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Jefferson County tradesmen are required to earn a total of 12 Professional Education Units (PEUs) every 3 years. We offer a wide variety of courses for each trade. If you require assistance with course advising or registration, you may contact the Continuing Education Office at: 
(636) 481-3144.

The Continuing Education
Department at Jefferson
College in partnership
with the Jefferson County
Building Commission is
pleased to offer courses
for our area tradesmen,
which satisfy their ongoing
Professional Education
Unit (PEU) requirement.
A total of 1 (PEU) is
awarded for every 2 
course contact hours.

Trades Included are:

  • Electricians
  • HVAC
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Plumbers 


**Check out our Construction Trades Brochure for more information!

NOTE: To ensure proper credits for Online Courses, you MUST
contact the Continuing Education office to register with us.

We are pleased to announce our NEW Online Training Partner, JADE Learning. This online partner features many of the most sought after online training courses for Electricians and Engineers. Simply click on the links below for more information on each course listing.

HVAC Courses



HVAC Mechanical Code

This course is designed for HVAC professionals with an emphasis on the mechanical code and meets the requirement for professional development for HVAC contractors. Many municipalities require someone licensed to install equipment which requires advanced skills, knowledge, and experience to install correctly. Permits are required and only a licensed HVAC or Electrical master can apply for the permits in some jurisdictions. The following is a general overview of the mechanical code and what it covers for safe and proper installation of HVAC air conditioning and heating equipment.

HVAC Mechanical Code Overview

  • Mechanical Code Administration
  • Basic Installation of Mechanical Equipment


Ventilation Code Overview – Ventilation

  • Exhaust Systems
  • Duct Systems
  • Combustion Air
  • Chimneys and Vents
  • Special Appliances, Fireplaces, and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances


Boiler Code Overview – Boilers 

  • Water Heaters
  • Pressure Vessels


Refrigeration Code Overview – Refrigeration

  • Hydronic Piping
  • Fuel Oil Piping and Storage
  • Solar Systems


HVAC Mechanical Codes

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: T,R, October 27th & October 29th
                                       5:00pm - 9:00pm 
                             S, October 31st,
                                      8:00am - 12:00pm 
                             F, November 6th,
                                      5:00pm - 9:00pm 
                             S, November 7th,
                                      8:00am - 4:00pm                        
Sessions: 5
Instructor: Bill Kaune 
Location: Jefferson College Arnold, Room 325
Fee: $299 
CRN# To Be Announced

NOTE: This course is worth 24 Contact Hours and a total of 12 PEUs (Professional Education Units), as approved by the Jefferson Country Code Enforcement Board. 


Fuel Gas Codes and Pipe Sizing 

The Fuel Gas Codes and Pipe Sizing course is based on the International Fuel Gas Code, and is intended for HVAC professionals who install and service heating systems and appliances. The course will cover administration and code enforcement, general regulations, sizing, installations, chimneys, vents, specific appliances, and gaseous hydrogen systems. This course will cover the most current code updates, and is approved by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Commission, for PEU (Professional Education Units) credit, which will count toward the required 12 PEUs per licensing cycle.

Call for Summer and Fall class information

Day/Date/Time: F, December 11th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm 
                              S, December 12th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fee: $175 
Instructor: William Kaune 
Location: Jefferson College Arnold, Room 325
CRN# 26039

NOTE: This course is worth 12 Contact Hours and a total of 6 PEUs (Professional Education Units), as approved by the Jefferson Country Code Enforcement Commission. 

**Required materials: 2015 International Fuel Gas Code Book ISBN 978-1-60983-477-7


Meet Your Instructor:  Bill Kaune
Director, Jefferson College HVAC Program

Bill Kaune is a    1976 graduate of Jefferson College. He worked for Laclede Gas for thirty-three years; first as a commercial service technician, and ten years as a supervisor. Mr. Kaune began teaching at Jefferson College in 2000 as an adjunct instructor, and became a full-time instructor in 2010. In the past four years, he has initiated many new courses and modified existing ones to meet industry demands. His HVAC Program was awarded the HVAC Excellence Accreditation in 2013.

















































































































Online HVAC Courses: Online Course Provider:

HVAC Equipment and Systems:
Small Office Buildings

HVAC & R Controls


HVAC Systems and Control Fundamentals

HVAC Technician Fundamentals

HVAC Technician Career Prep

HVAC Technician


   Career Training

















Plumbing, Drainlaying, Lawn Irrigation & Sprinklerfitting Courses
Jefferson College is pleased to announce the addition of our NEW Jefferson County Code Enforcement Board-Approved course offerings for area Plumbers, Lawn Irrigation Professionals, Drainlayers, and Sprinklerfitters. These courses are approved to meet the PEU requirements by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Board.      NOTE: Not all of these courses are approved for ALL of the plumbing related trades. Exceptions will be noted under the course content.

Day/Date/Time: M, December 7th,
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Jefferson College Arnold,
Room 325
Instructor: Charles Redecker 
Fee: $59 

Required Course Materials: 

2009 International Plumbing Code Book

Jefferson County Code Amendments


Plumbing Code*

This course will explain the sections of the 2009 International Plumbing Code and what sections of the code to look up for specific answers to ensure code standards. We will review the Jefferson County amendments and how they affect plumbing installations. 

