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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WCSAWWA Specialist Cross Connection Control Course

September 14 - 17, 2021

Hosted at: Neighbours Mechanical Ltd. - Regina, SK

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 30 hours over 4 days of theory & practical instruction.

Recertification students attend September 16 & 17 only.

COST

Member Fee               $1,800 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $2,000 + gst

Recertification  Fee    $800 + gst          

Registration due by September 1, 2021.

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

This course is eligible for the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy - apply before June 30, 2021.

 

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Hydronics

September 21 & 22 - SOLD OUT!  Scroll down for November session.

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

 

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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

This course is eligible for the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy - apply before June 30, 2021.

 

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WCSAWWA Specialist Cross Connection Control Course

October 5 - 8, 2021 - SOLD OUT!  Get your name on the waiting list for the next session.

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 30 hours over 4 days of theory & practical instruction.

Recertification students attend October 7 - 8 only.

COST

Member Fee               $1,800 + gst

Non-Member Fee       $2,000 + gst

Recertification  Fee    $800 + gst          

Registration due by September 17, 2021.

REGISTRATION FORM PDF

This course is eligible for the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy - apply before June 30, 2021.

 

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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

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.