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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
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

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

HVAC/R Technician 2: Air Conditioning & Heating Systems
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

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Certification included
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