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Construction Trades Professional Education Units (PEUs)

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.

Here is a list of some of the approved courses as approved by the Jefferson County Department of County Services and Code Enforcement Jefferson College Approved Courses

The courses are approved by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Office and St Louis County.

Here is a link to the approved courses for St. Louis County Approved Contractor PEU Course List

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:

  • HVAC
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Plumbers 
  • Electricians

HVAC Courses

HVAC Mechanical Code (PD3-967)     

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. 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. 

HVAC Mechanical Code Overview

  • Mechanical Code AdministrationHVAC
  • 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                                         

Fee: $299 

Fuel Gas Codes and Pipe Sizing (PD3-986)

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. 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. 

Fee: $159  **Required materials: 2018 International Fuel Gas Code Book ISBN 978-1-60983-741-9

Meet HVAC 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. 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 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.
     




Plumbing Codes Review (PD4-980)

This course will explain the sections of the  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. Note: This is a two-part course, and students must enroll in BOTH parts to get a full 8 hours of credit, worth 4 PEUs.

Required Course Materials: 

  • International Plumbing Code Book
  • Jefferson County Code Amendments 

Fee: $59 per session 


Plumbing Estimation*(PD4-982


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. 

Fee: $59


Plumbing Blue Print Reading* (PD4-981)

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.

Fee: $59

Plumbing: Backflow Prevention (PD4-987)

We will discuss the degree of hazards per prevention class. We will explain the operation of the vacuum breaker, pressure vacuum, and double check and reduced principle backflow preventer. We will study the State of Missouri Backflow Regulations, and explain the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) regulations and requirements for backflow design and installation. This course does not include any hands-on, but rather theory understanding only. NOTE: This course has been approved by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Board and is designated as a CODE course, worth 2.0 PEUs toward the current licensing cycle for Plumbers.

Fee: $59


Plumbing Mathematics (PD4-988)

We will learn how to use formulas for computing pipe angle measurements. We will compute decimals, fractions, water pressure, melting points, pipe, and fitting data and threaded pipe take off and cutting. Students will need to bring a small calculator, paper and pencil for working on math calculations. 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.

Fee: $59

Business of Plumbing (PD4-989

This course will focus on the requirements to start a plumbing company and how to choose the area of work that you want to do such as; commercial or residential. Also, how to understand a profit/loss statement, and how to negotiate with vendors. In addition, the course will discuss whether to buy, rent, or lease equipment; as well as marketing and advertising for your company, and processing collections. 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.

Fee: $59

Plumbing Backflow Prevention Training and Certification Program

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Training and Certification Examination (ASSE)

At this forty (40) hour training class, participants will be presented with the guidelines used for acceptable practices of testing backflow prevention assemblies. The participants will also learn the principles of cross-connection control and the methods devices, and assemblies used to protect the potable water system. The training and knowledge provided will prepare the student for the jurisdiction’s recognized examination. On the final day of the training, the ASSE 5110 tester certification examination will be administered. The written exam for an initial tester certification consists of 100 questions (and) certification candidate must demonstrate the field test procedure for a reduced pressure principle assembly, double check valve assembly, pressure vacuum breaker assembly, and spill-resistant vacuum breaker assembly. Note: The Backflow Prevention Reference Manual (Third Edition) is the required text for this course.

FEE: $649

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Recertification Training and Examination (ASSE 5110)

During this eight (8) hour training, participants will review the guidelines used for acceptable practices of testing backflow prevention assemblies. The participants will receive the information and skills to help them pass the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) Recertification Examination. At the end of the course, the recertification examination will be administered. This consists of a written and hands-on examination. This training is mandatory in order for the tester to re-certify under ASSE program guidelines. The written exam for the tester recertification consists of 25 questions. In the practical examination, the candidate must demonstrate the proper field test procedure for a reduced pressure principle assembly, double check valve assembly, pressure vacuum breaker assembly. This class is to re-certify those who were previously certified to perform the inspection of cross-connection control and backflow prevention systems. Certification cannot be more than 6 months expired. Provide a copy of your certification card which will be submitted
to ASSE upon completion of the course and exam.

FEE: $395

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Electrical Courses

JADE Learning features many of the most sought after online training courses for Electricians and Engineers. The approved courses are:

Course

Course #

Hours

2017 NEC Changes

JADE1901

16

Commercial & Industrial Wiring (2017 NEC)

JADE1903

8

Residential Wiring (2017 NEC)

JADE1908

8

Equipment Grounding & Bonding (2017 NEC)

JADE1905

4

System Grounding and Bonding (2017 NEC)

JADE1909

4

Installing Services (2017 NEC)

JADE1906

4

Overcurrent Protection (2017 NEC)

JADE1907

4

Code Calculations (2017 NEC)

JADE1902

4

Conductor Ampacity and Calculations (2017 NEC)

JADE1904

4


Simply click on the links below for more information on each course listing.

Jefferson College/JADE Learning Course Enrollment Center

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NEW Spring 2021 WES/CE Schedule

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