Thermal Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Thermal Energy Technology




Total 73 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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Popular courses:
Solar Thermal
Solar Thermal Installer
Advanced Thermal Management and Packaging Materials
ARC WELDING, MIG WELDING AND THERMAL CUTTING
Building Thermal Performance Assessment (First Rate 5)
Chasing The Thermal Demons


Solar Thermal Design and Installation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Greenville Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Greenville, Simpsonville, Taylors, United States
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This course is a study of solar thermal specific design, cost analysis, and installation requirements. Students will be required to perform two thermal installs as part of their lab work. Students should be prepared to purchase tools and equipment necessary to perform thermal installs. The ability to climb and lift equipment and solar components is required.

Solar Thermal Systems

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Greenville Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Greenville, Simpsonville, Taylors, United States
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This course is a study of entry-level solar thermal concepts to include solar panel types and methods, as well as pump controls, sizing, connections, and installation. Students will be required to design and install two complete solar thermal systems during the lab portion of this class. Some strenuous activities will be required to complete this course. Students must have the ability to lift 50 pounds and work above ground level to install solar systems.

Design, Sizing and Equipment Selection for Thermal Fluid Systems

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: EPIC Educational Program Innovations Center
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dorval, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Mississauga, Ottawa, Regina, Richmond, Saint Johns, Winnipeg, Canada
  V

The success in achieving productivity targets and improving existing processes depends on one’s understanding and ability to assess system performance, perform accurate design and sizing calculations, and diagnose and troubleshoot faults.

Participants in this course will learn how to design, size, select, and assess the performance of various components in commonly used thermal-fluid system such as: gas transporting systems (fans, compressors, and ducts), liquid transporting systems (pumps and piping), and heat exchanging systems (shell and tube, double pipe, plate and frame and cross-flow heat exchangers). The materials presented in this course are for individuals who have little background on the subject, while also providing valuable information for personnel with thermal-fluid systems experience.

Objective
To provide participants with the understanding and methodology to: size, design and troubleshoot the operation of various thermal-fluid systems and components.

Who Should Attend
Design and project engineers and technologists
plant and facility engineers
consultants
mechanical engineers and technologists
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Solar Thermal (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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A Certificate of Achievement in Solar Thermal Installation and Maintenance may be earned by successfully completing a minimum of 33 units from the required courses listed below with a “C?or better grade in each course. Upon successful completion of this program a student will have the basic knowledge and skills for employment in the solar thermal area of the energy industry at the entry level.

Program outcomes include, the use of hand and power tools to perform entry level laborer work within the solar thermal energy sector, demonstration of sustainable industry principles and practices, perform calculations &, measurements commiserate to entry level laborer work within the utility energy sector, and work independently &, interdependently to safely accomplish shared professional outcomes. Skills gained from the program prepare a student for employment with contractors, individual facilities management companies, and other private or public agencies doing energy efficient building or performing solar thermal energy upgrade retro-fitting on existing residential and commercial buildings.

Solar Water Heating (Certificate)

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: Texas Southern University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. This Solar Water Heating Specialist course is a guide to this clean and cost-effective technology. Beginning with a review of the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, this course presents an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation, and energy economics.

This course covers:
•Types of solar collectors, solar water, and space heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages
•System components, their installation, operation, and maintenance
•System sizing and siting
•Choosing the appropriate system

This course also focuses on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems generate significant savings in the long run.

Prerequisite(s): None

Solar Thermal (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Solar Energy Technology Photovoltaic (PV) and Thermal (TH) certificate programs provide students with the basic knowledge of solar technology, manufacturing and services. These certificate programs prepare students to work as installers, maintenance technicians, and constructors of solar panels and related technologies.

Solar Thermal Installer

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northern Lights College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dawson Creek, Canada
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The course consists of 8 units of study and one installation project.

