Wittichen Supply Company

Continuing Education

Upcoming Courses

Date Course Title Location Contact Size Time
3/17/2020Indoor Air Quality ManagementColumbus StoreColumbus (706-653-1731)208:00AM - 12:00PM
3/30/2020Motor Mastery UniversityBoaz Library 404 Thomas Ave Boaz, Al 35957Albertville (256-878-0381)3512:00PM - 4:00PM
3/31/2020Mini Split Application, Installation, and TroubleshootingBoaz Library 404 Thomas Ave Boaz, Al 35957Albertville (256-878-0381)3512:00PM - 4:00PM
3/31/2020Motor Mastery UniversityWittichen Supply Co. Gadsden Training RoomGadsden (256-547-6958)308:00AM - 12:00PM
4/2/2020Mini Split Application, Installation, and TroubleshootingWittichen Supply Co. Gadsden Training RoomGadsden (256-547-6958)258:00AM - 12:00PM
4/3/2020MotorPro ECM Basics and Trouble ShootingWittichen Supply Co. 1212 Webster Ave. Columbus, GA 31901Columbus (706-653-1731)208:00AM - 12:00PM
4/3/2020Practical Applications of R-22 Interim Replacement RefrigerantsWittichen Supply Co. 1212 Webster Ave. Columbus, GA 31901   2 Hour Class combined with MotorPro ECM Basics and Trouble Shooting.Columbus (706-653-1731)208:00AM - 12:00PM
4/3/2020Mini-Split Technology - Basic CourseCourtyard By Marriott 320 West 3rd. Street Rome, Ga. 30165Rome (706-234-2675)308:00AM - 12:00PM
5/6/2020Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TEV) Theory and OperationGadsden Training RoomGadsden (256-547-6958)308:00AM - 12:00PM
9/23/2020Motor Mastery UniversityColumbus StoreColumbus (706-653-1731)208:00AM - 12:00PM
9/24/2020Fundamentals of VRFWittichen Supply Company 4211 Jackson Hwy Sheffield, Al 35660Sheffield (256-381-2280)208:00AM - 12:00PM
9/30/2020Mini-Split with Inverter TechnologyWittichen Supply Co. 1212 Webster Ave. Columbus, GA 31901Columbus (706-653-1731)208:00AM - 12:00PM

Course Listing

Courses Description Provider Cost Credits
A/C System & Capacity AnalysisLearn to balance indoor air flow, measure sensible heat, latent heat, & heat removal.GSCC$504
Basic Computer Skills Training for HVAC ContractorsThis course is designed to impart basic computer skills to HVAC contractors. This in turn will inform the contractors of the benefits of conducting daily operations via a basic computer system. In addition, this course will provide class participants the opportunity to gain hands-on computer experience. GSCC$504
Basic Management Concepts for HVAC ContractorsThis course will cover legal and business requirements, personnel management, risk management, and business failures. GSCC$504
Blood Borne PathogensThis course provides vital information regarding the prevention of contracting viruses and infections through blood borne pathogens, thereby providing a safe workplace for employees.GSCC$504
Business Law Assets and LiabilitiesThe participants will learn their rights and liabilities as they relate to written and oral agreements, legality, organization types, tort liability, etc. GSCC$504
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)This course will cover basic mechanics of respiration; inadequate breathing; maintaining open air way; rescue breathing for a victim in respiratory arrest; and management of an obstructive airway.GSCC$504
Cleaning Up A Compressor BurnoutCourse Description (Use Attachments if Necessary):  This course the proper procedures to follow for cleaning up a refrigeration or A/C system after you have a compressor burn-out. Anticipated Outcome:  The contractor will lean informative and practical information to help them get it right the first time in order to save time and money.Sporlan$502
Coil CleaningCoil Cleaning: The Clean Coil Program is a comprehensive seminar dedicated to the safe and proper procedure to clean evaporator and condenser coils, window units, and electronic air filters.  The program will help the contractor determine which cleaning method should be utilized for a particular job based on the type and condition of the unit.  The contractor will also learn the benefits of having clean coils and become familiar with the latest coil cleaning techniques. (Approved for CEC Alabama and Georgia 2 hour) Nu-Calgon$502
Comfort Control 2 System (Serial Communication)In this course, participants will learn the advantages of serial communications and understand the components necessary for a serial communicating system.  They will learn fundamental communication concepts and understand the advantages of a serial communicating system for the consumer and the technician.Rheem$754
Comfort Control SystemThis program explores the latest technology in compressor control and protection. Learn how the control utilizes a microprocessor for active protection and sealed contacts to increase compressor reliability.   This program teaches how to check the ESP (External Static Pressure) of a duct system with the use of a Magnehelic gauge. Students will learn that Variable Speed motors as well as X-13 and PSC motors must be applied to duct systems that do not exceed the ESP for which the motors are designed to operate.  By determining the ESP of the duct system, it can be used to determine the airflow (CFM) of the system.     Rheem$554
