Entry Level HVAC Technician
This program is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of the refrigeration cycle, electrical operation, heat pump operation, and air flow design. These classes prepare the student for entry level work with residential and commercial HVAC contractors. EPA 608 Certification test preparation and exam is included in program.
Classes meet two nights a week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Electrical circuits for an HVAC system covers the operation of the unit as well as troubleshooting as they relate to the electrical components of the system.
- The refrigeration cycle for an HVAC system covers the major components of the system, the operation, and troubleshooting of the refrigeration cycle.
- Heat Pump Operations and Diagnostics covers the function of a heat pump, its refrigeration cycle, and electrical component operation. Working knowledge of basic HVAC is recommended for this course or prior completion of The HVAC Electrical and Refrigeration courses.
- Air Flow Design, Measurement and Diagnostics covers the airflow, duct design, and diagnostics of an air conditioning system. After completion of this course, a student should have a basic understanding of how to measure airflow, design ductwork, and diagnose common airflow problems with air conditioning.
Approximately $900 in tools are required for the entire program. A tool list will be given to students on the first day of class.
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Program Plan and Costs
Class Delivery Methods
|Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
|100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
|Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
|100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
HVAC Electrical Operation and Diagnostics
This is an entry level course covering the electrical circuits for an HVAC system. It will cover the operation of the unit, as well as, troubleshooting as they relate to the electrical components of the system.
HVAC Refrigeration Cycle Operation and Diagnostics
This is an entry level course covering the refrigeration cycle for an HVAC system. It will cover the major components of the system, the operation and troubleshooting of the refrigeration cycle.
Heat Pump Operations and Diagnostics
This is an entry level course covering the function of a heat pump, its refrigeration cycle, and electrical component operation. A working knowledge of basic HVAC is recommended for this course or prior completion of the HVAC electrical and refrigeration courses.
Air Flow Design, Measurement and Diagnostics
This is an entry level course covering the air flow, duct design, and diagnostics of an air conditioning system. After completion of this course a student should have a basic understanding of how to measure air flow, design duct work, and diagnose common air flow problems with air conditioning.
Epa 608 Certification Prep
Attend test prep and review sessions before taking the Certification Exam on the final day of the course.
Brazing for HVAC
Brazing is used to connect copper refrigerant tubing to equipment when installing or repairing an HVAC system. Using an oxyacetylene torch, brazing is one of the best methods of making leak-proof connections. This course will teach students how to properly setup an oxyacetylene torch, prepare tubing for brazing, and how to properly melt the brazing rod to the tubing.
Customer Service for Hvac Technicians
Create customers for life by building memorable relationships based on mutual trust & enhanced rapport. Designed especially for the HVAC service professional.
Not including fees and equipment
HVAC/R technicians often work in customers’ homes or business offices, so it is important that they be friendly, polite, and punctual. Repair technicians sometimes deal with unhappy customers whose heating or air conditioning is not working.
Although most technicians work indoors, some may have to work on outdoor heat exchangers, even in bad weather. Technicians often work in awkward or cramped spaces and some work in buildings that are uncomfortable because the air conditioning or heating system is not working properly.
Bending, squatting, lifting, standing, physical strength, stamina, dexterity, and fabrication are potential job requirements of the HVAC Technician.
Projected Job Growth
Average Annual Salary
Where Can I Work?
- HVAC Unit Installation and Repair Corporations
What’s next after I complete this program?
Enter the Workforce
With experience, become a fully independent technician for an HVAC company with responsibility for one of the company’s service vehicles or own your own HVAC service company.