Year4

Year 4 Apprenticeship

Costs:

Year 4

$1292.00

*Required Books

 

$90.00

ICC Residential

 

$81.50

ICC Fuel Gas

 

$81.50

ICC Mechanical

 

$141.95

Delmar 6th Edition
Refrigeration & AC Technology

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Year 4 (156 hours of instruction)

Year 4 Program Learning Objectives:

Year 4

1. The apprentice will demonstrate new knowledge in the subjects of: Advanced Service, Systems Integration, Code Review, Project Management, Testing & Air Balance, and Control Strategies; by earning an overall average score of 80% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

2. The apprentice will actively participate in the programs discussion forums, as confirmed by the forum logs and discussion grades, by earning an overall average score of 80% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Testing & Air Balance (12 hours)

  • Air Properties and Psychrometrics

Objectives: (what you are supposed to know at the end of this lesson)
Review basic properties of air
Define Psychrometrics and how it is used in HVAC
Define the common terms used with Psychrometric Charts
Demonstrate the ability to plot points on a Psychrometric Chart and analyze the data

  • Psychrometric Principles and Charts

After studying this module, you should be able to:
1. Understand how temperature and humidity affect human comfort
2. Calculate Mixed Air Conditions
3. Demonstrate the ability to plot mixed air on a Psychrometric Chart and analyze the data

  • Air Balance Tools & Instruments

Objectives: (what you are supposed to know at the end of this lesson)
Identify the common tools used in air balancing
Describe the application of each tool.
Evaluate the proper tool for differing applications
Compare the effectiveness of mechanical vs electronic tools
Understand the proper care of air balancing tools
Evaluate the positives & negatives of different tools
Identify sources of air balancing tools

  • Air Balance Testing Methods

Objectives: (what you are supposed to know at the end of this lesson)
A variety of airflow measuring methods
The proper use of anemometer for measuring airflow
The proper technique for using a pitot tube & incline manometer
A few simple formulas used in measuring airflow
Some “cautions” to be taken to avoid incorrect airflow readings
A “step-by-step” procedure for measuring airflow
How to Make proper adjustments to an airflow system

Control Strategies (6 hours)

  • Intro to Pneumatic Controls

After studying this module, you should be able to:

1. Explain Pneumatic Control Principles
2. Identify Pneumatic Control Components and their Characteristics
3. Demonstrate the ability to explain how different Pneumatic Control Systems Components act together in an Air Handling System

  • Intro to Direct Digital Controls

The purpose of this module is to describe, in generic terms, the various architectures, hardware components and software associated with Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems. To accomplish this goal, a generic framework of the various components and configurations used in current DDC systems has been defined.  Due to the complexity and proprietary nature of Direct Digital Controls, it requires continued updating and review to stay current with the designs, installations, operations and maintenance of DDC systems. This module is intended to give the Technician a starting point to understanding the basic components and general usage of these systems.

Advance Air Conditioning & Heat Pump (42 hours)

  • What is a Heat Pump

Module Objectives:
Understand what is a heat pump
Understand a review of air conditioning
Understand the typical air conditioner operation
Understand the types of heat pumps
Understand how an air-source heat pump cools
Understand how an air-source heat pump heats
Understand back up heat
Understand what defrost is in relationship to an air-source heat pump
Understand water-to-water heat pumps
Understand water-source heat pumps
Understand the types of water-source heat pump systems
Understand commercial water-source heat pump applications
Understand how a water-source heat pump cools
Understand how a water-source heat pump heats
Understand the benefits of water-source heat pumps
Understand heat pump efficiency ratings
Review heat pumps terms and definitions

  • Heat Pump Installation and Quality Criteria

Module Objectives
Heat Pump Installation Considerations
Proper ASHP Design And Installation
An ASHP Should…
Proper ASHP Sizing
Load Calculations
New Construction Vs Retrofit
Air Conditioning Contractors Of America (ACCA) Quality Standard
ACCA HVAC Quality Installation (QI) Specification Requirements
ACCA’s HVAC Quality Installation (QI) Specification Summary
Quality Installation Verification Protocols (QIVP)
Quality Maintenance (QM)
Quality Restoration (QR)
National Codes
General Installation Criteria
Pre-Installation Checks
ASHP Outdoor Section Clearance
ASHP Outdoor Section Location
Elevation Limitations
The Liquid Line
The Vapor Line
ASHP Indoor Section Installation
TXV Installation
Electrical Criteria
Refrigerant Piping (Tubing)
General Charging Criteria
Air Distribution (Ductwork)
Air Design Objectives

  • The Cooling Mode

Module Objectives
Understand the heat pump cooling mode
Understand a review of air conditioning
Understand the typical ASHP cooling mode major components
Understand ASHP scroll compressors
Understand the ASHP reversing valve (during the cooling mode)
Understand ASHP metering devices (during the cooling mode)
Understand ASHP TXVs with external check valves
Understand ASHP TXVs with internal check valves
Understand the typical ASHP cooling mode operation
Understand ASHP refrigerant charge
Understand ASHP airflow
Understand ASHP controls
Understand ASHP wiring diagrams
Understand typical ASHP thermostat wiring connections
Understand ASHP sequence of operation for a single-stage compressor during the cooling mode
Understand ASHP two-stage scroll compressors
Understand ASHP sequence of operation for a two-stage compressor during the low cooling mode
Understand ASHP sequence of operation for a two-stage compressor during the high cooling mode

  • The Heating Mode

Module Objectives
Understand the heat pump heating mode
Understand getting heat from outdoor air
Understand auxiliary/supplemental heat
Understand emergency heat
Understand the balance point
Understand calculating a balance point
Understand outdoor thermostats
Understand add-on heat pumps
Understand add-on heat pump configuration
Understand heat pump heating mode major components
Understand the heat pump reversing valve during the heating mode
Understand the reversing valve controls
Understand heat pump heating mode metering devices
Understand heat pump heating mode operation
Understand the heat pump heating mode controls

  • Defrost Mode of Operation

Module Objectives
Understand the heat pump defrost mode
Understand defrost occurrence and ASHP reaction
Understand factory installed defrost mode of operation
Understand defrost mode controls
Understand time-initiated, time-terminated defrost
Understand time
Understand timer defrost
Understand time-temperature defrost operation
Understand time-temperature defrost termination
Understand time-temperature defrost board field check
Understand replacing time-temperature defrost boards and defrost thermostats-temperature initiated, time-terminated defrost
Understand Solid-state defrost
Understand pressure switches and the defrost mode
Understand demand defrost
Understand normal ASHP heating mode reversing valve operation
Understand normal ASHP defrost mode reversing valve operation
Understand the typical ASHP connection wiring diagram with defrost mode components
Understand thermostat operation during the defrost mode
Understand the typical ASHP ladder wiring diagram with defrost mode components

  • Heat Pump Components

Module Objectives
Understand the heat pump review
Understand the typical ASHP components
Understand refrigerants
Understand coils
Understand compressors
Understand reciprocating compressors in ASHPs
Understand single-speed, single-stage scroll compressors in ASHPs
Understand single-speed, two-stage scroll compressors in ASHPs
Understand ASHP reversing valves
Understand ASHP reversing valve operation
Understand reversing valve malfunctions and service tips
Understand reversing valve electrical problems
Understand reversing valve not shifting due to dents
Understand reversing valve not shifting due to contaminants/debris
Understand reversing valve not shifting due to low refrigerant charge
Understand reversing valve not shifting due to overheating of valve
Understand reversing valve internal leakage
Understand ASHP metering devices
Understand ASHP TXVs with external check valves
Understand ASHP TXVs with internal check valves
Understand ASHP accumulators
Understand ASHP accumulator malfunctions and solutions
Understand ASHP liquid-line filter-driers
Understand ASHP high-pressure switches
Understand ASHP low-pressure switches
Understand ASHP refrigerant lines
Understand installing refrigerant lines
Understand ASHP discharge mufflers
Understand ASHP refrigerant oils
Understand ASHP liquid-line solenoid valves
Understand ASHP indoor blowers
Understand ASHP defrost controls
Understand ASHP timer (time-temperature) defrost control boards
Understand ASHP demand defrost control boards
Understand ASHP outdoor fan motors
Understand ASHP outdoor fan motor fan boards
Understand ASHP electric heaters
Understand ASHP outdoor thermostats
Understand ASHP positive temperature coefficient thermistors
(Understand ASHP winter start controls
Understand ASHP low ambient controls
Understand ASHP crankcase heaters
Understand ASHP thermostats

