Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan Inc.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan offers a varied range of training courses for its members. Our goal is to offer members a selection of courses that will meet a variety of training needs throughout the year.

 

Cannabis in the Workplace & Succession Planning

  April 16th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

Cannabis in the Workplace—HR Issues and Plan Design

Cannabis in the workplace, whether recreational or medical, requires clear HR policies.  Medical cannabis has also recently been offered by most insurers as an option to add to the company benefits plan. Deb will be offering insights on both.

Cannabis in the Workplace—Legal Perspective

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada presents new challenges for employers as they manage their workplace and insist that their employees are productive and free from impairment.
Succession Planning

Focusing on topics such as: You have built a great business, now how do you get out? Who are the potential buyers? Why are you selling? Does it make sense financially? How do you valuate the business and maximize its value at sale? 

 
COST
Member Price: $50 + GST
Non-Member Price: $65 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: April 9th, 2019    

 

Residential Heat Loss & Heat Gain Calculations
by HRAI
  April 23rd - 26th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Regina or Saskatoon
This 4 day course is based on the new CSA standard F-280-12 "Determining the Required Capacity of Residential Space Heating and Cooling Appliances" a nationally recognized standard which is referenced by all Canadian Building Codes. 

This course takes students through step by step calculations to help them determine the required or appropriate appliances after understanding the heat loss and heat gain in building envelope. The calculation includes examining above and below grade HLHG, air leakage and ventilation and the influence that people, appliances and window shading have on the system.

With successful completion of this course, participants will be recognized by municipal building officials and and plans examiners for having the technical competency needed to preform residential load calcuations and select the appropriate HVAC appliances. 

PLEASE NOTE: This course is not being run by the MCAS. All registration forms must be returned to HRAI. 
 
COST
HRAI Member Price: $770 + GST
Non- HRAI Member Price: $1025 + GST
Registration Form - Regina    
Registration Form - Saskatoon    

 

 

AC Theory

  April 30th - May 1st, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

This 2 day course will cover the following:

  • Refrigerants
  • Basic refigeration cycle
  • Air movement and fans
  • Duct sizing and installation
  • Psychrometrics
  • Economizers and mixing air
  • Installations
 
COST
Member Price: $750 + GST
Non-Member Price: $900 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: April 16th, 2019
 

 

AC Labs

  May 14th -17th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Regina

The lab session includes hands on training for residential air conditioning systems. The participants will work on a number of different air conditioning systems and will learn how to safely use gauge sets, recovery machines and vacuum pumps. The main topics include:

  • Measurements of system parameters including superheat and sub-cooling
  • Refrigerant charging and recovery
  • Nitrogen purging and evacuation

THE LAB SESSION RUNS FOR ONE DAY—PLEASE CHOOSE EITHER MAY 2ND OR MAY 3RD. YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN AIR CONDITIONING LEVEL ONE (in previous years) OR AIR CONDITIONING THEORY TO REGISTER IN THIS COURSE.

 
COST
Member Price: $750 + GST
Non-Member Price: $900 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: April 16th, 2019    

 

Cross Connections - Regina

  May 14th -17th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

The program's emphasis is on hazards, devices,  and testing. It is designed for those already involved with the planning, design, installation, maintenance, and inspection of plumbing, piping systems, or water-supplied equipment that connects to the potable water system, either inside or outside of buildings. The pressure differential between the two systems may cause contaminated or polluted fluids to flow through connections with no control, ultimately changing the quality of the potable water. Reversal of flow in the water may be unpredictable. Backflow education and training will help you to effectively combat all actual and potential types of cross-connections. 

 
COST
Member Price: $1,550 + GST
Non-Member Price: $1,940 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: April 30th, 2019
 

 

Cross Connections #2

  September 17th - 20th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

The program's emphasis is on hazards, devices,  and testing. It is designed for those already involved with the planning, design, installation, maintenance, and inspection of plumbing, piping systems, or water-supplied equipment that connects to the potable water system, either inside or outside of buildings. The pressure differential between the two systems may cause contaminated or polluted fluids to flow through connections with no control, ultimately changing the quality of the potable water. Reversal of flow in the water may be unpredictable. Backflow education and training will help you to effectively combat all actual and potential types of cross-connections. 

 
COST
Member Price: $1,550 + GST
Non-Member Price: $1,940 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: September 3rd, 2019    

 

HVAC Level 2

  Nov 19th - 21st, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

This 3 day course will cover the following:

  • AC electricity
  • Capacitors
  • Drawing and reading intermediate wiring diagrams
  • Motor theory
  • Troubleshooting motors
  • Thermostat and control wiring
  • Troubleshooting heating and cooling control circuits

Please Note:  HVAC Level 1 is required

 
COST
Member Price: $850 + GST
Non-Member Price: $950 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: November 5th, 2019
 


 

Please note that all training is held at the SaskEnergy/MCAS Joint Training Centre in Saskatoon unless otherwise stated.


If there is something specific that you are looking for please feel free to contact the office and we would be happy to help you.

Past Courses

  • Growing and Developing Service Supervisors
  • Small Projects Management
  • Making the Numbers Work
  • Managing Your Cash Flow
  • Financial Statement: What You Always Wanted to Know
  • HVAC Level 1 and 2 technical courses
  • AC Theory and Practical Labs
     

Training Testimonials:

"We always believed in ongoing training, and prior to my involvement with the MCAS, was never able to find affordable, quality and trade specific training for my employees.Through the availability of MCAS training programs, we have been able to offer our employees the training required to keep us up to date and become industry leaders in our community. Thank you MCAS."

Luc Kadziolka Owner/President
Mr. Plumber
Prince Albert, SK



The Technical Training Center
The Technical Training Center was developed in partnership with SaskEnergy and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan. This provincial natural gas trades training centre was designed to provide a facility for technical training to both SaskEnergy and the Mechanical Contractors Industry.

This facility is available for rent to our members interested in hosting their own training.
Give the office a call at (306) 664-2154 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details!

Rental Information

AC Labs

  May 1st OR May 2nd, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

The lab session includes hands on training for residential air conditioning systems. The participants will work on a number of different air conditioning systems and will learn how to safely use gauge sets, recovery machines and vacuum pumps. The main topics include:

  • Measurements of system parameters including superheat and sub-cooling
  • Refrigerant charging and recovery
  • Nitrogen purging and evacuation

THE LAB SESSION RUNS FOR ONE DAY—PLEASE CHOOSE EITHER MAY 2ND OR MAY 3RD. YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN AIR CONDITIONING LEVEL ONE (in previous years) OR AIR CONDITIONING THEORY TO REGISTER IN THIS COURSE.

 
COST
Member Price: $750 + GST
Non-Member Price: $900 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: April 16th, 2019
 

 

AC Labs

  May 14th -17th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Reginan

The lab session includes hands on training for residential air conditioning systems. The participants will work on a number of different air conditioning systems and will learn how to safely use gauge sets, recovery machines and vacuum pumps. The main topics include:

  • Measurements of system parameters including superheat and sub-cooling
  • Refrigerant charging and recovery
  • Nitrogen purging and evacuation

THE LAB SESSION RUNS FOR ONE DAY—PLEASE CHOOSE EITHER MAY 2ND OR MAY 3RD. YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN AIR CONDITIONING LEVEL ONE (in previous years) OR AIR CONDITIONING THEORY TO REGISTER IN THIS COURSE.

 
COST
Member Price: $750 + GST
Non-Member Price: $900 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: April 16th, 2019