Fall Educational Classes

Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems – SMT

Start Date:    Wednesday, September 22nd, Seven weeks total.
Test Date:     Schedule through off site testing facility.
Class Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays
Cost:             $855 for Members, $955 for Non Members / Printed course book $40
Location:       Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Air Handling, Water Treatment, and Plumbing Systems is about understanding air-handling systems, water systems, plumbing systems, and fire protection systems. Specifically, the chapters in this text address human comfort, ductwork, air-handling units, and indoor air quality. They also discuss the basics of water system problems, water testing, and typical treatment options. The course concludes with a discussion of the psychrometric chart.

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

  • Replace and/or maintain complicated HVAC systems
  • Outline procedures for water sample analysis, testing, and treatment
  • Reference guidelines when installing and monitoring pipes and valves
  • Maintain a reliable and effective fire protection system

Key topic areas:  HVAC systems • air cleaning devices • indoor air quality • water conditioning and treatment • plumbing • fire protection and alarm system

Managing the Organization- SMA,FMA,RPA

Start Date:    Monday, September 20th, Seven weeks total.
Test Date:     Schedule through off site testing facility.
Class Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Mondays
Cost:             $975 for Members, $1,075 for Non Members / Printed course book $40
Location:       Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Managing the Organization will prepare you to manage and lead your organization through improved communication, motivation, relationship and team building, project management, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Managers who take this course will be able to further develop their group leadership and management techniques and abilities, and analyze and improve their relationships with staff, colleagues, and owners.

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

  • Understand and demonstrate what motivates staff and how to use techniques to influence staff behavior
  • Demonstrate the importance of communication and marketing and provide tools and techniques for the manager to accomplish
  • Provide a framework for organizing the various functions associated with facilities management and the rationale for organization configurations
  • Demonstrate the importance of problem solving and provide problem-solving tools necessary for manager to guide staff in problem-solving activities
  • Apply your learned skills and abilities to a sustainability-driven building upgrade case study

Key topic areas:

management skills and tools • leadership styles and relationships • types of organizations • team building, leadership, and motivation • planning, controlling, and decision making • problem-solving techniques • project and change management • workplace safety and documentation

 

Coming later in 2021-2022: 

  • Boilers, Heating Systems and Applied Mathematics (SMT) - January 2022
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Issues (SMA/FMA/RPA) - January 2022
  • Energy Management (SMT) - March 2022
  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management (FMA) - March 2022
  • Electrical Systems and Illuminations (SMT) - September 2022

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