Facilities Maintenance Level 2

Facilities Maintenance Level 2

Course Outline

Percentages indicate the proportion of each module that is theory-based (classroom) and performance-based (hands-on), respectively.

MODULES   
OBJECTIVE OUTLINE OF TRAINING (FACILITIES MAINTENANCE LEVEL 2)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE
TOTAL HOURS
MODULE 1Introduction to HVAC (7.5 Hours)
Covers the basic principles of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, career opportunities in HVAC, and how apprenticeship programs are constructed. Basic safety principles, as well as trade licensure and EPA guidelines, are also introduced.
100 %0 %7.5 hours
MODULE 2Basic Electricity (12.5 Hours)
Introduces the concept of power generation and distribution, common electrical components, AC and DC circuits, and electrical safety as it relates to the HVAC field. Introduces reading and interpreting wiring diagrams.
52 %48 %12.5 hours
MODULE 3Introduction to Cooling (30 Hours)
Explains the fundamental operating concepts of the refrigeration cycle and identifies both primary and secondary components found in typical HVAC/R systems. Also introduces common refrigerants. Describes the principles of heat transfer and the essential pressure-temperature relationships of refrigerants. Introduces basic control concepts for simple systems.
60 %40 %30 hours
MODULE 4Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices (10 Hours)
Explains how to identify types of copper tubing and fittings used in the HVAC/R industry and how they are mechanically joined. Also presents the identification and application of various types of plastic piping, along with their common assembly and installation practices.
40 %60 %10 hours
MODULE 5Soldering and Brazing (10 Hours)
Introduces the equipment, techniques, and materials used to safely join copper tubing through both soldering and brazing. Covers the required personal protective equipment, preparation, and work processes in detail. Also provides the procedures for brazing copper to dissimilar materials.
30 %70 %10 hours
MODULE 6Plumbing Safety (22.5 Hours)
Discusses the causes of accidents and their consequences including delays, increased expenses, injury, and loss of life. Reviews the types and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Explains the use of critical safety information including HazCom, safety signs, signals, lockout/tagout, and emergency response. Covers confined-space safety, and reviews safety issues related to hand and power tools.
80 %20 %22.5 hours
MODULE 7Tools of the Plumbing Trade (10 Hours)
Describes the care and use of hand and power tools trainees will use on the job. Explains how to select the appropriate tools for different tasks, and reviews tool maintenance and safety issues.
40 %60 %10 hours
MODULE 8Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures (7.5 Hours)
Discusses the proper applications of code-approved fixtures in plumbing installations. Reviews the different types of fixtures and the materials used in them. Covers storage, handling, and code requirements.
40 %60 %7.5 hours
MODULE 9EPA Certification (7.5 Hours)
By the end of this course, students will have been exposed to every topic and question that could appear on the EPA 608 Test. By listening to each section of the online course and reviewing the accompanying online manual, you will have the resources you need to pass the test!
100 %0 %7.5 hours
MODULE 10Basic Employability Skills (7.5 Hours)
Introduces trainees to critical thinking and problem solving, skills. Reviews effective relationship skills, effective self-presentation, and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress and substance abuse. Also presents information on computer systems and their industry applications.
80 %20 %7.5 hours
Total: 125 hours

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