Facility Engineer Training Program

As a next step in HVAC/R training and/or field experience, National Technical Institute also offers 3 additional courses as part of our Facility Engineer Program (FEP).

These more advanced courses allow students to move beyond residential & small commercial HVAC/R systems and into central plants found in large commercial and industrial buildings (such as casinos, hospitals, high-rise office buildings, manufacturing plants, etc.). Topics covered include boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, pumps, piping, and blueprint reading.

The three additional courses included in the FEP Program are:

Blueprint Reading

PREREQUISITE: None

FORMAT: Lecture

TOPICS INCLUDE: Introduction to blueprints, sheet metal drawings, piping and plumbing drawings, electrical drawings, and air conditioning and refrigeration drawings.

HVAC Central Plants

PREREQUISITE: NTI’s Advanced HVAC & Refrigeration Program or equivalent training, or have a minimum of 1 year experience working as an HVAC Tech

FORMAT: Lecture

TOPICS INCLUDE: Complete system troubleshooting, air handling systems and calibration, chiller components, chiller leak check and electrical, cooling tower maintenance and troubleshooting, and condenser maintenance and troubleshooting.

Boiler Operations

PREREQUISITE: NTI’s Advanced HVAC & Refrigeration Program or equivalent training, or have a minimum of 1 year experience working as an HVAC Tech

FORMAT: Lecture

TOPICS INCLUDE: Boiler theory and principles, boiler construction and design, steam systems/ controls, water supply and water treatment systems/controls, fuel systems/controls, draft and flue gas systems/controls, instrumentation, and boiler operation, maintenance and optimization.

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