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Basic Home Remodeling
Principles of paneling, insulation, ceramic tiles for floors and walls, basic carpentry skills, and much more. Includes stairs, basic plumbing, wiring, dry wall, skylights, windows, kitchens and bathrooms.

JSPD 0039 / Length: 42 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 1441 Tuesdays
Sept. 10-Dec. 10
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1184 Saturdays
Oct. 19-Dec. 7
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marple

Home Repairs 101
Looking to save money on home repairs? This course is geared to homeowners who want to learn to do simple repairs on their own. Topics such as proper tool use, replacing
or repairing doors and doorknobs, lighting fixtures, faucets, drains, drywall and tile will be covered. Bring only safety glasses as all tools and materials will be provided.

JSPD 0050 / Length: 15 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $269; Non-Sponsoring $299

CRN 1440 Wednesdays
Oct. 30-Nov. 27
6-9 p.m. Marple

Furniture Building
This course presents the basic skills necessary to build furniture. Proper use of hand and power tools is covered. Wood joinery is covered along with different finishing techniques. Course topics include: wood selection; basic joint creation; clamping techniques; finishes; shop tools; shop drawings.

JSPD 2950/Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 988 Thursdays
Aug. 29-Dec. 12*
6-9 p.m. Marple
* No class 11/28


Basic Residential Wiring
Presents basic skills needed to wire a residential establishment. This hands-on course emphasizes the proper application of materials, safety, and the understanding of the NEC code.

JSPD 0082 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 533 Saturdays
August 17-October 5
9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple
CRN 1438 Saturdays
Nov. 2-Dec. 14
9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple

Preparation for the Municipal Electrical Licensing Exam
This course prepares experienced maintenance and construction electricians for the Municipal Journeyman’s examination. Course topics include review of electrical theory, mathematics, electrical calculations and their applications. Also provides an in-depth study of the National Electrical Code.

JSPD 2796 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $595

CRN 1790 Fridays
Oct. 11-Dec. 20
6-10 p.m. Marple

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning 

NATE (North American Technician Excellence)
This course assumes a basic working knowledge of HVACR systems. Students who plan to sit for a specific NATE exam can focus their study on the different texts available. Purchasing these books is recommended. This course is designed to give the student a cursory understanding of the various disciplines. The course gives the student a cursory understanding of: Core Essentials, A/C Service and Heat Pump Service; Gas and Oil Furnace Service. The recommended texts listed can be purchased through the bookstore:

• Preparing for the NATE Exam – A/C and Heat Pumps –ISBN:978-1-61607-117-2
• Preparing for the NATE Exam – Core Essentials – ISBN:978-1-61607-116-5
• Preparing for the NATE Exam – Gas and Oil Heating – ISBN:978-1-61607-164-6.

PDS 9005 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: $675 (book cost is additional)

CRN 2328 Tuesdays
Oct. 15-Dec. 10
6-10 p.m. Marple

Basic Piping for Contractors
This course is an introduction to piping principles and practices as they apply to Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing. The course utilizes a variety of pipes, pipe materials, and fittings in the instruction of proper method of joining pipe and material lists, measuring, and assembly of manifolds. The students will develop the skills needed to work with drawings and testing procedures.

JSPD 0063 / Length: 45 Hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 1787 Tues-Thurs
Oct. 23-Dec. 12
Noon-2 p.m. Marple
* No class 11/28

PDS 9006 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: $175
CRN 2906
Ongoing through the semester. Call 610-359-7344 to register.

Refrigerant Technician Certification Exam
The College's Division of Technical Education is one of a small number of schools in the nation approved by the EPA to offer a refrigerant technician certification program. The training manual is available through the college. It is strongly recommended that students read the manual before taking the exam. The exam is given in online format only and can be scheduled through the Learning Center – call 610-359-5298.

JSPD 4000 / Length: 2 hours
Cost: $60
CRN 2343
Ongoing throughout semester at Marple Campus

Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair
Fundamentals of small displacement 2- and 4-cycle engines. Learn to maintain and repair gasoline engines on snow blowers, chain saws, lawn mowers, weed eaters and more. 

