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Barr Institute offers courses

April 01, 2013

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

EPA CERT 608:

Instructor: Bernie Bussard

Monday, April 15, Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, 5 to 8 p.m.

Registration deadline: April 8
    
The course is designed to prepare students for the EPA section 608 technician certification exam; proper handling methods for refrigerants; and review of EPA 608 study guide and EPA regulations

Proctored EPA certification exam on final day

Cost: ABC members, $135 (includes book and exam); non-ABC members, $175; retest, $45

Class minimum: 8; class limit: 15   
   
OSHA 10-Hour Course

Instructor: Wayne Young

Monday, April 22, Wednesday, April 24 and Monday, April 29, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Registration deadline: April 15

This is a 10-hour certification course. The program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of construction and industry safety and health standards.

Certification cards are issued from the OSHA Training Institute.

Cost: ABC members, $225; nonmembers, $275   

Class minimum: 8; class limit: 40

Maryland Plumbing Exam Prep Course

Instructor: Dave Hildebrand

Saturday, May 11, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   

Registration deadline: May 3

This course prepares students to take the Maryland

Plumbing Journeyman’s and Master Exam.

Materials needed for class, must have for entry:

• “National Standard Plumbing Code” Illustrated 2006 or 2009

• “National Fuel Gas Code; NFPA 54, ANSI 223.1,”  2006 or 2009

• “Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters 7th Edition” by Lee Smith    

• Working calculator; notepaper

Cost: ABC members, $120; nonmembers, $175

Class minimum: 3; maximum: 12

Maryland HVAC-R Exam Prep Course

Instructor: Blaine Mowen

Monday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 24, 6 to 9 p.m.

Registration deadline: April 15

This course prepares students to take the Maryland HVAC/R Journeyman’s Exam.

Attendees should bring:
 
• “2006 International Mechanical Code”  

• “Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning”   

• “ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule)”  

• “Ugly’s Electrical References”

• “Guide to HVAC/R Certification and Competency Tests”

Cost: ABC members, $110; nonmembers, $170 

Class minimum: 3

Maryland Backflow Prevention Certification

Instructor: Jim Yacovissi

May 31, June 1 and 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration deadline: May 24 (recertification, Saturday, June 1)

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

Class minimum: 5; class limit: 20

For more information, call 301-739-1190, fax to 301-739-1026, or send an email to darlene@abccvc.com.

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