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COURSE LIST

An extra investment in training can pay off in ways beyond technical accuracy and personal productivity. It can help boost morale, increase loyalty, and greatly reduce turnover. Remember, your air conditioning business will always require the human element, and your biggest asset will always be a well-trained employee.

These practical courses are:

  • Packed full of relevant material a technician can use.

  • Only for people who are serious about learning.

  • Only for individuals who are already working in Air Conditioning Installation and Service or related fields.

Current 2018 Technical Education Courses

HVAC Courses

Carrier/Bryant VRF Installation & Start-Up

Carrier/Bryant VRF Installation & Start-Up

The VRF Installation & Start-up course is designed to provide HVAC installers and technicians a foundation and understanding of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology as it applies to the product line. This course teaches fundamental skills needed to install three phase heat recovery VRF systems and heat pump VRF systems. The attendee will gain knowledge on VRF function and control, installation, start up, and common troubleshooting solutions. The fully furnished training center will allow the attendee to practice and apply the lessons with on-site product practice and immediate instructor feedback and support. The field-proven procedures presented in conjunction with a complement of operating systems are an invaluable resource for both the entry-level and experienced installer.

What’s Covered:

  • Safety

  • Equipment Placement

  • Refrigerant Piping

  • Refrigerant System Charge Requirement

  • System Addressing

  • Wiring-High Voltage & Control

  • Controls

  • Startup & Commissioning

Course Dates, Times and Locations

Tuition: $150per session per attendee - Lunch Provided.

Pre-Registration required no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled start date.

Class size - maximum 15 per session.

Toshiba/Carrier VRF Installation & Start-Up

Toshiba/Carrier VRF Installation & Start-Up

The VRF Installation & Start-up course is designed to provide HVAC installers and technicians a foundation and understanding of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology as it applies to the product line. This course teaches fundamental skills needed to install single and three phase heat recovery VRF systems and heat pump VRF systems. The attendee will gain knowledge on VRF function and control, installation, start up, and common troubleshooting solutions. The fully furnished training center will allow the attendee to practice and apply the lessons with on-site product practice and immediate instructor feedback and support. The field-proven procedures presented in conjunction with a complement of operating systems are an invaluable resource for both the entry-level and experienced installer.

What’s Covered:

  • Safety

  • Equipment Placement

  • Refrigerant Piping

  • Refrigerant System Charge Requirement

  • System Addressing

  • Wiring-High Voltage & Control

  • Controls

  • Startup & Commissioning

Course Dates, Times and Locations

Tutition: $150 per session per attendee

Pre-Registration required no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled start date.

Class size - maximum 15 per session.

Carrier/Bryant Ductless Installation & Start-Up

Carrier/Bryant Ductless Installation & Start-Up

The Ductless Installation & Start-up course is designed to provide HVAC installers and technicians a foundation and understanding of ductless technology as it applies to the product line. The attendee will gain knowledge on ductless function and control, installation, start up, and common troubleshooting solutions. The fully furnished training center will allow the attendee to practice and apply the lessons with on-site product practice and immediate instructor feedback and support. This course teaches fundamental skills needed to install single zone residential, multi-zone and single zone light commercial ductless systems. The field-proven procedures presented in conjunction with a complement of operating systems are an invaluable resource for both the entry-level and experienced installer.

What’s Covered:

  • Safety

  • Equipment Placement

  • Refrigerant Piping

  • Refrigerant System Charge Requirement

  • Wiring-High Voltage & Control

  • Controls

  • Startup & Commissioning

  • Homeowner Equipment Education

Course Dates, Times and Locations

Tuition: $150 per session per attendee - Lunch Provided.

Pre-Registration required no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled start date.

Class size - maximum 15 per session.

Electrical Troubleshooting Skills

Electrical Troubleshooting Skills

This course teaches the fundamental and advance skills of troubleshooting electrical system problems in residential and light commercial HVAC systems. Technicians learn proven diagnostic techniques that they can apply immediately back on the job. Participants will gain both the skills and confidence to tackle any electrical system malfunction, with emphasis on a logical, systematic procedure for rapid discovery of failed component and root-cause determination. This class assumes a basic understanding of electrical theory and principles.

