Classes
Training is the core of RSES. Scheduled Classes are listed in this section.

Exams
CM and CFC Certification exams are given regularly.

Calendar
Delaware Valley Chapter welcomes you to a new season of HVAC/R educational opportunities.

APRIL MEETING
Wednesday
April 26th at 7 PM.
Delaware County Technical High School at Folcroft
701 Henderson Blvd. at Delmar Dr., Folcroft, PA
Enter Front Lobby Door

Contact RSES at . .
RSES -
Delaware Valley Chapter
P.O. Box 16389
Philadelphia, PA 19114-0489
(267) 262-2417
info@rsesdelval.com

RSES International

Classes

RSES ClassesClasses are held from January to April and September to December. All Unit Courses are 12 week courses. Heat Pump class starts in September and ends in April. Heat Pump Course is a 24 week course. Ten (10) enrollees are required to hold any class. Programs are held at the Eastern Montgomery County Area Vo-Tech and include various levels of Air Conditioning, Heating and Heat Pumps. Present charges for all activities are as follows:

Unit Training Courses
Electric 5 & R/AC 2
$275.00 (members)
$325.00 (non-members)

Heat Pump Course
Tech 1 Course
$475.00 (members)
$525.00 (non-members)

Note: 10% discount to those who register by Sept 15th each year. Different classes are offered each year. Call for details

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (R/AC)

R/AC UNIT 1 "PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION"
32 HOURS; 3.2 CEUs -36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Introduction to Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Lesson 2 Basic Physics
Lesson 3 Major Component Functions
Lesson 4 Gas Laws (Part 1)
Lesson 5 Gas Laws (Part 2)
Lesson 6 Pressure/Temperature Relationship (Part 1)
Lesson 7 Pressure/Temperature Relationship (Part 2)
Lesson 8 The Compression Refrigeration Cycle (Part 1)
Lesson 9 The Compression Refrigeration Cycle (Part 2)
Lesson 10 The Compression Refrigeration Cycle (Part 3)
Lesson 11 Using Pressure and Enthalpy Diagrams (Part 1)
Lesson 12 Using Pressure and Enthalpy Diagrams (Part 2)
Lesson 13 Safe Practices and Public Relations
Lesson 14 Glossary of Terms

R/AC UNIT 2 "COMPRESSORS, CONDENSERS, AND COOLING TOWERS"

36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Compressors
Lesson 2 Open-Type Compressors
Lesson 3 Hermetic and Semi-Hermetic Compressors
Lesson 4 Refrigeration System Accessories
Lesson 5 Desiccants and Driers
Lesson 6 Air-Cooled Condensers
Lesson 7 Water-Cooled Condensers
Lesson 8 Evaporative Condensers and Cooling Towers
Lesson 9 Water Treatment (Part 1)
Lesson 10 Water Treatment (Part 2)
Lesson 11 Closed Circuit Water Coolers
Lesson 12 Air-Cooled Condensing Unit Room Requirements
Lesson 13 Heat Transfer Coils
Lesson 14 Multiple Rack Systems

R/AC UNIT 3 "EVAPORATORS AND SYSTEM COMPONENTS"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Refrigeration Evaporators
Lesson 2 Defrosting Methods
Lesson 3 Capillary Tubes
Lesson 4 Thermostatic Expansion Valves (Part 1)
Lesson 5 Thermostatic Expansion Valves (Part 2)
Lesson 6 Refrigeration System Controls
Lesson 7 Refrigerant Tables
Lesson 8 Refrigerant Properties and Characteristics
Lesson 9 Refrigerant Designations
Lesson 10 Oil in Refrigeration Systems
Lesson 11 Recover, Recycle, Reclaim
Lesson 12 Safe Handling of Refrigerants and Cylinders
Lesson 13 Refrigerant System Piping (Part 1)
Lesson 14 Refrigerant System Piping (Part 2)
Lesson 15 Retrofits and Disposal Requirements

