Minnesota 7 Hour Residential Contractor Fundamentals

$99.00

7 Hour Course

Course ID: 20170178

Approved By: Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry

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By taking this course (course ID: 20170178), a residential contractor in the State of Minnesota will complete half (seven hours) of the continuing education training required every two years for license renewal.

The course contains an examination of photovoltaic systems from the components of a system to installation procedures.

The course contains a look at rainwater harvesting and what is needed to harvest rainwater.

The course contains a discussion of construction techniques. This discussion includes a segment talking about painting, a segment on using bricks, blocks, or concrete for constructing walls, a segment about drywall installation and maintenance, and a segment covering how the exterior of a building is constructed.

The course contains an exploration of the provisions of the Minnesota Energy Code.

In order to help students better comprehend and retain the lessons, the course contains a series of incremental exams.

  • Technical Topics - 8 Hours
    • Photovoltaic Systems [16 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction
      • 02. Section 1: Components In and Configuration of a Photovoltaic System
      • 03. Electrical Sources
      • 04. System Configurations
      • 05. Section 2: Batteries
      • 06. Battery Types
      • 07. Battery Systems
      • 08. Section 3: Charge Controllers
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        • 09. Charge Controller Types
        • 10. Section 4: Electrical Integration
        • 11. Conductors and Wiring Methods
        • 12. Overcurrent Protection
        • 13. Disconnects
        • 14. Grounding
        • 15. Battery Systems
        • 16. Conclusion
    • Incremental Quiz 1 (10 questions)
    • Rainwater Harvesting [5 Activities]
      • 01. Rainwater Harvesting; An Overview
      • 02. Manual for Rainwater Harvesting System, Part 1
      • 03. Manual for Rainwater Harvesting System, Part 2
      • 04. Manual for Rainwater Harvesting System, Part 3
      • 05. 2015 IPC Codes
    • Incremental Quiz 2 (10 questions)
    • Painting [7 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Tools and Materials (Video)
      • 03. Preparing to Paint
      • 04. Painting
      • 05. Cleaning Up (Video)
      • 06. Safety
      • 07. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 3 (10 questions)
    • Laying Brick and Block [10 Activities]
      • 01. Laying Brick and Block (Video)
      • 02. Common Terms for Masonry
      • 03. Laying Brick and Block
      • 04. Basic Operations for Brick and Block
      • 05. Introduction to Brick Walls
      • 06. Types of Brick Walls
      • 07. Cleaning Brick
      • 08. Concrete Block
      • 09. Types of Concrete Masonry Walls
      • 10. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 4 (10 questions)
    • Minnesota Energy Code [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Class on the 2015 Minnesota Energy Code
      • 02. The 2012 IECC
      • 03. Minnesota Administrative Rules: Chapter 1322, Residential Energy Code
      • 04. Minnesota Administrative Rules: Chapter 1322, Residential Energy Code - Part 2
    • Incremental Quiz 5 (10 questions)
    • A Drywall Overview [6 Activities]
      • 01. An Introduction to Drywall [VIDEO]
      • 02. Drywall Basics
      • 03. Installing Drywall
      • 04. Drywall Repair
      • 05. Drywall Safety
      • 06. Conclusion [VIDEO]
    • Incremental Quiz 6 (10 questions)
    • The Building Exterior Shell [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Class on Building the Exterior Shell
      • 02. Reasons for Building the Exterior Shell
      • 03. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 04. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 05. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 06. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 07. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 08. Building the Exterior Shell
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Building the Exterior Shell
        • 10. Building the Exterior Shell
        • 11. Building the Exterior Shell
    • Incremental Quiz 7 (10 questions)
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory DLI Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio


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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for many of our courses. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's relevant construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and an approved lead instructor for At Your Pace Online, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by our students, to allow them to complete their courses and get back to the job site.

Course Reviews

March 31st, 2018
It was good

March 16th, 2018
It was a great course! I'd highly recommend it.

July 1st, 2019
information: 5/5 examples: 1/5 Pictures would blow up in small window and could not see anything(should have pictures open in separate window so you can actually see them)

March 21st, 2019
Covered a lot of material most of which was very understandable and useful if I were a home builder or contractor or someone overseeing the construction of a home. would be very useful to a new home owner overseeing a new build for oneself.

March 21st, 2018
It was my first time for an online class. It was nice to go at my own pace or when I had time to do it. I learned more than a live class, but it had more testing. Overall a good learning process.

February 7th, 2019
RECOMMEND TIMING CLOSER TO 7 HOURS. I CONSIDER MYSELF A GOOD READER, ABLE TO ABSORB FAIRLY WELL. IT TOOK 14+ HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS 7 HOUR COURSE. GOOD INFORMATION THOUGH, THANK YOU!

July 23rd, 2018
Lots of info but maybe too in-depth in the technical aspects. Takes longer than 7 hours.

February 16th, 2018
Poor quality, not well thought out or executed. Silly pictures of poor quality jobs. Plates on concrete floors not pressure treated? Things covered that are code but no contractor would do. Framing examples shone done in ways specifically not recommended.

January 26th, 2018
Again- checkout you tube for ideas on instructional videos. Also I was repeatedly put back to sections I had successfully completed when I logged back in to course after a break-feared at one point I woudnt be able to finish. ALSO ...if at all possible, Please don't waste our time by teaching us things we'll never use like highly technical electrical info on solar panel systems. Hate to complain but you Asked

March 28th, 2019
I thought it would be all videos of course content

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