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    HVAC TEACHER AT UEI SHOULDNT BE TEACHING ELECTRICAL

    I just walked out of class because our teacher was trying to tell the class that electricity was going to ground. I tried to explain to him that electricity was going back to the source. I started to play mike holts video on fundamentals and he told me to turn it off that it didnt mean anything. I told him thats why he is Hvac and left. Same problem i had at wyotech. Im almost thinking screw these trade schools and just doing venetian plaster(which Im extremely good at, looks and feels just like marble) theres just no money around here..@

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    Context is everything.

    He is teaching to HVAC people who will be pretty much using a grounded source.

    There are plenty of ways to offer correction, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Context is everything.

    He is teaching to HVAC people who will be pretty much using a grounded source.
    There seems to constant confusion about that. The source may be grounded. The ground, i.e. earth, is a potential and not normally used as a conductor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norcalcutiejudy View Post
    I just walked out of class because our teacher was trying to tell the class that electricity was going to ground. I tried to explain to him that electricity was going back to the source. I started to play mike holts video on fundamentals and he told me to turn it off that it didnt mean anything. I told him thats why he is Hvac and left. Same problem i had at wyotech. Im almost thinking screw these trade schools and just doing venetian plaster(which Im extremely good at, looks and feels just like marble) theres just no money around here..@
    Understand your frustration. Chill!
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    What am I in for? I have been asked to teach a class at a local community college tomorrow. I hope I don't get cussed out. Of course, I will be teaching electricity.

    They have a great setup-- They have a foundation built for an 800 sq. ft building. The student frame, wire (that is part of what I will be teaching), plumb etc. When it is done the building is auctioned and they start all over again. Great idea, IMO...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    What am I in for? I have been asked to teach a class at a local community college tomorrow. I hope I don't get cussed out. Of course, I will be teaching electricity.

    They have a great setup-- They have a foundation built for an 800 sq. ft building. The student frame, wire (that is part of what I will be teaching), plumb etc. When it is done the building is auctioned and they start all over again. Great idea, IMO...
    Sounds excellent!
    I'm an old guy but I still get requests for training. It is usually specific to kit I have designed rather than general. The attendees normally have the fundamentals. Stuff I know I know but I still find it somewhat stressful. Preparation of course manuals. Then the safety lecture, required permits to work, the explanation of how the kit works, ratings, tests, protection.......etc. But it is satisfying if draining.

    Good luck tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Besoeker View Post
    There seems to constant confusion about that. The source may be grounded. The ground, i.e. earth, is a potential and not normally used as a conductor.
    Not on purpose, of course not; not sure where the confusion is. But that's irrelevant because electricity still wants to go there if you give it the opportunity. Seems very likely that was the context of the classroom.

    We say "ground;" most of the planet says "earth," but we all still know we aren't talking about dirt, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Not on purpose, of course not; not sure where the confusion is. But that's irrelevant because electricity still wants to go there if you give it the opportunity.
    Not really. I erroneously thought you might have understood that.
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    As a general rule, the qualifications to teach at those for-profit "tech schools" (certificate mills) are exceedingly low, mostly because the pay is so low that they have a hard time finding people to teach. I know a contractor who got hurt and had to stop field work, so he got a job at WyoTech. He was making less than half of what he made in the field and had to teach the curriculum exactly as they wrote it. He quit in frustration because the curriculum was full of inaccuracies. About 6 months later they begged him to come back, but that was in the middle of the Corinthian College scandal where they lost Federal accreditation (Corinthian owns Wyotech) and started losing students.
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