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Technical Education Evening Classes

Beginning Electricity -  This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of electricity and residential wiring.  Students will learn where to find information in the NEC code book, how to complete basic home wiring, and general safety standards when working with electricity.  There will be instructional time from the textbook as well as hands on shop time.

This course will meet twice a week for eight weeks.

**This course is also good to take in conjunction with the HVAC courses.  The WV State Fire Marshal's licenses hierarchy has a Specialty License for HVAC.**

Books Needed:

Modern Residential Wiring, 12th edition
NEC Code Book, most recent edition

Beginning Plumbing - Do you have a leaky faucet, pipe, or want to add a new sink in the kitchen? This course is designed to help students learn the basics of plumbing.  The insturctor will design the class to meet the specific needs of the learner.  Subject matter covered could be: Safety,
Plumbing Tools, Mathematics for Plumbers, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Soldering, Brazing, Welding, Excavating, Plumbing Fixtures, Piping Materials and Fittings.  

EPA Test Prep - The course uses the © ESCO Institute manual to prepare students to pass the EPA Section 608 Certification tests.  EPA Section 608 of the US Federal Clean Air Act requires all persons who work with regulated refrigerants to be certified.

Training Manual
The ESCO preparatory manual contains all of the information on the Universal exam in only 12 pages.  The book is clear, concise, and has helped many students pass the exam at a high rate of success.

Hands on Wiring/Diagrams - This course is designed to supplement the HVAC courses by providing additional material related to the profession.  This introductory course will cover motors, motor controls, HVAC, refrigeration, specific systems such as gas furnace, and walk-in freezers.  Along with learning about the wiring is an element of building the diagrams by hand.  The students will be grouped to produce the diagrams that they are learning about on a small scale.

This course is held in the Fall semester and meets twice a week for 8 week

Welding - MTEC's welding course is a hands on experience to help prepare individuals for the field work they will encounter at the job site.  Students may take as many classes as they need to prepare for the WVDE issued American Welding Society (AWS) certification tests.

Courses meet on a variety of days and times:

Monday course - 8 weeks once per week 3:00-9:00 pm

Wednesday course - 8 weeks once per week 3:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday course - 7.5 weeks twice per week 4:00-7:00 pm


There are no books required for this course.

Students will need safety equipment before they can begin welding in the shop.  
Items include:
Fire Resistant (FR) jacket
Welding gloves
Safety glasses

HVAC Tech in Training - This course introduces the basics of refrigeration systems.  The Adult night school courses are broken down into four components.  The courses start in August and finish in May.  
What you will learn:

HVAC 1  covers topics ranging from: tools, fasteners, tubing, copper, soldering/brazing, thermodynamic principles, the relationship of temperature and pressure, system components, refrigerants, service procedures (recovery/recycling, evacuation, leak detection, charging), metering devices, troubleshooting, and compressors.

HVAC 2  builds on the information and covers: compressor service, chillers, electrical principles, motors, electrical control devices, defrost cycles, duct work, customer relations, and heat pumps.  The course will also introduce the following heating systems: gas, oil, and electric.

HVAC 3  covers a variety of topics: electricity and magnetism, various thermostats, pressure controls, gauges, gas laws, P/T charts, basic refrigeration system and cycle, evaporating and  condensing units, service valves, heat exchanger, and regulating valves.  

HVAC 4  starts preparing students to take the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) 608 exam.  This course will also cover: refrigerant mixtures, lubricants,  contaminants, controlling low-side and high-side pressures, automatic expansion valves, Montreal Protocol, and the Clean Air Act (CAA)

Home Improvement  - Basic or Intermediate 

The home improvement courses cover a variety of information from basic tool use to fixing minor and some large repairs.  The students will learn techniques that can be used in their home in the 4 week time period. Topics include minor electrical repairs on light switches/outlets, fixing holes in drywall, plumbing, and general repair work around a home.  The teacher will also take suggestions once the main topics have been covered.
This course will meet twice a week over a 4 week period with each session lasting 3 hours.  


Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - *The course is currently not being offered.* 

Woodworking - 

During this 10 week course students will be given in depth instruction as it relates to lab and equipment safety. We will cover basic wood working machines including: planer, jointer, table saw, miter saw, band saw, wood lathe, and drill press. Students will learn about various types of tools and woods. Students will be able to complete various wood working and wood turning projects. Wood turning projects typically include wooden ink pens, segmented bowls, baseball bats, canes and lamps. Bench projects include cutting boards, lazy Susan’s, book shelfs, storage chests, coffee tables, quilt racks and gun racks.