Winter Educational Classes

Refrigeration Systems and Accessories – SMT

Start Date:    Wednesday, January 19th, 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

Maintaining the proper comfort level in an office environment is essential for tenant satisfaction. Refrigeration Systems and Accessories reviews the basic refrigeration cycle and refrigeration system components, as well as how to operate and maintain reciprocating and absorption refrigeration systems. You will gain the skills and knowledge to describe the principles of refrigeration and identify the performance characteristics of refrigeration components. You will also learn how to establish maintenance processes and troubleshooting techniques.

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

  • Employ a working knowledge of refrigeration systems to describe how they can be integrated into an existing building
  • Maintain a reliable and effective refrigeration system
  • Troubleshoot refrigeration systems and accessories
  • Perform general maintenance on refrigeration systems and accessories
  • Explain the computer technology used to operate refrigeration systems

Key topic areas: refrigeration cycles and principles • mechanical components of refrigeration systems • systematic troubleshooting • general maintenance procedures

Environmental Health and Safety Issues - SMA,FMA,RPA

Start Date:    Monday, January 17th, 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

Environmental Health and Safety Issues presents best practices for developing and managing an effective environmental health and safety program. You will learn about the regulatory process and how it affects facilities. Compliance with laws and regulations is a key focus. The course will prepare you to conduct site assessments, analyze risk, and cooperate with compliance audits. The course also guides learners through the planning process to mitigate the risk from any workplace emergency, specifically addressing hazardous materials, air quality, water pollution, asbestos and lead hazards, and tank management. The management of and response to specific indoor environmental quality complaints is also addressed.

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

  • Develop and manage an effective environmental health and safety program, integrating sustainable best practices wherever appropriate
  • Ensure that your facilities are in compliance with Federal, state, and local regulatory mandates
  • Assess environmental risk factors and prepare for compliance audits
  • Address emergency environmental health situations through proper planning and incident response
  • Maintain health and safety records in accordance with industry best practices
  • Manage indoor environmental quality complaints related to air, water, mold, radon, asbestos, and other environmental hazards
  • Execute appropriate record keeping, reporting, and other requirements associated with aboveground and underground storage tank regulations
  • Design and implement a waste management program, including recycling and disposal of all forms of waste including landfills waste, hazardous waste, universal, electronic, and tenant-generated waste

Key topic areas:  regulatory overview, including OSHA and EPA regulations • hazard communication and emergency response • asbestos and lead management • office and industrial ergonomics • indoor air quality, air emissions, and pollution control • storage tanks, hazardous waste, and site assessment • audits, record keeping, and legal issues

Coming later in 2021-2022: 

  • Electrical Systems and Illuminations (SMT) - March 2022
  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management (FMA) - March 2022
  • Energy Management (SMT) - September 2022
  • Building Design and Maintenance (SMA) - September 2022
  • Boilers, Heating Systems and Applied Mathematics (SMT) - January 2023
  • Managing the Organization (SMA, FMA, RPA) - January 2023

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