Unit 1 Introduction, background and theory
Unit 2 Solar collectors: types, parts, performance
Unit 3 Other components: tanks, pumps, controls, etc.
Unit 4 System sizing
Unit 5 System types
Unit 6 Installation procedures
Unit 7 Operation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting
Unit 8 Installer’s Toolkit &, exam preparation

Unit P Class Project: SDHW system installation
The students will participate in the installation of a complete solar DHW system. This will be led by an experienced installer and, while the site may not be residential, the aim is to simulate the conditions and procedures appropriate for installing a system on a typical single family home.

Learning Outcomes:
The goal of the course is to prepare participants for the CanSIA Solar Thermal Certification Exam and to prepare participants for the installation of solar DHW systems. Once the students complete the course they will have the skills needed to install solar thermal systems

By the end of this unit the student will demons... [Read More]

Solar Thermal

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Camosun College Continuing Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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Camosun College is a Registered Entry Level Solar Thermal Exam Provider with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Through a series of lectures and hands-on solar labs, students will acquire the foundation needed for entry-level in the field of solar thermal and domestic hot water heating. Topics: steps required to conduct a site analysis, relevant safety practices &, standards, systems for specific climates and applications, proper system orientation and installation methods, proper use and balance of system components and materials, maintenance requirements and how to draft a maintenance plan. This course will be of interest to installers, pipefitters, engineers, inspectors, and anyone considering their own installation. Trades experience is recommended. This course is based on NABCEP Entry Level Learning Objectives and taught by NABCEP Certified Solar Installers.

Geothermal Engineering Technician (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: St. Lawrence College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kingston, Canada
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As a provincial leader in training in the Renewable Energy sector, the new Geothermal Technician program at St. Lawrence College is the fourth program in St. Lawrence College&,#146,s Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Energy. The Geothermal Technician program will produce skilled workers for the geothermal energy industry, which is growing rapidly to meet the demands for clean, renewable and domestic energy. Skilled geothermal heating and cooling professionals are in high demand.

Combining hands-on experience with theory, our students are trained in the sizing, specification and design of geothermal systems for both residential and industry applications. With the cooperation of the Canadian Geoexchange Coalition, our students are ready to be certified as both installers and designers of geoexchange systems.

Photovoltaic/Solar Thermal Site Assessment & Installation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: St. Clair College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chatham, Canada
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Students will learn the steps to perform solar site assessments of a home or business. Class content will cover measuring solar energy potential, load analysis, site selection, system types, system sizing and efficiency measures, and energy output estimation. The course will cover safety, system design, layout and solar photovoltaic and thermal energy performance, as well as the electrical integration of solar energy systems including component selection, wiring techniques, installation techniques, and troubleshooting techniques including both bench-top and field maintenance of various systems.

Renewable Thermal Systems

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: St. Clair College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chatham, Canada

This course provides an overview of a variety of renewable/alternative water and space heating systems including solar thermal, geothermal, and biomass. This overview will include an introduction to system design, installation, and operation.

Geothermal Workshop

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Centennial College School of Continuing Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Toronto, Canada
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This 24-hour installation workshop, is based on the Canadian Geo-Exchange Coalition&,#146,s (CGC) program that provides quality assurance to the consumer and teaches industry best practices for installing and/or drilling geo-exchange systems. There will be an examination at the end of the training period, and successful participants will receive a CGS Training Certificate. Trainees are encouraged to apply for CGC installer accreditation.

The workshop is designed for individuals involved in the installation of geo-exchange systems but who may not be engaged in the design of the systems. Individuals taking this course may belong to a trade or technical profession and are authorized or required by law to perform certain duties on a geo-exchange project. Participants may belong to any of the following occupational groups: driller, electrician, plumber, HVAC or refrigeration specialist, geo-exchange developer, trenching/drilling, ducting, sheet meal, environmental, sustainable energy, including individuals who desire a working knowledge of this innovative technology.