  • Heat Pump Troubleshooting

Module Objectives
Understand the heat pump troubleshooting overview
Understand proper sizing of ASHPs as part of service
Understand load calculations for ASHPs
Understand ASHP air flow
Understand cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air flow
Understand correctly sized ASHPs for cooling
Understand ASHP rated air flow
Understand air flow measurement
Understand air flow determination methods
Understand the temperature rise method
Understand the velocity times area method
Understand checking pressure drop across a coil
Understand the total external static pressure method
Understand the ASHP electrical troubleshooting overview
Understand the review of voltage, amperage, and resistance, and electrical meters
Understand voltage
Understand amperage
Understand resistance
Understand identifying a faulty electrical component in an ASHP
Understand checking ASHP resistive loads
Understand checking ASHP inductive loads
Understand troubleshooting ASHP compressors
Understand troubleshooting ASHP reversing valves
Understand checking ASHP indoor blowers
Understand checking an ASHP PSC indoor blower
Understand checking an ASHP variable-speed blower
Understand checking ASHP outdoor fans
Understand outdoor fan motor troubleshooting
Understand ASHP self-diagnostic devices
Understand the ASHP mechanical troubleshooting overview
Understand using superheat to diagnose ASHP malfunctions
Understand using sub cooling to diagnose ASHP malfunctions
Understand the basic steps for mechanically troubleshooting an ASHP

  • Refrigerants

Objectives:
Definitions of common refrigerant terminology.
Uses of refrigerants and the basics of how they work.
Desirable characteristics of refrigerants.
Refrigerant performance charts and graphs.
Oils used in combination with refrigerants.
Environmental issues concerning refrigerants.
Storage and Identification of refrigerants.
What to expect of refrigerants in the future.

  • Common Compressor Accessories

Objectives:
Students will become well versed in the construction, purpose and scope of all pertinent compressor accessories.
Describe the function of a Muffler.
Describe the function of a Vibration Eliminator.
Describe the function of a Crankcase Heater.
Describe the function of Service Valves.
Describe the function of an Oil Trap.
Describe the function of an Oil Separator.
Describe the function of an Oil Reservoir.
Describe the function of an Oil Float Valve.
Describe the function of Equalization Lines.
Understand how each accessory enhances compressor operation.

  • Common High-side Accessories

Objectives:
Understand the construction, purpose and scope of all pertinent high side accessories
Understand the function of a condenser capacity control, including different types
Understand the function of a “HeadMaster” control
Understand Open on Rise of Inlet Pressure Valve (ORI)
Understand condenser fan cycling
Understand a fan cycling switch
Understand Electro-Commutated-Motors (ECMs)
Understand Receivers
Understand “King” valves
Understand Relief Valves and purge valves
Understand Liquid Filter driers
Understand Solenoid valves

  • Common Low-side Accessories

Objectives:
Students will become well versed in the construction, purpose and scope of all pertinent low side accessories.
Describe the function of a Crankcase Pressure Regulator.
Describe the function of an Evaporator Pressure Regulator.
Describe the function of an Accumulator.
Describe the function of a Suction Line Filter Drier.
Describe the function of a Suction Stop (Service) Valve.
Understand how each accessory enhances a refrigeration system.

  • Piping System Sizing Module

Objectives:
Understand pressure drop (friction loss) through piping
Understand pressure drop (friction loss) though fittings
Understand refrigerant flow velocity
Understand Oil entrainment
Understand proper line sizing techniques
Ability to read and utilize piping charts
Ability to select proper line sizes for a refrigeration system

  • Common System Control Arrangements

Objectives:
Understand the purpose of a Low Pressure Safety Control
Understand the purpose of a High Pressure Safety Control
Understand the purpose of an Oil Failure Control
Understand the purpose of a Dual Pressure Control
Understand the purpose of a Liquid Line Solenoid Valve
Understand the purpose of an Automatic Pump-Down System
Understand the purpose of Off-Cycle Defrost

