This newly updated version of the popular Journeyman General Mechanical Examination
illustrated review designed to prepare practicing A/C contractors
and senior year apprentices for the Journeyman's HVAC or General
Mechanical Exam. Includes over 500 questions and answers from
previous municipal and state certification tests.
The principle aim of this book is to prepare practicing
journeymen and senior-year apprentices for the journeymen's air
conditioning and general mechanical examination; to help him or her
pass any municipal or state examination for certification. It is,
therefore, a practical book--a fact book. 272 pp.
Although many schools for air conditioning and refrigeration are
in place today, the industry is crying out desperately for skilled,
well-trained mechanics. In checking the number of school graduates
who have successfully passed a journeymen's general mechanical
examination, the author has
found that only a tiny fraction of the people completing a school
course of any kind were able to pass a municipal certificate
examination without further study. An exception to this
pattern is the graduate from the Joint Apprenticeship Schools
administered by the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices
of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry. As far as this author is
aware no schools in the nation can compare with the UA training
program for Journeymen General Examination.
The number of air conditioning courses offered in vocational and
trade schools throughout the country has proliferated. High schools,
colleges, and adult extension courses provide various levels of
training, and these are supplemented by a growing number of private
technical schools offering either regular classroom training or home
study correspondence courses. But the journeyman general mechanical
must know much more. Albeit different states and municipalities vary
in their certification and licensing programs, usually, a journeyman
general mechanical; that is, he must be qualified to perform in air
conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and pressure piping trades.
And in some areas he must also be qualified to do sheet metal,
ventilation and insulation. He must be knowledgeable in gas cooling
as well as gas heating, large ammonia systems as well as
centrifugals, construction, service and test and balance.
There are many excellent air conditioning mechanics who have
little knowledge of pipefitting, many skilled service men who cannot
erect a 50-ton cooling tower, many good heating men are unable to
perform the test/adjust/balance function on a total environmental
control systems, many good sheet metal men who can erect in air
handler but know nothing about controls.
- Part 1 Everything For The Exam
- Part 2 Technical Tables And Formulas
- Part 3 Field Applications Problems
- Part 4 Quizzes And Tests
- Part 5 Answers To Quizzes
- Part 6 Appendix
About the Author:
John Gladstone, Life Member and Fellow of ASHRAE, has had over 40
years experience in every phase of the industry, including service,
construction, planning, engineering and sales management. He holds a
journeyman's card as well as a Master Mechanical Contractor's
License and speaks from authoritative experience to journeyman
mechanics, contractors and engineers alike. He was Chairman of the
Examinations Committee of the Dade County Contractor's Examining
Board (1965-1968) where he wrote some of the first contractor and
journeyman examinations in the nation.
Mr. Gladstone graduated from Miami-Dade Community College with
honors, took his Bachelor's degree at St Thomas and his Master's at
Vermont College. He taught air conditioning design and license
preparation at Miami-Dade Community College for many years.
Gladstone has written 11 books on air conditioning and
construction and is well-known for his many articles in the
professional journals; his work has been translated into Dutch and
Spanish. He was a founding member of the Associated Air Balance
Council (retired) and a Certificate Member of RSES (retired).
Founder of the Air Conditioning Academy in Dania in 1977, Mr.
Gladstone continues to be active in educational and industry
272 pages, Soft-cover - 6 x 9 in.