Joint Training & Apprenticeship Committee (JTAC) provides U.A. members, Apprenticeship members, and Students with the most comprehensive training courses and resources in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR)


2019- 2020 JTAC787 TRAINING COURSES & Certifications

Reserve your spot in an upcoming Journeyperson Training Course or Certification. If there are enough Apprentices or Journeypersons interested we will announce more training sessions. Thank you.

only U.A. Local 787 apprentices and journeypersons can rsvp courses


Brazing Fundamentals & Test Practice

12 Students max.

This one day class offers the opportunity to brush up on proper safety and theory of brazing copper to copper, copper to Brass, & copper to Steel. In class will be approx. 2.5 hours combined with 4 hours of practical in the shop on sizes of 1 3/8" O.D. Up to 2 5/8" OD. The emphasis of this program is to prepare the Brazer for passing the TSSA brazing tests offered through ORACA and Local 787 JTAC. No certificates will be issued for this class. 

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 


Combustion Analysis Training (TPI)

20 participants max

Review of the procedures for performing combustion analysis and how the analyzer deciphers this and determine what the readings mean. Materials supplied.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 

J.T.A.C. LONDON - TBA 

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - TBA 


Combustion Basics (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

Session will cover the combustion cycle and how to analyse and increase the efficiency of combustion. Various uses of the analysers will be reviewed.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - November 28th, 2019

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 


CO2 Carbon Dioxide (R744)

Certification Training (12 students Maximum/ 9 minimum)

Fundamentals of carbon dioxide refrigeration systems, safety, design, installation, operation and maintenance and handling of the refrigerant for Subcritical and Transcritical R744 applications. Working on an actual Transcritical CO2 trainer, similar to what might be found in a supermarket application, the participant will charge, commission and decommission a CO2 system.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 

J.T.A.C. SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO - TBA 

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - TBA 


Control Basics (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

Covers non-DDC control basics and terminology. Participants will work with hands-on electronic controllers from Johnson and Honeywell to set up common HVACR applications.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


Chiller & Cooling Tower Operation and Maintenance of Chillers

Both Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Systems will be covered, with an added emphasis on Cooling Tower Operation and Maintenance.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


DDC Control Basics (Yorkland)

15 participants max

Basics of controls and control terminology and handson configuration of IP based controllers to demonstrate control PID loops.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - October 19th, 2019
J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - January 23rd, 2020
J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - March 12th, 2020


Demand Control Ventilation Applications (Yorkland) including economizers)

15 participants max

DCV provides real savings and opportunity to engage customers by showing how they can take advantage of utility rebates for upgrading systems. Hands-on training for setting up the next generation of ZIP and Jade Economizers when replacing older systems. Review of the energy savings tools, service setup, and retrofit opportunities in the winter months. Course dates for winter 2017 for London & Ottawa will be determined once there is a full class. Please register with the J.T.A.C.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA

J.T.A.C. LONDON - TBA

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA


Easy I/O (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

Using a generic Easy I/O Controller, students will program simple systems using block programming. Students will be provided pre-course material so that they can get the most of the evening session.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - November 14th, 2019


Electronically Commutated Motors (ECM)

12 Students max.

Understanding and working with Electronically Commutated Motors; Gentek, Evergreen, Nidec, Rescue, EBM-Papst, Rosenberg.  ECM is the Fractional Horse Power replacement of the future.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


Flame Safeguard Basics and Combustion Review (Yorkland)

15 participants max

Basics will be covered including trouble shooting of Honeywell and Fireye, and different types of flame failure detection and diagnostics.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - October 10th, 2019

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - November 20th, 2019

J.T.A.C. LONDON - January 22nd, 2020 


Gas TSSA Fuels Technician Certification Courses

The JTAC offers classes for all levels of Fuel Technician courses at the Training Centre in Brampton including GT1, GT2 and GT3 weekend programs, which are delivered every other Saturday and Sunday. In addition, we offer Modified GT1 blocks, Modified OBT 3/2 blocks (as needed) and Modified GT2 blocks (as needed and subject to TSSA approval). All Fuel Energies Technician courses are on a sign-up date basis and confirmation of payment for course materials prior to attending. Classes must be filled prior to us running a subsequent class.

GT1 Modified Program - Class 1 (Brampton)
Multiple Classes: Dates begin in 2019 - 3 weeks’ recess: exam on last day - 18 days (2 x 9 day blocks) of intensive training (100% attendance is required for modified TSSA programs). A Letter of Proof of Experience on G1 equipment is required.
 

