Monday, March 21, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
CEU Value 0.2
Retention Versus Instructors
Dr. Timothy Muckey, El Camino Community College
Student Retention is the sole responsibility of an instructor and the fact is instructor behavior, mannerisms,
character, speech, attitude and other personal traits affect student retention more than any other single
element. Have you wondered why some instructors seldom lose students while others can hardly keep them?
This class is for you. Recent research and statistics will be revealed, but the focus of the presentation will be
on the key element of all programs - The Instructor. Learn how to keep your students once you get them!
Grounding Your Students in Electricity
Richard and Irene Wirz, Refrigeration Training Services
Teaching HVACR electricity can be difficult for instructors and bewildering for students. This session will show
how you can make it both fun and meaningful. Attendees will see how animated PowerPoints and photos can
be used to make electrical diagrams and troubleshooting easy to understand and relevant to what students
will see on the job.
Evolving Compressor Electronics Technology
Bob Feathers, Emerson Climate Technologies
Electronic modules are becoming the norm. Today’s technician must have a competent working
understanding of how these devices assist in troubleshooting the compressor and HVACR systems. In this
presentation we will review how the compressor is used as a sensor to help the technician be more efficient
at his or her job. The attendees will be able to share this information with students and apprentices to have
an understanding of the benefits of electronics for our industry. This session will review Comfort and
Performance Alert modules and the early versions of Intelligent Store Discus. CoreSense Protection and
Diagnostics will be covered so that the technician can understand the fault codes and troubleshoot the
Industrial Refrigeration: Opportunities, Jobs and Associations
Greg Jourdan, Wenatchee Valley College
This session will describe industrial refrigeration job markets, and how instructors can connect jobs with
students. Topics will include industrial refrigeration systems, halocarbon vs. ammonia, flooded, pumped
systems, two stage, and cascade. It will also identify associations to link educational resources with
instructors and student opportunities.