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Do you like to work with your hands? If so, a career in a skilled or industrial trade might be the place for you.
Industrial and Skilled Trades

Certifications

Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician Exam Prep
Industrial Maintenance addresses the needs of the multicrafted maintenance technician and presents an all-encompassing view of the field of industrial maintenance, which covers a variety of technical skill areas. These include, but are not limited to, mechanics (mechanical installation, fluid power, piping systems, power transmission, print reading, and safety, to name a few), electrical (electrical theory, test equipment, electronics, the National Electrical Code, control circuits, rotating machines, PLCs, and drives, for example), and welding (gas welding and arc welding). A multicrafted maintenance technician must have knowledge and skills in all these areas. Industrial Maintenance addresses these areas in a format designed with the technician in mind.. Full description of Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician Exam Prep

Certified Production Technician
The Production Technician course provides the student the foundational, portable production knowledge-set applicable to entry-level production technician jobs in the manufacturing industry and prepares the student to sit for the four Manufacturing Skills Standards Council [MSSC] Production Technician certification assessments; Safety Awareness, Production & Processes, Maintenance Awareness, and Quality Assurance. Additionally, this course covers Employability Skills as a non-assessed portion of the training.. Full description of Certified Production Technician

Complete Home Building Inspectors Training Program
Do you want to learn all aspects of inspection and be prepared for whatever type of building your client wants inspected?  Includes: Residential Inspection Home Study (12-Set Residential Inspection DVD Series and manual)/ New Construction Inspection Home Study (11-Set New Construction DVD Series and manual) / Commercial Inspection Home Study (12 DVDs covering technical aspects of performing commercial inspections and manual) / Manufactured Housing Home Study (7-Volume DVD Series and manual). Full description of Complete Home Building Inspectors Training Program

HazWoper 24-Hour Moderate Risk
This self-paced HazWoper education course on the Internet meets the OSHA/EPA training requirements for workers performing hazardous waste site functions in accord with the provisions of 29 CFR 1910.120. The regulation stipulates that employers at hazardous waste sites, and at many other "sites" as further defined by the regulation, shall ensure that all workers with the potential of chemical exposure will receive a minimum of 24 hours of waste site health and safety training. Content for the course will be provided through text, manuals, web sites, assignments and exercises.. Full description of HazWoper 24-Hour Moderate Risk

HVACR Technician Career Prep
HVACR Technicians are one of the most in demand jobs in the current job market, and the job opportunities are expected to continue growing over the next ten years. HVAC Technicians install, inspect, repair and maintain heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial settings. This course will provide the skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in the HVACR industry. It can also be used to upgrade your skill set if you are already employed as an HVACR technician. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of HVACR, with the goal of preparing students to be able to install and maintain HVACR systems. Students will learn through a combination of theoretical and practical applications so that they have a solid understanding of how HVACR systems work prior to entering the workforce. Students will be prepared to obtain entry-level HVACR positions. Students will also meet the basic requirements to sit for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) national certification exam to become a Certified HVAC/R Technician, as well as begin working toward advanced level certifications.. Full description of HVACR Technician Career Prep

Stormwater Management Career Prep
This bundle course includes the following courses - Stormwater I, Stormwater II, Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology I, Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology II. Upon completion of the course bundle, students will be prepared to take the American Public Works Association (APWA) Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) certification exam.. Full description of Stormwater Management Career Prep


Certificates

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge
Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home is the first step toward solar, geothermal or other renewable energy improvements. . Full description of BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge

Landscaping Design and Business Career Prep
In this course, we will explore the art and business of landscaping, from an understanding of plants and foliage, to principles of design, to technology, to business and management considerations.. Full description of Landscaping Design and Business Career Prep

Photovoltaic Technician Career Prep
The Photovoltaic System Professional course covers the principles of photovoltaics and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand- alone or interconnected electrical systems. The content includes system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, component operation, system design and sizing, and installation requirements and recommended practices. Common scenarios and procedures are discussed throughout.. Full description of Photovoltaic Technician Career Prep

Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy
The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps that one takes to create and establish that business, from the idea, to the business plan, to the strategies for helping that business to succeed and grow. As the world’s shift away from reliance on fossil fuels the Wind Energy Industry leads the way. In just a few short decades wind energy has evolved dramatically. Technological advances now make wind energy a cost-effective solution for the world’s ever-growing energy needs. The United States leads in the overall wind power capacity. As the wind energy industry continues to expand in the United States and around the globe, it will provide many opportunities for workers in search of new careers. These careers extend beyond the wind farm and include the efforts of employees who work in manufacturing plants, offices, and construction, as well as operation and maintenance. This course provides learners with an overview of wind-energy history, basic concepts, costs, and uses. It is designed for the novice and emphasizes an overview of wind-energy conversion and applications of various wind-turbine systems. Some additional course features include: wind turbine blades, installing and troubleshooting wind turbines, motors, towers, and electrical coverage. . Full description of Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy

Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy Career Prep Complete
The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps that one takes to create and establish that business, from the idea, to the business plan, to the strategies for helping that business to succeed and grow.. Full description of Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy Career Prep Complete

