Green Homes & Businesses

Green Homes & Businesses Courses

Course Information Cr Hrs
HVAC Installation

This course offers lecture/lab experiences that provide basic skills to properly install furnaces and AC systems. Includes topics of refrigeration, silver brazing, refrigerant recovery and evacuation and venting.

 Course  Dates Times Location Price
 WDT 009 Jan 23-Apr17; F (No class Mar 17) 5:30-8:30pm LCN TBA $800

Backflow Prevention Certification

This class is to certify those who have never been trained or certified to perform the inspection of cross connection and backflow prevention systems. The ASSE certification exam will be given on the last day of training.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDT 600 Apr 28-May 1; TWTHF 7:30-6:30pm CWD $599*

*Registration that occurs after April 14th will be subject to a $20 expedited shipping fee.  

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Backflow Prevention Re-Certification

This class is to re-certify those who were previously certified to perform the inspection of cross connection control and backflow prevention systems. Certification cannot be more than 6 months expired. Provide a copy of your certification card which will be submitted to ASSE upon completion of the course and exam.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDT 605 Apr 27; M 7:30-6:30pm CWD $325*

*students who register after the 13th of April will be subject to a $20 expedited shipping fee.

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Plumbing Exam Prep

This course prepares you for the Journeyman or Master Plumber exam. Please bring a calculator and a highlighter to class. You will need to contact your local city codes office directly to apply for the exam.

 Course  Dates & Times
 WDT 610 Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.

Home Energy Audit Information from City Utilities

A home energy audit is often the first step in making a home more efficient.  An audit can help assess how much energy the home uses and evaluate what measures can be taken to improve efficiency.  A professional home energy auditor can use a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a home.  Thorough audits often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.*

Currently, City Utilities of Springfield (CU) offers this service to residential customers, and splits the cost of the audit with the homeowner.  Future planning includes changing this utility-provided program, to the market-based Home Performance with ENERGY STAR audit model.  That program will allow the customer to choose from a number of certified energy auditors, then apply for a rebate from CU once the efficiency improvements have been made.  Qualified auditors will be required to obtain Building Performance Institute (BPI) training and certification.

* (Source: ENERGY STAR)

Electrical Training

Course Information Cr Hrs
Home Electrical and Plumbing

Students will learn how to replace receptacles, GFI's, single pole and 3 way switches, smoke detectors, leaky faucets, shut off valves, p-traps, and light fixtures. This class also covers the basics of proper electrical connections and wiring techniques including;  pigtails, wiring polarity, line and load, terminal tabs and electrical testing. Supply fee is $15.

Course  Date  Times  Location  Price 
WDT 304 Apr 14-May 12; T 6:30-8:30pm CWD $99

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Electrical Procedures

Learn about three-phase power and motor controls, connections for transformers and motors, motor circuit protection and power calculations. Magnetic starters, contactors, relays, pneumatic timers, selector switches and push buttons.

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