Certified HVAC Technician Program

The Certified HVAC Technician courses build on the foundation students learn in the basic program so that graduates have the tools to have a successful career in the industry.

 

The Certified HVAC Technician curriculum includes 88 hours from the HVAC Installer program, and adds 4 courses so that the total instruction time is 160 hours:

Advanced Air Conditioning

PREREQUISITE: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Fundamentals or equivalent training

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Review of Refrigeration Systems, Introduction to Duct Systems and Airflow, Refrigerant Controls, Electrical Controls, Air Conditioning Troubleshooting, Recovery, Evacuation and Recharge, Superheat and Sub-cool. Safety will be emphasized.

Gas Heating Seminar

PREREQUISITE: None

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Introduction to Gas Heating, Ignition Theory, Combustion Theory, Operational Controls and Safety Controls, Furnace Types. Safety will be emphasized.

Heat Pump Seminar

PREREQUISITE: None

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Heat Pump Theory, Design and Components and Troubleshooting Heat Pump systems. Safety will be emphasized.

HVAC Troubleshooting

PREREQUISIT: Must have attended a formal HVAC course or have a minimum of 1 year experience working as an HVAC Tech

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Troubleshooting concepts and techniques, review of control circuits, review of refrigeration cycle. Lab practice on commercial and residential package and split units covering a wide variety of HVAC problems.

Please note that exact topic names are subject to change as required by changes in the industry and education practices.