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    HVACR Service Core Program

    $3,795.00
    The HVACR Core Technician Program is a comprehensive online HVACR education program encompassing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. In addition to the rich selection of basics courses, each technician may choose as the final course an elective that fits his/her specific interests or regional system type. This flexibility allows the student to focus on knowledge used in his/her line of work or home geographic area.

    The HVACR Core Technician Program is a comprehensive online HVACR education program encompassing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. In addition to the rich selection of basics courses, each technician may choose as the final course an elective that fits his/her specific interests or regional system type. This flexibility allows the student to focus on knowledge used in his/her line of work or home geographic area. The program is specifically structured to provide a well-rounded introduction to the basic skills of installers and technicians who are:

    • Just beginning in the HVACR industry
    • Continuing education for upgrading knowledge and skills, or
    • Preparing for an initial EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling Exam
    • Preparing for R-410A Refrigerant Handling Qualification
    • Preparing for certifications or outcome exams: HVAC Excellence Work Ready Exams, or NATE Service Core
    • Preparing for state license exams that are often coupled with two or more years work experience (make sure to inquire about your state to make sure it applies)

    Upon completing this program students will be able to:
    • Understand the fundamentals of heating, pressure, gas, and air ventilation systems
    • Implement common safety topics
    • Develop diagnostic skills for electrical and motor issues
    • Understand the comfort conditions and environments
    • Operate and diagnose refrigeration circuits, equipment and applications

    Outline

    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

    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

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    420

    Audience

    The program is specifically structured to provide a
    well-rounded introduction to the basic skills of installers and technicians who are:
    • Just beginning in the HVACR industry
    • Continuing education for upgrading knowledge and skills, or
    • Preparing for an initial EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling Exam
    • Preparing for R-410A Refrigerant Handling Qualification
    • Preparing for certifications or outcome exams: HVAC Excellence Work Ready Exams, or NATE Service Core
    • Preparing for state license exams that are often coupled with two or more years work
    experience (make sure to inquire about your state to make sure it applies)

    Certification

    Students will be prepared for and provided a voucher to take the NATE Service Core Certification exam, and the EPA 608 Refrigeration Handling License Exam.

    Language

    English

    Instructor

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Requirements

    The course includes electronic textbooks that are accessed directly within the course curriculum.

    STI-HAVAC-01

    Data sheet

    Certification included
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