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    Certified HVAC/R Support Technician

    $4,495.00
    The HVAC/R Technician Specialist program offers an opportunity for students to learn the skills necessary to enter the field of heating, cooling and refrigeration while also exploring methods for communicating effectively with the customer and solving problems. As the industry moves forward into the future, the need for skilled technicians is growing. This program is made up of three areas: HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration Our HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration course has a clear-cut vision of necessary knowledge to gain employment in the HVAC/R industry.

    The HVAC/R Technician Specialist program offers an opportunity for students to learn the skills necessary to enter the field of heating, cooling and refrigeration while also exploring methods for communicating effectively with the customer and solving problems. As the industry moves forward into the future, the need for skilled technicians is growing. This program is made up of three areas:
    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Our HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration course has a clear-cut vision of necessary knowledge to gain employment in the HVAC/R industry. This HVAC/R Technician course provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of the HVAC/R industry and refrigeration systems. Our HVAC/R Technician course delivers fundamental concepts, the most current trends, and practical applications with simple language and skillfully presented concepts. This course is everything a student needs to know to install, service, and maintain HVAC/R systems.
    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating Systems
    Our HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating course has a clear-cut vision of necessary knowledge to gain employment in the HVAC/R industry. This HVAC/R Technician course provides comprehensive coverage of air conditioning and heating systems. Our HVAC/R Technician course delivers fundamental concepts, the most current trends, and practical applications with simple language and skillfully presented concepts. This course is everything a student needs to know to install, service, and maintain air conditioning and heating systems.
    HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance
    Our HVAC/R Technician: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance course has a clear-cut vision of necessary knowledge to gain employment in the HVAC/R industry. This HVAC/R Technician course provides comprehensive coverage of HVACR system design, installation, and maintenance. Our HVAC/R Technician course delivers fundamental concepts, the most current trends, and practical applications with simple language and skillfully presented concepts. This course is everything a student needs to know to install, service, and maintain air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.

    Outline

    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Module 1 - Fundamentals
    • Introduction to HVAC/R
    • Being a Professional HVAC/R Technician
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Hand and Power Tools
    • Tool Use and Care

    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Module 2 - HVACR Science
    • Fasteners
    • Measurements
    • Properties of Matter
    • Types of Energy and Their Properties
    • Nonrenewable Energy Sources

    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Module 3 - Temperature and Refrigeration Systems
    • What is Temperature?
    • Thermodynamics
    • Temperature Conversions
    • Pressure and Vacuum
    • Types of Refrigeration Systems
    • The Refrigeration Cycle

    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Module 4 - Compressors and Metering Devices
    • Compressor Types
    • Condenser Operations
    • Metering Device Operations
    • Evaporator Construction

    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Module 5 - Refrigerants and Their Properties
    • Refrigerant Classification
    • Special Refrigeration Components
    • Plotting the Refrigeration Cycle
    • Seven Stages of Refrigeration Transformation
    • Refrigerant Safety

    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Module 6 - Refrigerant System Servicing
    • Testing Equipment
    • Temperature Measurement
    • Piping and Tubing
    • Soldering and Brazing
    • Refrigerant System Piping

    HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration
    Module 7 - Refrigerant Management
    • Accessing Sealed Refrigeration Systems
    • Refrigerant Management and the EPA
    • Refrigerant Leak Testing
    • Refrigerant System Evacuation
    • Refrigerant System Charging

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 1 - HVAC/R Electrical Systems
    • Electrical Safety
    • Basic Electricity
    • Alternating Current Fundamentals
    • Electrical Measuring
    • Test Instruments
    • Electrical Components

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 2 - Electric Motors
    • Induction Motors
    • Torque, Speed, and Power Usage
    • Motor Controls
    • Motor Application and Troubleshooting
    • Electrical Diagrams

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 3 - Control Systems
    • Control System Fundamentals
    • Communicating Control Systems
    • Electrical Troubleshooting
    • Fundamentals of Psychrometrics and Airflow

