Short Courses

All courses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and held virtually via Zoom.


Boiler Short Course—Distributed Heating Systems, Equipment, and Operations

May 17 – 19, 2022

Are you “in-tune” with your distributed heating systems and equipment? Would you like to explore troubleshooting techniques to help identify and prevent equipment failures? The PSFEI Boiler Short Course may be just what you need. Participants will learn the fundamentals of selecting, operating, and maintaining different types of distributed heating systems. This course is intended for boiler operators, utility plant supervisors, maintenance managers, and other facility maintenance or management personnel who want a more thorough understanding of their decentralized heating systems.

Continuing Education Units and a certificate of completion will be awarded for 100% attendance and participation.

Course Instructors

The deadline to register is May 3, 2022.

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Electrical Short Course—Fundamentals of Electrical Drawings and Schematics

June 7 – 9, 2022

Do you want to become more familiar with the different types of electrical drawings that relate to your facility? Do you want to improve your ability to interpret these drawings? The Electrical Short Course may be just what you need. Electrical drawings are critical for maintaining, operating, troubleshooting, and retrofitting your power systems. Designed to benefit electricians, supervisors, physical plant engineers, technicians, and other facility maintenance or management personnel, this course will explore the fundamentals required to interpret and use the most popular types of electrical construction drawings and circuit schematics.

Continuing Education Units and a certificate of completion will be awarded for 100% attendance and participation.

Course Instructors 

The deadline to register is May 24, 2022.

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HVAC Short Course—System Equipment, Purpose, and Performance

June 21 – 23, 2022

Operations and maintenance personnel, facility managers, engineers who support facilities, and anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems should attend this year's HVAC multi-day course.

Learn how to:

  • Determine the impacts of leakage on equipment sizing, pressurization, temperature, humidity, and comfort
  • Identify weak points or strengths of system choices to ensure the best application
  • Navigate construction design documents to identify system type, purpose, schedules, and sequence of operations
  • Recognize ventilation deficiencies, control methods, and occupant requirements
  • Troubleshoot the HVAC system
  • Understand the fundamentals of psychrometrics

Continuing Education Units and a certificate of completion will be awarded for 100% attendance and participation. 

Course Instructors

The deadline to register is June 7, 2022.

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Effective Facility Management—Year 2 
Basic Management, Communication, and Supervisory Skills

July 12 – 14, 2022

Join us for one of the most successful education programs offered by PSFEI—the Effective Facility Management course, a three-year program of unique courses that provides an orderly progression of topics to enhance the knowledge, skills, abilities, and effectiveness of facility management personnel.

Effective Facility Management—Year 2 is designed to benefit facility managers, general maintenance technicians, and other facility maintenance or management personnel who have a desire to strengthen their leadership abilities by developing basic management, communication, and supervisory skills.  

Continuing Education Units and a certificate of completion will be awarded for 100% attendance and participation. Participants who complete the three-year program (Years 1, 2, and 3 in any sequence) will be awarded with a plaque.

Course Instructors

The deadline to register is June 28, 2022.

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About

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments 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