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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. 

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.

** Course Subject to Change.

HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the role of the HVAC/R technician
  • Recall types of energy and their properties
  • Recognize methods of measurement and calibration
  • Identify refrigeration systems and the refrigeration cycle
  • List the steps for maintaining refrigeration systems

HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating Systems

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define electrical systems and their components
  • Recall the components of control and communicating systems
  • Identify the components and properties of air conditioning systems
  • List components and properties of heating systems
  • Recognize the various heat pump systems

HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify basic building construction and its various calculations
  • List the components of commercial air conditioning systems
  • Recall the components and properties of commercial control and refrigeration systems
  • Recognize the steps for installing HVACR systems
  • Define the methods for planned service and troubleshooting HVACR systems

HVAC/R Technician 1: Fundamentals & Refrigeration

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
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating Systems

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

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

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

HVAC/R Technician 3: System Design, Installation, and Maintenance

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.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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