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Barr Institute offers classes

January 22, 2012

The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown:

Geothermal Heat Pump Installation

Instructor: Bernie Bussard

Jan. 31 to March 22; every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Registration deadline: Tuesday

Prerequisite: Knowledge of traditional heat pump installation.

Cost: ABC members, $365 (includes textbook); nonmembers, $415

 Washington County employers might qualify for 100 percent funding for this course through a grant. 

Maryland HVAC-R Exam Prep Course

Instructor: Blaine Mowen

Feb. 13 and 15, 6 to 9 p.m.

Registration deadline: Feb. 6

Books can be purchased from ABC
Cost: ABC members, $110; nonmembers, $170

CPR/AED and First Aid

Instructor: Doug Walker

Feb. 16, 7:30 a.m. to noon

Registration deadline: Feb. 9

Cost: ABC members, $60; nonmembers, $90

Maryland Backflow-Prevention Certification

Instructor: Jim Yacovissi

Feb. 17 to 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Registration deadline: Feb. 10      
Recertification — Saturday, Feb. 18

Cost: certification, $535; recertification, $320 
PowerPoint for Instructors and Presenters

Instructor: Cindy Shaffer

Feb. 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Registration deadline: Feb. 16

 Cost: ABC members, $35; nonmembers, $49    
Spanish OSHA 10-Hour Course

Instructor: OSHA-certified instructors

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 to 10 a.m.     

Registration deadline: Feb. 16

Cost: ABC members, $115; nonmembers, $145
Includes OSHA book. and pizza and soda at lunch on Feb. 22

For more information, call Darlene at 301-739-1190 or send an email to

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