Course Work Includes:

  • Identify essential characteristics of an electrical circuit

  • Distinguish various types and styles of wiring diagrams and their intended purpose

  • Recognize electrical symbols and industry standards

  • Read and interpret various wiring schematics and determine sequence of operation

  • Define the function of various printed circuit boards

  • Develop practical troubleshooting approach to isolate and correct electrical system malfunctions

  • Develop safe electrical troubleshooting practices and procedures

  • Perform root cause analysis to prevent repeat failures

Course Dates, Times and Locations

Tuition: $100 per session per attendee.

Pre-Registration required no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled start date.

Class size - Maximum 25 per session.

Airflow & Air Measurement Made Easy

Airflow & Air Measurement Made Easy

This technical seminar covers the topics of Airflow and Air Measurement. The objective is improved knowledge, understanding and ability to solve airside problems. Helps you to “See The Invisible”.

To effectively troubleshoot an air conditioning system, you not only have to understand refrigeration and electricity, but you’d better know what air is all about because a problem in this area can cause poor system performance and component failure.

Air measurement procedures, instruments and airflow calculations are used to measure airflow to solve airside problems. Includes practical discussions covering how improper airflow causes comfort system nightmares. Technicians will gain the skills necessary to successfully identify and solve air side system issues.

Course Dates, Times and Locations

Tutition: $100 per session per attendee

Pre-Registration required no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled start date.

Class size - Maximum 25 per session.

ECM Motors

ECM Motors

“ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor)”

This is a 4-hour technical seminar on the operation, troubleshooting and service techniques on Full Feature Variable Speed Constant Airflow, Multi-Tap Constant Torque & PWM Variable Torque ECM Motors.

Course Dates, Times and Locations

Tutition: $100 per session per attendee

Pre-Registration required no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled start date.

Class size - Maximum 25 per session.

Infinity/Evolution Variable Speed Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

Infinity/Evolution Variable Speed Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

***Carrier & Bryant Dealers Only***

This service training program introduces Infinity/Evolution Variable Speed Air Conditioner & Heat Pump high efficiency outdoor units. These units feature variable speed compressors driven by a variable speed drive. They can use either the Infinity Touch/Evolution Connex communicating controls for full variable speed functionality, or standard 2-stage or single-stage thermostat for limited functionality. The primary purpose of this training seminar is to familiarize you with this product, its components and its operation so that you can install and start-up a new unit, provide service and maintenance for this unit, and troubleshoot problems.

At the completion of the seminar the student will be able to:

  • Identify basic components of the Infinity/Evolution Variable Speed Air Conditioner and Heat Pumps.

  • Describe the operation of the inverter drive compressor and state the precautions to observe when servicing the unit.

  • Identify the proper operating sequences for cooling and heat pump operation.

  • Use the User Interface (UI) to set up the unit and read error code history.

  • Describe proper service procedures for checking, charging and troubleshooting cooling and heat pump problems.

  • Describe proper service and troubleshooting procedures for heat pump EXV.

  • Explain the operation of the variable speed outdoor fan and how to troubleshoot it.

  • Explain how to troubleshoot the variable speed compressor using error codes.

Course Dates, Times and Locations

Tuition: $100 per session per attendee.

Pre-Registration required no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled start date.

Class size - Maximum 25 per session.

Current 2018/2019 Business Courses

Business Courses

Becoming a World Class Retail Organization Through Structural Sales - Part 1

Becoming a World Class Retail Organization Through Structural Sales - Part 1

FAD and Non-FAD Dealers

Develop a structured retail sales process focused on communicating the benefits of our company and the products we represent to the consumer in a manner that leads to them recognizing us as the right choice. Owners, Divisional Managers, and Sales Coordinators should attend Becoming a World Class Retail Organization through Structural Sales Part 1: Developing & Managing the Sales Process to learn how to develop and manage their company's sales process while becoming world-class retailers.

  • Attendees will learn how to increase their sales of high efficiency equipment and accessories while improving their overall company profitability through a structured sales process.

  • Attendees will develop the skills to become world-class retailers who will be able to communicate the value of their company and equipment brands, raiser their average sale, and position their company for a referral.

  • All aspects of lead generation and lead management will be discussed as well as the role of the Sales Coordinator.

City

Date / Time

Course #

Location

Lubbock

November 1st & 2nd, 2018
Day 1 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Day 2 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

BDR2018

RMI Lubbock Training Center
3615 Ave. A

Tuition: Non FAD Dealers - $780; FAD Dealers - $400

Lunch is provided both days; Class size is limited

Pre Wall 1: 4 Steps to $1 Million in Revenue

Pre Wall 1: 4 Steps to $1 Million in Revenue

Pre Wall 1: 4 Steps to $1 Million in Revenue is focused on residential dealers currently generating less than $600,000 per year in revenue. It is also valuable for larger dealers who are struggling with profitability or cash and want a better understanding of pricing and the overhead cost of running a business. Contractors will be shown the 4 things they need to do each day to generate $1 Million in revenue and how to do them profitably. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of what it takes to reach $1 Million in revenue.

