Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Carpentry, Electrical & HVAC Classes

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Basic Residential Wiring R, 5/17-8/23 6-9 p.m. Pennocks $439/$459
Furniture Building M, 5/21-8/20 6-9:30 p.m. Marple $410/$430
Basic Residential Wiring MW, 5/21-7/11 6-9 p.m. Marple $439/$459
Furniture Building MW, 5/21-7/11 6-9 p.m. Pennocks $410/$430
Basic Piping for Contractors TR, 5/22-6/28 6-10 p.m. Marple $439/$459
Home Repairs 101 T, 5/22-6/19 6-9 p.m. Marple $269/$299
Basic Home Remodeling W, 5/23-8/8 6-10 p.m. Marple $439/$459
Basic Home Remodeling TR, 5/24-8/16 6-9 p.m. Pennocks $439/$459
Small Engine Repair S, 5/26-6/30 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Marple $299/$329
Motorcycle Repair Intro S, 5/26-6/30 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Marple $299/$329
NATE T, 5/29-8/21 6-10 p.m. Marple $675
Preparation for the Municipal Electrical Licensing Exam M, 6/4-8/13 6-10 p.m. Marple $595
Basic Home Remodeling S, 6/9-8/11 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marple $439/$459
Basic Residential Wiring TR, 6/19-8/14 6-9 p.m. Marple $439/$459
Construction First Aid & Safety MW, 7/9-8/8 6-9:30 p.m. Marple $439/$459
Construction Blue Print Reading TR, 7/10-8/9 6-10 p.m. Marple $439/$459


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
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 360 Wednesdays
May 23-August 8
6-10 p.m. Marple
CRN 649

Tues & Thurs
May 24-August 16

6-9 p.m. Pennocks Bridge
CRN 648 Saturdays
June 9-August 11
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marple

Home Repairs 101
Looking to save money on home repairs? This course is geared to homeowners who want to learn to do simple repairs on their own. Topics such as proper tool use, replacing
or repairing doors and doorknobs, lighting fixtures, faucets, drains, drywall and tile will be covered. Bring only safety glasses as all tools and materials will be provided.

JSPD 0050 / Length: 15 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $269; Non-Sponsoring $299

CRN 659 Tuesdays
May 22-June 19
6-9 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring $430

CRN 651 Mondays
May 21-August 20
6-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 652 Mon & Wed
May 21-July 11
6-9 p.m. Pennocks Bridge


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
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 647 Thursdays
May 17-August 23
6-9 p.m. Pennocks
CRN 645

Mon & Wed
May 21-July 11

6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 646 Tues & Thurs
June 19-August 14
6-9 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: $595

CRN 653 Mondays
June 4-August 13
6-10 p.m. Marple

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning 

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
Cost: $675 (book cost is additional)

CRN 657 Tuesdays
May 29-August 21
6-10 p.m. Marple

Basic Piping for Contractors
This course is an introduction to piping principles and practices as they apply to Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing. The course utilizes a variety of pipes, pipe materials, and fittings in the instruction of proper method of joining pipe and material lists, measuring, and assembly of manifolds. The students will develop the skills needed to work with drawings and testing procedures.

JSPD 0063 / Length: 45 Hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 658 Tues & Thurs
May 22-June 28
6-10 p.m. Marple

PDS 9006 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: $175
Ongoing through the semester. Call 610-359-7344 to register.

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
Cost: $60
Ongoing throughout semester at Marple Campus

Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair
Fundamentals of small displacement 2- and 4-cycle engines. Learn to maintain and repair gasoline engines on snow blowers, chain saws, lawn mowers, weed eaters and more. No class 2/18.

JSPD 0057 / Length: 30 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $299; Non-Sponsoring $329

CRN 655 Saturdays
May 26-June 30
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Marple

Motorcycle Repair: Intro
Learn how to repair and maintain your motorcycle in this hands-on workshop. This covers maintenance including oil and filter change, fluids check, air filter change, spark
plug change, chain; adjust, clean & lube. We will also learn about tire changes, brake replacement and fuel systems.

JSPD 0060 / Length: 30 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $299; Non-Sponsoring $329

CRN 656 Saturdays
May 26-June 30
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Marple


Basic Home Plumbing
Hands-on practical application of residential plumbing will cover the basics of piping, valves, troubleshooting and home plumbing maintenance. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
• Perform basic plumbing tasks such as diagnosing toilet and faucet issues
• Changing faucets and fixtures
• Performing preventative maintenance checks and services
• Demonstrate proper drain clearing procedures

JSPD 2721 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $438; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 650 Tues & Thurs
May 22-July 17
6-9 p.m. Marple

International Plumbing Code Exam Prep
This course is designed to assist plumbing professionals in understanding codes and adjacent code provisions. It addresses various codes founded upon certain basic principles of environmental sanitation and safety through properly designed, acceptably installed, and adequately maintained plumbing systems will be addressed.
• Correct all plumbing violations.
• Size and design plumbing systems for residential and commercial buildings.
• Define various plumbing systems code.
• Change the direction of flow without restrictions regarding drainage fitting patterns.
• Apply the standards to control all materials, systems, and equipment used in the construction, installation, alteration, repair, or replacement of plumbing or drainage systems or parts.
• Test joints and connections in the plumbing system requiring gas tight and watertight for the pressure required.• Apply the plumbing code regarding how fixtures shall be separately trapped by a water seal trap and placed as close as possible to the fixture outlet.
• Demonstrate the proper handling of liquid waste containing grease, flammable wastes and other ingredients harmful to the building drainage system. Confirm the requirements for plumbing fixtures for accessible use and their installation.

PDS 2737 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $329; Non-Sponsoring $399

CRN 3283 Thursdays
Feb. 22-April 26
6-10 p.m. Marple

Facility Maintenance

Building & Facility Maintenance Program
This program is designed to teach students the necessary skills to compete in the High Demand Occupations of Building Maintenance Managers and Maintenance Technicians. Students will be able to gain employment as maintenance technicians in residential complexes, healthcare facilities, industrial establishments, and commercial buildings. You will have the opportunity to receive a nationally recognized and respected certification and learn the following skills: Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
• Perform basic carpentry tasks such as framing, drywall, install various types of flooring.
• Read and interpret blueprints, building plans and specifications.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the general requirements of rough-in electrical wiring.
• Demonstrate procedures required for the Plumbing/ HVAC&R pipe and valve installation. • Earn OSHA 10 Construction Industry Certification.
• Earn First Aid CPR Classes start monthly and are offered in a wide variety of options.

JSPD 2736 / Length: 218 hours
Cost: $3,999 (includes all materials and vouchers for certification testing)
Marple Campus


Construction Blue Print Reading
This course presents fundamentals in the understanding and use of basic construction drawings to determine methods and materials of light construction. Emphasis is placed on architectural symbols, use of scales, applied geometry and orthographic projection.

JSPD 0062 / Length: 60 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 1793 Tues & Thurs
July 10-August 9
6-10 p.m. Marple


Construction First Aid & Safety
This class is an Emergency first-aid and accidentprevention instruction for construction employees and managers. OSHA requirements are stressed in this course. Administrative aspects of recordkeeping requirements, rights and responsibilities, standards, safety program development and implementation are covered. Safety training includes identification and elimination of accident and health hazards, inspection techniques and administration of first-aid and CPR. Upon successful completion of this course, students
should be able to:
• Earn OSHA 30 Certification
• Earn First Aid/CPR Certification

JSPD 0061/Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 1794 Mon & Wed
July 9-August 8
6-9:30 p.m. Marple