Workforce training

Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) is offered at 4 progressing levels.  All HVAC classes are 30 to 36 hours of training. Individuals will provide their own personal safety glasses.

Requirements: Must provide high school diploma, social security card, and state ID.

Courses -

Lecture class covering introduction to HVAC, trade math, piping practices, soldering and brazing, basic electricity, cooling and heating, and air distribution systems. Introduction to the EPA certification test is also covered. Chapter test are used to confirm acceptable knowledge levels. 

Prerequisite; Completion of HVAC 1.  Lecture class covering vents and flues, hydronic systems, air quality, leak detection, recovery and charging, a/c power, basic electronics, control circuit troubleshooting, troubleshooting cooling systems, maintenance practices, heat pumps, and duct systems. Continued preparation for EPA exam is also covered. Chapter test are used to confirm acceptable knowledge levels.

Prerequisite: Completion of HVAC 2. Lab class. During HVAC 3 the student will build and individual cooling system designed to duplicate split systems installed as residential equipment. The student will form copper tubing to fit, solder and swag the tubing as required, leak test and pull proper vacuum. They will also properly charge the system with refrigerant, using wiring diagrams wire the components and test the system. After final test of system, the student will recover the refrigerant and dismantle the individual components. This covers all the basic skills required to install residential a/c equipment. 

Prerequisite: Completion of HVAC 3.  Lab class covering repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, window a/c units, split systems, packaged systems, water coolers, etc. Individuals have the opportunity to pursue EPA certification through the HVAC instructor outside of the scope of the training, please speak with your instructor about this opportunity. 

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