Construction Trades

Construction, HVAC and Electrical

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.

Construction, HVAC & Electrical Class 2017 Fall Schedule

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Course Descriptions

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.

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.   

Electrical:  Circuit Analysis 1
This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

Electrical:  Residential Wiring
This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

HVAC: HVACR Electricity
This course introduces electricity as it applies to HVACR equipment. Emphasis is placed on power sources, interaction of electrical components, wiring of simple circuits, and the use of electrical test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate good wiring practices and the ability to read simple wiring diagrams.

HVAC:  Heating Technology
This course covers the fundamentals of heating including oil, gas, and electric heating systems. Topics include safety, tools and instrumentation, system operating characteristics, installation techniques, efficiency testing, electrical power, and control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the basic oil, gas, and electrical heating systems and describe the major components of a heating system.

HVAC: Intro to Refrigeration
This course introduces 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.

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2017 Continuing Education Schedule