Carpentry, Electrical & HVAC
Basic Home Remodeling
Principles of paneling, insulation, ceramic tiles for floors and walls, basic carpentry skills, and much more. Includes stairs, basic plumbing, wiring, dry wall, skylights, windows, kitchens and bathrooms.
JSPD 0039 / Length: 42 hours
CRN 2395, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus
Cost: Sponsoring: $380; Non-Sponsoring: $395
This course presents the basic skills necessary to build furniture. Proper use of hand and power tools is covered. Wood joinery is covered along with different finishing techniques. Course topics include: wood selection; basic joint creation; clamping techniques; finishes; shop tools; shop drawings.
JSPD 2950/Length: 45 hours
Not offered this fall
Basic Residential Wiring
Presents basic skills needed to wire a residential establishment. This hands-on course emphasizes the proper application of materials, safety, and the understanding of the NEC code.
JSPD 0082 / Length: 45 hours
CRN 2396, Tuesdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 6-9 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus
Cost: Sponsoring: $310; Non-Sponsoring: $330
Preparation for the Municipal Electrical Licensing Exam
This course prepares experienced maintenance and construction electricians for the Municipal Journeyman’s examination. Course topics include review of electrical theory, mathematics, electrical calculations and their applications. Also provides an in-depth study of the National Electrical Code.
JSPD 2796 / Length: 40 hours
CRN 2686, Monday and Wednesday, June 2-Aug. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marple Campus
Cost: Sponsoring: $450
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
HVAC Technology I
Heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) principles and equipment, including heat theory, refrigeration and refrigerants, and much more.
JSPD 0009 / Length: 30 hours
CRN 2603, Wednesdays, Oct. 1-Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus
Cost: Sponsoring: $280; Non-Sponsoring: $295
NATE (North American Technician Excellence)
This course assumes a basic working knowledge of HVACR systems. Students who plan to sit for a specific NATE exam can focus their study on the different texts available. Purchasing these books is recommended. This course is designed to give the student a cursory understanding of the various disciplines. The course gives the student a cursory understanding of: Core Essentials, A/C Service and Heat Pump Service; Gas and Oil Furnace Service.
The recommended texts listed can be purchased through the bookstore:
• Preparing for the NATE Exam – A/C and Heat Pumps –ISBN:978-1-61607-117-2
• Preparing for the NATE Exam – Core Essentials – ISBN:978-1-61607-116-5
• Preparing for the NATE Exam – Gas and Oil Heating – ISBN:978-1-61607-164-6.
PDS 9005 / Length: 45 hours
CRN 2689, Wednesdays, Sept. 3-Dec. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus
Cost: $450 (does not include the book cost)
PDS 9006 / Length: 4 hours
CRN 2727, Saturday, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Marple Campus
Refrigerant Technician Certification Exam
The College’s Division of Technical Education is one of a small number of schools in the nation approved by the EPA to offer a refrigerant technician certification program. The training manual is available through the college. It is strongly recommended that students read the manual before taking the exam. The exam is given in online format only and can be scheduled through the Learning Center – call 610-359-5298.
JSPD 4000 / Length: 2 hours
Call 610-359-7344 to register