Compressor Failures - A Systems ApproachCourse Description (Use Attachments if Necessary):  Understanding mechanical compressor failures, how to diagnose them, and how to prevent repeat failures  by looking at the system components and fixing the problem.    Anticipated Outcome:  Knowing how to diagnose a compressor failure and then how to address the system problem that lead to the failure.  We hope to prevent repeat failures.Sporlan$504
Controlling System ContaminationCourse Description (Use Attachments if Necessary):  Understanding air conditioning system contamination, their origin, cause, prevention, and clean-up.  The course  also discusses proper installation of system clean-up components. Anticipated Outcome:  We expect the attendees to gain practical knowledge on how to prevent and correct HVAC system contamination.Sporlan$504
Customer RelationsContractors learn who their customers are, and what they want.GSCC$504
Electrical Safety for HVAC ContractorsThis course takes a comprehensive look at electrical safety issues in the workplace, concentration on HVAC.GSCC$504
First AidThis course will cover descriptions of closed and open injuries; general procedures of wound care; specific considerations and procedures in caring for face and scalp wounds, nosebleeds, eye injuries, neck wounds, abdominal injuries to the genitalia; procedures for dressing and bandaging wounds.GSCC$504
Fundamentals of VRFThis four hour class is designed to take the contractor/technician through the piping variations of the VRF systems and a component by component explanation of the function and troubleshooting techniques for each part.M Frederick Enterprises$554
Gas Furnace Controls: Non-CommunicatingFurnaces produced today utilize a central electronic control to monitor and manage furnace operations. Understanding furnace controls is essential for developing technician proficiency, reducing unnecessary replacements, and improving consumer satisfaction. The Gas Furnace Controls program begins with a general sequence of operation and an overview of components and their function. Building on the general information the program then offers details regarding specific controls, interpreting control, and non-control diagnostic information. Also, covered in this training program are the principles of flame rectification and furnace twinning. Knowing that inadequate indoor airflow is very detrimental to system performance, the final aspect of this course focuses on understanding and measuring system airflow.  Rheem$554
Head Pressure Control - More Bang For Your BuckThis course covers the use of air-side and refrigerant-side components for controlling the head pressure in an A/C or Refrigeration system. The contractor will learn of the operating efficiencies that are gained and cost savings that are realized by controlling head pressure.Sporlan$502
Heat Pumps: Demand Defrost ControlsRecognizing that demand defrost controls are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, this training program reviews the details of demand defrost. Beginning with a fundamental understanding of frost formation the training then discusses how defrost is accomplished and the basic control types. The program provides detailed information on demand defrost, including control logic and changing termination settings. Discussion of the three primary variations of demand controls is provided. This includes the unique features, diagnostic aids, and control replacement tips. The training continues with a section focusing on diagnosing non-control issues. Knowing that inadequate indoor airflow is very detrimental to system performance, the final aspect of this course focuses on understanding and measuring system airflow.  Rheem$554
Home Standby Generator TrainingThe course includes the following topics: Learning the features and benefits of the Home Generator Systems. Proper sizing based on customer's home size and amp rating. Locating product on property to meet code and safety requirements. Learning complete installation instructions for: (a) 100 or 200 amp Automatic Transfer Switch, (b) Air Conditioning Control Module, and (c) Load Control - Power Management System In addition, the students will receive a binder containing complete course information, plus worksheets for sizing and property placement, and a CD containing complete installation, logic, and service manuals for the entire product line.Rheem$654
