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All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted.


Air Conditioning: Mechanical and Electrical

This 3 hour course is a good starting place for any HVAC technician. All skill levels are welcome. We discuss the different types of air conditioning systems and how they work. This class also covers preventative maintenance and the troubleshooting skills needed to work on a multi-unit facility.

The discussion in this class will include:

  • Electrical and mechanical components
  • Safety procedures
  • Basic refrigeration cycle
  • Schematic designs
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Limitations placed by the EPA and others
  • Troubleshooting common problems
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Air Conditioning Refrigerant Service

This 3 hour class is for students with some HVAC experience. This course covers practical use of the rules and regulations learned in EPA certification.

Please note: It is strongly recommended that students hold at least a Type II certification to attend this class. Many of the repairs that are discussed can only be performed by a Certified Technician.

At the end of this class a student will be able to:

  • Recognize and describe the use of common tools needed for refrigerant
  • Describe the condition of the refrigerant as it goes through a system
  • Connect and remove fittings to perform a de-minimus release
  • Describe the procedure to recover refrigerant
  • Describe safety tools and procedures
  • Identify the most common reasons for low charge
  • Use a Superheat or Subcool Chart (provided) to determine proper charging of a unit
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Conservation Maintenance

This 3 hour class addresses maintenance techniques that conserve power, water and our environment. Techniques for repairs that keep conservation in mind are at the forefront of discussion in this class.

Topics of discussion will be:

  • Lighting alternatives
  • Repairs to make plumbing fixtures more efficient
  • Conservation of, and alternatives to, chemical use
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Electrical

This 3 hour class is an overview of electricity and how it works. We trace the path of the electricity from the house meter through the entire structure. Topics covered include: safety, National Electrical Code awareness, OSHA awareness, electrical panel service, & common electrical device installation, and troubleshooting.

At the completion of this class students will be able to:

  • Define common electrical terms
  • Identify common uses of National Electrical Code
  • Discuss and describe safe working techniques
  • Describe common tests with a multimeter (voltage, amperage, and ohms)
  • Explain the differences between AC and DC power
  • Describe the need for a circuit
  • Troubleshoot lighting and controls
  • Describe the proper installation of common residential electrical devices
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EPA Section 608 - Preparation & Certification Testing

Course Fee: $99.00 (Charged by The ESCO Institute, Inc. for grading and certification. Fee due at the beginning of the class.)

This 6 hour class is an opportunity for students to become certified by the EPA to purchase and handle refrigerant. A technician must meet this requirement in order to work with refrigerant used in residential and commercial air conditioning systems.

This class is taught with an open ended format that starts with a review of the preparation manual. After this review is completed the test will be administered by a proctor for ESCO Institute in accordance with EPA guidelines. Upon completion of the test the student is dismissed for the day.

The review will cover all of the information necessary for the student to achieve a passing score on all 4 sections of the exam.

(Please note: This class is not intended to teach any of the hands-on skills required to repair refrigerant systems. It is focused on learning the rules and regulations surrounding refrigerant with the goal being certification.)

At the training site, please inform your instructor of your method of payment:

  • Billed to Account
  • Check
  • Money Order

Each participant needs to order an EPA Certification Exam Preparation Book at least three weeks prior to the class. The EPA Certification Exam Preparation Book will not be available at the training site. Each participant will be expected to thoroughly read and study the material in the book prior to class. EPA Certification Exam Preparation Books are available in English and Spanish.

Purchase your EPA exam preparation book now.

What you need to bring to class:

  • EPA Certification Exam Preparation Book
  • Driver license or any picture ID
  • Social security number
  • Payment — check, money order, or completed billing authorization form
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EPA Section 608 - Certification Testing Only

Course Fee: $99.00 Due on test day

This 3 hour class offers EPA Certification Testing Only. Students should arrive ready to take the test. Upon completion of the test the student is dismissed for the day.

Please inform your instructor of your method of payment:

  • Billed to Account
  • Check
  • Money Order

Each participant needs to order an EPA Certification Exam Preparation Book at least three weeks prior to the class. The EPA Certification Exam Preparation Book will not be available at the training site. Each participant will be expected to thoroughly read and study the material in the book prior to class. EPA Certification Exam Preparation Books are available in English and Spanish.

Please order your EPA exam preparation book now.

What you need to bring to class:

  • EPA Certification Exam Preparation Book
  • Driver license or any picture ID
  • Social security number
  • Payment — check, money order, or completed billing authorization form
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Heating - Gas and Electric

This 3 hour class teaches technicians the basics of heating systems. It covers both electric and gas controls--how they work on air handler type systems. Controls on other types of systems can be discussed at the student's request.

At the completion of this course the student can:

  • Install a lock-out/tag-out
  • Follow safe working practices for heating repairs
  • Describe the operation of standard electric and gas heating systems
  • Identify and describe the operation of standard components of heating systems
  • Understand problems associated with natural gas
  • Describe the movement and use of electricity to control and run heating systems
  • Understand the importance of preventative maintenance
  • Describe and identify dangers associated with carbon monoxide
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Hotel Preventative Maintenance

This 3 hour class discusses the importance of preventative maintenance when operating a hotel. Common procedures and repairs will be reviewed.

