Pennsylvania Short Courses

Boiler Plant Operations and Maintenance

The 2018 Boiler Plant Operations and Maintenance short course is now closed. More information about future short course opportunities will be posted as it becomes available. 

Electrical Safety

The 2018 Electrical Safety short course is scheduled for May 23–25, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

Instructed by Scott McCall and Brian Johnson, the Electrical Safety course is designed to benefit electricians, supervisors, physical plant engineers, technicians, and other who need a fundamental understanding of electrical theory and the safe operation and maintenance of these systems. The course will conclude with a tour of the Pegula Ice Arena, so attendees are advised to bring safety sunglasses. Students completing this program will earn a certificate of completion and professional development hours will be awarded for 100% participation and attendance. 

Topics discussed during this two and a half day course include:

  • NFPA 70 E
  • Arc Flash Training
  • Ground and Bonding
  • Various Safety Topics

This class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to contract agency personnel. The registration deadline is May 14, 2018.

HVAC Technical Conference

The HVAC Technical Conference is a two and one-half day course designed to benefit heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians, facility managers, general maintenance technicians, and other facility maintenance or management personnel who need a basic understanding of HVAC system operation and maintenance.  Students completing this program will earn a certificate of completion. The HVAC Technical Conference is scheduled for June 11–13, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

Topics discussed during this two and a half day course include:

  • Basic Thermodynamics for HVAC
  • Steam Trap and Condensate Pressure Pumps Design and Operation
  • HVAC Equipment and Steam
  • Replacing Coils
  • Steam Safety

This class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to contract agency personnel. The registration deadline is June 1, 2018.

Effective Facility Management

Offered as a complimentary course for agency contract personnel or at a nominal fee for non-contract personnel, the Effective Facility Management course provides an orderly progression of course topics on a three-year schedule. The 2018 Effective Facility Management – Year I course is scheduled for July 16–18, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. It is designed for the beginning facilty or building manager and personnel that need to better understand facility infrastructure fundamentals. Facility personnel interested in attending the EFM course are encouraged to register early, as prospects frequently encounter a waitlist.

Topics discussed during this three-day course include:

  • Operations and Maintenance Best Practices
  • Sustainability Best Practices
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Utilities: Demand and Supply
  • HVAC Fundamentals
  • Lighting
  • Safety

This class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to contract agency personnel. The registration deadline is July 6, 2018.

 
 

About

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides facilities engineering services, education programs, and energy management to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835