Retrofit Installer Technician: Building Shell
Dates: January 25-28, 2021
Meets: M, Tu, W and Th from 8:15 AM to 12 Noon
Location: Online: Synchronous
This course is the first in a two-part series that covers pressure diagnostics, air-sealing, insulation installs, moisture management, window and door installation, roof vent installation and more.
The course follows the Department of Energy's standardized curriculum for Weatherization Installer/Technician Fundamentals and has been modified to be consistent with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Job Task Analysis for the Retrofit Installer Technician.
Upon completion of the class, students will be familiar with the tasks performed by a Retrofit Installer Technician and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required to do these tasks.
The structure of the course includes lecture, discuss and practical demonstrations in lab situations.
Montana Weatherization Network members can take this course at no cost. Contact the Montana Weatherization Training center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-586-0070 for a coupon code.
For questions, contact the Montana Weatherization Training Center at email@example.com or 406-586-0070.
Please visit the Montana Weatherization Training Center's website at weatherization.org.
|Registration Fee||$ 395.00|
Online: SynchronousThis is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed. You will receive an automated email from MSU Outreach one business day before the start date with login instructions for the Brightspace (D2L) learning management system. Students may not have access to the course materials until the actual start date. If you do not receive your login information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wyatt CatronWith an academic background in energy science, mathematics and economics from Western Washington University's Institute for Energy Studies, Wyatt is focused on the delivery of accurate principles of building science in the classroom and on developing relevant hands-on activities in the lab. He's currently engaged in developing new topic areas for the Training Center with emphasis on the three C's of building efficiency: comfort, costs and carbon footprints. Before joining the team at the Training Center, Wyatt led energy efficiency and sustainability projects at Western Washington University that included commercial LED lighting retrofits, water leakage monitoring systems and building energy dashboards. Wyatt currently serves on the Climate Team for the Bozeman Sustainability Office.
Aaron MugaasAaron brings deep and relevant experience to the team, with decades of service to the weatherization industry as both a crew member and auditor. He’s also spent time in private industry as a house builder and home inspector. Aaron’s training includes degrees in Biology, and study in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. His focus at the Training Center is on health and safety, building science, hands-on training of practical skills.
Chris DorsiChris manages curriculum development and technical writing projects for the Montana Weatherization Training Center, along with delivering classroom and field training for both professionals and technicians. He's spent the last 40 years developing best practices for the housing industry, including publishing respected textbooks and technical curricula, developing training programs, and operating private construction organizations. Chris holds certifications from the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Heating Professional, Envelope Professional, and Healthy Home Evaluator. He's certified to proctor exams for all these specialties. Chris is the co-author of "Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings," the "Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency," and other respected titles on sustainable design and energy-efficient construction. He's the founder of Habitat X, a nationwide professional development platform.
|01/25/2021||Monday||8:15 AM to 12 N||Online: Synchronous|
|01/26/2021||Tuesday||8:15 AM to 12 N||Online: Synchronous|
|01/27/2021||Wednesday||8:15 AM to 12 N||Online: Synchronous|
|01/28/2021||Thursday||8:15 AM to 12 N||Online: Synchronous|
For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.
Academic Technology and Outreach
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173860
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: (406) 994-6550
Fax: (406) 994-7856
Location: 128 Barnard Hall