R/AC UNIT 4 ``TOOLS, CONTROLS, AND TROUBLESHOOTING"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Trade Tools
Lesson 2 Electricity fr the Refrigeration Service Engineer (Part 1)
Lesson 3 Electricity fr the Refrigeration Service Engineer (Part 2)
Lesson 4 The Electric Motor in Refrigeration
Lesson 5 Motor Capacitors and Protectors (Part 1)
Lesson 6 Motor Capacitors and Protectors (Part 2)
Lesson 7 Low-Voltage Thermostats
Lesson 8 Introduction to Controls (Part 1)
Lesson 9 Introduction to Controls (Part 12
Lesson 10 Basic Electronic Controls Applications
Lesson 11 Troubleshooting (Part 1)
Lesson 12 Troubleshooting (Part 2)
Lesson 13 Troubleshooting (Part 3)
Lesson 14 Troubleshooting (Part 4)
Lesson 15 Troubleshooting (Part 5)
Lesson 16 Compressor Replacement and System Evacuation

R/AC UNIT 5 “Air Conditioning Principles”
36 Hours;  3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Moisture in Air
Lesson 2 Calculating Cooling Loads
Lesson 3 Room Air Conditioners
Lesson 4 Types of Air Conditioning Systems
Lesson 5 Residential Air Conditioning (Part 1)
Lesson 6 Residential Air Conditioning (Part 2)
Lesson 7 Residential Air Conditioning (Part 3)
Lesson 8 Basic Heat Pump Theory (Part 1)
Lesson 9 Basic Heat Pump Theory (Part 2)
Lesson 10 Water Source Heat Pumps
Lesson 11 Psychrometrics
Lesson 12 The Psychrometric Calculator
Lesson 13 Computer Room Environmental Control
Lesson 14 Economizer Systems (Part 1)
Lesson 15 Economizer Systems (Part 2)

R/AC UNIT 6 “Heat Transfer and Distribution”
36 Hours; 3.6 CEU
Lesson 1 Heat Transfer (Part 1)
Lesson 2 Heat Transfer (Part 2)
Lesson 3 Estimating the Heat Load (Part 1)
Lesson 4 Estimating the Heat Load (Part 2)
Lesson 5 Fans and Blowers (Part 1)
Lesson 6 Fans and Blowers (Part 2)
Lesson 7 Air Filters and Electrostatic Cleaning
Lesson 8 Air Distribution (Part 1)
Lesson 9 Air Distribution (Part 2)
Lesson 10 Air Distribution (Part 3)
Lesson 11 Hydronics (Part 1)
Lesson 12 Hydronics (Part 2)
Lesson 13 Hydronics (Part 3)

Electricity

ELECTRICITY UNIT 1 "INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Fundamental Concepts of Electricity
Lesson 2 Fundamental Concepts of Magnetism
Lesson 3 Voltage = EMF = Potential Difference
Lesson 4 Fundamental Concepts of Direct Current
Lesson 5 Fundamental Concepts of Alternating Current
Lesson 6 Series and Parallel Circuits
Lesson 7 Electrical symbols and Schematic Diagrams
Lesson 8 Electrical Safety

ELECTRICITY UNIT 2 ``ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS"
32 Hours; 3.2 CEUs
Lesson 1 Resistors and Resistance
Lesson 2 Capacitors and Capacitance
Lesson 3 Inductors and Inductance
Lesson 4 Transformers
Lesson 5 Relays and Contactors
Lesson 6 Motors
Lesson 7 Circuit Protection Devices
Lesson 8 Conductors
Lesson 9 Power Supplies
Lesson 10 Basic Controls
Lesson 11 Miscellaneous Components

ELECTRICITY UNIT 3 "Basic Electronics"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Back to Basics
Lesson 2 Solid-State Fundamentals
Lesson 3 Diodes and Power Supplies
Lesson 4 Power Supply Regulation and Filtration
Lesson 5 Transistors
Lesson 6 Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers
Lesson 7 Triacs and Diacs
Lesson 8 Pelletier Diodes
Lesson 9 Protective Devices
Lesson 10 Basic Binary
Lesson 11 Basic Digital Electronics
Lesson 12 Linear Integrated Circuits
Lesson 13 Digital Integrated Circuits
Lesson 14 Microprocessors and Computers