Stormwater I
Stormwater effects on receiving streams and the aquatic ecosystems in them is very important. Developing performance goals and design criteria for stormwater controls is a necessary step. This course addresses the concept of unit processes and unit operations as they apply to stormwater management. Learners will become familiar with a simpli?ed framework to facilitate communication between stormwater management professionals, and how to promote the development of a stormwater management strategy, at the site level, that serves as a blueprint for the design process. The importance of basin volume to effectively treat stormwater, and the five categories of stormwater controls, for example: swales and strips, and filters are explained.. Full description of Stormwater I

Stormwater II
Maintenance activity to preserve the intended water quality bene?t, and stormwater conveyance capacity of stormwater controls are critical to stormwater management. This course explores Whole life costing (also known as life cycle cost analysis) and teaches participants how to effectively evaluate the performance of stormwater controls. It addresses the importance of municipal, industrial, and watershed agencies to screen and select site-specific and feasible stormwater controls, that will achieve technical, and regulatory requirements in a cost-effective manner. This course examines recent challenges and speci?c considerations pertinent to the selection and application of analytical tools. . Full description of Stormwater II

Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology I
The main focus of this course is engineering hydraulics and hydrology of yesterday and today. The course takes a close look at the various aspects of modern stormwater management and reviews general principles of engineering design. It describes the differences among solid, liquid, and gas, properties of water, such as: cohesion, adhesion, and capillarity, and provides a method of calculating the specific weight and gravity of various liquids, and the viscosity of a fluid. . Full description of Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology I

Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology II
In the past stormwater was annoying. Today, it is viewed as a beneficial resource with the ability to return to its natural path-ways through distributed controls. This course highlights the Manning’s Equation, Channel, Pipe, and Stream flow. It describes varied flow in channels, culvert hydraulics, fundamental hydrology, and provide necessary calculations for runoff. Participants will explore designs for storm sewer, culvert, and detention, and explain stormwater detention.. Full description of Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology II


Courses

Composting Operations
Composting is the controlled process of organic degradation or waste decomposition. This web-based course will provide those taking the class with knowledge in the process of waste decomposition, an array of microorganisms and invertebrates consume the organics and convert them to humus. In the truest sense, solid waste composting is actually microbe farming, and like any type of farming, success has a lot to do with the farmer knowing how to make what he is raising thrive and grow. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.. Full description of Composting Operations

Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
The Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals course focuses on the basic concepts and skills that students will require when they work with electrical equipment in a residential location. The course discusses the fundamental principles of electricity and electronics and the function of various devices such as resistors, capacitors, amplifiers, and oscillators. Different types of circuits and their applications are also discussed. Students will use electrical test equipment and diagnostic tools. They will also learn about safety measures, codes, and rules and regulations that must be followed for preventing mishaps.. Full description of Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals

Household Hazardous Waste Operations
This Internet-assisted class is an 18-hour Moderate Risk awareness course for those in the solid waste field at landfills, recycling centers, and household hazardous waste facilities. Eighteen hours of the course are delivered over the Internet and can be taken anytime anywhere. The course includes online text, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, final exam, and job specific hands-on training.. Full description of Household Hazardous Waste Operations

Landfill Operations
Using the Internet those taking this course will gain a vast array of knowledge concerning the many aspects of landfill operations. This course provides eight foundation blocks for the operator with units on waste decomposition, geology & hydrology, engineering, surveying, landfill design, landfill construction, landfill operations, and regulations. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.. Full description of Landfill Operations

SH - Home Network Design and Configuration
This course begins by explaining the capabilities and benefits of home networks as a means of sharing computers and Internet access, and also as the backbone for connectivity between other residential technologies. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home Network Design and Configuration

SH - Home Entertainment Systems
Course includes complete instruction on the possibilities, benefits, technology, design, and installation of whole house music systems for residential installers/integrators, builders, developers, contractors, and real estate professionals. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home Entertainment Systems

SH - Home System Automation and Integration
The Home System Automation and Integration course discusses how to bring all the home subsystems together and create a fully integrated home. The course describes the process of setting up and programming automation controllers for complete home automation. Students learn to troubleshoot and identify technical problems with system user interfaces or control processors. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home System Automation and Integration

SH - Home Technology Tools, Products, and Services
This course presents the major commercial participants, common practices, and prevalent consumer perception of HTI benefits. The course discusses the concept of an Integrated Home Network (IHN) and the tools, equipment, and expertise required to build it. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home Technology Tools, Products, and Services

SH - Lighting, Water, and Temperature Control Systems
The Lighting, Temperature, and Water Control Systems course discusses effective management of three energy and utility-based systems — lighting, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), and water — through implementation of home technology. Books Included. Full description of SH - Lighting, Water, and Temperature Control Systems

SH - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems
The Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems course discusses the working principles, design, and installation of home security and access control systems. It describes wired and wireless security systems and explains gadgets, such as sensors, security panels, zone commanders, and CCTVs that are a part of security systems. Books Included. Full description of SH - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems

SH - Telecommunications Systems
The Telecommunication Systems course introduces students to the fundamentals of the telecommunication system. Students are instructed on the design, installation, and configuration of home telecommunication systems, including advanced wired and wireless systems. Books Included. Full description of SH - Telecommunications Systems


 

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