HVAC Technician

The program focuses on learning objectives that have been identified by HVACR industry groups as key knowledge for an HVACR technician
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Trainer name : Chris Compton

Duration : 320 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

HVAC Technician

The HVAC Technician Online Training Program is offered to bring you the only HVAC Technician training program of its kind on the Web. HVACR training will prepare you for a career as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration installer or technician. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


Upon successful completion of this program, you'll:

  • Demonstrate proper safety practices and procedures while installing, designing, troubleshooting and servicing HVACR systems
  • Gain competency in the area of fossil fuel combustion systems found in residential and light commercial buildings
  • Demonstrate competency in the area of refrigerant handling
  • Understand the importance of good work habits, communication practices, and computation skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of ability to access industry technical information on the Web
  • Obtain required overall industry competencies in the areas of HVACR

 This program will prepare you to pass any of the following certification exams:

  • The entry-level local gas fitters exam and or fuel oil license exam in areas where licenses are issued
  • The EPA Refrigerant Handlers Certification Exam for a Type 1 and Type 2 license (for residential and commercial HVACR systems)
  • The Industry Competency Exams in Residential HVAC or Light Commercial HVAC administered by the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
  • The NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Service-level certifications, consisting of the Installation core exam and one Specialty exam in air conditioning, heat pump, gas, oil, or air distribution


This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and most browsers released after 2007. Technology is constantly updated and maintained to offer reliable access to the most common user settings and hardware configurations. Here are the minimum requirements:


  • Windows 98, 2000, XP, or Vista
  • Macintosh OS 10.3 (or the most recent market version available)

Browser support for PC users:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP2 or most recent service pack) and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (most recent product version available)
  • Browser settings: cookies, Java, and JavaScript enabled

Browser support for Mac users:

Macintosh users (those with the supported configurations listed above) will need to use the Mozilla Firefox browser 1.5 (most recent product version available).


To enroll in this program, you should be willing to study and ask questions, and you should be motivated to gain entry-level knowledge for HVACR employment or to improve skills you've already developed and move up in the HVACR industry.
This program is for you, whether you're ready to start a career in the HVACR industry or you already work in the HVACR industry. You'll begin your studies by learning the foundational concepts that support the installation, operation, design, and analysis of heating and cooling systems. Then you'll build on that foundation and learn about all of the common residential and light commercial HVAC systems.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Course Content

101 Fundamentals: This first session is designed to explore the common aspects of HVAC/R technology. Discussion will focus on such topics as heat transfer methods, basic terminology and definitions, and applied physics for HVAC/R systems.

102 Safety: The second half covers the primary safety considerations of the HVAC/R workplace.

111 Electrical: Basic electrical theory such as Ohms Law, circuit schematic symbols, circuit characteristics, will be discussed as it specifically applies to DC & AC circuits in the HVAC/R industry.

112 Electrical: A continuation of the Electrical 1 course, concepts presented and discussed are oriented towards alternating current production and application, specifically to devices utilized in HVAC/R systems.

113 Electrical: The first portion of this course covers common control components found in HVAC/R systems. Presentations and examples are given for specific devices and their electrical sequence of operation in normal HVAC/R applications.

114 Electrical: The second portion of the course is dedicated to common single-phase and small three-phase electric motors. Presentations focus on basic motor theory, common types of motors, starting components and protection devices and motor troubleshooting.

121 Systems Properties & Measurement: The first half of this course is an introduction to HVAC comfort parameters. Topics covered include human comfort, air properties, intro to psychrometrics, and airflow measurement methods and calculations.

141 Refrigeration I: This course will serve as an introduction to the mechanical compression refrigeration cycle and the components necessary for operation. Students will be introduced to the common components and the terms and definitions of the cycle. HVAC/R Fundamentals is required prior to taking this course.

142 Refrigeration II: The second half of the course is a continuation and elaboration of HVAC/R Refrigeration 1. Presentations will describe the application of common accessories found in a system, piping arrangements, sizing considerations and system operation.

131 Oil Heat: The first portion of this course is to introduce the concept of combustion at a fundamental level. The focus will be on the current high-pressure gun oil burner.

133 Gas Heat: The second half of the course covers combustion basics for natural gas and propane fuels as found in residential and light commercial applications. Presentations cover the common types of gas heating equipment.

161 HVAC/R Boilers: This course is designed to introduce the concepts and terminology of heating and power boilers. The main focus of the course will be on commercial and industrial boilers.

191 Hydronics: The second half of this course introduces the popular Hydronic heating system. The focus of this portion will be to prepare the learner to understand the installation and operation of a residential Hydronic system.

135 Heat Pumps: The first half of this course is designed for a technician as an introduction to reverse-cycle air source heat pumps. Content covers the components and operational differences of a heat pump vs. a straight cooling system. A prerequisite is the HVAC cooling 1 course.

151 HVAC/R Controls I: A good understanding of common HVAC systems is a prerequisite of this course—The Building and HVAC Systems

122 Systems II: The second half of this course is devoted to developing an ability to perform residential / light commercial heat-loss calculations (for heating systems) and size heating duct systems.


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