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.

 

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Medical Gas Installation Training

March 22 - 26, 2021

SaskEnergy Training Centre & PEAK Mechanical - Saskatoon

Upon successful completion of this CSA-recognized course, the journey-person plumber or steamfitter/pipefitter will be eligible to challenge the CSA Medical Gas Piping Installer’s Exam for certification to install, commission, and maintain medical gas piping systems. This course consists of the required 32 hours of classroom theory plus the required 4 hours of practical hands-on application. The practical application is a brazing test that will result in an individual qualification as required by the CSA.

Students will learn to:

·         Determine the overall concept of the CSA Z7396.1 Standard and the requirements for installer certification, common trade practices and protocol for hospital shutdowns.

·         Determine the correct materials to be used for the installation of medical gas systems.

·         Determine installation procedures for distribution pipelines systems and terminal units in accordance with the Standard.

·         Install and maintain master and local alarms.

·         Install and maintain the supply sources for medical gas systems.

·         Test piping systems in accordance with the Standard and accompany the testing agency with their testing requirements.

This course is a pass / fail. A minimum grade of 70 percent on the theory assessments is required to pass this course.

COST

MCAS Member Fee     $1,800 + gst

Non-Member Fee        $2,500 + gst

Registration due by March 3, 2021

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

100% Reimbursement available through the RE-OPEN SASKATCHEWAN TRAINING SUBSIDY.

 

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Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

April 1st, 2021 - Four Points by Sheraton, Regina

This environmental awareness training program, based on Environment Canada's "Code of Practice for Elimination of Fluorocarbon Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems", deals with environmentally-correct equipment design, proper handling of refrigerants, and will prepare participants for complying with Federal and Provincial Regulations covering refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Specific topics covered are: Science of ozone depletion, leak detection methods, system charging procedures, special maintenance provisions, and refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycle, and reclamation equipment.

1.5 hours allotted to the final exam.

Participants who get 75% or higher on the exam will receive certification and get an Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) card.

This course is for:

Those who require the ODP/ODS Certification for the purchasing and/or handling of refrigerants throughout Canada, to fulfill provincial and federal regulations. This certification is NOT a trade license or trade qualification

COST

MCAS Member Fee     $250 + gst

Non-Member Fee        $250 + gst

REGISTRATION FORM PDF - Regina - Registration due by March 15, 2021.

100% Reimbursement available through the RE-OPEN SASKATCHEWAN TRAINING SUBSIDY.

 

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AC Labs & Theory

April 20 – 23, 2021

SaskEnergy Training Centre, Saskatoon

The two days of theory will cover the following:

  • Refrigerants
  • Basic refrigeration cycle
  • Air movement and fans
  • Duct sizing and installation
  • Psychrometrics
  • Economizers and mixing air
  • Installations

The lab session includes hands on training for residential air conditioning systems.  The participants will work on a variety 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 is only one day - choose either April 22 or 23.  Participants must have AC Level 1 or AC Theory before enrolling in the lab session.

COST

Member Fee               $1,500 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $1,800 + gst

Registration due by April 2, 2021.

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

100% Reimbursement available through the RE-OPEN SASKATCHEWAN TRAINING SUBSIDY - apply before March 31, 2021.

 

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HVAC Level 1

May 18 - 20, 2021

SaskEnergy Training Centre, Saskatoon

This course will cover the following:

  • Understanding electricity
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams
  • Measuring voltage, current and resistance
  • Transformers
  • Fuses
  • Relays
  • Temperature Controls
  • Safety Controls

This course is 24 hours over 3 days of theory & practical instruction and qualifies for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

COST

Member Fee               $1,200 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $1,500 + gst

Registration due by April 30, 2021.

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

100% Reimbursement available through the RE-OPEN SASKATCHEWAN TRAINING SUBSIDY - apply before March 31, 2021.

 

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Hydronics

June 23 - 24, 2021

SaskEnergy Training Centre, Saskatoon

Day 1—Students learn advantages of hydronic systems, boilers, venting and combustion, air pumps, air control, expansion tanks, valves, emitters, controls, and balancing. A working hydronics board and computer software will be used to visually demonstrate many of the principles presented.  Attendees will leave with a good understanding of how all the pieces in hydronics systems function and interact. They will be able to lay out the components in the correct order for proper operation and diagnose problems in existing systems.

Day 2—Students focus on Hydronic System Design – defining requirements, piping layout, selecting equipment, pipe/pump sizing, operating temperatures, control strategies.  The group will design a system from scratch and receive Excel spreadsheet programs to do routine calculations for hydronic system design/analysis.  The instruction also covers: 

·         Primary-secondary piping, pumping and control – including how to analyze temperature relationships. 

·         Boiler controls – including code requirements for safety.

·         Variable-speed pumping – how it works and how to control.

·         Hydronic troubleshooting techniques – analyze operational problems in hydronic systems and the tools required.

Basic electrical troubleshooting – using a multimeter and/or test light to troubleshoot low voltage control circuits.

COST

Member Fee               $1,000 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $1,200 + gst

Registration due by June 7, 2021

 
100% Reimbursement available through the RE-OPEN SASKATCHEWAN TRAINING SUBSIDY - apply after February 23 but before March 31, 2021.
 

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HVAC Level 2

September 28 - 30, 2021

SaskEnergy Training Centre, Saskatoon

This 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

This course is 24 hours over 3 days of theory & practical instruction and qualifies for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

Please note HVAC Level 1 is required prior to taking HVAC Level 2.

COST

Member Fee               $1,200 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $1,500 + gst

Registration due by September 10, 2021.

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

 

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WCSAWWA Specialist Cross Connection Control Course

October 26 - 29, 2021

SaskEnergy Training Centre, Saskatoon

Learn to effectively combat the hazards of contaminated or polluted fluids impacting the quality of potable water.  This course 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.

Successful completion of both written & practical exams is required to receive your AWWA Cross Connection Control Specialist Tester Certificate.

This course is 32 hours over 4 days of theory & practical instruction and qualifies for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

Recertification students attend October 28-29 only.

COST

Member Fee               $1,800 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $2,000 + gst

Registration due by September 10, 2021.

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

 

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Hydronics Course

November 17 - 18, 2021

SaskEnergy Training Centre, Saskatoon

Day 1—Students learn advantages of hydronic systems, boilers, venting and combustion, air pumps, air control, expansion tanks, valves, emitters, controls, and balancing. A working hydronics board and computer software will be used to visually demonstrate many of the principles presented.  Attendees will leave with a good understanding of how all the pieces in hydronics systems function and interact. They will be able to lay out the components in the correct order for proper operation and diagnose problems in existing systems.

Day 2—Students focus on Hydronic System Design – defining requirements, piping layout, selecting equipment, pipe/pump sizing, operating temperatures, control strategies.  The group will design a system from scratch and receive Excel spreadsheet programs to do routine calculations for hydronic system design/analysis.  The instruction also covers: 

·         Primary-secondary piping, pumping and control – including how to analyze temperature relationships. 

·         Boiler controls – including code requirements for safety.

·         Variable-speed pumping – how it works and how to control.

·         Hydronic troubleshooting techniques – analyze operational problems in hydronic systems and the tools required.

Basic electrical troubleshooting – using a multimeter and/or test light to troubleshoot low voltage control circuits.

COST

Member Fee               $1,000 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $1,200 + gst

Registration due by October 29, 2021

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

 

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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.
Call the office 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

 

Cancellation Policy

Once registered, if you are not available to attend, you may send someone else in your place.

If you need to cancel all together, please send written notification to MCAS at least seven business days prior to the course start date for a full refund.