Before Arriving For Class

REQUIRED ITEMS

LAPTOP COMPUTER

You will need a laptop for classroom study and access to our files; A Windows operating system is required. Please have the following software installed on your laptop before arriving. (They are all free.) If you have trouble installing any of these, don’t worry, we will help you when you arrive. We just ask to be as prepared as possible as it saves time so you can get right to learning.

Download Adobe Reader
Download Internet Explorer

TEXTBOOK


The book Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 3rd Ed, by Eric Kleinert, is required and can be purchased from Amazon.

SUGGESTED READING

To better prepare yourself for class, we suggest reading Chapter 6 Electricity and Chapter 7 Electronics from Troubleshooting & Repairing Major Appliances, 3rd Ed, by Eric Kleinert, before attending class.

Purchase Textbook


EPA CERTIFICATION

(Only for classes containing refrigeration)

 

Please obtain your EPA certification before coming to a refrigeration class. You are required to show proof of your certification before you can work on refrigeration products. If you are not sure, feel free to contact our staff with any questions you may have.

You will need a 608 Type I certification. Don’t worry, the test is open book and doesn’t require hands on experience to pass.

Take EPA Test

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

I.D. & MAJOR CREDIT CARD

Please bring a valid credit card for security purposes and a photo ID to verify your identity.

AGE

You must be 18 years of age or older no later than the first day of class.

EMAIL ADDRESS

Please come prepared with an email address that you can access from anywhere.
This is required to register for our cloud document service which hosts thousands of service manuals and various other job aides. We recommend Gmail.

SIGN UP FOR GMAIL

PREPARING YOUR TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

FLYING TO OUR LOCATION

Primary Choice:(CLE) Cleveland Hopkins Airport

55 miles from CLE to Fred’s Flats

Secondary Choice:(CAK) Akron/Canton Airport

84 Miles from CAK to Fred’s Flats

TRANSPORTATION

If transportation is needed from the airport to the flats (or from the flats to the airport), it is the responsibility of the student. We recommend contacting one of these services prior to arriving.

Cleveland Limo Taxi
Michael Gallagher
216-272-7831

Shima Limo
888-546-6288
shimalimo.com

Lake Erie Limo
440-749-6090
lakeerielimo.com

The flats are within walking distance of the classroom and lab. It is about a 3 minute walk. It is not a necessity to have a vehicle while attending our Academy.

FLATS ACCESSIBILITY

Once you register, please watch for another email that will supply you the code to access your living space at our flats.

You are allowed to check in on the Sunday before class starts and check out on the Saturday after class ends before noon.


Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and School Registration Number 13-03-2010T