Carpentry, Electrical & HVAC

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 888, Wednesdays
Feb. 11-May 13, 6-9 p.m.
Pennocks Bridge Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $439
Non-Sponsoring: $459

Furniture Building

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 spring


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 1546, Tuesdays
Feb. 3-May 12, 6-9 p.m.
Pennocks Bridge Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $379
Non-Sponsoring: $399

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 3104, Mon & Wed
Feb. 23-April 29, 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 2939, Wednesdays
Feb. 4-April 8, 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 3101, Tuesdays
Jan. 13-April 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $675 (does not include the book cost)


PDS 9006 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 1520, Saturday
May 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $175

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

Cost: $60