Topics of discussion will be:

  • Safety
  • How preventative maintenance relates to guest perception
  • The importance of record keeping
  • Common preventative maintenance tasks in rooms and how to perform them
  • Inspections and how to perform them
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Kitchen Appliances

This 3 hour class is an overview of the refrigerator, dishwasher, and range (gas or electric). Students will learn each of their most common service requests along with their solutions.

The instructor will discuss:

  • Safety when making repairs
  • Troubleshooting the refrigerator
  • Troubleshooting the dishwasher
  • Troubleshooting the range (gas or electric)
  • Repair versus replacement of appliance
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Laundry Appliances

This 3 hour class is for the maintenance technician responsible for laundry equipment. We go over the common repairs for both stand alone and upright residential washers and dryers.

The instructor will review:

  • Safety
  • Operating cycles
  • Common repairs
  • Schematic designs
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Ordering parts
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Make-Ready Maintenance

This 3 hour class addresses one of the most important roles that a maintenance technician has at an apartment community: preparing for a new resident. Topics include: scheduling, prioritizing, observation skills, strategies, and solutions to commonly needed repairs.

Students will discuss:

  • Viewing the apartment as a product
  • Maintenance's role in new residents and resident retention
  • Solutions to common problems
  • Different scheduling scenarios
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NSPF® Certified Pool Operator® Certification Class (2 Day Class)

Class Fee: $240.00 per student

HD Supply is proud to offer a class that, with successful completion, will provide the participant with a nationally recognized certification in pool operation.**

In recent years, more and more municipalities have begun requiring formalized training and a qualified certification for operators and owners of public and semi-public pools. The most widely accepted and recognized program of technical recognition is the National Swimming Pool Foundation's (NSPF®) Certified Pool Operator (CPO®).

To become a Certified Pool Operator®, the student is required to achieve a minimum score of 75% on the CPO® exam. The exam is administered in an open-book format. During the test, the student can refer to his/her Pool-Spa Operator Handbook® as well as any notes taken during the class and any handouts.

Once a passing test score is achieved, the certification will be registered with the NSPF® and the student will receive certification by mail. The certification is good for five years from the date it is issued by the NSPF®. The course is taught over 2 days from 8am to 5pm each day. It is taught in English and includes instruction, classroom activities, and homework on the first day.

The handbook must be purchased separately. The cost of the handbook is $59.95 for English and $69.95 for Spanish. Due to the quantity and depth of material covered, it is highly recommended that the student order and study the book prior to the class.

Purchase your NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook now.

The student will need to bring to class:

  • A calculator
  • Paper and pencil or pen for notes
  • NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook
  • Photo ID (required for the test)
  • Payment for the class — check, money order, or completed billing authorization form

***HD Supply offers its NSPF Certified Pool Operator® (CPO) course in accordance with the National Swimming Pool Foundation's requirements. Obtaining a certification is not a guarantee that the recipient is certified for all local and private requirements. Review your city, county, and municipal regulations to ensure compliance.

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Plumbing

This 3 hour class covers the most common plumbing service requests. During this course we explain the plumbing system, from the water meter, following the supply line into the building, to where the water comes out of the fixture, and down through the drain. We will also go over the installation of fixtures along with drain cleaning, safety, and problem diagnosis of toilets.

Topics covered in this class:

  • Correct water pressure
  • The parts and operation of a water heater
  • Replacement or repair of a vanity or kitchen sink & faucet
  • Use of common plumbing tools
  • Servicing, parts, and troubleshooting a toilet
  • Proper techniques for servicing, cleaning, and resetting a disposal
  • Health concerns while making plumbing repairs
  • Chemicals and their use in plumbing
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R-410A Introduction and Overview

This 3 hour class answers many questions around the change from R-22 to R-410A in all air conditioning systems. We discuss how the new refrigerant will be serviced and how to integrate these systems onto existing properties.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Properties of R-410A refrigerant
  • Comparing R-410A to R-22 & alternatives
  • Interfacing old and new equipment
  • Service guidelines
  • Repair or replacement options
  • Proper charging techniques
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Safety on Site

Safety is the highest priority for a maintenance technician. This 3 hour class is a good introduction to OSHA and the regulations they have to keep the maintenance technician healthy and safe. In addition, common sense applications and ideas will be discussed.

The topics of discussion include:

  • MSDS/SDS and their importance
  • Chemical storage and use
  • Moving heavy equipment properly
  • Crime and security issues
  • Protective equipment
  • OSHA requirements for the lock-out/tag-out kit
  • Blood borne pathogens and how to prevent infection
  • Ladders and their use
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Swimming Pool Maintenance

This 3 hour class is an overview of the most wanted amenity — the pool. Students will become familiar with what it takes to maintain a pool. Chemicals as well as mechanical aspects will be discussed.

(Please note: This class is not a replacement for CPO® training and does not carry any national recognition; however it is a good way to prepare for the Certified Pool Operator test as many of the terms and concepts on that test will be discussed.)

In this class the student will discuss:

  • Chemical testing and water balance
  • Filtration and mechanical maintenance
  • Liability and safety aspects of pool management
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Team Management

This 3 hour fun and enlightening class is for Property Managers and Maintenance Supervisors to take as a team. The focus is on the shared responsibility between leasing and maintenance teams and how working together with good communication contributes to the overall success.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Team management/maintenance
  • Curb appeal
  • Team budget/inventory control
  • Maximum and minimum stock levels
  • Standardizing parts
  • Ordering cycles
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