JSPD 0057 / Length: 30 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $299; Non-Sponsoring $329

CRN 1792 Saturdays
Sept. 28-Nov. 2
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marple


Motorcycle Repair Introduction
Learn how to repair and maintain your motorcycle in this hands-on workshop. This covers maintenance including oil and filter change, fluids check, air filter change, spark
plug change, chain; adjust, clean & lube. We will also learn about tire changes, brake replacement and fuel systems.

JSPD 0060 / Length: 30 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $299; Non-Sponsoring $329

CRN 536 Saturdays
August 3-September 14
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Marple


Basic Home Plumbing
Hands-on practical application of residential plumbing will cover the basics of piping, valves, troubleshooting and home plumbing maintenance. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
• Perform basic plumbing tasks such as diagnosing toilet and faucet issues
• Changing faucets and fixtures
• Performing preventative maintenance checks and services
• Demonstrate proper drain clearing procedures

JSPD 2721 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 1793 Tuesdays
Sept. 10-Dec. 17
6-9 p.m. Marple

International Plumbing Code Exam Prep
This course is designed to assist plumbing professionals in understanding codes and adjacent code provisions. It addresses various codes founded upon certain basic principles of environmental sanitation and safety through properly designed, acceptably installed, and adequately maintained plumbing systems will be addressed.
• Correct all plumbing violations.
• Size and design plumbing systems for residential and commercial buildings.
• Define various plumbing systems code.
• Change the direction of flow without restrictions regarding drainage fitting patterns.
• Apply the standards to control all materials, systems, and equipment used in the construction, installation, alteration, repair, or replacement of plumbing or drainage systems or parts.
• Test joints and connections in the plumbing system requiring gas tight and watertight for the pressure required.
• Apply the plumbing code regarding how fixtures shall be separately trapped by a water seal trap and placed as close as possible to the fixture outlet.
• Demonstrate the proper handling of liquid waste containing grease, flammable wastes and other ingredients harmful to the building drainage system. Confirm the requirements for plumbing fixtures for accessible use and their installation.

PDS 2737 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $329; Non-Sponsoring $399

CRN 2316 Mondays
Oct. 14-Dec. 16
6-10 p.m. Marple

Facility Maintenance

Building & Facility Maintenance Program
This program is designed to teach students the necessary skills to compete in the High Demand Occupations of Building Maintenance Managers and Maintenance Technicians. Students will be able to gain employment as maintenance technicians in residential complexes, healthcare facilities, industrial establishments, and commercial buildings. You will have the opportunity to receive a nationally recognized and respected certification and learn the following skills: Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
• Perform basic carpentry tasks such as framing, drywall, install various types of flooring.
• Read and interpret blueprints, building plans and specifications.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the general requirements of rough-in electrical wiring.
• Demonstrate procedures required for the Plumbing/ HVAC&R pipe and valve installation. • Earn OSHA 10 Construction Industry Certification.
• Earn First Aid CPR Classes start monthly and are offered in a wide variety of options.

JSPD 2736 / Length: 218 hours
Cost: $3,999 (includes all materials and vouchers for certification testing)

CRN 2021 Mon-Thurs, Sat
Sept. 10-May 14
6-10 p.m. Marple


Construction Blueprint Reading
This course presents fundamentals in the understanding and use of basic construction drawings to determine methods and materials of light construction. Emphasis is placed on architectural symbols, use of scales, applied geometry and orthographic projection.

JSPD 0062 / Length: 60 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 1788 Wednesdays
Aug. 28-Nov. 13
6-10 p.m. Marple


Construction First Aid & Safety
This class is an Emergency first-aid and accidentprevention instruction for construction employees and managers. OSHA requirements are stressed in this course. Administrative aspects of recordkeeping requirements, rights and responsibilities, standards, safety program development and implementation are covered. Safety training includes identification and elimination of accident and health hazards, inspection techniques and administration of first-aid and CPR. Upon successful completion of this course, students
should be able to:
• Earn OSHA 30 Certification
• Earn First Aid/CPR Certification

JSPD 0061/Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 1789 Mondays
Aug. 26-Dec. 9 (No class 9/2)
6-9 p.m. Marple