Have you ever wanted to learn how to install light switches or fix common plumbing problems? What about how to repair drywall or perform basic maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems?
Local residents will have a chance to learn a variety of basic home maintenance skills in a series of four classes that will be offered this spring by the Temple College Business and Continuing Education Division. Each class meets on a Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A class on Residential Electrical Systems will be offered Jan. 26. This course will cover the operation of home and apartment electrical systems from the electric meter to electrical outlets and light switches. Students will learn how to install circuit breakers, wall outlets, light switches and run electrical wiring.
A class that covers Plumbing Maintenance Skills will be offered Feb. 9. This course will include instruction in the maintenance of plumbing common in all structures including repair and replacement of fixtures.
A class on Residential Construction Fundamentals will be offered Feb. 23. Topics to be covered in this course include how to frame a window or door, replace shingles and repair drywall. The course also covers painting tools and techniques.
An Introduction to HVAC Systems class will be offered March 9. This course will teach homeowners how to perform basic maintenance such as changing filters or thermostats, and steps to take before calling in a professional to repair a malfunctioning system.
All classes will be held in the Temple College Physical Plant building. The cost for each class is $109. For additional information, or to register, visit www.templejc.edu/BCE or call 254-298-8625.