ELECTRICITY UNIT 4 “Troubleshooting Components”
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Test Equipment (Part 1)
Lesson 2 Test Equipment (Part 2)
Lesson 3 Resistors
Lesson 4 Capacitors
Lesson 5 Relays, Contactors, & Starters
Lesson 6 Transformers
Lesson 7 Thermostats
Lesson 8 Motors
Lesson 9 Hermetic Compressors
Lesson 10 Semi-Hermetic Compressors
Lesson 11 Electronic Components
Lesson 12 Wiring Systems
Lesson 13 Glossary of Terms
 
ELECTRICITY  UNIT 5   “Troubleshooting Residential Equipment”
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Getting Started
Lesson 2 Reading Schematics
Lesson 3 Split Systems (Part 1)
Lesson 4 Split Systems (Part 2)
Lesson 5 Gas Furnaces (Part 1)
Lesson 6 Gas Furnaces (Part 2)
Lesson 7 Oil Furnaces
Lesson 8 Electric Furnaces
Lesson 9 Air to Air Heat Pumps
Lesson 10 Water Source Heat Pumps
Lesson 11 Elevtronic Air Cleaners
Lesson 12 Humidifiers
Lesson 13 Electrical Troubleshooting Reference Guide

Heating

HEATING UNIT 1 "HEATING FUNDAMENTALS"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Introduction to the Concept of Heat
Lesson 2 Principles of Heating
Lesson 3 Principles of Heat Flow
Lesson 4 Heat Loss from Structures
Lesson 5 Review of Fundamentals of Heat Load Calculation
Lesson 6 Ducted Warm Air Systems/Room Air Distribution
Lesson 7 Duct Sizing and Layout
Lesson 8 Air Filtration
Lesson 9 Humidification (Part 1)
Lesson 10 Humidification (Part 2)
Lesson 11 Control Systems: A Functional Approach
Lesson 12 Review of Safety and Codes
Lesson 13 Customer Relations
Lesson 14 Glossary of Terms

HEATING UNIT 2 "ELECTRIC HEATING"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Heating with Electricity
Lesson 2 Resistance Heating
Lesson 3 Heat Pumps
Lesson 4 Radiant Heating Systems
Lesson 5 Duct Heaters and Furnaces
Lesson 6 Baseboard and Unit Heaters
Lesson 7 Radiant Heat Installation and Service
Lesson 8 System Control Devices
Lesson 9 Electric Furnaces
Lesson 10 Duct Heaters
Lesson 11 Multi-Step Controllers (Part 1)
Lesson 12 Multi-Step Controllers (Part 2)
Lesson 13 Electronic Sequencing Control
Lesson 14 Decentralized Electric Heating Systems
Lesson 15 Electric Boilers

HEATING UNIT 3 "Gas Heat"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Combustion Chemistry
Lesson 2 Heating Fuels - Gas
Lesson 3 Burners & Accesories
Lesson 4 Fuels Gases-Burner Types & Components
Lesson 5 Wquipment L:ocation & Piping
Lesson 6 LP Gas Installation Procedures
Lesson 7 Electrical Controls Startup & Combustion
Lesson 8 Control Type Purpose & Funtion
Lesson 9 Combination Gas Controls
Lesson 10 Ignition Systems for Infared Heaters
Lesson 11 Gas Heatng Equipment Maintenance
Lesson 12 Condensing Furnaces

HEATING UNIT 4 "Hot Water Heating"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Introduction to Hot Water Heating
Lesson 2 Hot Water Boilers and Controls
Lesson 3 Heat Transfer Units
Lesson 4 Centrifugal Pumps
Lesson 5 Air Control
Lesson 6 Hot Water Specialties
Lesson 7 Piping Methods
Lesson 8 Pressure Drop Calculations
Lesson 9 Zoning
Lesson 10 Primary/Secondary Pumping
Lesson 11 Radiant Heating Systems
Lesson 12 Temperature Controls
Lesson 13 Troubleshooting System Components (Part 1)
Lesson 14 Troubleshooting System Components (Part 2)
Lesson 15 Troubleshooting System Components (Part 3)
Lesson 16 Analysis of System Problems