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 4 - Air Conditioning Systems
    • Air Filters
    • Ventilation
    • Dehumidification
    • Residential Air Conditioning
    • Mini-Split, Multi-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 5 - Ducts and Troubleshooting
    • Residential Split-System Air-Conditioning Installations
    • Duct Installation
    • Troubleshooting Air-Conditioning Systems
    • Principles of Combustion and Safety

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 6 - Gas Furnaces
    • Early Development of Heating Systems
    • Categories of Gas Furnaces
    • Gas Furnace Controls
    • Gas Furnace Installation
    • Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 7 - Oil Heating
    • Fuel Oils
    • Oil Grades
    • Oil-Fired Heating Systems
    • Oil Furnace and Boiler Service
    • Residential Oil Heating Installation
    • Troubleshooting Oil Heating Installation
    • Space Heaters

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 8 - Heat Pump Systems
    • Humidifiers
    • Electric Heat
    • Installing Electric Heat
    • Troubleshooting Electric Heat
    • Heat Pump System Fundamentals

    HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating
    Module 9 - Types of Heat Pumps
    • Air-Source Heat Pump Applications
    • Geothermal Heat Pumps
    • Heat Pump Installation
    • Troubleshooting Heat Pump Systems

    HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance
    Module 1 - System Design
    • Basic Building Construction
    • Green Buildings and Systems
    • Sustainability
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Pollutants
    • Residential Load Calculations

    HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance
    Module 2 - Control and Air Systems
    • Duct Design
    • Zone Control Systems
    • Testing and Balancing Air Systems
    • Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems

    HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance
    Module 3 - Commercial Control Systems
    • Fans and Air-Handling Units
    • Single-Zone Rooftop Unit Installation
    • Commercial Zoned Systems
    • Commercial Control Systems

    HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance
    Module 4 - Commercial Environmental Systems
    • Chilled-Water Systems
    • Hydronic Heating Systems
    • Boilers and Related Equipment
    • Cooling Towers

    HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance
    Module 5 - Commercial Refrigeration Systems
    • Refrigeration System Components
    • Supermarket Equipment
    • Ice Machines
    • Troubleshooting Refrigeration Systems

    HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance
    Module 6 - Installation, Maintenance, and Service
    • Installation Techniques
    • Planned Maintenance
    • Refrigeration System Cleanup
    • Troubleshooting

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    810

    Audience

    This program is targeted at individuals pursuing certification and employment as a HVAC/R Technician. The HVAC/R Technician Specialist program offers an opportunity for students to learn the skills necessary to enter the field of heating, cooling and refrigeration while also exploring methods for communicating effectively with the customer and solving problems.

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of HVAC/R 1, 2 & 3 courses, students will be prepared to sit for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) national certification exam to become a Certified HVAC/R Technician. NATE also strongly suggests at least one year of experience.
    NATE tests represent real working knowledge of HVACR systems and are designed to demonstrate competency in specific knowledge areas.
    CERTIFICATES
    (FOR ENTRY-LEVEL AND EARLY CAREER TECHNICIANS)
    Ready-to-Work (online only, un-proctored, entry-level exam for those who are just entering the HVAC industry with no formal education or training)
    Click here for exam knowledge areas or KATE for Ready-to-Work certificate exam
    Click here for instructions on how to register and take the Ready-to-Work certificate exam
    HVAC Support Technician (tests fundamental skills for those who have worked in HVAC for 6-12 months)
    Click here for exam knowledge areas or KATE for HVAC Support Technician certificate exam
    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CERTIFICATIONS (FOR THOSE WITH 2+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE)
    You can earn installation, service or senior certification in one or more of the following specialty areas:
    Air Conditioning (AC) (Service exam also available in Spanish)
    Air Distribution (AD)
    Heat Pumps (Air-to-Air) (HP) (Service exam also available in Spanish)
    Gas Heating (GS) (Service exam also available in Spanish)
    Oil Heating (OL)
    Hydronics Gas (HG) (service only)
    Hydronics Oil (HO) (service only)
    Light Commercial Refrigeration (LC) (service only)
    Commercial Refrigeration (RC) (service only)
    HVAC Efficiency Analyst (Senior Level) (EA)
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Language

    English

    Instructor

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, the mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Requirements

    All required material is included with this program; this program uses electronic textbooks.

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