Do you appreciate hands-on work and fixing things? Have you considered the possibilities of working in HVAC and welding? Career College of Northern Nevada offers a Facility Maintenance Technician program that includes courses from our HVAC, welding and industrial electronics technician programs. So, what will you learn in this 78-week program?
Facility Maintenance Technician Courses
Electrical Theory and Application
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of electrical theory. Basic principles like Ohm’s law, electrical characteristics and electron flow will be applied to reinforce the importance and application of electricity in the HVAC/R industry. You will also learn basic wiring techniques, schematic reading, motor controls and electrical troubleshooting.
Fluid Power Dynamics
Our Fluid Power Dynamics course will give you knowledge of the concepts and components of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. You will have the ability to perform the routine maintenance requirements of control systems, pumps and equipment used with hydraulic and pneumatic systems using common safety practices. Finally, you will learn to diagram and explain commonly used fluid power hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
The Digital Electronics course will give you basic understanding of digital circuits. You’ll learn the numbering systems and the logic gates used for these circuits. The course will also provide the safety procedures required for performing repair and maintenance on digital elements.
Intro to Welding and Fabrication
The Introduction to Welding and Fabrication course will be your first course into the world of welding. First you will learn about the personal protective equipment required for welding and fabrication projects. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in welding safety including the handling of hazardous materials, avoiding accidents in the workplace and electrical safety. OSHA-10 training and the foundations of welding professionalism will also be taught in this course.
Upon completion of this course, a passing score on SENSE Level II Safety will be required prior to moving forward in the welding program. The beginning of SMAW will also be introduced in this course.
Oxyfuel Cutting and Basics of SMAW
During this welding course, you will gain a basic understanding of oxy-fuel cutting, also called flame cutting or burning, as well as plasma cutting. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills using an oxy-fuel torch, plasma cutter and carbon arc cutting practices.
Are You Ready to Begin a Career as a Facility Maintenance Technician?
If you’re ready to begin a career in an industrial facility utilizing skills in HVAC, welding and industrial electronics, becoming a Facility Maintenance Technician may be exactly what you’re looking for! Contact CCNN at 775.241.4445 for more information on our Facility Maintenance Technician Program!