressors; Refrigeration Accessories; Refrigerants; Operation, Pressures & Temperatures; AC and Refrigeration Math; Multi Temperature Systems; Other Refrigeration Systems; Motors; Purgers and Absorption Systems; Definitions from ASHRAE 15 & 34; The Mass Refrigeration Code. It is required that all students bring a copy of the current ASHRAE books (15 & 34) to class.

September 13, 2021 – May 2022   This course will reopen in Fall 2022
5:30 – 8:30 PM Mondays & Wednesdays – ONLINE COURSE
Total price: Member: $1,674.00 / Not Yet a Member: $1,954.00

Intro to Construction

This online course is provided through Penn Foster.

This course introduces you to the various domains of the construction industry: carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, roofing, drywall work, general maintenance, and so on. You’ll learn the differences between construction and building trades and residential and commercial construction. The duties and tasks of the construction and building trades professional are also explained in this course. Finally, you’ll learn about the proper safety measures required in various areas of the construction industry. Securing a safe environment is crucial to ensuring individual workers’ safety.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Analyze the structure of work, safety measures, and fundamentals of the construction industry and building trades.

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Hot Work

  1. Goals of Training – As a result of taking this class, participants will be able to
    • Understand the principles of Hot Work.
    • Explain the types of activities that are classified as Hot Work.
    • Explain how to keep a Hot Work site safe.
  2. Objectives of Training – As a result of taking this class, participants will be able to
    • Identify relevant standards, regulations, and ordinances that are applicable to Hot Work.
    • Describe the different forms of Hot Work.
    • Describe the four-step protocol for Hot Work Safety.
    • Define Hot Work hazards.
    • Explain Hot Work safety team roles and responsibilities.
    • Describe Hot Work permit requirements.
    • Read and Understand a Hot Work Permit.
  3. Essential Questions – At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to answer
    • What is Hot Work?
    • What are the roles of a safety team at a Hot Work site?
    • What are the responsibilities of a safety team at a Hot Work site?
    • What is the difference between the different Hot Work Sites?
    • Who is tasked with issuing Hot Work permits.

Career Readiness Bootcamp

This online course is provided through Penn Foster.

Career Readiness Bootcamp consists of 10 lessons and is focused on helping you sharpen nine soft skills employers value. This program is designed to keep you moving forward with fun and engaging curriculum.

Key skills covered:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving
  • Customer Focus
  • Working with Tools & Technology

Business Literacy

This online course is provided through Penn Foster.

The Business Literacy skills training program provides the basic business and communication skills employees need to succeed. Managers and supervisors searching for the best candidates for advancement choose applicants with competency in arithmetic, business math, English, reading, and writing. This unique business literacy skills self-training program is suitable for entry-level employees as well as those looking to upgrade their business foundation skills and enables them to:

  • Perform basic arithmetic functions.
  • Demonstrate the procedures for recording profit and loss, depreciation, insurance, investments, and partial payments.
  • Discuss the correct use of phrases, clauses, modern punctuation, and other elements of proper business English.
  • Explain the recommended methods for gathering and arranging data, drawing conclusions, preparing rough drafts, and writing concise and effective reports. 

Course Categories

  • Fundamentals
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Utilities
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Career Development
  • Industrial Safety
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Engineering Technology
  • Business Management

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Blueprint Reading

This online course is provided through Penn Foster.

The Blueprint Reading programs teach learners the basics behind how to read blueprints. Key concepts taught in this 14 lesson program include:

  • Introduction to Print Reading
  • Print-Reading Symbols & Abbreviations
  • Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Print Reading Applications
  • Building Drawings
  • Electronic Drawings
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Drawings
  • Piping: Drawings, Materials & Parts
  • Welding Symbols
  • Sheet Metal Basics
  • Sketching
  • Elements of Print Reading
  • Reading Shop Prints
  • Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams
  • Electrical Blueprint Reading

Basic Math

This online course is provided through Penn Foster.

This math program covers the principles of business and industrial math, from basic operations like addition and multiplication through formulas and algebra. Upon finishing the 6 lessons in the program students will understand key concepts including fractions, proportions and the metric system.

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