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Do you like to work with your hands? If so, a career in a skilled or industrial trade might be the place for you.
Industrial and Skilled Trades

Certifications

Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician Exam Prep
$995.00
Industrial Maintenance addresses the needs of the multicrafted maintenance technician and presents an all-encompassing view of the field of industrial maintenance, which covers a variety of technical skill areas. These include, but are not limited to, mechanics (mechanical installation, fluid power, piping systems, power transmission, print reading, and safety, to name a few), electrical (electrical theory, test equipment, electronics, the National Electrical Code, control circuits, rotating machines, PLCs, and drives, for example), and welding (gas welding and arc welding). A multicrafted maintenance technician must have knowledge and skills in all these areas. Industrial Maintenance addresses these areas in a format designed with the technician in mind.. Full description of Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician Exam Prep


Complete Home Building Inspectors Training Program
$3,025.00
Do you want to learn all aspects of inspection and be prepared for whatever type of building your client wants inspected?  Includes: Residential Inspection Home Study (12-Set Residential Inspection DVD Series and manual)/ New Construction Inspection Home Study (11-Set New Construction DVD Series and manual) / Commercial Inspection Home Study (12 DVDs covering technical aspects of performing commercial inspections and manual) / Manufactured Housing Home Study (7-Volume DVD Series and manual). Full description of Complete Home Building Inspectors Training Program


HazWoper 24-Hour Moderate Risk
$365.00
This self-paced HazWoper education course on the Internet meets the OSHA/EPA training requirements for workers performing hazardous waste site functions in accord with the provisions of 29 CFR 1910.120. The regulation stipulates that employers at hazardous waste sites, and at many other "sites" as further defined by the regulation, shall ensure that all workers with the potential of chemical exposure will receive a minimum of 24 hours of waste site health and safety training. Content for the course will be provided through text, manuals, web sites, assignments and exercises.. Full description of HazWoper 24-Hour Moderate Risk


HVACR Technician Career Prep
$3,895.00
HVACR Technicians are one of the most in demand jobs in the current job market, and the job opportunities are expected to continue growing over the next ten years. HVAC Technicians install, inspect, repair and maintain heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial settings. This course will provide the skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in the HVACR industry. It can also be used to upgrade your skill set if you are already employed as an HVACR technician. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of HVACR, with the goal of preparing students to be able to install and maintain HVACR systems. Students will learn through a combination of theoretical and practical applications so that they have a solid understanding of how HVACR systems work prior to entering the workforce. Students will be prepared to obtain entry-level HVACR positions. Students will also meet the basic requirements to sit for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) national certification exam to become a Certified HVAC/R Technician, as well as begin working toward advanced level certifications.. Full description of HVACR Technician Career Prep



Certificates

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge
$198.00
Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home is the first step toward solar, geothermal or other renewable energy improvements. . Full description of BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge


Landscaping Design and Business Career Prep
$1,299.00
In this course, we will explore the art and business of landscaping, from an understanding of plants and foliage, to principles of design, to technology, to business and management considerations.. Full description of Landscaping Design and Business Career Prep


Photovoltaic Technician Career Prep
$1,000.00
The Photovoltaic System Professional course covers the principles of photovoltaics and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand- alone or interconnected electrical systems. The content includes system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, component operation, system design and sizing, and installation requirements and recommended practices. Common scenarios and procedures are discussed throughout.. Full description of Photovoltaic Technician Career Prep


Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy
$2,825.00
The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps that one takes to create and establish that business, from the idea, to the business plan, to the strategies for helping that business to succeed and grow. As the world’s shift away from reliance on fossil fuels the Wind Energy Industry leads the way. In just a few short decades wind energy has evolved dramatically. Technological advances now make wind energy a cost-effective solution for the world’s ever-growing energy needs. The United States leads in the overall wind power capacity. As the wind energy industry continues to expand in the United States and around the globe, it will provide many opportunities for workers in search of new careers. These careers extend beyond the wind farm and include the efforts of employees who work in manufacturing plants, offices, and construction, as well as operation and maintenance. This course provides learners with an overview of wind-energy history, basic concepts, costs, and uses. It is designed for the novice and emphasizes an overview of wind-energy conversion and applications of various wind-turbine systems. Some additional course features include: wind turbine blades, installing and troubleshooting wind turbines, motors, towers, and electrical coverage. . Full description of Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy


Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy Career Prep Complete
$3,895.00
The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps that one takes to create and establish that business, from the idea, to the business plan, to the strategies for helping that business to succeed and grow.. Full description of Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy Career Prep Complete



Courses

Composting Operations
$245.00
Composting is the controlled process of organic degradation or waste decomposition. This web-based course will provide those taking the class with knowledge in the process of waste decomposition, an array of microorganisms and invertebrates consume the organics and convert them to humus. In the truest sense, solid waste composting is actually microbe farming, and like any type of farming, success has a lot to do with the farmer knowing how to make what he is raising thrive and grow. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.. Full description of Composting Operations


Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
$695.00
The Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals course focuses on the basic concepts and skills that students will require when they work with electrical equipment in a residential location. The course discusses the fundamental principles of electricity and electronics and the function of various devices such as resistors, capacitors, amplifiers, and oscillators. Different types of circuits and their applications are also discussed. Students will use electrical test equipment and diagnostic tools. They will also learn about safety measures, codes, and rules and regulations that must be followed for preventing mishaps.. Full description of Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals


Household Hazardous Waste Operations
$245.00
This Internet-assisted class is an 18-hour Moderate Risk awareness course for those in the solid waste field at landfills, recycling centers, and household hazardous waste facilities. Eighteen hours of the course are delivered over the Internet and can be taken anytime anywhere. The course includes online text, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, final exam, and job specific hands-on training.. Full description of Household Hazardous Waste Operations


Landfill Operations
$245.00
Using the Internet those taking this course will gain a vast array of knowledge concerning the many aspects of landfill operations. This course provides eight foundation blocks for the operator with units on waste decomposition, geology & hydrology, engineering, surveying, landfill design, landfill construction, landfill operations, and regulations. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.. Full description of Landfill Operations


SH - Home Network Design and Configuration
$465.00
This course begins by explaining the capabilities and benefits of home networks as a means of sharing computers and Internet access, and also as the backbone for connectivity between other residential technologies. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home Network Design and Configuration


SH - Home Entertainment Systems
$465.00
Course includes complete instruction on the possibilities, benefits, technology, design, and installation of whole house music systems for residential installers/integrators, builders, developers, contractors, and real estate professionals. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home Entertainment Systems


SH - Home System Automation and Integration
$465.00
The Home System Automation and Integration course discusses how to bring all the home subsystems together and create a fully integrated home. The course describes the process of setting up and programming automation controllers for complete home automation. Students learn to troubleshoot and identify technical problems with system user interfaces or control processors. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home System Automation and Integration


SH - Home Technology Tools, Products, and Services
$465.00
This course presents the major commercial participants, common practices, and prevalent consumer perception of HTI benefits. The course discusses the concept of an Integrated Home Network (IHN) and the tools, equipment, and expertise required to build it. Books Included. Full description of SH - Home Technology Tools, Products, and Services


SH - Lighting, Water, and Temperature Control Systems
$465.00
The Lighting, Temperature, and Water Control Systems course discusses effective management of three energy and utility-based systems — lighting, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), and water — through implementation of home technology. Books Included. Full description of SH - Lighting, Water, and Temperature Control Systems


SH - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems
$465.00
The Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems course discusses the working principles, design, and installation of home security and access control systems. It describes wired and wireless security systems and explains gadgets, such as sensors, security panels, zone commanders, and CCTVs that are a part of security systems. Books Included. Full description of SH - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems


SH - Telecommunications Systems
$465.00
The Telecommunication Systems course introduces students to the fundamentals of the telecommunication system. Students are instructed on the design, installation, and configuration of home telecommunication systems, including advanced wired and wireless systems. Books Included. Full description of SH - Telecommunications Systems



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