Fall 2023 Educational Classes

Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems (SMT) 

Start Date: Wednesdays, September 20th thru November 1st – 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 

Air Handling, Water Treatment, and Plumbing Systems is about understanding air-handling systems, water systems, plumbing systems, and fire protection systems. Specifically, the chapters in this text address human comfort, ductwork, air-handling units, and indoor air quality. They also discuss the basics of water system problems, water testing, and typical treatment options. The course concludes with a discussion of the psychrometric chart.

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

  • Replace and/or maintain complicated HVAC systems
  • Outline procedures for water sample analysis, testing, and treatment
  • Reference guidelines when installing and monitoring pipes and valves
  • Maintain a reliable and effective fire protection system

Key topic areas: HVAC systems  air cleaning devices  indoor air quality  water conditioning and treatment  plumbing  fire protection and alarm systems 

Environmental, Health & Safety Issues (SMA, RPA, FMA) 

Start Date: Mondays, September 18th thru October 30th – 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

Environmental Health and Safety Issues presents best practices for developing and managing an effective environmental health and safety program. You will learn about the regulatory process and how it affects facilities. Compliance with laws and regulations is a key focus. The course will prepare you to conduct site assessments, analyze risk, and cooperate with compliance audits. The course also guides learners through the planning process to mitigate the risk from any workplace emergency, specifically addressing hazardous materials, air quality, water pollution, asbestos and lead hazards, and tank management. The management of and response to specific indoor environmental quality complaints is also addressed.

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

  • Develop and manage an effective environmental health and safety program, integrating sustainable best practices wherever appropriate
  • Ensure that your facilities are in compliance with Federal, state, and local regulatory mandates
  • Assess environmental risk factors and prepare for compliance audits
  • Address emergency environmental health situations through proper planning and incident response
  • Maintain health and safety records in accordance with industry best practices
  • Manage indoor environmental quality complaints related to air, water, mold, radon, asbestos, and other environmental hazards
  • Execute appropriate record keeping, reporting, and other requirements associated with aboveground and underground storage tank regulations
  • Design and implement a waste management program, including recycling and disposal of all forms of waste including landfills waste, hazardous waste, universal, electronic, and tenant-generated waste

Key topic areas: regulatory overview, including OSHA and EPA regulations  hazard communication and emergency response  asbestos and lead management  office and industrial ergonomics  indoor air quality, air emissions, and pollution control  storage tanks, hazardous waste, and site assessment  audits, record keeping, and legal issues

Coming later in 2024:
  • Refrigeration Systems and Accessories (SMT) - January 2024
  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management (FMA) - January 2024

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