GCC’s Summer Weatherization Installer Course
Posted on Friday May 31st 2013
GCC is recruiting students for our Weatherization Installer Course, still 78 hours, but for Summer it will be a fast-tracked 6 week version of our usual 12 week Fall schedule.
It is geared for beginners looking to get into the weatherization field, and prepares for BPI certification as a professional Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer. This course meets the requirements to earn 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward a MA Construction Supervisor License (CSL).
GCC instructor Bick Corsa’s reputation for building tight super-insulated houses has generated great demand for his work. His skills in solving building problems have proven practical and attractive, yet remain inexpensive.
Date: June 20th – July 30th, 2013
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30AM-2:30PM, including two Saturdays from 9AM-3PM June 29th and July 20th (6 weeks)
Location: Franklin County Technical School
Instructor: Bick Corsa
Register: http://www.gcc.mass.edu/workforce-development/sustainable-energy/weatherization-installer/ or call 413-775-1661.
Note: BPI exam fee is not included with registration, but grant funding is available to pay part of exam fee. GCC will set up a BPI exam following the course proctored by CET for an additional $650-$1050. For more information about the course and exam contact Alex Floratos Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-775-1660.
After completing this course, students will be qualified to work as professional air sealing technicians and insulation installers by learning to:
- Determine where the thermal boundary should be in any typical single family residence and identify potential air leakage points in that barrier
- Identify appropriate insulation materials for any given application in a single family residence, seal and test their seals for air-tightness
- Install all standard insulation materials in a manner that assures maximum insulating value, minimal damage to the property, occupant health and safety, and compliance with all relevant building and fire codes
- Install house ventilation components
- Work in a manner that ensures their own safety and the safety of job-site residents and property
Prerequisites for enrollment in the course include:
· High school diploma or GED
· Basic math skills
· Ability to read a measuring tape and calculate simple measurements
· Reading, writing, and speaking English at a minimum of the 8th grade level
· Basic carpentry skills
· Satisfactory report on a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)/Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check to be conducted by the College
· Students must be able to wear a respirator and use other required safety equipment (i.e. latex gloves.) and should not have any respiratory issues
If there is a conflict with the Summer daytime schedule, we are offering the regular 12 week schedule this Fall in the evenings (4:30PM-7:30PM) from September 10-November 26th, 2013, plus two Saturday house visits on 10/5 and 11/2.
Please help share this, and contact Alex, below, if you need more information.
Alexandra Floratos Sullivan
MassGREEN N. Tier Training Coordinator
Greenfield Community College
270 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301