Troubleshoot and repair today's HVAC equipment and refrigeration-based processing equipment. Participants will be introduced to concepts of energy, refrigeration, temperature, humidity, and conduction of heat and will be trained in refrigerant handling. There will be overviews of HVAC-related equipment and systems. (Textbook required)
Fee: $318 Senior Adult Fee: $169 Materials Fee: $35 Registration Fee: $7CNT-107-L | T 6:00PM-10:00PM | 06/04/13-08/06/13 | D. Fulk | CPB-142 | Closed
Renewable and alternative energy are options available today for residential and commercial electrical consumers. Understanding which options are available and how they benefit can help you or your organization stay viable in today's global market. Learn the basics about different energy types such as solar, wind, bio-fuel, solar thermal, geo thermal, magnetism, pressure and mechanical energy. Hands-on labs include miniature Wind Turbine Operation, Solar Energy Collection, and Hydro-fuel Vehicle operation. Pre-requisites: strong math and reading skills. (Textbook required)
Fee: $318 Materials Fee: $10 Registration Fee: $7CNT-202-L | T 6:00PM-10:00PM | 06/04/13-08/06/13 | A. Valente | STEM-208 | Check Availability and Register 
Develop sales techniques and methods for accurately identifying customer needs and payback. From rebates to closing a sale, understand how to position your alternative energy products in a postive way that maximizes sales opportunities and customer satisfaction.
Fee: $68 Materials Fee: $24 Registration Fee: $7CNT-205-L | T Th 6:00PM- 9:00PM | 06/04/13-06/06/13 | | VM-6 | Check Availability and Register 
The NABCEP PV Entry Level Prep course is designed for individuals with electrical background wanting to enter the solar field. The course covers basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV Systems. A NABCEP PV Entry Level certificate of completion will be granted to those who successfully participate in the course and pass the two-hour, 60 question exam. Qualifying electrical background would include electrical apprenticeship, Journeyman, or Master electrician licenses. Offered in conjunction with IEC Chesapeake.
Fee: $100 Materials Fee: $643 Registration Fee: $7TRD-024-L | S S Su 7:00PM- 7:00PM | 06/15/13-06/23/13 | | TBAŭTBAŭTBA-TBAŭTBAŭTBA | Check Availability and Register 
Hot water heating is one of the major energy consumptions for residents and businesses. Explore how you can reduce that expense and install a renewable energy source for years to come. Expert instruction will help you understand the available technology to capture thermal heat, create an efficient transfer, and store potential energy with an emphasis on customer requirements and site planning.
Fee: $150 Senior Adult Fee: $90 Materials Fee: $10 Registration Fee: $7TRD-098-J | T 6:00PM- 9:00PM | 04/23/13-05/28/13 | D. Newell | CPB-232 | Closed
Review for the NABCEP Entry Level exam and demonstrate your knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of Solar PV and Solar Heating systems. Class includes a proctored NABCEP Entry Level exam following review session. Note: Candidates must have completed an approved NABCEP 40-hour course such as TRD-023, Solar PV Installer, to qualify for the exam.
Fee: $75 Materials Fee: $180 Registration Fee: $7TRD-113-J | S 9:00AM- 5:00PM | 05/11/13-05/11/13 | P. Kelly | ATC-213A | Cancelled
Whether you own a turn-of-the-century farm house or new construction, energy costs are a topic that concerns everyone. You can explore the facts and options for your money pit in this seminar that overviews residential alternative energy and green factors. Experts in heating, cooling, and energy conservation will discuss the latest solar, wind, and geothermal trends. Plus, learn what government incentives may be available to help your move toward alternative energy sources.
Fee: $30 Registration Fee: $7TRD-128-K | S 9:00AM-12:00PM | 04/27/13-04/27/13 | P. Kelly | VM-3 | Cancelled