HVAC/R System Recovery and Evacuation Best PracticesA review of Proper AC/R Recovery and Evacuation Procedures: this course highlights the importance of recovery and evacuation in the AC/R industry, outlines the steps of these processes and how to accelerate each one. This seminar supplies servicing and general maintenance instructions as well as provides helpful Pro-Tips to speed up every job, maintain tools to be in the best condition and ensure that each system is clean, dry, and tight. In turn, this knowledge will reduce job time, increase efficiency and lifespan, reduce warranty call backs, and save contractors time and money. This session utilizes lecture, field examples, demonstrations, and audience participation.Appion$502
IAQ & ZoningThis training covers a wide range of IAQ products such as training on ERV Energy Recovery Units, ventilation codes, sizing and balancing the system, how to size and properly install dehumidifiers, air cleaners and filters, MERV rating, proper sizing and set-up of a zoning system, UV Lights and what they do, and proper set-up of IAQ controls.Honeywell$504
Improve Your Cash Flow by Plugging Your Profit LeaksThis course is specifically designed to provide HVAC business owners and managers with the knowledge and tools needed to manage and improve cash flow.Tina White, CPA$602
Improving Compressor Reliability: A Systems ApproachCompressor failure is often attributed to one or more factors external to the compressor. Taking a “systems” approach, this program discusses how each system impacts the compressor and actions a technician can take to improve compressor reliability.   Determining System Airflow with the use of a Magnehelic gauge will be taught and demonstrated. Incorrect system airflow is the most likely culprit to affect compressor reliability.  Rheem$554
Increase Your Sales by Narrowing Your FocusThis course is specifically designed to provide HVAC business owners and managers with the knowledge and tools needed to create a strategic and operational plan. A Strategic Plan looks at the big picture from a long range perspective whereas the Operational Plan represents the specific tactics for carrying out the Strategic Plan from year to year.Tina White, CPA$602
Indoor Air Quality ManagementIndoor Air Quality Management:  The seminar covers the past, present and future of Indoor Air Quality.  Topics covered in the session: how poor IAQ impacts a business, common causes of poor IAQ, EPA classifications of symptoms, contaminants and buildings, microbiologic contaminants, Legionella and Stachybotrys, filtration methods and devices, and proper preventative maintenance.  (  Approved for CEC Alabama and Georgia 2 hours)  Nu-Calgon$502
Installation & Troubleshooting Higher Efficiency A/C Systems for HVAC ContractorsIntroduction to R-410a Refrigerant. Issues with equipment selection with higher SEER. Troubleshooting variable speed motors. Understanding Temperature-Pressure relationships with R-410a. Troubleshooting refrigeration systems with TXV's.GSCC$504
Introduction to e-Commerce for HVAC ContractorsThis course is designed to inform HVAC contractors of the benefits of conducting research and business via the Internet to enhance his or her business practices. Hands-on computer experience.GSCC$504
Mini Split Application, Installation, and TroubleshootingMini Split Application, Installation, and TroubleshootingFujitsu General America$254
Mini-Split Electrical Diagnostics & Teardown TrainingThis one day regional class provides in-depth troubleshooting for Halcyon Inverter systems. Morning session provides thorough instruction on basic electric and how to use a multi-meter, as well as a complete teardown & rebuild of an indoor wall mount unit. Afternoon session provides instruction on inverter technology and DC components. The afternoon lab includes board level diagnostics and hands on testing of outdoor unit circuit boards with multi-meters.Students need to bring a digital multi-meter with fresh batteries to the class. (Meters are not provided)Multi-meter should be capable of specific component testing; this includes the diode check function and a 4-10 mega-ohm testing capability.Fujitsu General America$508
Mini-Split Technology - Basic CourseThis four hour class will cover mini-splits with inverter and non-inverter compressors. It is taught from the service technician’s point of view. We will explain why the mini-split is different from the standard air conditioning systems the techs are used to installing and servicing. The class addresses installation piping and wiring. Unit sizing and selection. Servicing with error codes and checking the unit out completely with a good meter. This includes checking thermistors and determining refrigerant pressures without the use of gauges. There is an introduction to inverters.M Frederick Enterprises$554
Mini-Split with Inverter Technology  We will explain what an inverter circuit is and how it is used to control the compressor and fan speed. This will explain why the inverter is so efficient. Electronic expansion valves and Brushless D.C. motors will be explained. We will thoroughly cover communication and the related issues and solutions. Servicing all of this new technology by the use of a good meter will be shown. Proper installation techniques will be explained with emphasis on refrigerant line length and size, wiring, and indoor unit placement.M Frederick Enterprises$554
