HVAC Fundamentals

These classes teach the basics of air conditioning systems.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Program

Workforce Training Program

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning & Electrical Systems Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to Construction

Program Information

Introduction to Air Conditioning
Learn the basics of air conditioning systems including tools, fasteners, tubing, copper, soldering/brazing, thermodynamic principles, the relationship of temperature and pressure, system components, refrigerants, service procedures (recovery/recycling, evacuation, leak detection, charging), metering devices, basic troubleshooting, controls and compressors. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the EPA Section 608 for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigerant professionals credential exam offered by ESCO Group.

Note: This is the first course in the HVAC Fundamentals series.

Contact Hours: 42


Air Conditioning & Electrical Systems Troubleshooting
This course teaches beginner and intermediate troubleshooting techniques for an air conditioner’s air delivery, refrigerant and electrical systems. Topics include interpreting system superheat, subcooling and electrical diagrams. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the System Diagnostics and Troubleshooting credential exam offered by HVAC Excellence, an affiliate of ESCO Group.

Note: This is the second course in the HVAC Fundamentals series; the final course is Introduction to Construction, which may be completed first if desired.

Contact Hours: 42


Introduction to Construction
Begin your career in the skilled trades with a strong foundation! Previously known as “core craft skills,” this entry-level course is the recommended first course for all trades students and a prerequisite to most specialty courses. Topics include basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills and material handling. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Introduction to Construction credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Contact Hours: 40