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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
Price: $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.. Click here for the full description of Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician Exam Prep


Complete Home Building Inspectors Training Program
Price: $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). Click here for the full description of Complete Home Building Inspectors Training Program


HVACR Technician Career Prep
Price: $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.. Click here for the full description of HVACR Technician Career Prep



Certificates

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge
Price: $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
Price: $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
Price: $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



Courses

Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
Price: $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
Price: $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
Price: $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
Price: $465.00
The SH (Smart Home) - Home Network Design and Configuration course provides students the knowledge and skills required for designing, implementing, and maintaining a home network. Students learn about components of a home network, their functions, and procedures for installing these components. They learn about networking protocols, network operating systems, network addressing, and security issues to be managed when setting up a home network. Students also learn to troubleshoot and manage a home network.. Full description of SH - Home Network Design and Configuration


SH - Home Entertainment Systems
Price: $465.00
The SH (Smart Home) - Home Entertainment Systems 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.. Full description of SH - Home Entertainment Systems


SH - Home System Automation and Integration
Price: $465.00
The SH (Smart Home) - 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. They also identify integration standards and learn about the organizations responsible for defining these standards.. Full description of SH - Home System Automation and Integration


SH - Home Technology Tools, Products, and Services
Price: $465.00
The SH (Smart Home) - Digital Home Technology: Tools, Products, and Services course presents the major commercial participants, common practices, and prevalent consumer perception of DHTI benefits. The course discusses the concept of an Integrated Home Network (IHN) and the tools, equipment, and expertise required to build it. The course also describes the historical events that have led the industry to its current state as well as the working principles, design approach, and technical and marketing concepts.. Full description of SH - Home Technology Tools, Products, and Services


SH - Lighting, Water, and Temperature Control Systems
Price: $465.00
The SH (Smart Home) - 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. It introduces the basic concepts of the three systems and discusses the devices and components used to automate and manage lighting, HVAC, and water systems. The course also discusses the current industry standards, rules, and regulations pertaining to the three systems.. Full description of SH - Lighting, Water, and Temperature Control Systems


SH - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems
Price: $465.00
The SH (Smart Home) - 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 system components, including sensors, security panels, zone commanders, and security cameras that are a part of security systems. It also discusses various access-restriction systems such as card readers and biometric access control systems. The course delves into different types of alarms and detectors.. Full description of SH - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems


SH - Telecommunications Systems
Price: $465.00
The SH (Smart Home) - Telecommunication Systems course introduces the students to the fundamentals of the telecommunication system. Students learn about the design, installation, and configuration of home telecommunication systems, including advanced wired and wireless systems. They learn to install in-house services, such as voice mail, intercom, and call conferencing. Students also learn about testing and troubleshooting procedures.. Full description of SH - Telecommunications Systems