*This course has been approved by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Board as a CODE course worth 2.0 PEUs toward the current license cycle for Plumbers, Drainlayers, and Lawn Irrigation Professionals.


Plumbing Estimation*


This course will explain how to successfully estimate drain, waste, and vent water systems. This course will also focus on obtaining material take off and on how to put together a successful bid proposal and prepare a contract.

NOTE: This course has been approved by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Board and is designated as an ELECTIVE course, worth 2.0 PEUs toward the current licensing cycle for Plumbers, Drainlayers, and Lawn Irrigation Professionals. 

Day/Date/Time: M, December 14th, 
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Jefferson College Arnold, Room 325 
Instructor: Charles Redecker 
Fee: $59 
CRN# 26140 


Plumbing Blue Print Reading*

This course will explain how to successfully interpret plumbing drainage and water distribution systems with a focus on material take off and how to make and understand isometric drawings.  *NOTE: This course has been approved by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Board as a CODE course worth 2.0 PEUs toward the current license cycle for Plumbers, Drainlayers, Sprinklerfitters, and Lawn Irrigation Professionals.

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: M, December 21st,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Jefferson College Arnold, Room 325 
Instructor: Charles Redecker 
Fee: $59 
CRN# 26141 


Meet Your Instructor:  Charles Redecker

We are pleased to introduce our new instructor, Charles Redecker. He comes to us with vast experience and a great deal of specialized training with multiple certifications crossing numerous disciplines. Charles will be instructing our Plumbing, Drainlaying, Sprinklerfitter and Lawn Irrigation courses. His impressive credentials and experience are outlined below.




June 1969 – June 1973
     O’ Fallon Technical Plumbing Training


July 1973 – November 1979    
     Plumbers Local 35 / Infield Training /
     Plumbing / Professional Management Training


Master Plumber / Drainlayer in  Missouri and Illinois Certified Backflow Preventor Instructor, Installer, and Tester Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Certified Arch, Mig, Tig Gas and Electric Arc Welding
Certified to Teach Blueprint Reading / Interpretation Experienced Lead Pipe / Wiping Installer


Certified to Teach Adult Education

1.  St. Louis County Special School District Heating and Cooling & Electrical

2.  Ranken Technical College Master Instructor Plumbing/ Pipefitting/ General  Construction

3. Independent Plumbing Contractors Association - Teaching Plumbing Apprenticeship through the United States Department of Labor

4. Associated Builders & Contractors– Currently Teaching Developed and Designed Training Programs  for; Plumbing / Pipefitting / Backflow Prevention / Code Study / Continuing Education Units Certified by the State of Missouri and by the North Central American College


Water Softener Installation / Repair

Experienced with a Backhoe / Skidsteer / Bobcat / Heavy Equipment
Class A Driver’s License with Endorsements
Certification in Management: Start, Improve, and Control Service Work with Motivation to Maximize Employee Performance and Potential
O.S.H.A. Certified Member of the American Society of Sanitary Engineers -#4180
Member of the Missouri Smallflows Organization
Member of the Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals
Member of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials -#96844

Member of the ABC Construction Organization – Professional Instructor Plumbing St. Louis

Vice-President and Founding Member of the Independent Plumbing Contractors Association

Professional Case Consultant to the Dubail Judge Law Firm



Other Courses:


Marketing Research
Business Law
Sales Managment
Business Communications
Money & Banking
Inventory Control
Government & Business
Accounting/ Profit & Loss Statements
Electrical Heating & Cooling
General Management


Charles has also completed several courses with Success International Academy:

1. Technician Training, Sales, Straight Forward Pricing.

2. Repairs vs. Replacement.

3. Drain Cleaning Service Training.

4. Train the Trainer; both with the NCCER and PSI.

5. Water Softener and Water Heater – Train the Trainer.

6. Completion of the Phoenix Program – This is the Jim Abrams book and workbook “Guide to Contractors Greatness”. This course included monthly meetings with several contractors sharing ideas and business practices. 


Licenses Retained:


St. Louis County Master Plumber - #P5253
St. Louis County Master Drainlayer  - #D6259
St. Louis County Mechanical Contractors - #MCC-X0063
St. Louis City Master Plumber / Drainlayer - #112
St. Charles City Master Plumber / Drainlayer
St. Charles County Master Plumber - #P3393A
St. Charles County Master Drainlayer - #D6244
Jefferson County Missouri Master Plumber - #007
Jefferson County Missouri Master Drainlayer - #007
Jefferson County Missouri Irrigation Sprinklers- #007

The State of Illinois Master Plumber - #058-102518

The State of Illinois Water Well Pump Installation Contractors  -#101-809838

State of Missouri Backflow for ASSE - #083894

State Of Missouri Advanced On-Site Water / Septic Tank Systems - #34125

Track Pipe Endorsement Certification - #1138503

Lead Renovation Certified- #R-L-19605-10-00012

OSHA Certified

Tub and Shower/ Fixture Resurface Certified

CDL A Commercial Drivers License

Master Estimator

Master Trainer / Motivator

National Center for Construction Education and Research, as an instructor and principal.

Master Plumber Kansas City Missouri with gas certification #205302


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CE Registration Info

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Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO 63050*
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until payment is received
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Continuing Education Office,
Administration Building,
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm 
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Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm
Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
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