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Hvac Online Training Program

An Example of an HVAC Online Training Program


Here is a course description from that online program:


HVAC Technician Certificate provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration installers and technicians a comprehensive training program.  HVAC coursework has been designed to follow the general consensus among industry leaders regarding what skills and knowledge HVAC/R professionals require. The program meets the educational recommendations of HVAC/R industry organizations such as The Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Institute (ARI), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) and Air-Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and NATE endorses the curriculum with "Recognized Training" status.


(Note: NATE provides its own certification program, with exam, and is highly regarded.  


The online format consists of one master course broken down into 12 modules sections, the curriculum mixes text reading assignments, Web site tours, applied exercises, inline quizzes, industry terminology definitions, video clips, animations, images and handouts.

Students also will learn from a 28-year HVAC/R veteran who also is a pioneer in online HVAC/R training and the project director of the industry Web site


Program Objectives

  • To give graduates a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of heating and cooling system design, installation, operation and analysis.
  • To provide graduates an understanding of proper safety practices and procedures, in the lab and the workplace, while installing, designing, troubleshooting and servicing HVAC/R systems.
  • To give graduates familiarity with work habits, communication practices and computation skills as they relate to the HVAC/R industry workplace.
  • To provide graduates an understanding of fossil fuel combustion systems found in residential and light commercial applications.
  • To give graduates competency in the area of refrigerant handling.
  • To give graduates expertise in finding HVAC/R-related information on the Web.
  • To prepare graduates to sit for ARI and NATE-administered exams.
To equip graduates with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to meet the highest standards of the HVAC/R profession and advance their careers
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