HEATING UNIT 5 “Hot Water Heating”
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Introduction to Hot Water Heating
Lesson 2 Hot Water Boilers
Lesson 3 Heat Transfer Units
Lesson 4 Centrifugal Pumps
Lesson 5 Air Control
Lesson 6 Hot Water Specialties
Lesson 7 Piping Methods
Lesson 8 Zoning
Lesson 9 Primary/Secondary Pumping
Lesson 10 Hydronic Radiant Heating Systems
Lesson 11 Temperature Controls
Lesson 12 Troubleshooting Components (Part 1)
Lesson 13 Troubleshooting Components (Part 2)
Lesson 14 Troubleshooting Components (Part 3)
Lesson 15 Troubleshooting Hydronic Systems
 
HEATING UNIT 6 “Steam Heating”
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Basic Steam & One-Pipe Heating Systems
Lesson 2 Two-Pipe Steam Heating Systems
Lesson 3 Steam Traps
Lesson 4 Steam Specialties
Lesson 5 Steam Piping Practices
Lesson 6 Converters & Intantaneous Heaters
Lesson 7 Steam Heat Controls
Lesson 8 Unit Heaters & Convectors
Lesson 9 Boilers
Lesson 10 Boiler Startup & Operation
Lesson 11 Boiler Installation
Lesson 12 Troubleshooting Temperature and Pressure Regulators

Controls

CONTROLS UNIT 1 "FUNDAMENTAL CONTROLS"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Types of Mechanical Equipment
Lesson 2 Controls Components and Variables
Lesson 3 Control Terminology
Lesson 4 Types of Control Systems
Lesson 5 Sequences of Operation
Lesson 6 Specifications
Lesson 7 Electrical Safety
Lesson 8 Sensors
Lesson 9 Valves and Dampers
Lesson 10 Glossary of Terms

CONTROLS UNIT 2 "PNEUMATIC CONTROLS"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Basic Control Theory
Lesson 2 Air Supply Equipment (Part 1)
Lesson 3 Air Supply Equipment (Part 2)
Lesson 4 Thermostats and Controllers (Part 1)
Lesson 5 Thermostats and Controllers (Part 2)
Lesson 6 Transmitter-Receiver Controller Equipment
Lesson 7 Pneumatic Relays
Lesson 8 Valve and Damper Actuators
Lesson 9 Typical Component Applications
Lesson 10 Typical Control Applications
Lesson 11 System Applications (Part 1)
Lesson 12 System Applications (Part 2)
Lesson 13 System Applications (Part 3)
Lesson 14 Control System Maintenance
Lesson 15 Glossary of Terms
Lesson 16 Appendices

CONTROLS UNIT 3 "ELECTROMECHANICAL CONTROLS"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Electrical Safety
Lesson 2 Ohms Law
Lesson 3 Components Part 1-Relays and Contactors
Lesson 4 Components Part 2-Capacitors
Lesson 5 Components Part 3-Capacitors
Lesson 6 Test Instruments
Lesson 7 Wiring Diagrams
Lesson 8 Circuit Protection
Lesson 9 Power Supplies
Lesson 10 Electrocal Troubleshooting
Lesson 11 Controls Basics
Lesson 12 Modulating Controls (Part 1)
Lesson 13 Modulating Controls (Part 2)
Lesson 14 Applications (Part 1)
Lesson 15 Applications (Part 2)
Lesson 16 Appendix

CONTROLS UNIT 4 "BASIC ELECTRONICS"
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Back to Basics
Lesson 2 Solid-State Fundamentals
Lesson 3 Diodes and Power Supplies
Lesson 4 Power Supply Regulation and Filtration
Lesson 5 Transistors
Lesson 6 Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers
Lesson 7 Triacs and Diacs
Lesson 8 Pelletier Diodes
Lesson 9 Protective Devices
Lesson 10 Basic Binary
Lesson 11 Basic Digital Electronics
Lesson 12 Linear Integrated Circuits
Lesson 13 Digital Integrated Circuits
Lesson 14 Microprocessors and Computers

