If you are to work as a licensed contractor or as an employee in the skilled trades, you must pass a North Carolina state exam to obtain the appropriate initial license. To maintain this license, you will have to attend courses that earn renewal credits.

Mitchell regularly offers courses to help you prepare for initial licensing exams. The College also offers the courses you need to keep your certification or license current.

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Building Contractors License Prep
Prepare to take the North Carolina licensing exam for general contractors. Emphasis is on the blueprint section of the exam, review of the laws and regulations applicable to general contractors and review of the employment security and workers' compensation laws of NC. The instructor will provide a list of necessary code books at the first class session. These books will cost $400 - $700. For more information about NC license requirements, visit the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors website. Cost $190 + books

Electrical Contractors License Renewal
This eight-hour course is designed to provide electrical contractors with updated information on the National Electrical Code®, the NC Electrical Code, new materials and procedures, as well as related code requirements. New changes in the code are emphasized. For more information about this licensing exam, refer to the NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors’ website. Requirement: Students must bring code books to class.   Cost $70.00

Electrical Wiring, Basic
This course provides instruction in the application of electrical tools, materials, and test equipment associated with commercial electrical installations. Topics include the NEC; safety, electrical blueprints, planning, layout, and installation of equipment and conduits; and wiring devices such as panels and overcurrent devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install equipment and conduit associated with commercial electrical installations. Cost: $225 + books.


HVAC: Comfort Cooling
This course introducts the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Topics include terminology, safety and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify refrigeration systems and components, explain the refrigeration process, and use the tools and instrumentation of the trade. Cost: $255.00 + books & special fees. Prerequisite: Intro to Refrigeration.


HVAC: Heat Pump Technoogy
This course covers the principles of air source and water source heat pumps. Emphasis is placed on safety, modes of operation, defrost systems, refrigeration charging, and system performance. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and analyze system performance and perform routine service procedures. Cost: $255.00 + books & special fees. Prerequisite: Intro to Refrigeration.


HVAC: Residential System Design
This course introduces the principles and concepts of conventional residential heating and cooling system design. Topics include heating and cooling system load estimating, basic psychrometrics, equipment selection, duct system selection, and system design. Upon completion, studens should be able to design a basic residential heating and cooling system. Cost: $255.00 + books and special fees.


Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
For the licensing exam follow this link: North American Technician Excellence (NATE) exams.


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