ABC classes

March 25, 2012

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

OSHA 10-Hour Course
Instructor: Ted Droneburg
Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration deadline: April 11
This is a 10-hour certification course.
Cost: ABC members, $115; nonmembers, $145  
Includes OSHA book and pizza and soda at lunch on Wednesday, April 18.

Instructor: Bernie Bussard
Monday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 25, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration deadline: April 16         
Course is designed to prepare students for the EPA Section 608 technician certification exam.
EPA certification exam on final day.   
Cost: ABC members, $135 (includes book and exam); nonmembers, $175     

Green Associate Certification Exam Prep
Instructor: Scott Kline
Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   
Registration deadline: April 20         
This will prepare students to successfully pass the Green Building Certification Institute’s Green Associate credential exam. 
Cost: ABC members, $285; nonmembers, $335 (includes books and classroom materials)
Additional fees for registration and exam: $250


Geothermal Heat Pump Installation
Instructor: Bernie Buzzard
May 1 to June 21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m.   
Registration deadline: April 24 
This course meets the geothermal heating/cooling system industry’s need for a higher level of technical ability for water source heat pump installation. 
Prerequisite: Knowledge of traditional heat pump installation.
Cost: ABC members, $365 (includes textbook); nonmembers, $415

Maryland Backflow Prevention Certification
Instructor: Jim Yacovissi
May 4, to 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration deadline: April 27
(recertification — Saturday, May 5)
This is a Maryland state-approved certification course. After passing the written and practical examinations, students receive a certificate and wallet card.   
Cost: Certification, $535; recertification, $320        

Introduction to Welding
Instructor: Daryl Mummert
May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center, 2463 Loop Road, Chambersburg, Pa.  
Registration deadline: April 23
This 20-hour course features an introduction to the welding curriculum:
Cost: ABC members, $295; nonmembers, $345    

Medical Gas Piping Systems Installers Certification Course
Instructor: David B. Mohile
May 8 to 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.       
Registration deadline: April 10
Cost: ABC members, $880; nonmembers, $1,145    

Virtual Construction Project Management
Instructors: Scott Kline and Ben Carmack
May 1 to June 26, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
 Registration deadline: April 24
Cost: ABC members, $395; nonmembers, $425; textbook, $98

Maryland Plumbing Exam Prep Course
Instructor: Dave Hildebrand
Friday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 3  p.m.   
Registration deadline: May 11
Cost: ABC members, $120 plus books; nonmembers, $175 plus books

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

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