CONTROLS UNIT 5 “Electronic Proportional Controls”
36 Hours; 3.6 CEUs
Lesson 1 Introduction to Electronic Controls
Lesson 2 Solid-State Fundamentals
Lesson 3 Diodes & Power Supplies
Lesson 4 Power Supply Regulation & Filtration
Lesson 5 Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers
Lesson 6 Triacs, Diacs, & Solid-State Relays
Lesson 7 Protective Devices
Lesson 8 Measuring Circuits
Lesson 9 Intallation & Wiring Techniques
Lesson 10 AC Power & Grounding Practices
Lesson 11 Basic Electronic Troubleshooting
Lesson 12 Electronic Controllers
Lesson 13 Electronic Adapters & Indicators
Lesson 14 Final Control Devices
Lesson 15 Application (Part 1)
Lesson 16 Applications (Part 2)

Heat Pump

HEAT PUMP UNIT 1
72 Hours; 7.2 CEUs
Lesson 1 Heat Pump Fundamentals
Lesson 2 Heat Pump Principles
Lesson 3 Understanding Heat Loss/Gain
Lesson 4 Heat Pump Application & Installation Part 1
Lesson 5 Heat Pump Application & Installation Part 2
Lesson 6 Heat Pump Compressors, Part 1-A Formula For Extended Life
Lesson 7 Heat Pump Compressors, Part 2 - Service For Extended Life
Lesson 8 Heat Pump Refrigerant Flow Controls - TEVs & Accessories
Lesson 9 Heat Pump Refrigerant Flow Controls - Reversing Valves
Lesson 10 Servicing the Heat Pump Electrical System
Lesson 11 Heat Pump System Auxiliary Heaters
                 Part 1 - Application Capacity Selection Mechanical Installation
Lesson 12 REVIEW AND TEST 1
Lesson 13 Heat Pump System Auxiliary Heaters
                 Part 2 - Electrical Installation Requirements
Lesson 14 Heat Pump Defrost Cycle Controls Controlling Low Ambient Outdoor Coil Icing
Lesson 15 Solid State Defrost Controls
Lesson 16 Heat Pump Thermostats
Lesson 17 Motor Controllers and Other Starting Devices
Lesson 18 Heat Pump Indoor Air Distribution
                 Part 1 - Duct System Design
Lesson 19 Heat Pump System Indoor Air Distribution
                 Part 2 - Applying the Designed System
Lesson 20 Heat Pump Performance Criteria
                 Part 1 - Mandatory Standards for Performance Credibility,
                 Part 2 - Correct Sizing for Maximum Performance
Lesson 21 Heat Pump Performance Criteria
                 Part 3 - Analyzing Performance After Installation
Lesson 22 Air Flow Measurement
Lesson 23 Heat Pump Performance Checking
Lesson 24 REVIEW AND TEST 2
Lesson 25 Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Lesson 26 Installation and Service of Water Source and Geothermal Heat Pumps
Lesson 27 Add-On (Dual Fuel) Heat Pump Systems
Lesson 28 Troubleshooting Typical Heat Pump Systems,
                 Part 1 - The Case for Experience
Lesson 29 Troubleshooting Typical Heat Pump Systems
                 Parts 2 & 3 - Using the Wiring Diagram as a Service Tool
Lesson 30 Troubleshooting Typical Heat Pump Systems
                 Part 4 - Amana Packaged Heat Pump
Lesson 31 Troubleshooting Typical Heat Pump Systems
                 Part 5 - Capacity Related Components
Lesson 32 Troubleshooting Typical Heat Pump Systems
                 Part 6 - General Electric Systems
Lesson 33 Troubleshooting Typical Heat Pump Systems
                 Part 7 - The Water-to-Air Heat Pump
Lesson 34 Customer Relations
Lesson 35 REVIEW AND TEST 3
Lesson 36 FINAL EXAMINATION

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