HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician

Course Descriptions

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Program Tuition

HVAC Technician






Program Objectives: This program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry level positions in the heating ventilation, and air-conditioning installation and service trade, such as air conditioning window unit installer servicer, HVAC installer –service helper, refrigeration mechanic helper, refrigeration unit repairer, maintenance mechanic, maintenance technician, and air conditioning installer servicer helper.  Students will learn safety, hand tools, basic electricity, equipment, and plumbing related to HVAC maintenance and repair.  Students will learn fundamental concepts of refrigeration, ductwork, silver brazing and soldering, and tubing, pipe and fittings, as well as refrigeration recovery.  Additionally, students will demonstrate proficiency in Customer service, the use of the internet, and job search skills.  Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take certification exams in EPA 410A and 608 universal as well as BPI’s Energy Analyst and Envelope/ Shell Pro and ESCO’s Green Awareness. Program Competencies: The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

Orientation to HVAC, Safety & Tools

Competency 7


Competency 2

Trade Math

Competency 8

Green Technology

Competency 3


Competency 9


Competency 4

Refrigeration and Recovery

Competency 10

Basic Computer Skills

Competency 5

Heating Equipment

Competency 11

Job Preparedness

Competency 6

Pipe fitting , Brazing & Soldering

Graduation Requirements: A student must complete more than 60% of Actual program hours and must complete all program competencies within 60% and 150% of the scheduled program hours to receive an IEC certificate of graduation. Scoring Criteria: Students will be required to pass each competency evaluation with a minimum passing score of 70%.

Method of Instruction: This program will be taught through a combination of lectures, hands-on classroom/shop/lab projects, small group and individual projects. Instructional Equipment: A Student in this program will use an assortment of tools, equipment and machinery that includes: gauges, scales meters, testers detectors, manifold gauge sets. Program Schedule: Day Class Schedule for HVGT30:   Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm, Day Class Schedule for HVGT3X Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm