Fall 2022 Educational Classes

Building Design & Maintenance - SMA

Start Date:    Monday, September 26th, Seven weeks total.
Test Date:     Schedule through off site testing facility.
Class Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Mondays
Cost:             $980 for Members, $1,085 for Non-Members / Printed course book $40
Location:      Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Building Design and Maintenance stresses that it is important for all building systems administrators to not only have an intimate knowledge of a facility’s systems and components, but also have an understanding of the day-to-day and month-to-month operations that keep a building in good working order. This comprehensive course covers the basics of subjects such as building design and structural systems, foundations, walls, flooring, roofing, and landscaping. In addition, this course provides information about building maintenance and an overview of the types and uses of construction documents.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Maintain efficient and cost-effective building systems
  • Distinguish among a variety of building materials and structural components
  • Read, understand, and use construction documents
  • Identify your role in effectively maintaining the functions of a structure

Key topic areas: common building materials and systems in building foundations  curtain walls  windows  roofing systems  interior finishes  flooring, interior walls and ceilings  vertical transportation  grounds maintenance and inspection  the reading, scaling, interpretation, care, and use of construction documents

Electrical Systems and Illuminations – SMT

Start Date:    Wednesday, September 28th, Seven weeks total.
Test Date:     Schedule through off site testing facility.
Class Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays
Cost:             $860 for Members, $960 for Non-Members / Printed course book $40
Location:      Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Electrical Systems and Illumination is about understanding the electrical systems and illumination in buildings and facilities. Specifically, the chapters in this text address the fundamentals of electricity, electric circuits and circuit protection, lighting systems, power distribution, motors and motor maintenance, electrical system installation, and electrical safety practices.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental concepts of electricity and electrical circuitry
  • Employ metering devices to measure electricity consumption
  • Trace the path of power, from its generation at the utility to distribution throughout your facility
  • Comprehend electrical symbols used in block diagrams, schematics, installation drawings, and other construction drawings
  • Distinguish among the various types of wires, cables, splices, and conduit used in commercial properties
  • Describe devices and practices used in circuit protection
  • Summarize lighting principles related to measurement, efficiency, maintenance, and resource conservation
  • Install, monitor, and maintain motors and starters
  • Practice life-saving safety procedures, including lockout/tagout, when working with electrical equipment

Key topic areas: sources of electricity  electrical safety  electrical circuits  electric meters  cables, terminations, and conduits  light sources, fixtures, and maintenance  electric motor basics and maintenance

Coming later in 2023: 

  • Energy Management (SMT) - January 2023
  • Facilities Planning & Project Management (SMA, RPA, FMA) - January 2023
  • Boilers, Heating Systems and Applied Mathematics (SMT) - March 2023
  • Managing the Organization (SMA, FMA, RPA) - March 2023
  • Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems (SMT) - September 2023
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Issues (SMA, FMA, RPA) - September 2023
  • Refrigeration Systems and Accessories (SMT) - January 2024
  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management (FMA) - January 2024

If you are interested in a class, please contact Denise at 651.291.8888 / [email protected]