Course Description

Mobile Home Weatherization covers issues specific to manufactured housing. After an introduction to mobile home construction, students are shown how to conduct ductwork diagnostics and repairs, retrofit a mobile home belly with insulation, insulate sidewalls and roofs, and check heating systems. The course follows the Department for Energy’s standardized curriculum for Weatherization Installer/Technician Mobile Homes and has been modified to align with the NREL Job Task Analysis for Retrofit Installer Technician. The structure of the course includes lecture, dialogue and practical experience through hands-on skill sets.

This course has 32 contact hours and can qualify as 16 continuing education units (CEU) toward Home Energy Professional Recertification.

Course Objectives

  • Understand pressure diagnostics with regard to mobile homes
  • Comprehend the importance of duct and boot connections
  • Detail the anatomy of mobile homes
  • Understand methods for insulating walls, bellies, and roofs of a mobile home
  • Calculate insulation quantities needed for a job
  • Identify common Weatherization measures for mobile homes
  • Demonstrate mobile home evaluation techniques

Organization of Course

This is a lecture-lab course. Lecture topics are presented in the classroom setting followed by hands-on practice in the indoor training lab. The training lab houses a life size mobile home used to practice basic mobile home weatherization skills. Student participation in discussions in the classroom and in the lab exercises is very important. This course has a written final exam and student participation is graded as pass/fail.

Grading Criteria and Passing Score

The final exam is a written test and each student must pass with an 70% score or higher. Students that do not pass will be allowed to retake the exam in accordance with the Montana Weatherization Training Center retesting policy.

Audience

  • Private Contractors
  • Weatherization Professionals
  • Property Managers
  • Mobile Home Park Managers
  • Energy Auditors

Course Fees

  • $650 for the public
  • Free for associates of the Montana Weatherization Workforce

For additional information, please email Mike Roberty at: mroberty@montana.edu