Winter 2024 Educational Classes

Refrigeration Systems and Accessories (SMT) 

Start Date: Wednesdays, January 24th thru March 6th – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Cost: $872/member rate - $972/non-member rate 
Location: Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf Center off of Lobby Skyway 

Maintaining the proper comfort level in an office environment is essential for tenant satisfaction. Refrigeration Systems and Accessories reviews the basic refrigeration cycle and refrigeration system components, as well as how to operate and maintain reciprocating and absorption refrigeration systems. You will gain the skills and knowledge to describe the principles of refrigeration and identify the performance characteristics of refrigeration components. You will also learn how to establish maintenance processes and troubleshooting techniques.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Employ a working knowledge of refrigeration systems to describe how they can be integrated into an existing building
  • Maintain a reliable and effective refrigeration system
  • Troubleshoot refrigeration systems and accessories
  • Perform general maintenance on refrigeration systems and accessories
  • Explain the computer technology used to operate refrigeration systems

Key topic areas: refrigeration cycles and principles  mechanical components of refrigeration systems  systematic troubleshooting  general maintenance procedures

Fundamentals of Facilities Management (FMA) 

Start Date: Mondays, January 22nd thru March 4th – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Cost: $994/member rate - $1,094/non-member rate 
Location: Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf Center off of Lobby Skyway

Fundamentals of Facilities Management includes a number of key concepts and applications that are designed to provide the base from which you can build a career in facilities management. Successful facility managers must have business savvy supported by a broad scope of technical knowledge. Therefore, you will gain an understanding of the importance of facilities management to business organizations and operations, while also learning strategies for internal marketing. You will learn how to structure and manage operations and maintenance programs, and how to manage personnel effectively to control workloads. You will likewise acquire project management and leadership skills crucial to your success.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the importance of facilities management to business organizations
  • Structure and manage operations and maintenance programs
  • Manage internal and outsourced personnel effectively to control workloads
  • Align facilities operations with information management, cost controls, and investment and budgeting strategies
  • Make effective decisions and apply insight into information analysis methods
  • Manage a successful project, with you as a team leader

Key topic areas: principles of information management  investment, cost controls, and budgeting strategies  operating levels of facilities activities  outsourcing principles  benefits of leasing vs. ownership

Coming later in 2024:

  • Electrical Systems & Illuminations (SMT) - March 2024
  • Building Design & Maintenance (SMA) - March 2024
  • Energy Management (SMT) - September 2024
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Issues (SMA) - September 2024

If you are interested in a class, please contact Denise at 651.291.8888 / [email protected]