Workshop materials include an extensive reference manual which reflects Canadian co... [Read More]

Geothermal - Energy Exchange Installation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Nova Scotia Community College Cumberland Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Springhill, Canada
  V

Geo Energy Exchange ?Installation reviews the application of geothermal energy systems. In addition this course introduces the ongoing developments of energy exchange beyond the typical ground source applications. Learners examine energy exchange principles, geothermal heat pump systems, the economic and marketing factors of the energy exchange industry, and the geological factors related to geo-applications. The installation process, maintenance issues, and basic controls are detailed. This course would be suitable for contractors, engineers, trades people, persons wanting to learn about the installation of geothermal systems. It is accredited with the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) (www.geo-exchange.ca). Students successfully completing ENVI 3200 may be eligible to enter the CGC Installers accreditation system. There would be an extra cost for materials and exam from CGC (approximately $250.00 ?payable to CGC).

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning - Geothermal (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Nova Scotia Community College Cumberland Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Springhill, Canada
  V

As a clean energy source with immense potential for development, geothermal energy represents a strong area of growth. There is high demand for skilled professionals who have knowledge and experience related to geothermal use and best practices.

Working in this field requires a variety of skills in mechanical systems, electronics, and basic soldering. You learn to repair and maintain residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. You also learn to install gas lines, liquid lines and other kinds of piping. Basic skills in oxy-acetylene brazing and welding are covered as well as the installation of electrical circuits and controls. Learning in a geothermal environment, you build on your refrigeration and air conditioning training with hands-on experience and courses which are certified through the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC). Graduates who complete this program will have taken the first steps towards achieving their requirements for CGC national certification.

Solar Hot Water Installation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Edmonton, Canada

Learn how to install solar hot water tanks and equipment. Theory of solar hot water collection and distribution is covered but the majority of time is spent on installation of the system. This course will appeal to plumbers and homeowners who want to gain the skills of installation.

Thermal Imaging

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Tarrant County College District
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Worth, United States

This course will focus on thermal imaging and fire
behavior and will look at the latest technology to
instruct the students on correct image
interpretations. The student will use an imager
in actual combat fire situations. 1.60 CEUs

Evaluating and Planning the Installation of Solar and Heat Pump Water Systems

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: SkillsTech Australia
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brisbane, Australia
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This course meets the regulatory requirements for a licensed plumber to gain an endorsement on their plumbing license to install solar and heat pump water heating systems and is useful for specialist plumbers seeking to increase their technical skills in:
•Evaluating installation parameters, including roofing, cladding and design requirements
•Preparing documentation to meet regulatory compliance and applicable rebates
•Cost and benefit analysis
•comparison of a range of materials and system designs
•Evaluating a range of configuration, systems, materials and valves
•Plan installation and check components
•Plan and layout of pipework systems, type and location of fittings and valves

What job opportunities will I have?

On successful completion of this course, licensed plumbers will have the required knowledge and skills to evaluate and plan the installation of solar hot water and heat pump water heating systems to meet Australian Standards and manufacturer’s specifications.

Plumbers may apply to the Plumbing Industry Council for endorsement on their Plumbing licence to install solar water heater... [Read More]

Building Thermal Performance Assessment (First Rate 5)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: RMIT Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Melbourne, Australia
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This course provides knowledge and skills to enable the participant to become an accredited Thermal Performance Assessor with BDAV or ABSA. On satisfactory completion of the course, a certificate will be issued for registration as a Thermal Performance Assessor with BDAV or ABSA. For national accreditation a separate examination has to be obtained from ABSA. The course is conducted by an experienced lecturer with industrial rating experience.

Thermal Modeling using ANSYS Icepak

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: ANSYS, Inc.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Irvine, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Washington DC, United States
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The 1 day Advanced Thermal Modeling with ANSYS Icepak course will cover the following topics:

Flow Modeling
Flow Resistances
Altitude Corrections
PCB Modeling
Heat Sinks
Packages
Networks
Thermo Electric Coolers (TEC)
Cold Plates
Heat Pipes
Joule Heating
Transformers
Baffles
Turbulence Modeling
Radiation
Tips, Tricks and Best Practices

Residential Solar Water Heating System

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Blue Ridge Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Weyers Cave, United States

Provides an opportunity for students to explore the development of a residential solar water heating system.

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