ASHEBORO (August 2, 2018) – If you are in the construction or maintenance fields or want to get started and need to brush up on electrical or HVAC skills, Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is offering two short-term courses beginning Aug. 20 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 as outlined by the National Electrical Code. Most of the training is hands-on. Topics covered will include AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, and industrial motor controls.
Upon completion, students should qualify for a variety of entry-level positions in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
The class (#66934) will meet from 5-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 20 through Nov. 28 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 apprentice in the heating and air conditioning field. 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 for an additional $25. The majority of the class will be theory with some hands-on application. The required textbook, “Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 8th Edition,” can be purchased through RCC Bookstore for approximately $192.
This course (#66871) will meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Dec. 5, in Room 107 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center. The cost is $205.55.
For more information on these classes or to register, call 336-633-0268.