Basic Electrical and HVAC Skills for the Maintenance Professional


Target Audience:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees with little or no experience with electric and HVAC systems.

Summary and Objectives:

This is an introductory course for maintenance professionals to learn how to perform basic electrical and HVAC systems repairs and installations. This course will instruct non-electricians and non-HVAC technicians how to operate, maintain, trouble shoot, and do basic repairs to HVAC and electrical systems, and reduce equipment downtime quickly and safely. This course offers hands-on skill improvement with a test at the end to become EPA-608 certified.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    * Apply electrical and HVAC theories and standards.
    * Use electrical and HVAC test equipment.
    * Apply electrical and HVAC safety procedures.
    * Verify a circuit is de-energized.
    * Test and troubleshoot equipment.

This class requires the student to provide their own basic PPE (safety toed boots, hardhat, eye protection (clear), ear protection, gloves, safety vest, and appropriate attire. Training materials and all other safety equipment will be provided.

FWS employees interested in taking this course must register for this course and get their supervisor approval in DOI Talent, where they will then be waitlisted. Then they must complete the following student selection survey in MS Forms:  A course selection committee will select a limited number of students from the waitlist based on their selection survey answers. Those on the waitlist will be notified about their selection status within two weeks after the course registration has closed.

Competency Addressed:

Electrical - Intermediate, Problem Solving - Advanced, Attention to Detail - Intermediate, Critical Thinking - Intermediate, Technical Competence - Intermediate, Mechanical - Intermediate

Course Short Name
Course Type
Training Tuition Cost
36 hours
Training Credit Hours
Semester Hours

Questions and Registration


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