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NCMI82M Audio Engineering & Mixing Externship 1

$720

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Current session started Mar 15, 2022

The Audio Engineering Certificate is an ideal introductory program for those considering a career in audio. This non-credit certificate program prepares students for traditional study at a four-year university, or allows them to gain real-world experience in a modern recording studio, so they may apply for paid internships at studios or perhaps open their own recording studio. The program blends class time with an externship program to give students real-world experience in a modern recording facility.

36 hours of time spent at NHTunes recording studio in Manchester's Millyard. Students learn the in's and out's of running a music studio, and shadow on mixing and recording sessions.

Externship applicants must go through an interview process before being accepted into the externship program.

ESOL033M Intermediate I: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary

$275

with Naomi Keenan

Calendar Current session started May 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This first intermediate course is focused on the introduction to the process approach to writing and development of reading fluency and vocabulary. Writing and grammar activities will be integrated through basic sentence structure and paragraph organization. Emphasis will be put on gaining skills to produce a clear and well-planned paragraph through learning capitalization rules, sentence and paragraph structure, and increasing vocabulary.

Required Textbooks:

Longman Academic Writing Series, Paragraphs to Essays

ISBN: 978-0-13-466332-6

Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9

Prerequisite: Students are required to take a reading and writing placement assessment to participate in this non-credit ESOL class. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.

WDC ESOL Writing & Reading Placement Assessment includes:

  • Part 1: Three reading prompts, completing the multiple choice or true/false questions for each.
  • Part 2: Choose one of the writing prompts and write a minimum of a 300 word essay.

For more information contact: ManchesterWDC@ccsnh.edu

This course is WIOA Approved.

 

Advanced Hydronic Systems I – Principles & Procedures

$800

with Jeff Gaumer

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2022 at 8 am
1 additional session on Aug 2, 2022

HVAC industry professionals are discovering the value of in-depth training in Hydronic HVAC Systems. Experience in HVAC Hydronic System test principles & procedures will identify and diagnose the many issues found within a Hydronic HVAC Systems. Provide measured and proven results to your customers. Theory and Lab on live operating Hot & Chilled Water Hydronic HVAC Systems.

Day 1 Training:

  • Hydronic System fundamentals review
  • Preparing for a Hydronic System Testing Project
  • Hydronic system test instruments, old school to modern technology
  • Characteristics of centrifugal pumps
  • Pump operation
  • Pump arrangements and effects of system pressures and flow
  • Pump curve basics, utilization, and analysis
  • Determining Flow utilizing Pump as a flow meter
  • Pump speed testing, adjustment, and electrical testing
  • Temperature principles theory. System temperature differential profiles
  • Pump and System flow measurement procedures. Instrument selection and implementation
  • How to determine Flow utilizing temperature, pressure, rated coils, and valve flow coefficients
  • Testing procedures for several types of Hydronic Systems
  • Specific testing procedures for Variable Flow Hydronic Systems

Day 2 Training:

  • Review of Hydronic System Test Reports
  • Introduction to flow measuring devices and circuit setters
  • Flow measurement and adjustment procedures
  • Interpreting system pressure & flow. Identifying system flow issues
  • Adaptation of test procedures and test results for Hydronic System service diagnostics
  • Test In and Test out procedures
  • Proper reporting of test results for corrective actions
  • Final Test report submission

Instructor: Jeff Gaumer. 36 years of experience in the HVAC industry, with 24 years exclusively in HVAC Test & Balance.

This course is a pre-requisite for:
Advanced Hydronic Systems II & III

Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.

Microsoft Excel - Macros, Pivot Tables & Logical Functions

$189

with Del Record

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2022 at 9:30 am
3 additional sessions through Dec 20, 2022

Macros Pivot Tables Logical Functions Objectives For the experienced spreadsheet user.  Automate worksheets with macros.  Students will analyze data using pivot tables.

What you’ll need:

  • Computer with webcam capabilities and a microphone
  • Additional Monitor (optional, but recommended)

For more details: Click here

Advanced Hydronic Systems II – Performance & Evaluation

$800

with Jeff Gaumer

Calendar Next available session starts May 31, 2022 at 8 am
1 additional session on Aug 9, 2022

The pre-requisite for this course is:
Advanced Hydronic Systems I

This 2-day Training will include:

Theory and Lab instruction on live operating Hot & Chilled Water Hydronic HVAC equipment. Attendees will be instructed and use state of the art Test & Balance instruments and will receive all required Hydronic HVAC System Performance Testing & Evaluation report templets in Excel and Word format to start providing this service ASAP!

