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)




2017 JTAC TRAINING COURSES & Certifications

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


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 2017


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 2017

J.T.A.C. LONDON - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - TBA 2017


Combustion Basics (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

The evening session will review Combustion theory and practical information. Combustion analysis is critical to maximizing efficiency and saving energy. Combustion analyzers and their features will be highlighted.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 2017


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 - April 20, 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - TBA 2017


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
Thursday May 11, 2017 6:30pm – 9:00pm


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 2017


DAIKIN VRV VARIABLE REFRIGERANT VOLUME ONTARIO EXTENDED WARRANTY

16 students Maximum

This 16-hour course is approved by Ontario Daikin distributor for Extended Warranty Coverage throughout Ontario for the Installation of DAIKIN Variable Refrigerant Volume Systems. Participants will be provided Factory Installation and Service information, and required software. Upon successful completion, which includes 100% attendance, the participants will receive Extended Warranty Coverage throughout Ontario only on Daikin VRV Systems.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA

Saturday May 27, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm Sunday May 28, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm.


DDC Control Basics (Yorkland)

15 participants max

The session covers DDC controls and terminology. Participants will be exposed to various application programming techniques. 

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 2017


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 2017

J.T.A.C. LONDON - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 2017


Easy I/O (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

WEEKEND SESSION: Hands-on Training and labs form configuring the device and graphics for this allin-one controller. Free software tool provided. Suitable for those individuals who want an entry level DDC control package or wish to learn more about Niagara (Tridium) tools without licenses Participants that wish factory certification are required to issue a PO# to Yorkland Controls for $200 (optional).

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTONS - TBA 2017


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 2017


Flame Safeguard Basics and Combustion Review (Yorkland)

15 participants max

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

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. LONDON - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 2017


Gas Pressure Regulators & Maxitrol (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

The evening session will cover gas pressure regulators, vent limiting devices and electronic gas flame modulation systems.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON
Thursday April 13, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm


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 Class 1 (Brampton)
Multiple Classes: Dates begin in January 2017 - 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.

GT2 Weekend Class 2 (Brampton)
Dates beginning upon a full class. 

GT3 Weekend Class 3 (Brampton)
Dates beginning in December 2016. 

GT2 Modified (Brampton)
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)


GT1 Modified Class 1 (Ottawa)
September/October 2017

  • 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.

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
Thursday April 27, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm


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
Thursday April 6, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm


Johnson Controls DDC (Yorkland)

15 participants max.

Evening session covering Johnson Controls Legacy and new (PCG) controllers. Software and Hardware available for hands-on training on servicing the controllers and commissioning and minor changes to an existing application

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 2017


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
April 21-23, 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA
Friday April 7, 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday April 8, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm Sunday April 9, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - UA LOCAL 800
Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm *** Dependent on requests from membership.


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 2017

J.T.A.C. OTTAWA - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. SUDBURY - TBA 2017

J.T.A.C. SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO
Friday April 28, 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday April 29, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm Sunday April 30, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm


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 1 & 2

15 participants max.

 The session covers Pneumatic Control theory and practical calibration of Thermostats and Hands-on on setup of Receiver Controllers. 

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON - TBA 2017


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
April 6th, 2017, April 20, 2017, April 27, 2017, May 4, 2017


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
Thursdays April 2017: 6, 13, 20 & 27 6:30pm – 9:30pm


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 2017


Zoning & VAV Basics (Yorkland)

15 participants max

Review of pressure dependent and independent systems with hands-on using self configuring products from various manufacturers (Viconics, KMC, Schneider, and Johnson Controls). At the end of the session, participants will set up a complete zoning system without special software tools.

J.T.A.C. BRAMPTON
April 6th, 2016 6:30pm


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