  • Evaporative Coolers

Objectives:
Understand the Evaporative Cooling Process
Understand the purpose of a Wet Pad
Understand Latent heat of vaporization
Understand Wet Bulb temperature readings
Understand Relative Humidity
Understand air flow within a structure
Understand how to calculate Saturation Effectiveness

  • Chillers

Objectives:
Understand a Dry Type Chiller
Understand a Wet Type Chiller
Understand how water is used as a refrigerant
Understand how glycol is used as a refrigerant
Understand all the components which make up a Chiller Plant
Understand basic operation of a Chiller Plant
Understand the purpose of the Purge Unit

Advanced Service (24 hours)

  • Troubleshooting Electrical

Objectives:
The student will identify proper safety precautions and equipment, when working with electrical equipment.
The student will recognize methods for troubleshooting electrical problems.
The student will learn the importance of measuring motor voltage and current.
The student will review how to check voltage and current imbalance on three phase motors.
The student will determine the condition of ac motor windings by using the ohms function on a multi-meter.
The student will discuss how to test motor capacitors, and the problems caused by faulty capacitors.

  • Troubleshooting Controls

Objectives:
The student will identify individual components on electrical wiring diagrams.
The student will use a troubleshooting guide for determining electrical problems.
The student will learn the importance of using a service manual.
The student will identify the low and high voltage sides of a furnace.
The student will identify the parts of an electrical wiring diagram.
The student will identify the acronyms on an electrical legend.
The student will identify the correct voltage at a given point of an electrical circuit.

  • Troubleshooting Instrumentation

Objectives:
Identify the basic tools & instruments needed for air conditioning troubleshooting.
Understand the proper use of these same tools & instruments.
Identify the basic tools & instruments needed for heating troubleshooting.
Understand the proper use of these same tools & instruments.
Introduce the students to systematic troubleshooting of simple air conditioning.
Introduce the students to systematic troubleshooting of simple heating systems.
Explore some common air conditioning and heating problems.

  • Troubleshooting Air Side

Objectives:
Introduction of heating problems related to airflow
Introduction of systematic diagnosis of heating system airflow
Introduction of air conditioning problems related to airflow
Introduction of systematic diagnosis of air conditioning system airflow
Common airflow problems in heating
Common airflow problems in air conditioning systems

  • Troubleshooting Refrigeration

Objectives:
Understand what troubleshooting a refrigeration system is all about
Understand the key elements of troubleshooting
Understand the mechanical refrigeration system types
Understand the mechanical refrigeration systems design
Understand mechanical refrigeration system pressures
Understand refrigeration cycle principles
Understand temperature effect on the refrigerant cycle
Understand system components
Understand electrical troubleshooting a refrigeration system
Understand the operating air flow (CFM)
Understand diagnosing refrigerant cycle problems
Understand using refrigerant system specifications
Understand air cooled refrigeration system refrigerant cycle
diagnostics
Understand diagnosing refrigerant cycle problems with superheat and
sub cooling
Understand possible refrigerant cycle problems in the field
Understand water cooled refrigeration systems and troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Combustion

Objectives:
To understand the elements necessary for proper gas combustion
To understand the elements necessary for proper oil combustion
To understand the function & proper use of tools used for proper combustion analysis
To develop a systematic approach to combustion analysis of gas and oil furnaces
To become familiar with some common gas combustion problems
To become familiar with some common oil combustion problems

  • Troubleshooting Hydronics

Objectives:
Understand an overview of hydronic systems
Understand hydronic system design
Understand the components that a hydronic system may include
Understand hot water system basics
Understand the types of hydronic heating systems
Understand hydronic cooling systems
Understand chilled water systems
Understand hydronic heat pumps
Understand hydronic fan coils
Understand the general hydronic troubleshooting considerations
including:
Checking boilers and water heaters
Checking circulators/pumps
Piping/Tubing problems
Pipe slope problems
Water level problems
Expansion tank problems
System leak problems
Control problems
System fluid balancing problems
System high pressure problems
Air elimination problems
Low water flow problems
General checks

Systems Integration (12 hours)

  • Design

Objectives: (what you are supposed to know at the end of this lesson)
Understand an overview of HVAC
Understand residential HVAC
Understand commercial HVAC
Understand who HVAC contractors are
Understand the proper HVAC design overview
Understand that quality begins with proper design
Understand the ACCA QI standard
Understand proper sizing criteria
Understand load calculation parameters
Understand new construction versus retrofit (residential)
Understand the typical residential HVAC systems
Understand commercial HVAC system parameters
Understand the importance of efficiency
Understand air distribution system criteria
Understand duct design objectives
Understand the overall design parameters

  • Installation

Objectives: (what you are supposed to know at the end of this lesson)
Understand an overview of quality installations
Review proper installations
Review HVAC installation concepts
Understand installation safety
Understand how quality affects the installation
Understand residential systems and their installation
Understand commercial systems and their installation

Code Review (48 hours)

  • Chimneys and Fireplaces

This is the first module in a series of fifteen that make up our Code Review Section. We have selected chapters 10 thru 24 of the International Residential Code to comprise the basis of this review. Notations have been made to sections of the IRC that are also referenced to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

This presentation is arranged so that the actual IRC content is displayed; the paragraph number of the code entry is a ‘hot’ link that will load a pop up window that contains a commentary, or list of commentaries that are directly related to the topic of the code section and / or paragraph.

The commentaries contain additional information concerning the code topics.

Remember: the code numbering system is the key to navigating to the matching commentary.

Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.

  • Energy Efficiency

This is the second module in a series of fifteen that make up our Code Review Section. We have selected chapters 10 thru 24 of the International Residential Code to comprise the basis of this review. Notations have been made to sections of the IRC that are also referenced to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

This presentation is arranged so that the actual IRC content is displayed; the paragraph number of the code entry is a ‘hot’ link that will load a pop up window that contains a commentary, or list of commentaries that are directly related to the topic of the code section and / or paragraph.

The commentaries contain additional information concerning the code topics.

Remember : the code numbering system is the key to navigating to the matching commentary.
Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.

  • Mechanical Administration

These are the third and fourth modules in a series of fifteen that make up our Code Review Section. We have selected chapters 10 thru 24 of the International Residential Code to comprise the basis of this review. Notations have been made to sections of the IRC that are also referenced to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

This presentation is arranged so that the actual IRC content is displayed; the paragraph number of the code entry is a ‘hot’ link that will load a pop up window that contains a commentary, or list of commentaries that are directly related to the topic of the code section and / or paragraph.

The commentaries contain additional information concerning the code topics.

Remember: the code numbering system is the key to navigating to the matching commentary.

Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.

  • General Mechanical System Requirements

Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.

  • Heating and Cooling Equipment

This is the fifth module in a series of fifteen that make up our Code Review Section. We have selected chapters 10 thru 24 of the International Residential Code to comprise the basis of this review. Notations have been made to sections of the IRC that are also referenced to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

This presentation is arranged so that the actual IRC content is displayed; the paragraph number of the code entry is a ‘hot’ link that will load a pop up window that contains a commentary, or list of commentaries that are directly related to the topic of the code section and / or paragraph.

The commentaries contain additional information concerning the code topics.

Remember: the code numbering system is the key to navigating to the matching commentary.

Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.

  • Exhaust Systems

This is the sixth module in a series of fifteen that make up our Code Review Section. We have selected chapters 10 thru 24 of the International Residential Code to comprise the basis of this review. Notations have been made to sections of the IRC that are also referenced to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

This presentation is arranged so that the actual IRC content is displayed; the paragraph number of the code entry is a ‘hot’ link that will load a pop up window that contains a commentary, or list of commentaries that are directly related to the topic of the code section and / or paragraph.

The commentaries contain additional information concerning the code topics.

Remember: the code numbering system is the key to navigating to the matching commentary.

Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.

  • Duct Systems

This is the seventh module in a series of fifteen that make up our Code Review Section. We have selected chapters 10 thru 24 of the International Residential Code to comprise the basis of this review. Notations have been made to sections of the IRC that are also referenced to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

This presentation is arranged so that the actual IRC content is displayed; the paragraph number of the code entry is a ‘hot’ link that will load a pop up window that contains a commentary, or list of commentaries that are directly related to the topic of the code section and / or paragraph.

The commentaries contain additional information concerning the code topics.

Remember: the code numbering system is the key to navigating to the matching commentary.

Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.