Day 1 Training will include:

  • Review of test instrument and procedures
  • Review of Hydronic flow test procedures
  • Review of Pump Net Positive Head and its effects system and pump performance
  • Utilizing Pump Laws to predict system and pump performance
  • Calculating Pump efficiency
  • Calculating a Hydronic systems and pumps operating point
  • Review Pros & Cons of several types of system piping configurations

Day 2 Training will include:

  • Review provided Hydronic HVAC System
  • Performance report formsReview and apply Pressure, Temperature and Flow differential principles
  • Applying valve coefficient (Cv) for flow measurements
  • Review and apply Hydronic Equipment and System BTU, GPM, ΔT, and ΔP calculations
  • Learn to combine Hydronic test results from BTU calculations to rate performance of Hydronic HVAC Equipment and Systems
  • Rate system performance in actual delivered BTU on live operating HVAC systems

Instructor: Jeff Gaumer, has 36 years of experience in the HVAC industry, with 24 years exclusively in HVAC Test & Balance.

Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.

NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course
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NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course

$105

with Todd Mikonis

Calendar Next session starts Jun 1, 2022 at 9 am

This course is designed to prepare technicians for the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle State Inspection Test. An In depth analysis of the state laws will be thoroughly discussed and reviewed. Technicians will be taught how to properly perform safety inspections as outlined in the Saf-C 3200 Official Inspection Station Rules. Technicians will perform multiple sample hands on Inspections during this course. This course does not replace the mandatory Inspection Overview Course as cited in Saf-C 3205.03 but is designed to be used in addition to increase your knowledge and understanding during testing. Completing this course does not guarantee that you will pass the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle State Inspection Test.

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Sep 10, 2022

Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Using Modern Digital Technology! Designed for digital audio beginners & intermediates who want to improve their home recording skills or even open their own project studio someday, this 4-week course focuses on using modern technology to make great-sounding recordings. Taught at the NHTunes recording studio in Manchester’s Millyard, students will study audio engineering fundamentals, as well as technology-specific audio applications. To gain 'real-world' experience in audio engineering, students will participate in actual mixing and mastering sessions.

What You'll Learn

  • The basic concepts of digital audio recording.
  • How to use digital audio software sequencers and plug-ins.
  • The principals of, and gain proficiency in mixing and mastering audio.
  • How to facilitate productive recording sessions.
  • To identify & understand the key areas of the audio signal chain: room, sound source, microphone, preamp, converter, monitors.

Bob Desmarais owns and runs NHTunes, a 1,800+ sq ft studio in the Waumbec Mill which specializes in audio recording and piano, voice, and guitar lessons. A member of the Audio Engineering Society, Bob has been playing guitar professionally for nearly thirty years, and has been recording bands and soloists for nearly a decade. He currently performs in the acoustic duo Sonic Boomers. He has an MBA from SNHU, and a Guitar Certificate from Berklee College of Music.

Required Text: Home Recording: Need-To-Know Essentials To Improve Your Mixes by Robert A. Desmarais (ISBN-10: 1516864476 | ISBN-13: 978-1516864478)

http://www.amazon.com/Home-Recording-Need---Know-Essentials/dp/1516864476/ref=sr_1_46?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440702041&sr=1-46&keywords=home+recording

This course is WIOA Approved.

Advanced Hydronic Systems III – Evaluation & Solutions

$800

with Jeff Gaumer

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2022 at 8 am
1 additional session on Aug 16, 2022

The pre-requisite for this course is:
Advanced Hydronic Systems I & II

This 2-day Training will include:

Combining knowledge and skills acquired Advanced Hydronic Systems I & Advanced Hydronic Systems II. Students will learn to evaluate Hydronic HVAC System test results, prescribe solutions, and direct corrective actions to improve efficiency and performance of Hydronic HVAC Equipment and Systems. Theory and Lab instruction on live operating Hot & Chilled Water Hydronic HVAC equipment. Attendees will be instructed and use state of the art Test & Balance instruments.

Day 1 Training will include:

  • Review of test instrument and procedures
  • Review of Hydronic flow test procedures
  • Review of Verifying Hydronic System Performance
  • Uses of Pump Laws, Pump speed adjustments, and Impeller changes
  • Application of several methods of total system balancing
  • Perform Hydronic HVAC System Test & Balance
  • Provide Hydronic HVAC System Test & Balance report

Day 2 Training will include:

  • Review Hydronic HVAC Equipment and System BTU calculations
  • Review provided Hydronic HVAC System Performance report forms
  • Review system design fundamentals (Pipe sizing, Flow / Pressure standards, Pump Capacities, etc.)
  • Review case studies of actual Hydronic HVAC System Performance Testing projects
  • Evaluate test results and reporting recommendations of system performance improvements
  • Identify Hydronic HVAC Equipment & System renovations, repairs, & replacement opportunities developed from HVAC Performance Testing Services

Instructor: Jeff Gaumer, has 36 years of experience in the HVAC industry, with 24 years exclusively in HVAC Test & Balance.

Refreshments and Lunch will be provided





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