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California Solar Training and Certification (CALSTaC)® (see full course details & administration guide)
To certify journey-level inside wiremen in the specific competencies required for the safe and accurate installation of Solar/PV systems.
You have probably also been hearing about the "solar revolution" for the last 20 years -- the idea that one day we will all use free electricity from the sun. This is a seductive promise: On a bright, sunny day, the sun shines approximately 1,000 watts of energy per square meter of the planet's surface, and if we could collect all of that energy we could easily power our homes and offices for free.
In this class, we will examine solar cells to learn how they convert the sun's energy directly into electricity. In the process, you will learn why we are getting closer to using the sun's energy on a daily basis, and why we still have more research to do before the process becomes cost effective. Using our own facility as a demo point, we will show the proper installation methods involved in implementing a solar system as well.
Textbook for this course: Dunlop, James P. Photovoltaic Systems. Second ed. Orland Park: American Technical, Illinois.
This textbook can be purchased at the ETA office for $61.00
NFPA 70E -Workplace Safety
Shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast are responsible for one fatality every workday in the U.S., and some 8,000 workers are treated in emergency rooms for electrical contact injuries each year. This standard addresses electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees during activities such as the installation, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways.
30-hour course that takes on these learning objectives: Introduction to OSHA Contractor's Safety/Health Program Reporting and Record Keeping Electrical Hazards Fall Protection Materials Handling Cranes and Rigging Motorized Mobile Platforms The Competent Person Excavations Work Zone Traffic Control Forklift Hazards Stairs and Ladders Concrete and Masonry Confined Space Entry Subpart R- Steel Erection Hand and Power Tools Fire Prevention Welding and Hot Work Personal Protective Equipment Signs, Signals and Barricades Subpart C Subpart D Scaffolding
This OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course was developed to provide construction workers, supervisors and personnel with the tools they need to manage worksite safety and health. Upon course completion, participants receive a Department of Labor OSHA construction and health course completion card.
Class begins with an introduction to the basics of instrumentation, including definition of commonly used instrumentation terms and symbols, and an overview of the physical parameters of industrial measurement and control; pressure, flow, level, and temperature. Covers complex material such as; configuration and calibration, including proper documentation. Both bench calibration of analog instruments and communicating with and configuring digital or “smart” instruments are covered in great detail. The class finishes with fundamental of automated process control, control valves and control valve maintenance, analytical instrumentation, and instrument installation and tubing.
The class concludes with the testing and evaluation process, monitored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), provides a formal, independent assessment of the knowledge and skills of Journeyman Wiremen. These certification exams can be locally hosted by JATCs. Successful candidates have been posted to the NJATC’s website and are listed with EPRI for use by prospective employers and utilities requiring pre-employment knowledge assessment in the field of instrumentation.
The class systematically approaches the field of motor control. Building on basic concepts to develop a clear and concise understanding of the equipment, the theory and the methods required to successfully perform motor control installation, maintenance, and trouble shooting.
When the temperature outside begins to climb, many people seek the cool comfort of indoor air conditioning. Air conditioners are one of those things that we see every day but seldom pay much attention to. Air conditioners come in various sizes, cooling capacities and prices. One type of air conditioner we see in the field is like the picture you see on the left, which is one of the units at our facility. In this class we will be discussing the basic fundamentals of how HVAC works and how we control the process through electronic HVAC controls.
Fire Alarm Course
Journeyman upgrade fire alarm course will include:
Code Reference: NEC article 760 Fire Alarm Systems, NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
Fire alarm Symbology and Terminology
How to read and interpret FA drawings
Installation preparation and execution
Field circuit testing
Wiring and interfacing FA systems with emergency control functions
Lab portion with hands on install, testing, and troubleshooting
Foreman's Development Series
The Foreman’s Development Series consists of 16, three-hour modules where foremen and journeymen participate in an action learning atmosphere of teaching and discussion focused on industry “best practices.”
Classrooms, along with on-the-job training, are ideal places for craftsmen and women to acquire knowledge by discussing real-life examples with the free exchange of ideas. The program provides an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the foreman on a typical job and how the implementation of industry “best practices” can improve competitiveness in the construction marketplace. The series does not present a particular or individual point of view; it was crafted with input from a variety of industry experts. This program is designed to supplement employers’ existing training programs and can be easily modified for individual employers. Instructors go through extensive hands on training to ensure their ability to provide foremen with the confidence needed to lead successful projects. This program helps Foremen to understand what they need to know in order to run a project and more importantly How to Use that Knowledge to lead their workforce to ensure the ‘best value’ for the customer
"I highly recommend this course for all Journeyman and Foreman alike. This course will enlighten those who have minimal knowledge, as well as a refresher to those that do have management skills in our trade."