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Residential Plumbing, Module 1
Students will have the opportunity to learn the basic theory and hands-on skills to gain the basic foundational knowledge of residential plumbing. The successful completion of Residential Plumbing module I) will allow and prepare students to take the more advanced Residential Plumbing module II. Topics include the following: • Safety • Plumbing Tools • Leveling Instruments • Mathematics for Plumbers • Print Reading and Sketching • Soldering, Brazing and Welding (metal/Plastic) • Water Supply Systems • Plumbing Fixtures • Piping Materials and Fittings • Valves and Meters • Water Heaters • DWV Pipe and Fitting Installation • Installing Fixtures, Faucets, and Appliances • Plumbing Career Opportunities • Plumbing History Need more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUnjY--wjdA&feature=youtu.be
Residential Plumbing, Module 2
Students will have the opportunity to learn the basic theory and hands-on skills to gain a solid foundational knowledge of residential plumbing necessary for an entry level Residential Plumbing Career. Topics include a review of the following: • Safety • Hydraulics and Pneumatics • Rigging and Hoisting • Mathematics for Plumbers • Print Reading and Sketching • Excavating • Water Supply Systems • Water Treatment • Designing Plumbing Systems • Preparing for Plumbing System Installation • Installing Water Supply Piping • Supporting and Testing Pipe • Septic Systems • Storm Water and Sumps • Installing HVAC Systems • Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas • Irrigation Systems • Remodeling • Job Organization Need more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUnjY--wjdA&feature=youtu.be
Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action
This interactive, one-day training program is designed to improve the problem-solving skills of all employee levels in any industry from health care and finance to human services and manufacturing by providing an understanding of the processes and techniques for root cause analysis and effective corrective action. The course presents the methodology and tools for determining the root cause of non-conformances, which allows for implementation of corrective action to prevent the problem from occurring again. Concepts will be reinforced through group workshop exercises.
Lean Boot Camp
In any workplace, every employee can help reduce a company's overall costs and improve efficiency by decreasing and/or eliminating waste. This 18-hour course provides a foundation in Lean practices that are applicable every day, to any role, and are appropriate in any type of industry, from manufacturing and private-sector businesses to public service organizations. Through tips, tools, interactive discussion and hands-on activity, participants will leave with the basics to make meaningful performance improvements.
Written Expression: Writing for the Workplace
Motivating employees is one of the most important parts of your job. Productive, well-trained employees who work hard to perform at their best every day make an organization strong and successful. This session will focus on a variety of proven techniques for successfully motivating your employees to achieve company and department goals. You will look at what motivates employees to produce quality work. A variety of effective techniques will be identified to help you get peak performance from your employees; as well as ways you can encourage employees to grow and reach their highest potential.
Blueprint Reading
This class provides an overview of blueprint reading fundamentals, including reading lines, views, dimensions & notes, the SI Metric System, Sections, Welding Drawings, Numerical Control Drawing Fundamentals, Geometric Dimension & Tolerance Systems, and Computer Graphics Technology, as well as sketching lines & basic forms, freehand lettering, and sketching pictorial drawings.
Hydraulics & Pneumatics
Participants receive a review of how and why Hydraulics and Pneumatics give mechanical advantage in systems and their design. Discussion and explanation of topics such as extension rate and retraction rate as it relates to the physics of the system. The course also covers items such as the basic hydraulic system, hydraulic valves, pneumatic systems, pumps, valving, cylinders & actuators, accumulators and system maintenance and troubleshooting.
Geometric Tolerancing & Dimensioning
This course introduces the system of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for design and manufacturing. The course begins with the history and purpose of the system. The class lecture includes sections on the symbols, guiding rules, datum reference frame, inspection procedures, assembly control theory, charts and formulas.
Troubleshooting Equipment
Learn to troubleshoot mechanical issues with equipment, initiate proactive procedures and how to maintain and conduct regular equipment inspections.
Notary Public
This seminar prepares individuals for the NYS test and provides a comprehensive view of the notary public office. Confusing laws, concepts, and procedures are clarified in plain English. Examples are provided to illuminate situations that the officer is likely to encounter such as avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics and much more. Tuition includes text.



Electrical Safe Work Practices
Electrical Safe Work Practices This is an electrical safety class for everyone. Receive an introduction to OSHA Subpart S–Electrical Standards and the National Electrical Code. You will also learn about electrical safety related work practices, personal protective equipment, safe work practices for electricians and others and GFCI and battery operated tools.
Safe Workplace Electrical Practices—NFPA70E
This course is intended for employees who face a risk of electrical hazard from work they perform on equipment and circuits that are not totally de-energized. If lock out is not an option under 1910.333(a)(1) they also need to understand the electrical hazards present and how to incorporate safe work practices into the work they perform. This is not an NEC course, which describes acceptable electrical insulation, but rather a course to address current safe electrical work practices and how to incorporate the new NFPA 70 E requirements into your workplace.
Ergonomics is the science of designing or redesigning work to be compatible with the physical limitations and capabilities of workers. The objective is to have the job demand be less than the worker's capability. This program is designed to help individuals recognize how their anatomy was designed to move correctly and lift properly. The focus is on the individual and the lifestyle choices a person makes and how that affects physical health and strength. This course provides information to help individuals make good, healthy decisions and can be tailored to your company's specific needs. This program is designed to be highly interactive and gives participants a chance to experience what they learn.