Motor Mastery UniversityPart One: Motor Mastery – HVAC Motor Basics • Basic Motor Understanding • Identifying & Understanding the different types of HVAC motors • Fractional (FHP) & Integral Horsepower motors (IHP) • Understanding characteristics that make up a motor Part Two: ECM Motors • ECM History & Overview • Identifying and understanding different ECM types o Constant Torque, Constant Airflow, Constant Speed • ECM Operation, Troubleshooting, Aftermarket Replacement & Installation • Course will cover how to identify an EC motor, how to choose a replacement and how to wire it back into the system. Regal Beloit$554
MotorPro ECM Basics and Trouble ShootingECM Basics and Trouble Shooting (2 Hours of Credit) 1. Benefits for ECM Technology a. Energy Efficiency b. Precise Control c. Variable Speed d. OEM Programmable e. Low Speed 2. Define “ECM” a. Electronically Commutated Motor b. Common Terms i. BPM – Brushless Permanent Magnet ii. BLDC – Brushless Direct Current iii. ECM – Electronically Commutated Motor 3. How an ECM Operates a. Motor Control b. Rotor and Stator Construction c. Operating Modes i. Constant Torque ii. Constant CFM iii. Constant Speed d. Constant Torque Identification e. Constant CFM (Variable Speed) Identification f. Applications for use 4. Constant Torque ECM Connections a. High Voltage b. Low Voltage c. Connections 5. Trouble Shooting a. ECM Service i. Motor Running ii. Motor Not Running b. High Voltage to the Motor Checks c. Low Voltage to the Motor Checks d. Motor Trouble Shooting i. Inspect Motor Magnets ii. Test Resistance Between Each Phase Terminal iii. Three Pin connector iv. Capacitors v. NTC Thermistor e. Final Checks US Motors$502
Practical Applications of R-22 Interim Replacement RefrigerantsWhether it is environmental, regulatory, or competitive segments that impact our industry, one thing that is constant in the HVACR industry is "CHANGE". This training session will update participants on changes within the regulatory side of our industry (EPA SNAP rulings, CARB, and Climate Alliance Group), provide insight into the current and future refrigerant options available, as well as discuss "best practices" for proper equipment refrigerant conversions. Finally, we'll update everyone on the competitive landscape and provide insight as to why selecting a quality refrigerant is so important. Chemours$502
Preventing Common Minimum Standard ViolationsThe Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors will present a two hour seminar on how contractors can prevent common violations, and an overview of the new law, and the rules and regulations.State of Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration ContractorsNo Charge2
Refrigerant 410AThis program provides essential information regarding Refrigerant 410A as R-22 phases out. The program covers, safety aspects, oil differences, and pressure characteristics of R-410A.   This program teaches how to verify the correct system airflow with the use of a Magnehelic gauge. Correct system airflow must be verified before the R-410A system can be charged correctly.   Rheem$554
Refrigeration OilsRefrigeration Oils:  An in-depth look at Mineral, Alkylbenzene, and Polyolester Oils for the HVACR industry.  This seminar will give the attendees a clear understanding of when and where to use each of these particular oils.  Included in the training is an explanation of viscosity, thermal stability and miscibility and their importance when determining which type of oil to use for a particular system. (Approved for CEC Alabama and Georgia 2  hours) Nu-Calgon$502
Rheem Inverter SystemsThe Inverter Systems course is designed to educate the technician on air conditioning and heat pump systems that utilize inverters and inverter driven compressors. Taking a systems approach the training covers electronic expansion valves, pressure transducers, inverter theory, and inverter operation. The training explains in great detail the sequence of operations, system installation, and diagnostics.Rheem$554
Shootin' Service - Trouble Shooting TEV'sComplete review and analysis of the refrigeration cycle as it relates to the operation, installation, trouble-shooting, and servicing of TEV's. The contractor will learn to take measurements of system parameters (pressures and temps) to help diagnose TEV performance problems.Sporlan$502
