ASHEBORO (December 6, 2017)
If you are in the construction or maintenance fields and need to brush up on electrical, HVAC, or blueprint reading skills, Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is offering three short-term courses beginning Jan. 9 designed to provide entry-level employment skills.
“Basic Electrical Technician I” will cover the principles of electrical wiring as it applies to commercial/residential applications. Emphasis is on Ohm’s law, alternating and direct currents, series circuits, parallel circuits and series parallel circuits, use of electrical tools and equipment, wiring materials, and many other special subjects. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as National Electrical Code will be covered.
This training is for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Most of the training is hands-on. Topics covered will include AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, and industrial motor controls.
The class (#63876) will meet from 5:30-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through April 12 in Room 122 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus. Cost is $180.55.
“Fundamentals of HVAC” is designed to provide students with the introductory skills required to become employed as an entry-level heating and air conditioning technician. It is a comprehensive course focusing on the operating principles of heating systems with emphasis on safety, ventilation, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm’s law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing, and installing components/entire systems. This course will prepare students to sit for the CFC Certification, which will be administered during the class. The required textbook, “Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology,” 8th Edition, can be purchased through RCC Campus Store for approx. $192.
This course (#64100) will meet from 6-9:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through April 26, in Room 103 of the CEIC. The cost, $220.55, includes the CFC certification exam fee.
“Blueprint Reading and Measurements” covers the basic principles of blueprint reading, sketching, & measurements. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, make pictorial sketches, and read various measurement tools such as tape measures, calipers, etc.
The class (#64375) will meet from 6-8:30 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through March 15 in Room 127 of the CEIC. The cost is $125.55. The required textbook, “Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching,” 9th Edition: Dr. C. Thomas Olivo - ISBN# 978-1435483781, can be purchased for $112.99 from RCC Campus Store.
For more information on these classes or to register, call 336-633-0268.