School Policy Information
1. Courses: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Fundamentals, Gas Furnace, Heat Pumps and EPA Seminar, all of which are Vocational Technical courses.

2. Governing Body / Administration/ Ownership:
Ben Engelking, 23024 Brier Road, Brier, WA 98036,
Telephone (425) 778-2510

3. Instructors and Qualifications:
Head Master Engelking P.E., the instructor, is both a Professional Engineer and a Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic, with over 25 years of field experience. He has taught at Lake Washington Vo-Tec in Kirkland, WA. and is a Certified Vo-Tec Instructor. He has served on the Board of Examiners for the City of Seattle Refrigeration Licenses.

4. Length of courses:

  • ACHP Fundamentals: 8 weeks - 96 hrs.
  • Gas Furnace Class: 2 weeks, 2 Saturdays - 40 hrs.
  • Refrigeration Fund.: 1 week - 4 evening classes - 12 hrs.
  • EPA Seminar/ test: 1 Saturday - 6 hrs.
  • RS 103 - AC Service: 1 week - 40 hrs.
  • HVAC Elec. Adm. / Tech. Seminars - 8 hrs.
  • Seattle Refrigeration Code Review - 4 hrs.

5. School Calendar: See addendum class dates. No legal holidays observed.

6. Class Hours:
ACR101 (M-Th) Evenings 6:30 - 9:30 (PM)
GS102 (M-Th) Evenings 6:30 - 9:30 (PM) + 2 SATs: 9-5

7. Placement Assistance: The school cannot guarantee job placement, but actively pursues placement of our graduates with local contractors and employers in this field.

8. Student Conduct Code: Students will abide to the written conduct code as shown on page 6 of this catalog. Any disputes will be addressed by DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Everett, WA.

9. Attendance Requirements: Attendance at scheduled class meetings is expected. If more than 4 classes are unexcused absences, the student is placed probation. An additional unexcused absence, will cause termination from the program.

10. Standard of Progress: Students taking this course will be evaluated on a PASS/ NO PASS system. On the first day of class, each student is given a written task sheet titled "TASKS for SUCCESS." This task sheet has 88 hands-on tasks for the Air Conditioning course and 24 Tasks for the Gas Furnace course, while the Heat Pump Seminar has a final written exam that the student will need to answer 70% correct to graduate. In the aforementioned first two classes, the student retains in his possession the "TASKS for SUCCESS." The student will need to complete at least 52 tasks by the end of the 6th week. If not completed by then, the student will be on probation for 1 week in which to complete these tasks. If not completed by the 7th week, he will be terminated from the program. Each task must be proficiently demonstrated to the instructor prior to sign off. EPA Seminar is for information use only, no certificate being offered.

  

11. Training Program Facilities: The facilities are located in a commercial shop of nearly 1400 sq. ft. The school has 12 workbench stations for teams of 2 students per bench which are equipped with a complete sets of hand tools, specialty tools and test equipment using state of the art field techniques.

12. Class Size: Maximum of 24 students per session.

13. Student Aid: The school at this time does not have financial aid, grants or scholarships.

14. Refund Policy: The refund policy follows the requirements as set forth by Washington State Law and is incorporated on page 6 of this brochure. Veteran students will be subject to refund policy by VA requirements.

15. Tuition Cost: are shown on page 4 of this catalog.  A $100 deposit is required to insure a place in class. Payment in full is due by the first night of class, unless the student has previously committed to the installment payment plan. All tools used in our shop and lab sessions are furnished by the school.

Required Tools: ACHP 105, RS103: Manifold Gauge Set ($100) & Fluke 322  ($150), GS 102: Fluke16 ($150). These may be purchased from local  supply houses.

Basic refrigeration tool sets for personal use may be purchased for a cost of $500 to $650 from local supply houses.

16.Certification of Completion: Upon completion the respective "Tasks for Success" a CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION will be awarded.

17. Prior Credit. Prior credit may be given for applicable previous education and training. Students will be given an opportunity on the first day of class to challenge any items appearing on the "Tasks for Success" and demonstrate proficiency of these challenged tasks.

18. Records -Student Transcripts are kept at the HVAC School and made available to the student and others as provided under law.

19. State License: THIS SCHOOL IS LICENSED UNDER CHAPTER 28C.10RCW. INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS OR ANY OTHER PRIVATE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL MAY BE MADE TO THE: WORKFORCE TRAINING AND EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD, 128 10TH AVE. SW, SIXTH FLOOR, PO BOX 43105, OLYMPIA, WA. 98504 -3105   (360- 753-5673)

I hereby certify that the contents of this catalog/ brochure are true and correct in content and policy.

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B. R. Engelking, P E. DATE OF PUBLICATION 5.2.2014