Session 1: Oct 19 – Oct 27, 2019

Session 2: Nov 9 – Nov 17, 2019

 

GT1 Modified Program – Class 2 (Brampton)

Session 1: Mar 7 – 15, 2020

Session 2: Mar 28 – Apr 5, 2020

 

GT1 Modified Program – Class 3 (Ottawa)

Session 1: Apr 25 – May 3, 2020

Session 2: May 23 – May 31, 2020

 

GT1 Weekend Program

10 Weekends every other weekend, schedule may be effected by statutory holidays.

Start date: Nov 16, 2019

End date: Apr 19, 2020

GT2 Modified Program

As the GT2 modified program is delivered in four, 9 day blocks over a period of 4 months, it is subject to pre-requisites. Applicants must meet the following criteria to participate in the G2 Modified program:

  • 4,000 documented hours of HVACR trade experience

  • Satisfactory completion of Level 2 of the JTAC Apprenticeship Training Program or satisfactory completion of MTCU 313A/313D Level 1 trade school

  • (100% attendance is required for modified TSSA programs)

Session 1: Nov 30 – Dec 8,2019

Session 2: Jan 11 – Jan 19, 2020

Session 3: Feb 1 – Feb 9, 2020

Session 4: Feb 22 – Mar 1, 2020

 


Honeywell (Vulcain) Gas Detection (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

Gas detection – from refrigeration systems and mechanical rooms to parking. Structures and office complexes – Honeywell Analytics offers complete packages for use in common monitoring situations.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


Hydronic Application with Valve and Actuator Controls (Yorkland)

Hydronic Application with Valve and Actuator Controls (Yorkland) 15 participants max.

This session is provided as evening session Typical Hydronic systems will be covered with focus on control and Valve and Actuator selection.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


Johnson DDC FIELD ControlERS(Yorkland)

15 participants max.

Johnson Controls Legacy and new (PCG and Verasys) controllers, software. Students will configure simple HVAC systems and troubleshoot them, from a service perspective.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - February 13th, 2020


LG VRF VARIABLE REFRIGERANT FLOW

Level 1 Certification (16 students Maximum)

This 20-hour course is approved by LG for Certification for the Installation of LG Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Participants will be provided Factory Installation and Service information, and required software. Upon successful completion, which includes 100% attendance, the participants will receive LG VRF Certification. 

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - TBA 


Maxitrol Selectra and Gas Pressure Regulators (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

The evening session will cover gas pressure regulators, vent limiting devices and electronic gas flame Gas pressure regulators , sizing and controls will be covered.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - December 5th, 2019 



Mitsubishi Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

 

Level 1 Certification (16 students Maximum)

This 20 hour course is approved by Mitsubishi for Certification for the Installation of Mitsubishi Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Participants will be provided Factory Installation and Service information, and required software. Upon successful completion, which includes 100% attendance, the participants will receive Mitsubishi VRF Certification. Individuals are required to bring laptops.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - TBA 

J.T.A.C. SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO - TBA 


ODP On-Demand (NO FEE)

All members need to have a valid/current ODP card.
If you have let your card expire then you must take the FULL 1 Day course.
If your card is current, please fill out the renewal form attached, prior to expiry and send to the JTAC office via mail, email or fax, 6 weeks prior to the expiry date of your current ODP, you can download the ODP Renewal form from the JTAC website www.jtac787.org or call the JTAC office for ODP Renewal or Registration into a class. You can fax completed ODP renewal form to 905-790-9711 or email Violeta at violeta.popov@jtac787.org

 


O.R.A.C. Brazing Certification

The description is coming soon


Pneumatics

15 participants max.

The session covers Pneumatic Control theory and practical hands-oncalibration of Thermostats.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - November 7th, 2019


REFRIGERANT HANDLING CERTIFICATION

The description is coming soon


Trane Precedent, Voyager & Intelli-Pak

12 Students max.

Roof Top Control Systems. Using, servicing and troubleshooting of the associated microprocessor control modules. To include ignition and economizer.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


Valves, Actuators and PID loops

Valve piping configuration, Sizing, universal linkages and control types will be covered.


J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - January 9th, 2020




VFD Variable Frequency Drive Basics

12 Students max.

This course will provide an over-view of current drive fundamentals, PWM, basic electronics, operation, maintenance, hazards, load types, fusing, load and line reactors, harmonic distortion, control strategies, and PID. Lab work included.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


Welding Technology 1

8 Students max. 

This course requires no previous welding experience, but will give the student the opportunity to learn the basic safety required for electric arc welding. The three processes of SMAW (Stick), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG) welding will be covered. Emphasis will be on proper set-up of the welding machine for each process, the different filler metals, and techniques for each. The student will have the opportunity to try each process in the practical sessions on mild steel.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA


Zoning Systems (Yorkland)

15 participants max

Review of pressure dependant and independent systems with hands-on using self configuring products from various manufacturers ( Viconics, KMC, Schneider, and Johnson Controls).

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - December 19th, 2019


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