Weatherization Associate I & II
These (2) 140-hour per level courses prepare students to recognize, assess, and repair weatherization problems found in the home. Students will become familiar with the tools used to do energy audits on a home; these tools guide the weatherization associate in locating and assessing the problems in the home. The associate will also be trained in building calculations concerning fresh air flow for healthy homes, heat loss from lack of insulation and benefits of adding insulation, and heat loss from excessive air leakage and benefits of air sealing.
As a trade contractor...
Weatherization, sometimes called weatherproofing, is the process of protecting a structure, such as a home or business, from outside elements. Not only can weatherization help decrease energy costs, but it can also help protect buildings from possible water, wind, sun and insect damage. When structures shift or are damaged by the elements, such as wind or rain, it is important that a building's windows and doors maintain an airtight seal to prevent against further damage and energy loss. Caulking, weatherstripping, and insulation can help weatherize a structure. It should be noted that weatherization is a different process than winterization, which refers to those efforts to prepare such things as a home, car, or pool, for an upcoming winter. The benefits of weatherization can also be realized during warm weather by reducing cooling loads.
Opportunities for employment exist for the associate with the weatherization assistance programs, and with energy conscious builders. The associate could start as a helper and work their way to a management position. For existing contractors: the skills obtained in this training could help expand your current construction business.
- $175 Level I
- $175 Level II
- $175 Level III
- $175 Level IV
No additional requirements for this course. Students under 18 years of age must complete a minor permission form.
Contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm and Friday, 8 am - 5 pm at (828) 726-2242 or contact David Coffey at (828) 726-2617 email at firstname.lastname@example.org.