Education Spotlight

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The AAA offers a wide variety of maintenance training and certifications. Please check the CALENDAR for current dates and to register.

Below is a list of the courses that we offer annually, but be sure to check the actual calendar as we often add classes to meet the changing needs of our members based on what is going on in the industry.


This course offers basic training in the fundamentals of refrigeration theory and its application in the daily work activities of entry-level or assistant maintenance personnel. After a review of safety and EPA regulations, we will cover system and components, installation and replacement and troubleshooting. Lab exercises have been developed to demonstrate the hands-on application of the procedures taught in the classroom.
1 day course - $ 150 members/ $175 non-members

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This course begins with a short review of safety and EPA regulations. Basic electrical theory as it relates to AC will be covered, to include operating and control voltage and wire sizing. Components and controls will be demonstrated. Troubleshooting of the most common problems will be practiced on HVAC circuit boards as well as actual units.
1 day course- $225 members/$250 non-members

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Rules and regulations, legal requirements, swimming pool structures, basic operation of public pools and spas, basic pool water chemistry and chemicals, techniques for solving water problems, and safety are part of a Certified Pool Operator Training course. Below the surface, you will find that there is much more to swimming pools than meets the eye. The National Swimming Pool Foundation's (NSPF) Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) course provides a wealth of information to anyone involved in pools. On behalf of NSPF and Pool Operation Management, you will receive essential training along with other valuable information and resources. We Start Promptly at 8:30 a.m. Course includes material and exam. The exam will be given at the end of the second day.
2 day course $250 members/$300 non-members

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This course is intended to satisfy EPA requirements for an approved level of instruction in the area of environmental protection. All maintenance personnel handling refrigerant must be certified through an EPA approved program.
1 day course $150 members/$185 non-members

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Don’t get caught unprepared when R-22 Refrigerant is no longer the refrigerant of choice. Learn how to make smart financial decisions for your company. HFCs such as R-410A, R-407C and R-134a are the refrigerants of choice for this generation. Learn alternatives to having to use R-410A which require all new recovery equipment and techniques. R-410A operates at 40 to 70 percent higher pressures; safety is most certainly a factor for any service person handling the equipment.
1-day course $150 members/$175 non-members.

Topics to be covered:
• Phase out Schedule
• Characteristics of R-410A
• Fundamentals of Operation for R-410A
• R-410A Equipment & Tools
• R-410A Safety
• Fractionation, Blending & Temperature Glide
• Recharging Blend Refrigerants
• Understanding Oils

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All prices are subject to change without notice.

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