Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians install, repair, maintain, and upgrade systems that control air temperature and quality in numerous settings and establishments. HVAC job growth is propelled by new construction and the need to retrofit or upgrade older systems as more energy-efficient equipment is released and new safety and environmental regulations come into effect. As systems become increasingly complex, formal training and proper certification are imperative for entering and advancing within the HVAC field.
Working safely on HVACR systems requires a thorough knowledge of the science of heating and cooling, a keen awareness of safety procedures, a proficient familiarity with the trade tools, and the ability to perform a variety of manual skills. The HVACR training certification program is composed of both classroom lectures and hands-on learning. Our school’s curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in HVACR, while graduates of this certification program will gain advanced skills once employed in the field. In addition to learning various systems, the HVACR certification program teaches students:
Schematics Use and Interpretation
Tool Introduction and Application
Piping and Fitting Basics
Sheet Metal and Fiberglass Ductwork
Air Handling and Hydronics
AC and DC Circuits and Components
Vent System Selection and Installation
Mechanical and Electronic Controls Troubleshooting
Inspection and Documentation
Certification is designed to hold workers to a certain standard of knowledge, productivity, and safety. Achieving HVAC certification before entering the workforce is important to employers. It ensures that HVACR technicians themselves will know how to conduct themselves and handle their work without being instructed on the basics. Three distinct certificates are included in the HVACR certification program:
EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling Certification including Core, Type I, Type II, Type III, of the Federal Clean Air Act Section – 608 (EPA examinations administered by ESCO on campus);
EEO Respect and Anti-Harassment;
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Core exams.