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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Diploma

  • Program Length: 12 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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HVAC

About our HVAC Diploma

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides students with the technical skills necessary for entry-level employment in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry. This program explains typical HVAC systems followed by practical hands-on competencies for the three areas of HVAC: mechanical, electrical, and airflow systems, including extensive troubleshooting of each area.

Areas of study include air-conditioning fundamentals, electrical theory, refrigerants, heat pumps, heating systems, icemakers, ice cream machines, refrigeration equipment, specialty tools, commercial watercooled air-conditioning systems, brazing and soldering techniques, and psychometrics. Students will have the opportunity to complete HVAC certifications, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Certification and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Refrigerant Transition Certification.

Objectives Include
  • Describe the basic refrigeration cycle.
  • List procedures used for bending copper tubing.
  • Discuss procedures used for soldering and brazing tubing.
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems on an air-to-air heat pump.
  • Trace the circuitry in a diagram of an electric forced-air furnace.
  • Identify types of duct system installations.
  • Select the correct instruments for troubleshooting electrical problems in an air-conditioning system.
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems on an air-to-air heat pump.

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