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This course is a compilation of essential lessons on customer service/sales soft skills created by the preeminent leader in soft skills education, Steve Coscia.  It provides the soft skills basics for technicians who want to make a positive first impression and differentiate their service delivery.  You will improve your communication skills and know how to deliver more proactive and helpful service.  This video series includes real situations along with explanations for how to satisfy customers throughout.  Non-credit exam questions are built into the lesson to engage the student and ensure content retention.  Each module is also followed by a credited and required exam.  This course is recognized for 15 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recertification and recognized for 4.5 CEUs. 

The Modules Cover:

015-1 Contractor Soft Skills

This informative lesson provides the soft skills basics for technicians who want to make a positive first impression and differentiate their service delivery. All content is based on actual customer encounters. Students will learn the importance of a positive attitude when serving customers.  

• Courteous and Polite Behaviors

• The First Impression

• Balancing Empathy & Expertise

• Listening & Handling Stress

015-2 Customer Service Superiority

In this lesson, service professionals will improve their communication skills and convey a more proactive and helpful attitude by serving customers with urgency and empathy. First impressions matter. A service professional’s role is more than solving problems and answering questions – it’s also about adding value. This lesson features actual customer interactions that students will relate to and learn from. 

• How to Add Value When Serving Customers

• The Four Parts of a Service Greeting

• How to Let Customers Hear Your Urgency When Helping Them

• How to Remain Calm When Serving Difficult Clients

015-3 Customer Service Persuasion

This lesson covers the persuasive behaviors that enable service professionals to convert customer inquiries into more business. The communication skills techniques in this lesson focus on relationships and delivering value, especially when customers ask about price. Actual customer inquiries are conveyed and analyzed in real time for the student’s benefit. 

• Gaining Self-Confidence and Being More Persuasive

• Improve from Transactional to Relational Service Events

• Dominate the Listening – Let Customers Talk

• Give Customers Options – Many Ways to Say “YES”

015-4 Customer Service Teamwork

This informative lesson provides the soft skills basics for technicians who want to improve their effectiveness and value as team members and leaders.  All content is based on actual encounters within teamwork situations.

• Improve personal and team effectiveness and efficiency

• Learn conflict resolution skills

• Recognize the importance of word usage in communication and understanding

• Recognize the value of empathy in teamwork situations.

015-5 Customer Service Leadership

This informative lesson provides the soft skills basics for technicians who want to make a positive first impression and enhance their customer service professionalism. All content is based on actual customer encounters. 

• Effective introduction strategies.

• Expanded conflict resolution skills.

• Recognize the importance of awareness, perception, and perspective.

• Recognize the value of objectivity in customer service situations.

015-6 Customer Service Attitude

This lesson focuses on how to establish a positive first impression by having a positive attitude and showing respect to your customer.

• Attitude

• Parking the Vehicle

Expected End of Course Outcomes

• Understanding customer service from the customer’s point of view

A course designed to refresh and exercise familiar math concepts as applied to the HVAC workplace.  This course provides demonstrations and exercises in the 4 essential math functions; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Each of the 4 functions is practiced using HVAC workplace applications.  The course is offered without an instructor, but everything you need is included in the learning modules to refresh your working knowledge of basic math. 

The Modules Cover:

• Whole numbers

• Fractions

• Decimals

Each module provides a tutorial that demonstrates how the specific process is performed and then followed by a selection of exercises to sharpen your skills. The correct answer is given after each of the exercise problems. The module is completed with a 10 randomly selected question exam. You will have 5 attempts at each exam to master math process assessed. Your highest score will be entered in your grade book.

• Module 01: Addition of Whole Numbers

• Module 02: Subtraction of Whole Numbers 

• Module 03: Multiplication of Whole Numbers

• Module 04: Division of Whole Numbers

• Module 05: Addition of Common Fractions

• Module 06: Subtraction of Common Fractions

• Module 07: Multiplication of Common Fractions

• Module 08: Division of Common Fractions

• Module 09: Addition of Decimal Fractions

• Module 10: Subtraction of Decimal Fractions

• Module 11: Multiplication of Decimal Fractions

• Module 12: Division of Decimal Fractions

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Validate important math skills essential to technical trades

• Identify and strengthen math skill weaknesses

An introduction to the basic hand, power and specialty tools used daily by the working HVAC technician.  The topics discussed include installation, service, and troubleshooting tools. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard180.  This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

The Modules Cover:

• Installation Hand Tools – Sheet Metal and Piping 

• Electronic and Power Tools

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the types and uses of key and tools

• Understand the rule or correct tool use (the right tool for the right job)

• Learn electronic and power tool use and safety

Learn how to provide customers with first class customer service by becoming a valued employee, handling your paperwork and recordkeeping correctly, and communicating with your customers and co-workers in professional ways that develop return customers.

The Modules Cover:

• Personal Work Habits

• Industry Paperwork and Recordkeeping

• Communications & Work Relationships

Expected End of Course Outcomes

• Develop new personal development habits

• Understand the importance of professional record keeping

• Develop new styles of communication

Mechanical

An introduction to the HVAC fundamentals and terminology, and the applied physics concepts that are utilized in HVAC systems.  Subjects include measurements, heat, pressure, gas properties, and air properties. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard180. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recertification.

The Modules Cover: 

• Measurements 

• Heat Energy 

• Pressure 

• Gas Works 

• Air Works 

• Introduction to the Industry 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Understand the methods and physics behind the movement of heat energy

• Understand the changes of refrigerant state in a refrigeration system

• Understand and visualize the effects of proper airflow

• Be able to identify key associations in the HVAC industry

This course will assist HVAC Technicians and others involved in the HVAC industry with a basic understanding of sheet metal.  Sheet metal work is essential to HVAC work.  An HVAC tech doing a furnace change out, for instance, will need to fit the new furnace to the plenum which may involve designing or building an adapter.  The idea of taking a flat piece of metal and forming it into something useful, functional or decorative can be one of the fascinating aspects of HVAC work. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard180.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) which apply to North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recertification. 

The Modules Cover:

• Types of Sheet Metal and Their Uses

• Assembling, Connecting, and Fastening Sheet Metal Components

• Sheet Metal Tools and Their Uses

• Sealing, Insulating and Lining Sheet Metal Ductwork

• Specifications, Symbols, and Codes

• Introduction to Sheet Metal Duct Layout and Fabrication

• Methods of Layout and Development

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify metal ducting assemblies

• Understand the construction methodology of sheet metal ducting systems

• Learn how sheet metal ducting systems are laid out and assembled

Copper Works is different from all our other online courses because it was designed to provide specific guidance for students in a Copper Lab.  It is rich with images and streaming videos that deliver the course content.  There are 2 exams; one at the end of module 1, and the second at the end of module 3.  If you are a technician who wants to improve your copper-working skills without going to a classroom, this course is right for you.  This course is BPI recognized for 3 continuing education units (CEUs), and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to recertification. 

The Modules Cover:

• Copper Tubing/Pipe and Fittings

• Cutting, Flaring, Swaging & Bending Tubing

• Torch Safety and Operation

• Soft Solder

• Silphos Braze 

• Silver Braze 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the uses of copper tubing assembly

• Learn to assemble copper piping using brazing and soldering techniques

• Learn methods of bending and forming copper tubing

This is an entry-level course in a single module designed for those who need a basic understanding of residential building construction assemblies, terms, and materials, as they pertain to HVAC installation and service work on a job site.  The content of this course follows the recommended topics for the basic study of HVAC.  With this introductory course, a student will have a better understanding of many of the basic building construction methods and materials.  The content covered is keyed to the specified HVAC industry competency and curriculum guidelines published by several organizations concerned about education provided to HVAC technicians:  NATE, ARI (Air conditioning and Refrigeration Institute), ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and RSES.  This course is NATE recognized for 3 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to recertification.

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Learn the framing methods in use in residential and commercial buildings

• Understand the variances in flooring and slab system

• Identify and learn the framing variances in residential and commercial roofing systems

This online course introduces blueprints used in construction specific to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that are likely to be found on the job site.  HVAC Technicians need to understand how to read blueprints to perform their jobs and avoid errors.  Subjects covered throughout this course include blueprint terms, symbols, interpretation and application of drawings; how to locate and identify the different components of a blueprint, scales of drawings, different measuring instruments; the meaning of different lines, markings, abbreviations, symbols, and keynotes; using gridlines to locate an area, caring for blueprints, and finally, how to measure for accuracy.  This course is NATE recognized for 12 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.  

The Modules Cover: 

• Intro to Blueprints

• Components of the Blueprint and Scale

• Lines of Construction, Abbreviations, Symbols, and Keynotes

• Using Gridlines to Identify Plan Locations and Dimensions

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Using blue prints, understand the symbology used to identify HVAC system components

• Identify the symbols used in construction, plumbing and electrical drawings

• Able to use blueprints to identify and locate key building systems

Your introduction to HVAC comfort systems.  In this course, we discuss heat energy, the conditions of human comfort, the psychrometric chart and plotting various air conditions upon it.  Included is the top-rated eBook on the topic entitled, “Psychrometrics Without Tears” to help you digest the important concepts of air and how the various properties relate to each other.  We complete the course by introducing the terms, concepts, measurements, and calculations of moving air. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong understanding of HVAC fundamentals and have a working knowledge of those topics before enrollment into this intermediate course.

The Modules Cover: 

• Heat Energy and Comfort

• Properties of Air

• Psychrometrics

• Total Heat in Air

• Measuring a Heavy Invisible Moving Volume

• Air Flow Measurement 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Be able to plot HVAC performance changes using the psychrometric chart

• Correlate human comfort to the effective operation of the HVAC system

• Visualize effects of heat energy on the performance of HVAC systems

Residential load calculations are a method to determine the heating and cooling BTU/H loads of structures before installing HVAC systems to meet those loads. You will need the required text: ACCA Manual J, 8th Abridged Edition (MJ8-AE). This manual provides thorough instructions for estimating heat loss and heat gain for residential structures and helps to simplify complicated procedures that are often used on a variety of home applications. Course 122 provides instruction for completing load calculations by hand, which is necessary before attempting any computerized load program. We focus on following the concepts of MJ8-AE while further simplifying the methodology emphasized in the manual. Students will utilize a “simple” residential structure and follow the steps to calculate both heat loss and heat gain for its location and outdoor design temperatures. This course also covers residential equipment selection focused on the heating and cooling equipment Btu/h loads of a structure.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment into this advanced course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Fundamentals of Load Calculations

• Heat Loss of a Structure

• Heat Gain of a Structure 

• Example Heat Loss and Heat Gain Calculation

• Fundamentals of Equipment Selection

• Regional Load Calculation Exercises 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the needed elements of a heat load calculation

• Understand the benefits of heat load calculation

• Carry out simple high-level residential heat load calculations

123 Air Distribution begins with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals of residential air flow, then turns the focus to residential duct design utilizing the ACCA Residential Duct Systems, Manual D (required textbook) and ACCA Manual T (optional textbook).  System selection, system performance characteristics, duct materials, blower performance, airside devices and duct sizing procedures are covered in detail. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of basic HVAC fundamentals before enrollment into this advanced course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Fundamentals of Air Flow 

• Air Distribution Systems 

• Fundamentals of ACCA Residential Duct Systems, Manual D 

• Application of ACCA Residential Duct Systems, Manual D Duct Sizing Procedures

• Application of ACCA Air Distribution Basics for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings, Manual T

• Selection and Sizing of Supply Air Outlets and Return Air Inlets using the ACCA Manual T and Air Distribution Equipment Manufacturer Performance Data for an Example Residential Structure

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Visualize and comprehend the importance of the often-forgotten airflow component of HVAC

• Develop technique to carry out modern airflow diagnostics

• Be able to carry out air duct sizing of small systems

• Understand the elements of commercial airflow systems

HVAC Refrigeration 141 provides a thorough examination of the refrigeration cycle as it is applied to both air conditioning and refrigeration purposes, and presents a practical and systematic method to diagnose problems in the refrigeration cycle.  If you understand the parameters governing the operation of the refrigeration cycle, you will be able to diagnose any piece of equipment. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites: 

A good understanding of HVAC fundamentals, or have a working knowledge of them, before enrollment into this intermediate course. 

The Modules Cover:  

• Basic Refrigeration Cycle Physics 

• Condensation and Condensers 

• Expansion and Metering Devices 

• Evaporation and Evaporators 

• Compression and Compressors 

• Measure the Normal Cycle 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types and operations of HVAC related refrigeration systems

• Identify the components of HVAC refrigeration systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for HVAC refrigeration systems

• Identify methods of measuring the refrigeration cycle

This course is a continuation and elaboration of HVAC Refrigeration I. Presentations describe the application of common accessories found in a system, piping arrangements, sizing considerations and system operation. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

Complete 141 HVAC Refrigeration I, or have a working knowledge of the content of that course before enrollment into this advanced course.  Please refer to the 141-course description in the catalog for specific details.    

The Modules Cover: 

• Refrigerants 

• Common Compressor Accessories

• Common High-Side Accessories

• Common Low-Side Accessories

• Piping System Sizing

• Common System Control Arrangements

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types of advanced HVAC related refrigeration systems

• Identify the advanced components of multi-stage HVAC refrigeration systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for advanced HVAC refrigeration systems

• Understand the piping system design for split systems

HVAC Economizer systems are an often misunderstood, yet essential component of successful energy efficiency and air comfort/quality strategies in commercial building applications.  The goal of this course is to provide the working field technician and HVAC student with an understanding of the importance of correctly installed and operating economizers, what they are, how they work, and how the service technician can maintain, troubleshoot, and ensure the correct operation of these systems.  This course applies to Title 24 in the State of California and adheres to the ACCA/ASHRAE Standard 180 Quality Maintenance protocols.  This Economizers ADEC / Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) course is NATE recognized for 24 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of basic HVAC fundamentals before enrollment into this advanced course. 

The Modules Cover: 

• Introduction to Economizers

• Applied Economizers

• Air Properties and Psychrometrics

• Applied Psychrometrics

• Economizer DDC Operations – Honeywell

• Economizer Operations – Trane

• Belimo – ZIP Economizer

• (DCV) Demand Control Ventilation

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the types of advanced economizer control system available

• Correlate the effects of outside air introduction to human comfort

• Exposure to at least 3 current digital economizer control systems

• Understand the purpose and effects of demand controlled ventilation

This course intends to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings.  With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle service issues when required.  The course begins with a basic introduction of the layout of the various components of an HVAC system utilized in large and small commercial facilities.  Then the modules expand into the specifics of chilled water, refrigeration, and heat rejection systems.  The course continues with a focus on the central chiller, fan coils, and chilled beam systems.  Moreover, the course finishes up with a discussion on Demand Controlled Outside Air (DCOA), packaged and variable refrigerant flow systems. This course is recognized for 12 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Introduction and Airside Chilled Water, Refrigeration and Heat Rejection

• Central Chiller, Fan Coil, and Chilled Beam Systems

• Packaged and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the elements of design and construction of high efficiency cooling systems

• Identify the advanced control components of high efficiency HVAC systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for high efficiency HVAC refrigeration systems

• Introduction to chilled water-cooling systems

This course intends to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings.  With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle service issues when required.  This course focuses upon Ventilation Systems in commercial buildings.  An overview of the science and background of indoor air quality is first; then the course modules expand into the specifics of the components utilized in the operation of modern commercial building ventilation systems.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 9 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Indoor Air Quality Overview

• Ventilation Systems I

• Ventilation Systems II

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types of air ventilation systems

• Identify the advanced components of ventilation systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for ventilation systems

• Introduce and understand the nature of indoor air quality maintenance through ventilation

You already know it is your job to provide services related to the comfort of air temperatures inside your clients’ buildings.  However, temperature management is not the only thing you need to know.  This course will help you better understand the various elements of air quality, introduce the science of air quality, and give you some tips on how to identify and address the potential dangers of poor indoor air quality.  The course does not address issues of allergies or chemically sensitive clients outside the basics of indoor air quality.  You will learn indoor air properties, air flow, ventilation, moisture, and air filtration systems.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 


The Modules Cover

• IAQ Basics

• Properties of Air

• Air Flow Basics

• Ventilation

• Moisture Management

• Air Filtration

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types of indoor air improvement systems

• Identify the components of HVAC air quality systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for indoor air quality risks

• Further understanding of the elements of human comfort

This is an entry-level course in a single module designed for those who need a basic understanding of drive belts and how they are utilized in residential and commercial HVAC systems. Types of drive belts, their selection, installation, and maintenance are discussed in detail. The content of this course follows the recommended topics for the basic study of HVAC. This course is NATE recognized for 3 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to recertification.

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the varied types of blower drive belts

• Identify troubleshooting steps for blower drive systems

This course is provided to instruct the entry-level HVAC technician in the common service procedures performed on conventional residential/light commercial cooling systems. These include electrical circuits, mechanical compression refrigeration cycle, necessary components in a cooling system, and more.   Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification, and BPI recognized for 9 continuing education units (CEUs). 

Prerequisites:

This course requires a good understanding of the refrigeration cycle. You will want to have completed 141 HVAC Refrigeration I or have a working knowledge of the content of that course before enrollment into this advanced course.  Please refer to the 141-course description for the specific details. 

The Modules Cover:

• Cooling System Service Overview

• Cooling Service Tools/Equipment, Safety, and Quality

• Cooling System Components

• Cooling System Air Flow

• Cooling System Electrical Troubleshooting Basics

• Cooling System Mechanical Troubleshooting Basics

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Able to identify the components of the refrigeration system and troubleshoot their failures

• Introduction to electrical troubleshooting techniques common to HVAC systems

When you have completed this course, you will receive a certificate of completion that complies with many equipment manufacturers’ policies requiring safety and service “certification” before purchasing equipment containing R-410A refrigerant.  You will also receive a uniform patch and a wallet card for your use.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) which apply to NATE recertification.  International Comfort Products, LLC has approved this course.

Prerequisites:  

A strong working knowledge of basic HVAC fundamentals before enrollment into this advanced course.    

The Modules Cover:

• R – 410A Refrigerant Background 

• R – 410A Refrigerant Regulatory Requirements 

• R – 410A Refrigerant Basics 

• R – 410A Refrigerant Safety, Handling, and Service Equipment 

• R – 410A System Components, Retrofitting, and Charging 

• R – 410A System Operation and Troubleshooting 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the physics and unique properties to R-410A

• Troubleshooting R-410A performance issues

• Identify high-pressure refrigerants and other safety issues

This comprehensive course will help technicians move through a procedure to follow safety guidelines, identify the source of problems in HVAC systems, use diagnostic tools, and to address the problem properly.  Often

technicians start their investigation with only the customer’s call, “It died yesterday!” Instruction aligns with

ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 21 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification, and BPI recognized for 10.5 continuing education units (CEUs).  

Prerequisites:  

Strong working knowledge of basic HVAC fundamentals before enrollment into this advanced course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Electrical Troubleshooting

• Troubleshooting Controls

• Troubleshooting Instrumentation

• Troubleshooting Air Side

• Troubleshooting Refrigeration

• Troubleshooting Combustion

• Troubleshooting Hydronics

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify advanced troubleshooting techniques specific to HVAC systems

• Review the steps required to undertake specific advanced troubleshooting steps

• Interpret and undertake repair from the findings of troubleshooting outcomes

The US Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency is phasing out ozone-depleting refrigerants like R22.  As a result, technicians will be handling other refrigerants like hydrocarbons.  This course introduces you to hydrocarbons as refrigerants, covers the associated regulations and standards, and gets you familiar with their properties and how to handle them safely.  In addition, there is a summary of the refrigerant cycle as it relates to hydrocarbon refrigerants, system components, and the proper safe servicing procedures of hydrocarbon refrigerant systems.  Course content was provided by RSES.  This course is NATE recognized for 3 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals prior to enrollment into this course. 

The Modules Cover: 

• Introduction to the use of Hydrocarbons as Refrigerants

• HC Regulations and Standards

• Refrigerant Properties and Safety

• The Refrigerant Cycle

• System Components

• Servicing Procedures

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Proficient with EPA regulations that apply to refrigerant handling

• Learn EPA refrigerant handling compliance

• Identify and practice compliant refrigerant handling technique

This course introduces the concept of combustion in basic terms.  The focus is on the current direct-vent systems and the traditional high-pressure gun burner.  It will prepare technicians to install, maintain, and repair residential and small commercial burner systems up to 400,000 BTUs/hour. We explore all the mechanical, electrical, and accessory devices commonly found in modern fuel oil heating systems. With this knowledge, you will build troubleshooting skills and identify applicable codes as they pertain to the installation and use of these systems.  The NORA Oil Heat Manual ebook is provided as a downloadable file.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites: 

A strong understanding of HVAC fundamentals and have a working knowledge of those topics before enrollment into this intermediate course. 

The Modules Cover: 

• Characteristics of Fuel Oil and Principles of Combustion

• Types and Construction of Oil Burners

• Oil Burner Anatomy (part one)

• Oil Burner Anatomy (part 2)

• Fuel Oil Tanks and Piping

• Complete Heating Systems

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types and operations of oil burners

• Identify the construction of oil tank systems

• Identify fuel oil delivery piping and control systems

• Understand the overall assembly of an oil heat system

This course provides knowledge and skills required to become a highly skilled technician who will install, maintain, and repair residential and small commercial Gas Heat Systems.  We explore all the mechanical, electrical, and accessory devices commonly found in the modern gas heating systems.  With this knowledge, you will build troubleshooting skills and identify applicable codes as they pertain to the installation and use of these systems.  Also, extremely important is the focus on the safety of the technician, the building, and its occupants. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites: 

 A good understanding of HVAC fundamentals and have a working knowledge of those topics before enrollment into this intermediate course.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. 

The Modules Cover: 

• Fuel Gas Composition

• Pressure Regulators, Burners, and Heat Exchangers 

• Standing Pilot Systems

• Electronic Ignition

• High Efficiency Furnaces

• Troubleshooting Gas Burner Systems

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types and operations of gas burners and fuel delivery systems

• Identify the elements of electronic and standing pilot systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for gas heating systems

• Identify the elements of high efficiency furnaces

An introduction to reverse-cycle heat pumps used in residential and light commercial applications. The course covers the components and operational differences of a heat pump vs. a straight air conditioning system, troubleshooting, and solutions. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 21 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of basic HVAC fundamentals before enrollment into this advanced course. 

The Modules Cover:

• What is a Heat Pump? 

• Heat Pump Installation and Quality Criteria

• The Heat Pump Cooling Mode

• The Heat Pump Heating Mode

• The Heat Pump Defrost Mode

• Heat Pump Components

• Heat Pump Troubleshooting

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the components specific to the heat pump

• Identify the refrigerant flow changes in the heating and cooling modes

• Identify the changes in the heat pump during the defrost cycle

• Identify elements specific to troubleshooting the heat pump

You will gain an introduction to geothermal heat pumps as one of the most efficient heating and cooling technologies available today.  The course focuses on geothermal (water source) heat pumps utilized for residential and light commercial applications. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of basic HVAC fundamentals and a good understanding of the refrigeration cycle before enrollment into this advanced course. 

The Modules Cover: 

• Introduction to Geothermal Heat Pumps

• Geothermal Heat Pump Mechanics

• Ground-Water (Open-Loop) Systems

• Closed-Loop Systems

• Equipment Selection Criteria and Economics

• Installation Setup, Startup, and Troubleshooting

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the difference between air source versus geothermal heat pump systems

• Identify ground loop systems in use today

• Describe the elements and application of equipment selection

• Identify the elements of troubleshooting geothermal heat pump systems

This online course provides an introduction and advanced training on the topic of Electric Heat and Electric Heating components relative to the HVAC systems that are likely to be found by a technician in residential and light commercial applications. Subjects covered in this course include electric heat terms and identification of the basic components utilized, types of electric heat systems, as well as advanced theory and servicing of Electric Forced Air Furnaces.  This course is NATE recognized for 15 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites: 

A good understanding of HVAC fundamentals and Electrical, or have a strong working knowledge of those topics, before enrollment into this advanced course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Introduction to HVAC Electric Heat Systems

• Troubleshooting and Servicing Electric Furnaces I

• Troubleshooting and Servicing Electric Furnaces II

• Blower Motors and Troubleshooting Electrical

• Airflow Using Ohm’s Law

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the applications of electric heating systems

• Identify the types of heating elements available and their applications

• Troubleshooting steps for electric heating systems

• Identify the components of electric heating furnaces

An introduction to the concepts and terminology of heating and power boilers, focusing on commercial and industrial boilers. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) which apply to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Introduction to the Industry

• Classifying Boilers

• Combustion

• The Heat Exchanger

• Controlling Energy Sources

• Boiler Accidents/Hazards

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types and components of hot water boiler systems

• Identify the components of boiler and hot water distribution systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for advanced HVAC refrigeration systems

• Identify the risks of injury and damages from hot water systems

This course introduces the concepts and terminology of heating and power boilers, focusing on commercial and industrial boilers.  The course covers the required knowledge for proper and safe low-pressure boiler system operations and includes an introduction to hydronic heating systems.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 28 hours of continuing education (CEHs) which apply to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Introduction to the industry 

• Classifying Boilers 

• Combustion 

• The Heat Exchanger 

• Controlling Energy Sources 

• Boiler Accidents / Hazards 

• Pumps 

• Heat Transfer Units 

• System Accessories 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Prep for the low-pressure boiler exam

• In-depth understanding of water control and distribution

• Identify boiler classifications

This course intends to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings.  With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle maintenance and service issues when required.  The course focuses upon Commercial Boiler Systems, with an introduction as to the various components and systems utilized in large and small commercial facilities.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Large Boiler Overview 

• Small Boilers

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify key systems that comprise a commercial boiler system

This course is aimed at providing maintenance staff an understanding of industrial boilers that generate steam and the related equipment, accessories, and controls for them.  Some systems run on low-pressure, others on high-pressure; some use recirculated water, others use incoming water.  Also, it is important to understand water treatment and chemical issues in steam systems.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 9 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

 A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Steam Boiler Overview

• Steam Boiler Terms, Codes, and Accessories

• Water Treatment for Steam Systems

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify key controls and accessories

• Identify the difference between high and low-pressure systems

• Observe and identify water treatment issues and processes

This course is aimed at providing maintenance staff an understanding of the specific issues and advantages of high efficiency condensing boilers utilized in commercial hydronic and steam heating systems.  Options such as economizers for large boiler systems and high efficiency venting for all systems are introduced.  Related equipment, accessories, and controls are also discussed.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Small Condensing Boilers

• High Efficiency Options for Large Boiler

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify and operate advanced commercial boiler controls

• Able to discuss the functional differences between minimally efficient and high efficiency boiler systems

• Discuss and operate commercial economizers as it pertains to the boiler system

This course is aimed at providing maintenance staff an understanding of industrial boilers that generate steam and the related equipment, accessories, and controls for them.  Some systems run on low-pressure, others on high-pressure; some use recirculated water, others use incoming water.  Also, it is important to understand water treatment and chemical issues in steam systems.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 9 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

 A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Steam Boiler Overview

• Steam Boiler Terms, Codes, and Accessories

• Water Treatment for Steam Systems

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify key controls and accessories

• Identify the difference between high and low-pressure systems

• Observe and identify water treatment issues and processes

This course is contained in a single learning module.  Small Commercial Boiler systems require scheduled maintenance, and this course will offer students the necessary steps for how to inspect boilers daily, monthly, and periodically.  Guidance is provided for situations requiring extensive maintenance; when to notify third-party service providers.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 3 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification..

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Comfortable with small commercial boiler maintenance requirements

This course provides instruction on how to inspect, perform simple maintenance checks, and keep accurate records on daily, weekly, monthly, and annual schedule.  These tasks contribute to the Large Commercial Boiler System’s efficient operation. The course also helps students identify when to call in third-party service providers.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Record Keeping and Daily-Weekly Maintenance

• Monthly-Annual Record Keeping and Maintenance

Expected End of Course Outcomes

• Comfortable with large commercial boiler maintenance requirements

Electrical

An introduction to basic electrical theory such as the electron, Ohms Law, circuit schematic symbols, circuit characteristics and measurements as applied to DC & AC circuits in the HVAC industry. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard180. Also, the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application ebook is included in the course.  This online course is NATE recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.  Students also receive access to the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application ebook, a downloadable file, as an additional learning resource. 

The Modules Cover

• Electrical Safety Fundamentals

• What is Energy 

• Atomic Theory 

• Basic Circuits 

• Parallel Circuits 

• Power 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify the types of circuits used to form complete power and control systems

• Understand the differences between pictorial and ladder wiring schematics

• Develop a deeper understanding of electrical safety practices

A continuation of the Electrical 111 course, concepts presented focus on alternating current production and application to devices utilized in HVAC systems.  Topics include magnetism, alternating current, 2 types of loads, capacitors, and values of load devices and their calculations, and transformers. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. Also, the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application ebook is included in the course as a downloadable file as an additional resource. 

Prerequisites:

It is recommended that you have a good understanding of HVAC Fundamentals and Completion of 111 HVAC Electrical DC Theory Plus, or equivalent on the job training, before enrollment into this intermediate course.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

The Modules Cover: 

• Magnetism 

• Alternating current 

• Loads, Resistive and Inductive 

• Capacitors 

• Resistance 

• Transformers 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Understand the differences of inductive and resistive electrical loads that apply to any electrical system

• Understand the purposes of line voltage and control voltage power and control systems

• Visualize the effects of magnetism all around us

113 is the logical continuation of 112 Electrical, this course covers common control components found in HVAC systems. Presentations and examples are given for specific devices and their electrical sequence of operation in normal HVAC applications. The final modules discuss wiring and schematic reading. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  Also, the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application eBook is included in the course.  113 Electrical is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.  Students also receive access to the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application ebook, a downloadable file, as an additional learning resource. 

Prerequisites:

You will want to have completed 111 HVAC Electrical DC Theory Plus, and 112 HVAC Electrical AC Theory Plus, or have a working knowledge of the content of those courses before enrollment into this advanced course.  Please refer to each course description in the catalog for the specific details. 

The Modules Cover:  

• Control Methods, Temperature & Pressure 

• Residential Heat / Cool Thermostats @ Low Voltage 

• Good Relay Stuff 

• Contactors Go / Starters Go with Protection 

• Power Wiring 

• Odds and Ends Around a Schematic 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Understand the purpose and connections of key electrical components

• Learn the differences between relays and contactors

• Understand tracing circuits on a wiring schematic and actual systems

This 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. You will also develop diagnostic skills for motor troubleshooting and replacement. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  Students receive access to the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application ebook, a downloadable file, as an additional learning resource. This course is recognized for 21 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

Completion of 111 HVAC Electrical DC Theory Plus, 112 HVAC Electrical AC Theory Plus, and 113 HVAC Electrical Common Components, or have a working knowledge of the content of those courses before enrollment into this advanced course.  Please refer to each course description in the catalog for the specific details. 

The Modules Cover:

• Basic Electric Motor Theory 

• Open and Hermetic Motors

• Capacitor Motors

• Three-phase Motors

• The Application of Electric Motors

• Diagnosing and Replacing Electric Motors

• ECM Motors

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify key electric motor types

• Develop diagnostic practices to identify motor failures and replacement techniques

• Identify the ECM (variable capacity motor) and to follow specific diagnostic steps

To maintain the lighting systems in their buildings, this course guides students through a better understanding of how light works and the importance of proper environmental lighting for both the safety and comfort of the building occupants.  Introduction to commercial lighting equipment and how to distinguish between a maintenance task and when to call a licensed electrician is covered.  Students will better understand various lighting control strategies and opportunities to recommend more efficient lighting technologies.  There is no textbook required.  This course is recognized for 12 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification

The Modules Cover:

• Introduction to Commercial Lighting

• Commercial Lighting Equipment

• Commercial Lighting Maintenance and Upgrades – Part 1

• Commercial Lighting Maintenance and Upgrades – Part 2

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types of commercial lighting systems

• Identify the importance of proper lighting levels

• Identify troubleshooting steps for lighting systems

• Understand the lighting maintenance steps required

The intent of this course is to give facilities maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings.  With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle service issues when required.  This course focuses on On-Site Electrical Generation Systems utilized in commercial buildings.  An overview of the fundamentals and background of Backup Generation Systems is first; then the course modules expand into the specifics of the components, operation and maintenance requirements of modern commercial building on-site generation systems.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 9 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. A textbook is not required for this course.

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals prior to enrollment into this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Generation Fundamentals

• Generation Systems

• Maintenance of Backup Generators

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify fundamentals of backup power systems

• Identify minimal maintenance steps

• Identify troubleshooting steps for advanced components of backup power systems

• Understand when to call in third-party service companies

Chillers

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and terminology of hydronic heating.  The main focus will be on residential/small commercial installations. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification. 

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover: 

• What is Hydronic Heating?

• Materials and Tools

• Boilers 

• Pumps

• Heat Transfer Units

• System Accessories 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types of hydronic heating systems

• Identify the advanced components of hydronic heating systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for advanced hydronic systems

• Understand the piping system design for hydronic heating systems

This course intends to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings.  With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle service issues when required.  The course focuses upon Commercial Central Chiller Systems, with a basic introduction as to the layout of the various components utilized in large and small commercial facilities.  Then the modules expand into the specifics of chilled water systems and the required maintenance and record keeping to ensure efficient operation of the Chiller Systems. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:  

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Central Chiller Maintenance – Daily and Weekly

• Central Chiller Maintenance – Monthly and Annual

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types of advanced chiller related refrigeration systems

• Identify maintenance requirements and methods of small chiller systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for chiller systems

• Understand the piping system design for chiller systems

This course intends to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings.  With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle service issues when required.  The course focuses upon Commercial Cooling Tower Systems, with a basic introduction as to the layout of the various components utilized in large and small commercial facilities.  Then the modules expand into the specifics of cooling towers and the required maintenance to ensure efficient operation of the cooling tower systems.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification

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Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment into this course.

The Modules Cover: 

• Cooling Tower Overview – Daily and Monthly Maintenance 

• Cooling Tower Overview – Annual and Seasonal Maintenance

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types of cooling tower systems

• Identify the minimal components of cooling tower systems

• Troubleshooting cooler tower performance

• Identify minimum cooling tower maintenance tasks

This course intends to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings.  With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle service issues when required.  The course focuses upon Commercial Air Handlers and Roof Top Units, with a basic introduction as to the layout of the various components utilized in large and small commercial facilities.  Then the modules expand into the specifics of each type of system and the required maintenance to ensure efficient operation of Air Handlers and RTU.  Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180.  This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Prerequisites:

A strong working knowledge of HVAC fundamentals before enrollment in this course. 

The Modules Cover:

• Air Handler Maintenance 

• Maintenance of Roof Top Units 

Expected End of Course Outcomes:

• Identify types air handlers used in chiller and remote refrigeration (split) systems

• Identify the components of air handler systems

• Identify troubleshooting steps for air handlers

Business Management and Exam Prep Courses

Business Courses

Exam Prep

As a contractor or operations manager, there are many challenging elements to overseeing your HVAC workflow.  It’s up to you to establish and follow-through on business practices that make your company profitable.  This course will help by addressing the best practices in the primary areas of your company’s operations that impact your profit margin.  You will learn essential business practices and procedures to help manage your workflow, maximize resources and minimize delays and loss of time.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE.

