Electro-Mechanical Technologies

icon-clock Duration: 9 Months

icon-book Campus Availability: Jacksonville, FL

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Classes StartJacksonville, FL06/04/2021
Classes StartJacksonville, FL07/06/2021

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Morning (M-F)
7:30am-12:30pm

Climate control is almost everywhere. Installation, service and maintenance technicians can get their start by enrolling in the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at TWS Jacksonville.

The Electro-Mechanical Technologies program focuses on the technologies of today and of the future. Along with HVAC/R, this program teaches the fundamentals of electricity, residential and commercial wiring and comfort systems. This program also introduces students to solar energy technology and provides an overview of photovoltaic (PV) science.

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Available at our Jacksonville, Florida Campus

The Electro-Mechanical Technologies program can be completed in as little as nine months. Our industry-seasoned instructors will prepare students with hands-on training not just in mechanical technology, but also solar and HVAC/R technology.

Graduates of the EMT program will be ready to pursue a number of different career paths:

  • HVAC/R technician
  • Power plant field technician
  • Commercial Service Technician
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Refrigeration Service Technician
  • Commercial Refrigeration Technician
  • Low-Temperature Field Technician
  • Restaurant & Retail Refrigeration Technician

Employment is Expected to Grow for HVAC/R in the US to 414,200 Jobs by 2028!i

Flexible Class Schedules

TWS offers flexible schedules whether you are just graduating from high school, changing your career, or transitioning from military to civilian life. We work hard to find the right program and the right schedule to help you succeed. Contact us for more information on upcoming class times and start dates for the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program.

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Program Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

This course provides students with a basic understanding of electricity. Instructors will teach schematic wiring, test meter usage and safety processes for handling electrical systems. Students will work with dual voltage systems commonly found in HVAC/R equipment and learn about control circuit wiring and high voltage wiring.

HVE100

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 90 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 14.5 Outside Prep Hours

Fundamentals of Solar

Students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation, through lectures and hands-on lab exercises. This course also teaches solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, as well as wiring and electrical issues that can arise.

HVE110

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 9.5 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Wiring – Residential

This course uses the most current version of the National Electrical Code Book as a guide while instructing students on the basics of residential wiring, electrical safety and personal protective equipment. In this course, students will wire a scaled-down three-bedroom home. Students will also learn how to safely place all wiring, circuits, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures and GFCI devices in the trainer according to the electrical code.

HVE120

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 3.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 30 Lecture Hours
  • 70 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

This course is a deeper dive into the National Electrical Code book. Students will learn about load calculations, blueprint reading, cost estimation, three-phase motor wiring and conduit manipulation. Students will also wire a commercial building with lighting in accordance with the applicable codes.

 

HVE130

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 3.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 25 Lecture Hours
  • 75 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 20 Outside Prep Hours

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

This class teaches students the mechanical and physical properties of the refrigeration cycle. Students will also be introduced to important tools used in the refrigeration industry:

  • Manifold gauge set
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Service wrenches
  • Charging
  • Recovery equipment

Fundamentals of Refrigeration also teaches students the necessary safety precautions to take when handling refrigerant and working in close proximity with rotating machinery.

HVR100

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 90 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 8 Outside Prep Hours

Comfort Systems – Residential

This course trains students in building schematics and wiring air conditioning and heating systems. Students will also gain experience in working with:

  • Residential split systems
  • Packaged heat pump systems
  • Air conditioners
  • Gas furnaces
  • Evaporative coolers
  • Gas piping, sizing and installation

HVR110

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100, HVR100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 6 Outside Prep Hours

Comfort Systems – Commercial

In this course, students will learn how to safely remove and replace components in residential and HVAC systems like fan motors, fans, electrical components and compressors. They’ll also learn about brazing techniques with oxy/acetylene, refrigerant piping manipulation and air balance.

Students in this course will be tested on R410a. If successful, they will receive an R410a safety certification and EPA section 609 certification.

HVR120

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100, HVR100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 20 Outside Prep Hours

Refrigeration Systems & Practices

Students will learn how to maintain, monitor and manage residential and commercial-grade walk-in refrigerators and freezers. Some of the hands-on instruction in this course includes changing out compressors and servicing critically charged systems to enhance students’ understanding of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.

HVR130

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours

Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques

This course has students training with the E-STAR Trainer, equipment developed to help students hone their electrical and troubleshooting skills. Students will also study mechanical troubleshooting, schematic wiring and the operation and maintenance of reciprocating liquid chillers.

This class also gives students the opportunity to qualify for EPA section 608 certification.

HVR200

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 70 Lecture Hours
  • 30 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Sound Interesting? Contact us for more information on this course and the Electro-Mechanical Technologies Program

Alumni Testimonials

iEmployment is expected to grow for Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) in the US to 414,200 through 2028 and in Florida to 41,410 through 2026.
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