Supermarket Refrigeration and Air ConditioningCourse Description (Use Attachments if Necessary):  This course is a highly technical course and covers every aspect of supermarket refrigeration including: Oil Management system, TEV’s, Refrigeration Distribution, Suction Pressure Regulation, Heat Reclaim, Head Pressure Control, Defrost Operation, and more.  The course uses  refrigeration examples, but  the concepts are applied to HVAC as well. Anticipated Outcome:  This seminar will examine current and emerging design trends and also theory of operation and trouble-shooting.  The contractor will receive a good working knowledge of all the components.Sporlan$858
Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TEV) Theory and OperationComprehensive seminar on the TEV. This course explores the theory and application of TEV's and how they interact with the Air Conditioning or Refrigeration system. The contractor will learn what forces and system parameters affect the valves operation and how.Sporlan$504
Thermostatic Expansion Valves: How & WhyThe program explores why the thermostatic expansion valve is used and how it operates. Valve construction, operation, installation and diagnostic procedures are covered. This program is a must in the world of 13 plus SEER equipment.   The job of the Thermostatic Expansion Valve is to control superheat in the evaporator.   But, before condemning the TXV due to improper superheat range we must verify the heat load across the evaporator.  To do so we must verify the correct airflow across the evaporator.  This program will teach and demonstrate how to verify correct system airflow with the use of a Magnehelic gauge.   Rheem$554
Total System ProtectionTotal System Protection:  A thorough look at why burnouts occur and how to prevent them.  We will also present the proper way to clean out a system once a burnout occurs.  The training will also cover what one should do when acid, carbon deposits, sludge, and copper plating exists in a compressor as well as acid testing and acid neutralization.  (Approved for CEC Alabama and Georgia 2 hour)Nu-Calgon$502
Trouble Shooting Heat Pump Systems for HVACBasic study of the Heat Pump Reverse Refrigeration Cycle.  Included will be trouble shooting tips and performance rating formulas.GSCC$504
Troubleshooting Air Conditioning SystemsInstruction on troubleshooting PSC compressors and motors, low voltage systems, integrated control boards, single and two-stage thermostats, and a/c systems equipped with thermostatic expansion valves.GSCC$504
Understanding Pressure - Enthalpy RelationshipCourse Description (Use Attachments if Necessary):  A technical examination of the refrigeration cycle. Anticipated Outcome:  The student will be led through each segment of the Pressure – Enthalpy chart and explore how it should work in an ideal situation as well as “real world” situations.Sporlan$502
Using the Sporlan Selection SoftwareCourse Description (Use Attachments if Necessary):  An in depth look at how the Sporlan Selection program works and what it can do for the HVAC & R contractor. Anticipated Outcome:  The contractor / engineer will lean how to use this software to properly size system components based on actual design conditions.Sporlan$502
Variable Speed Motor Technology Operations Set-Up and DiagnosticsFocusing on the ECM motor this program discusses motor theory, set-up, and detailed diagnostic and replacement procedures. While the program covers fundamental motor information, much of the set-up and wiring diagrams are specific to the (-)BHK & (-)GPL product line. This program teaches how to check the ESP (External Static Pressure) of a duct system with the use of a Magnehelic gauge. Students will learn that Variable Speed motors as well as X-13 and PSC motors must be applied to duct systems that do not exceed the ESP for which the motors are designed to operate.  By determining the ESP of the duct system, it can be used to determine the airflow (CFM) of the system. Rheem$554
Violence in the WorkplaceParticipants gain a heightened level of awareness of the potential for violence.  They learn to recognize the symptoms and how to defuse.GSCC$504
Water TreatmentWater Treatment:  This seminar will give the attendees a thorough understanding of water treatment maintenance for cooling towers, evaporative condensers, boilers, and chillers.  They will learn how to set up a drip feeder, work with an auto-feed system and gain knowledge on how to formulate the correct treatment to prevent and control scale, slime and corrosion. (Approved for CEC Alabama and Georgia 4 hours)  Nu-Calgon$1004
Winter Water TreatmentWinter Water Treatment:  Similar to the water treatment seminar, this program focuses on what a system needs prior to the winter season.  Attendees will learn the differences between ethylene and propylene glycol and the proper treatments for hot/cold closed systems and low make-up steam systems. (Approved for CEC Alabama and Georgia 2 hour)Nu-Calgon$502
Workplace Safety for HVACThe course deals with personal safety and hazard communication, as well as vehicle safety, working at heights, material handling and lifting, compressed gases, etc.GSCC$504