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Online Offerings: Advanced Manufacturing

Basic Electricity, Self-Paced
41 Hours, Non-Credit, 4.1 CEUs

This course is for individuals in skilled trades or manufacturing who need a base knowledge of electricity and electrical currents and circuits.

The introductory level course is for individuals working in industrial skilled trades and maintenance technician jobs. The course covers the basic nature and functionality of electricity. You will explore the basic properties of electrical circuit, voltage, current, resistance and power. In addition, the course covers how to utilize Ohm’s Law to determine electrical properties in series and parallel circuits and how to apply Watt’s Law to simple circuits.

Course content includes: identifying basic electricity components and their schematic symbols; basic DC circuit properties – voltage; current, resistance and power; analyzing voltage sources; determining resistor values using the resistor color code; calculating parallel resistors; and basics of using a digital multimeter.

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook - Introduction to Electricity. Robert T. Paynter; Toby Boydell. Prentice Hall, 2011

Tuition: $299

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


Blueprint Reading For Construction Trades, Self-Paced
41 Hours, Non-Credit, 4.1 CEUs

This course is for individuals in skilled trades or manufacturing who need a basic understanding of how to read blueprints used in the various technical fields involved in construction trades.

The introductory-level course provides you with a basic overview of blueprint reading concepts. It reviews the key concepts applicable to reading blueprints generated for a variety of skilled trade and technical applications including carpentry, electrical systems, plumbing systems, and sprinkler fitting systems in light commercial and residential construction.

Course content includes: the basics of construction trade blueprints; the elements of the blueprint design process; common symbols and terminology related to construction trade blueprints; using construction trade blueprints for a variety of applications; the elements of light commercial and residential construction blueprints; and the purpose of different working drawings.

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook - Blueprint Reading for Construction, 2/E. James A. S. Fatzinger, American Society of Professional Estimators. Prentice Hall, 2004.

Tuition: $299

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


Introduction to HVAC, Self-Paced
147 Hours, Non-Credit , 14.7 CEUs

If you have always been interested in the HVAC field and would like to learn the basics about this profession in order to become an HVAC Technician, then this high quality, comprehensive course is ready when you are.

Introduction to HVAC gives you the flexibility to complete the course at your own pace and provides you with the basic information essential to working in the HVAC profession. It will discuss the components of both residential and commercial refrigeration and heating systems, fundamentals of design, maintenance and repair of air-conditioning and heating systems. The required tools and equipment, as well as the safety issues involved when working with these systems will be covered, to ensure you have everything you need to begin your new career!

You will explore the following critical topics:

  • Workplace hazards
  • The properties of matter
  • Types of energy and their properties
  • Thermodynamics
  • Tools and equipment
  • Components and operation of the refrigeration system
  • Various refrigerants and their properties
  • Refrigerant system management
  • Electrical systems and components
  • Residential and light commercial air-conditioning systems and their components
  • Residential and light commercial heating systems and their components
  • The importance of system design, sizing and layout
  • Components of commercial environmental systems
  • Installation, maintenance and troubleshooting techniques

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook – Fundamentals of HVAC/R, Stanfield and Skaves, Prentice Hall, 2010

Certification: EPA 608 Certification
Certifying Body: Environmental Protection Agency
*Please note that this course does not result in a learner receiving certification, but instead prepares the learner to sit for the certification exam.

Tuition: $1,199

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


Introduction To Programmable Logic Controls, Self-Paced
41 Hours, Non-Credit, 4.1 CEUs

This course is for individuals in the skilled trades, manufacturing or maintenance fields who are not familiar with PLC or have limited experience with PLCs. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are used extensively in the automotive industry, material handling warehouses, food processing plants and amusement parks, to name just a few applications. Maintenance individuals need a working knowledge of these systems. This course covers the history and development of PLCs, the main parts of a PLC system (how a PLC works, installation wiring diagrams, basic programming symbols and logic) and basic troubleshooting.

Course content includes: understanding how and why PLCs were developed; understanding how PLC systems work and where they are used; reading PLC installation diagrams; analyzing the main parts of a PLC system; comprehending basic PLC programming symbols and implementing troubleshooting basics.

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook - Programmable Logic Controllers: Principles and Applications, 5/E. John W. Webb; Ronald A. Reis, Prentice Hall, 2003

Certifying Body: American Welding Society Certification Process
*Please note that this course does not result in a learner receiving certification, but instead prepares the learner to sit for the certification exam.

Tuition: $299

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.