  • Combustion Air

This is the eighth module in a series of fifteen that make up our Code Review Section. We have selected chapters 10 thru 24 of the International Residential Code to comprise the basis of this review. Notations have been made to sections of the IRC that are also referenced to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

This presentation is arranged so that the actual IRC content is displayed; the paragraph number of the code entry is a ‘hot’ link that will load a pop up window that contains a commentary, or list of commentaries that are directly related to the topic of the code section and / or paragraph.

The commentaries contain additional information concerning the code topics.

Remember: the code numbering system is the key to navigating to the matching commentary.

Objectives:
Become familiar with the International Residential Code numbering system
Introduction to the code requirements involved with reference to the topics covered in this module
Become familiar with the corresponding code requirements of the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code

  • Chimneys and Vents
  • Boilers and Water Heaters
  • Hydronic Piping
  • Special Piping and Storage Systems
  • Solar Systems
  • Fuel Gas

Project Management (12 hours)

  • Personnel Management and Communication Skills

Introduction:
Project Management is one of the important skills that HVACR professionals should learn and practice.
HVACR technicians with good project management skills are given high respect and value by employers across the country and globally.

HVACR contractors / business owners may maintain or even increase the forecasted profit margin by observing the key elements of good project management; effective project costing, organized project implementation and on-time project submittals.

To better understand Project Management, we need to understand what a project is (the nature of a project provides insights into the scope and challenges of project management.)
We also need to understand what the term managing impliesand how this compares against traditional business management.

Although project management covers a vast array of subjects, processes, skills, tools- the key fundamentals of project management are straightforward and are consistent across industries.

Objectives:
Define a project and project management.
Discuss how good qualities of managing a project would be beneficial in both your personal and work life.

  • Materials Management

Introduction:
As a handyman repairing or constructing a small project or activity at home, we always use basic tools, machines & materials. As HVACR technicians / contractors working on electrical or any HVACR related projects, no matter the size, we need to know how to effectively manage our resources; to start with let’s review our basic principle:
 
“A project is the work performed by a person or an organization, a finite endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service, and is benchmarked by specific start and completion dates.
As a critical characteristic a project is composed of activities that use resources ( money, people, communication, motivation, materials space, provisions, energy, etc..) to achieve the project goals and objectives.”
Now lets focus on Materials Management.

Objectives:
Define materials and materials management.
Learn how an effective materials management supply chain will impact your project.
See how the knowledge of materials management can be beneficial in both your person and work like.
Analyze a sample work breakdown structure and identify materials needed in the project.

Outcome:
Gain an understanding of the Project Managers job relating to organizing, controlling and managing the materials needed to accomplish the completion of a project.

  • Resource Scheduling – Cost Management Awareness

Introduction:
Have you tried to ask anyone off the street what they think of when they hear the term “project management”?
You are likely to hear “planning”. Try again … asking further what they mean by “planning”?
Almost certainly, you are likely to hear “schedule” or “work plan”.
Sadly, many contractors or organizations alike are using the WBS ( Work Breakdown Structure), work plan, project plan and

project schedule in an inter-changeable fashion.
Analyzing the development process of a project schedule where you need to establish a series of WBS’s, determining resources needed and the project budget will lead you to the Project Plan.
The presentation below will give you broader understanding of how each of them has a finite identity.

Objectives: (what you are supposed to know at the end of this lesson)
Define Project Schedule
Discuss the difference between WBS & Project Schedule
Describe different Estimating Techniques
Describe different Estimating Methods
Describe how to determine your project budget
Discuss how an effective project scheduling will impact your project
Identify Sources of Project Cost.

Outcome:
Realize how the knowledge of resource scheduling – cost awareness can be beneficial in both your professional and personal life.
Identify the cost of a project based on a sample project schedule.
Analyze a Project Budget and Resource Management Schedule.

  • Inter-trade Relations – Work Ethics

Objectives:
Provide an overview of the issues that arise when companies hire independent contractors.
Make an examination of the various government definitions of independent contractor and employee, as well as advice on how to steer clear of legal trouble.
Look at the benefits and drawbacks of using independent contractors
Obtain an understanding Contractors Ethical Standards.

Outcome:
Recieve a deeper understanding of the relationships between groups involved in the daily work that takes place during the excution and completion of a project.

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