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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005



Drafting Fundamentals and Blueprint Reading

This course introduces students to the basics of drafting. In addition, students become familiar with the reading of blueprints for residential construction.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BLPR-1115



Workplace Communications

This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1005



Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000



Safety, Shop Practices, and Tools

This course is designed to introduce students to occupational health and safety hazards and best practices in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning trade. Students learn about provincial legislation, best practices pertaining to safely using tools and equipment, and how to recognize safety hazards that are common to job sites. Students are introduced to various tools, fasteners, piping practices and equipment used in industry today and gain practical experience in their use.

Hours: 60
Course Code: HVAC-1001



Oil-Fired Equipment

Upon completion of this course students are able to identify various types of oil burners and burner components. In addition, students learn to install, service and troubleshoot oil-fired heating systems.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HVAC-1100



Gas Heating

Upon completion of this course, students are able to identify gas burners and burner components. In addition, students become familiar with servicing and troubleshooting gas fired heating systems.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HVAC-1110



Electrical Theory

This course is a basic electrical course that includes safety concerns when dealing with electricity. The types of electrical injuries are explained, along with preventative measures technicians should use. Students are introduced to basic electrical principles, the characteristics of electrical circuits and electrical meters and their uses. This course lays a foundation for reading and interpreting system wiring diagrams and provides students with an understanding of direct current, alternating current, power distribution and voltage systems.

Hours: 60
Course Code: HVAC-1155



Refrigerant Management

This course is designed to introduce students to various refrigerants used in industry along with the safe handling of those refrigerants. Students perform the proper procedures for refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclaiming as well as procedures for system evacuation, dehydration, charging and retrofitting.

Hours: 90
Course Code: HVAC-1161



Introduction to Thermal Systems

This course introduces students to the theory of heat, energy and matter, the thermal properties of various substances, the building envelope, and the heat exchange process. Students also explore the components and operation of solar heating systems, as well as basic refrigeration systems.

Hours: 60
Course Code: HVAC-1171



Hydronic Heating Systems

Upon completion of this course the students have an understanding of the basic concepts of hydronic heating systems, along with system service, installation, and troubleshooting.

Hours: 60
Course Code: HVAC-2010



Forced Air Systems and Ventilation

This course is designed to introduce the student to duct material, air distribution systems, indoor air quality, the properties of air and system balance.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HVAC-2020



Electrical Control Systems

This course covers the installation and troubleshooting of the following electrical systems: heating, cooling, and refrigeration, line and low-voltage and control systems. Students learn to identify and select line voltage and control conductors, select thermostats, pressure switches, and other electric control devices. This course also offers students the opportunity to troubleshoot electric control devices and circuitry for air-conditioning, modern refrigeration, and heating systems.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HVAC-2025



HVAC Motors

This course is designed to introduce students to basic electric motors used in the HVAC/R industry. This course also looks at components for electric motors and the contactors, relays, and overloads used for motor starting and protection.

Hours: 60
Course Code: HVAC-2050



Refrigerant System Piping Practices

This course familiarizes students with refrigerant piping practices to enable them to install refrigerant piping and identify faults in existing refrigerant piping designs. Students learn about pipe requirements and sizing, insulation and hanging requirements, along with causes of and solutions to system vibration and noise.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HVAC-2060



Heat Pumps and Electrical Heating Systems

This course is designed to introduce students to electric heating equipment, as well as Air-to-Air and Geothermal Heat Pump systems. Students learn the procedures for installing, servicing, and troubleshooting these systems.

Hours: 60
Course Code: HVAC-2075



Refrigerant Systems

Learn about refrigeration systems including how to identify, select, and install the various system components, including evaporators, condensers, metering devices, compressors and system accessories. Explore typical operating conditions for high, medium, and low temperature refrigeration systems, and troubleshoot abnormal conditions.

Hours: 90
Course Code: HVAC-2085



Air Conditioning Systems

Students are introduced to typical air conditioning systems, and learn how to identify and select systems according to their application. Students learn to analyze the psychometric chart, perform heat load calculations, and determine comfort conditions. In addition, students learn to install systems, including performing start-up, testing, and adjusting of equipment as required.

Hours: 75
Course Code: HVAC-2090



Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1005



Hvac Trade Math

An applied math course for students to develop the skills to explain concepts of heat, temperature, freezing, and boiling. Students investigate impacts of temperature change, heat transfer methods and calculate heat transfer. They use Ohm's law to solve problems with electric circuits. In addition, they calculate force, work, energy and power, examine gears, pulleys and torque, and examine solids, liquids and gases.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MATH-1210



Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001



Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002



HVAC OJT I

On-the-job training provides students with an opportunity to apply acquired skills and knowledge to a relevant work environment. Participants are expected to assume the duties normally expected of an entry-level person in a similar position with appropriate supervision. The exposure to and interaction with the various trades and professions within the field provides students with an invaluable experience that enhances their overall learning.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-1500



HVAC OJT II

On-the-job training provides students with an opportunity to apply acquired skills and knowledge to a relevant work environment. Participants are expected to assume the duties normally expected of an entry-level person in a similar position with appropriate supervision. The exposure to and interaction with the various trades and professions within the field provides students with an invaluable experience that enhances their overall learning.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-2500