Certified HVAC Technician Courses

The Certified HVAC Technician block of courses build on the foundation students learn in the first set of courses in the Install Technician block. These courses round out the students’ knowledge and continues with a strong focus on hands-on lab work.


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


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


FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

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

HVAC Troubleshooting

PREREQUISITE: 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.