Full-Time Adult Classes

11-Month Program
30 Hours of Training Per Week

Graduates of the HVAC program are qualified for entry into the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration installation, service, and maintenance fields. This vast industry offers a diverse selection of career opportunities. Entry level positions include:

Course Description
The major units of study explored in this course focus on building a knowledge base and technical skills in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Students have the opportunity to earn NCCER certification for each skill set mastered. In addition students gain the skills necessary for developing a positive work ethic. The course is divided into 50% hands on and 50% classroom work.

Opportunities in the Field

Installation Technician
Maintenance Technician
Service Technician
Control Technician
Oil Burner Technician
Air Balance Technician

Curriculum

  • Career Preparation
  • Safety
  • Leadership Development
  • Customer Service
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Hand and Power Tool Basics
  • Construction Drawings
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Material Handling Basics
  • Introduction to HVAC
  • Trade Mathematics
  • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to Cooling
  • Introduction to Heating
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
  • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging
  • Alternating Current
  • Basic Electronics
  • Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Gas Heating
  • Troubleshooting Cooling
  • Heat Pumps
  • Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices
  • Sheet Metal Duct Systems

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Admission Criteria

Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Applicant must be in good health and able to lift, bend, and stand on concrete floors for up to six hours a day. No pre-admission test is required. However, students are tested to evaluate current academic skills.

Graduation
In addition to successfully completing the HVAC Technician program, graduate requirements consist of (1) earning the “Universal” technician level Section 608 certification for refrigerant recovery and (2) passing the R-410A Safety Certification Exam, (3) 609 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Certification, and (4) NCCER credentials.

Tuition
Tuition is paid on a semester basis. There are 2 semesters.

Refund Policy
There is no refund for the registration fee. No refunds are issued after the 10th day of class. No refund is given for textbooks or tools.

Student Financial Aid
Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Board, TAA,
VA Rehab., and Pell Grant. Contact Coordinator of Student Services for information

Career Placement Services

The instructor provides tools on interviewing skills, resume writing. A full time Job Placement Coordinator provides assistance with job leads and placement. An articulation agreement is available with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR, REBECCA NELSON

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