Introduction to the Science of Thermology




This course is a prerequisite to most Science of Thermology courses and is intended for thermologists in any specialization.


This course is on-demand and self-paced.


Course length is approximately 4.2 hours.


Course Description:

This foundational course is the first of many in the Science of Thermology curriculum. Students will understand how the scientific study of heat and its emitted energy impacts the world around us. They will also learn a basic history of thermal imaging, as well as principles of infrared radiation, heat transfer, emissivity, reflectivity, and more. Students will see how these concepts work together to equip a thermographer in choosing and utilizing the right infrared camera to assist them in being both predictive and proactive in a wide array of real-world applications, clinical studies, and research topics. This online certificate course is available to all learners of any field or level of education who wish to explore new possibilities through the world of Thermology.

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:
-Define what Infrared Science is and what Thermology is.
-Be able to understand the vast applications for Thermology.
-Understand the differences between thermal imaging equipment prior to purchasing.
-Identify professional opportunities for Thermologists.
-Gain access to the various Thermology Certificate Programs offered.

Registration is $295.00


When you create your registration system account:

-enter your name as you wish for it to be shown on your course completion certificate, and

-enter an email address suitable for receiving course access information.


After you complete registration, the automated system will send a confirmation email that includes instructions to access the course. If you do not receive this email (to your inbox or your junk/spam) within 12 minutes, contact us for assistance at or 270-745-1912


Online/On Demand


Michael Jehlik is a Level III Thermologist, owner of Topflight Thermal Imaging, LLC, and the Director of Education at Kentucky Thermal Institute in Bowling Green, KY. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanized Agriculture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. In addition to his thermographic experience, which includes scanning homes, buildings, horses, and thousands of industrial electrical panels, he has a Multiple Subject teaching credential, and he taught math, science and history in a private school for seven years. Michael is a devoted husband, a proud father of two very accomplished girls, a grandfather of two children, a Christian writer/composer, song leader and keyboardist. His passion is helping others reach their educational potentials and sharing this wonderful, ever-expanding world of Infrared Thermology.

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