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NCTD19M Home Inspection

$1,025

with Nicholas Jette

Calendar Current session started Sep 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Class Schedule:

Mon. & Wed. 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturdays
11/5 & 11/19 (9am-1pm) Off-site

This course will help prepare students to take the National Home Inspection Examination (NHIE) that is required for Home Inspector Licensing in New Hampshire.

Our 80 hour training program must be successfully completed in order to earn the Certificate of Completion that is required prior to taking the NHIE.

This program complies with the State of New Hampshire Home Inspection Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and is based on a combination of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

This comprehensive program is taught in-person or live/remote (depending on current State and CDC guidelines) by an experienced home inspector.

Students will be assessed based upon course attendance, quizzes, exams and participation in field exercises. Participants from other trades are invited and encouraged to participate in this course to better enhance their relationships with inspectors.

The course will focus on:

  • Structural Systems
  • Exteriors
  • Roofing Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical SystemsHeating & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Fireplaces & Solid-Fuel Burning Systems
  • Interiors
  • Insulation & Ventilation Systems
  • Inspection and Report Writing Methods

Required Book:

Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards Third Edition

ISBN: 978-1-07-880138-6 

Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards Third Edition Update eBook

ISBN: 978-1-07-880137-9

 

About the instructor:

A previous graduate of this course, Nicholas (Nick) Jette is a Certified Master Inspector (CMI) and is Board-Certified by the Master Inspector Certification Board.  He is also an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector, an ASHI Certified Inspector, and is an approved instructor to provide continuing education courses to real estate professionals.

Nick is dedicated to education and shares his experiences in an ongoing effort to help the home inspection industry continue to grow, evolve and improve.

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCHV055M Advanced Air Systems I – Principles & Procedures

$800

with Jeff Gaumer

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 10, 2022 at 8 am

HVAC industry professionals are discovering the value of in-depth training in the air side of HVAC systems. Experience in HVAC Air System test principles & procedures will identify and diagnose the many issues found within all HVAC Air Systems. Provide measured and proven results to your customers.

Day 1 Training:

  • Preparing for a Testing & Balancing Project
  • Static Pressure principles theory, Testing and System pressure profiles
  • Temperature principles theory, Testing and System differential profiles Air flow traverse procedures, implementation and calculating Ak factors
  • Air Flow measurement procedures. Instrument selection and implementation
  • Fan speed testing, adjustment, and electrical testing
  • Testing procedures several types of HVAC Systems
  • Specific testing procedures for Exhaust Air Systems
  • Procedures and methods of providing required Outside Air for proper Indoor Air Quality

Day 2 Training:

  • Review of HVAC Air System Test Reports
  • Air flow measurement and adjustment procedures of registers, diffusers, and grills
  • Interpreting system air flow and identifying system air flow issues
  • Adaptation of test procedures and test results for HVAC 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 Air Systems II & III

Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 15, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Designed for those who have completed the Audio Engineering course (NCMI57) or for experienced home studio owners, this 4-week course focuses on essential mixing concepts using real world examples. Taught at the NHTunes recording studio in Manchester's Millyard, students will participate in actual mixing sessions to gain experience and knowledge in a variety musical genres, from voice to full band recordings.

Note: Prospective students that have not completed the Audio Engineering course (NCMI57) are expected to understand the concepts and application of compression, EQ, gating, time-based and modulation effects, and the entire signal path including the use of insert vs. send routing.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn how to create release-quality mixes from your home studio.
  • Study gating, compression, EQ, and their usefulness within the mix.
  • Learn how to apply effects that enhance the mix.
  • Attain a wide range of mixing of experience by participating in mixing sessions that span multiple musical genres.

Bob Desmarais owns and runs NHTunes, A 1,800+ sq ft studio located 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)

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCHV060M Advanced Air Systems II – Performance & Evaluation

$800

with Jeff Gaumer

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 17, 2022 at 8 am

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

This 2-day Training will include:

Theory and Lab instruction on live operating HVAC equipment. Attendees will be instructed and use state of the art Test & Balance instruments and will receive all required HVAC Air 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 Air flow traverse test procedures
  • Analyze System static pressures for diagnostics and repairs
  • Analyze System temperatures for diagnostics and repairs
  • Analyze System Air flow for diagnostics and repairs

Day 2 Training will include:

  • Review provided HVAC System Performance report forms
  • Review and apply Sensible, Latent, & Total Heat principles
  • Review HVAC Equipment and System BTU calculations
  • Learn to combine HVAC test results and BTU calculations to rate performance of 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.

This course is WIOA Approved.

NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course

$150

with Todd Mikonis

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 18, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

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.

NCHV061M Advanced Air Systems III – Evaluation & Solutions

$800

with Jeff Gaumer

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 24, 2022 at 8 am

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

This 2-day Training will include:

Combining knowledge and skills acquired Advanced Air Systems I & Advanced Air Systems II. Students will learn to evaluate HVAC System test results, prescribe solutions, and direct corrective actions to improve efficiency and performance of HVAC Equipment and Systems. Theory and Lab instruction on live operating 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 Air flow test procedures
  • Procedures of testing VAV and Zone Systems
  • Uses of Fan laws, Fan speed adjustments, and Drive changes
  • Application of several methods of total system balancing
  • Perform HVAC System Test & Balance
  • Provide HVAC System Test & Balance report

Day 2 Training will include:

  • Review HVAC Equipment and System BTU calculations
  • Review provided HVAC System Performance report forms
  • Review system design fundamentals (Duct sizing, Airflow standards, Fan Capacities, etc.)
  • Review case studies of actual HVAC Performance Testing projects
  • Evaluate test results and reporting recommendations of system performance improvements
  • Identify 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

Advanced Hydronic Systems I – Principles & Procedures

$800

with Jeff Gaumer

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 7, 2022 at 8 am

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.

NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 12, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session

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.





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