Electric League of Arizona

Facility Maintenance Technician Program - S18

Date: 1/16/2018 - 5/10/2018 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM
Map to Event: Electric League Training Center, Click here for directions

Registration Ends: 1/17/2018 1:00 PM

This program has been designed by industry educators and practitioners, associated with the Electric League of Arizona’s education department and the Arizona Heat Pump Council. This session will be taught by the League’s lead electrical instructor and the lead instructor for the Arizona Heat Pump Council education program. Upon completion of this 16 week 2 nights a week program, successful students will receive a Certificate of Completion and Master Facility Maintenance Technician Patches. (A “C” average or better is required for successful completion.)

Course Coverage
HVAC Curriculum:
The HVAC training will include a comprehensive review of Refrigeration System fundamentals, refrigerants, HVAC Equipment, air movement and measurement, air quality, residential and commercial systems, air & water source heat pumps. 
Electrical Curriculum:
The electrical training will include a comprehensive review of basic electrical fundamentals; practical installation, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques, and an emphasis on electrical safety procedures.
- Refrigeration Theory I
- Refrigeration Theory II
- Refrigeration Components
- Introduction to Refrigerants
- Charging & Piping
- A/C Control Systems I
- A/C Control Systems II
- Review & Quiz
- Refrigerators & Freezers 
- Residential Systems - Air Conditioning 
- Residential Systems - Heat Pumps 
- Commercial Systems 
- Air Quality & Distribution (Air Flow)
- HVAC Systems Troubleshooting
- Servicing Commercial Systems
- Review & Final Exam
- Concepts of Electricity I
- Concepts of Electricity II
- Basic Circuitry I
- Basic Circuitry II
- Basic Circuitry III
- Comm. & Ind. Buildings Practical AC Circuits
- Comm. & Ind. Practical AC Power Delivery
- Building Systems Control Systems
- Electrical Codes and Standards
- Basic AC/DC Rotating Electrical Machinery
- Variable Frequency Drive Systems I
- Variable Frequency Drive Systems II
- Electrical Power Quality Comm. & Ind.
- Electrical Troubleshooting I
- Electrical Troubleshooting II
- The Importance of Electrical Safety



Instructors: Daniel Turley; Victor Pietkiewicz

Mr. Turley has over 27 years experience in the commercial and residential electrical industry and currently works as a maintenance electrician. He has over 12 years of supervisory experience, including over 8 years as a Licensed Arizona electrical contractor, and has overseen large electrical installations. He is a certified Level 1 Thermographer. One of his current projects is to perform Arc Flash Studies on various buildings in the valley and to apply NFPA 70E to promote electrical safety in the work place. His expertise is in Commercial, Residential and Industrial electrical work but he has general knowledge and understanding of plumbing, HVAC, and maintenance procedures. He has long been interested in vocational education, completing a Master of Education degree in Educational Media and Computers. He has written several computer-based training programs. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from ASU.

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Mr. Pietkiewicz has over 45 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He is the Owner of Dove Valley Services, LLC a consultant to the construction industry. Previously he owned his own air-conditioning company. Many of his years included creating training programs for mechanical and electrical engineers, managers, estimators, construction workers, and technicians. He has given seminars for the Air Conditioning Contractors Association, written procedures manuals and training programs for a mechanical-electrical design build contractor in Saudi Arabia, and for a nationally ranked mechanical contractor here in Arizona. He has taught a wide variety of people at various levels of accomplishment. His expertise includes a broad knowledge of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Automation & Control Systems, Plumbing, Geothermal and Solar Systems. He personally managed the installation of the largest Geothermal HVAC System in Arizona while Vice President of a large local mechanical contractor. In addition to holding a technical school certificate in AC Engineering, and a B.Sc. in Engineering Technology (HVAC) he holds three AZ Registrar of Contractors licenses and a Federal EPA license.

Tuition: $865.00* ELA Member / $915.00* Non-Member (*Includes Books & Fees)