Class Includes: 30+ tools, templates, and spreadsheets and is certified for NATE CEU's

Class Mission:

  • Class Mission & Identifying What You Need

  • The 4 Steps

  • The Cost of Doing Business

  • Lead Generation & Tracking for Service and Maintenance

  • Pricing

  • Starting & Finishing Well

  • Raising & Communicating Your Value

  • Administration

  • What Do I Do First?

  • Implementation

City

Date / Time

Course #

Location

AUSTIN

January 17, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
January 18, 2019 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

BDR119

RMI North Training Center
1100 Kramer Lane

Tuition: Non FAD Dealers - $780; FAD Dealers - $400

Lunch is provided - Class size is limited

Cancellation Policy: The full amount of the course will be billed to the dealer

if canceled with less than 120 days written notice to Robert Madden Ind.

Top Gun Technician Excellence – Beyond Diagnostics

Top Gun Technician Excellence – Beyond Diagnostics

Top Gun Technician Excellence – Beyond Diagnostics is a two-day team building class that will provide service technicians with the “soft” tools to perform their job better. Through a series of breakouts, technicians will develop improved customer communication skills, learn how to drive customer satisfaction, sales leads, and referrals through a defined service delivery procedure. This process will help technicians reduce callbacks, improve revenue generation, and increase job satisfaction while increasing their overall value to the company.

This class is certified for NATE CEU's

Class Mission:

  • Understand how important your role as a technician is for the company as a whole, not just service.

  • To understand the costs involved in running a profitable, well-oiled service department.

  • Identify the necessary traits needed to fulfill the role of “today’s” service technician.

  • How to do the right thing for the client and reduce callbacks.

  • Understand how to turn a one-time customer into a long-term client and create a lasting relationship.

  • Provide the tools and training necessary to increase your value to the company, become Top Gun Service Professionals, and increase your overall job satisfaction.

  • Learn the steps to develop and maintain a professional image in the eyes of a client.

  • Develop the process and tools together to create lasting customer relationships, a true client base.

  • Build a positive client service attitude that leads to happy clients and referrals.

  • Learn how to communicate options in “homeowner” speak and guide them in making decisions.

City

Date / Time

Course #

Location

AUSTIN

March 5, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
March 6, 2018 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

BDR219

RMI North Training Center
1100 Kramer Lane

Tuition: Non FAD Dealers - $780; FAD Dealers - $400

Lunch is provided - Class size is limited

Cancellation Policy: The full amount of the course will be billed to the dealer

if canceled with less than 120 days written notice to Robert Madden Ind.

Labor Management: Retail-focus

Labor Management: Retail-focus

Labor Management: Retail-focus teaches dealers the opportunity cost of a lost labor hour, as well as how to leverage their existing crews into the most productive and efficient revenue-generating team possible. After completing this course, dealers will have the knowledge they need to become the chosen company to work for in town, attracting the best installers as employees. Attendees will also learn the “soft skills” that will help them ensure satisfied customers, sell accessories, and generate valuable referral leads as they complete high-quality, retail installations.

This class is certified for NATE CEU's

Class Mission:

  • Understand the true relationship between labor and profit

  • Understand the true relationship between labor and overhead

  • Discover the true cost of a lost hour due to inefficiency

  • Discover the profit impact of saving an hour of labor from better management

  • Develop labor strategies to do more business volume with the same number of revenue producers

  • Develop hiring and communication performance processes

  • Learn how to manage labor by putting in place processes and procedures

  • Understand how to complete retail installations that generate future referrals

  • Learn the human factor when managing revenue producers

  • Put in place an implementation process to reduce labor and overhead dollars and percentages and RAISE profit dollars and percentages

City

Date / Time

Course #

Location

AUSTIN

October 24, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
October 25, 2019 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

BDR319

RMI North Training Center
1100 Kramer Lane

Tuition: Non FAD Dealers - $780; FAD Dealers - $400

Lunch is provided - Class size is limited

Cancellation Policy: The full amount of the course will be billed to the dealer

if canceled with less than 120 days written notice to Robert Madden Ind.