EMCC Offering Subsidized Mini-Split Heat Pump Training

May 20, 2014

Eastern Maine Community College will offer mini-split heat pump training at discounted costs thanks to a grant from Emera Maine.

The subsidy is available to businesses with employees that need to be trained in mini-split heat pump installation and service. The course consists of 60 hours of classroom and lab work, and is designed for Licensed Heating Oil and Gas Technicians, HVAC Technicians, or Licensed Electricians.

Up to 50% of the training costs may be covered by the grant funds. Courses will start in the fall of 2014 and run through the summer of 2015. Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

Topics to be covered are basic heat pump/refrigeration cycle, electricity, and heat pump mechanical, electrical, and electronic components. Lab activities include electrical wiring and troubleshooting, piping techniques, leak testing, evacuation, charging, refrigerant recovery, plus operation and maintenance of mini-split heat pumps.

To inquire about this training opportunity, please contact Matt McLaughlin, Coordinator of Business and Industry, at 207.974.4869 or mmclaughlin@emcc.edu.

Eastern Maine Community College is a two-year college that provides the highest quality post-secondary technical, career and transfer education and serves as a dynamic community and economic development resource. In addition to its Bangor campus, the college has three off-campus higher education centers in Dover-Foxcroft, Ellsworth, and East Millinocket.

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