The Modules Cover:

• Personnel Management and Communications Skills

• Design Criteria

• Installation

• Materials Management

• Resource Scheduling – Cost Management Awareness

• Industry Paperwork and Recordkeeping

This is the first in a series of Online Courses for Contracting Businesses, developed in collaboration with nationally acclaimed Grandy and Associates. This 15 hour course covers everything you need to calculate a realistic hourly rate for your installation and service jobs; budgeting and cash flow; equipment replacement costs; field labor costs; material sales; customer response cards; discussion of flat-rate pricing; overhead; company matching taxes; fixed and variable overhead; net profit; overhead absorption; break-even rate; markup vs. profit; calculation of hourly rate; overhead cost per hour and an evaluation of the “what if” process. This course is specifically designed to help you consider all the costs of running a profitable business and setting your pricing at levels that keep your business going and growing. 

The Modules Cover:

• Budgeting and Cash Flow

• Equipment and Replacement Costs

• Field Labor Costs

• Material Sales – Overhead Costs

• Net Profit

This is the second in a series of Online Courses for Contracting Businesses, developed in collaboration with nationally acclaimed Grandy and Associates.  This 15-hour course describes in detail what all successful companies have learned; “what it takes to survive and prosper.” The 5 modules cover the 15 critical topics that every business must know to make it in the Contracting Industry. Each topic provides a fresh insight into how to run a very profitable business in today’s marketplace.  We saved the best for last, which is the section on tax tips this section alone will provide enough tax savings to pay for this program. At the end of each section, there is a list of additional resources to expand your knowledge of that subject. 

The Modules Cover:

• Realistic Labor Rates; Budgeting; Business Plan

• Marketing Plan; Marketing Tools; Collections Policy

• Networking; Planning for Growth; Maintenance Agreement Program

• Company Newsletter; Flat-Rate Pricing; Customer Response Cards

• Customer Service Training; Bank Line of Credit; Tax Minimization Plan

This review prepares technicians for the HVAC Excellence or NATE Core Service Certification exam.

The review covers in detail the same main topics as the NATE Core Service:

• HVAC Fundamentals

• HVAC Air Side Knowledge

• HVAC Electrical Knowledge

This review prepares technicians for the HVAC Excellence or NATE Air Conditioning Certification exam at the service level. 

The review is done in 4 comprehensive sections covering: 

• HVAC Electrical Knowledge

• Refrigeration Cycle Knowledge 

• Air Side Knowledge

• Cooling Service Knowledge 

This review prepares technicians for the HVAC Excellence or NATE Air to Air Heat Pump Service Certification exam at either the Installation or Service level. 

The review is done in 4 comprehensive sections covering:

• HVAC Electrical Knowledge    

• Air Side Knowledge

• Refrigeration Cycle Knowledge       

• Heat Pump Specific Knowledge

This review prepares technicians for the HVAC Excellence or NATE Gas Heating (Air) Service Certification exam at either the Installation or Service level. 

The review is done in 3 comprehensive sections covering: 

• HVAC Electrical Knowledge                            

• Gas Heat Specific Knowledge

• Air Side Knowledge 

This review prepares technicians for the HVAC Excellence or NATE Oil Heating (Air) Service Certification exam at either the Installation or Service level. 

The review is done in 3 comprehensive sections covering

• HVAC Electrical Knowledge

• Oil Heat Specific Knowledge 

• Air Side Knowledge 

• Product Temperatures for Preservation and Health – Refrigeration Business Tips

Spanish Language Courses

Cursos básicosde HVAC en español

Este curso en línea ofrece una introducción a los  fundamentos básicos y la terminología de HVACR. El contenido del curso se dedica a aplicar conceptos físicos que se utilizan en sistemas de HVACR. Se tratan los temas de las mediciones, el calor, la presión, y las propiedades del gas y del aire. La instrucción se alinea con las normas de ACCA para la instalación de calidad y el mantenimiento, e incluye tutoriales de RSES. Este curso es reconocido por 18 horas de educación continua (CEHs) aplicables a la re-certificación de NATE.

Los 6 módulos incluyen:  

• Mediciones  

• Energía Térmica  

• Presión  

• Propiedades de Gas  

• Propiedades de aire

• Introducción a la industria HVACR 

Este curso en línea es una introducción a la teoría eléctrica, como el electrón, la ley de Ohm, los símbolos del esquema del circuito, los características del circuito y las medidas que se aplican a los circuitos CC Y CA en la industria HVACR. La instrucción se alinea con las normas de ACCA para la instalación de calidad y el mantenimiento, e incluye tutoriales de RSES. Este curso en línea es reconocido por 18 horas de educación continua (CEHs) aplicables a la re-certificación de NATE. 

Los seis módulos incluyen: 

• Fundamentos de la seguridad eléctrica

• ¿Qué es la energía?

• Teoría atómica

• Circuitos básicos

• Circuitos en paralelo

• Potencia

Una continuación en línea del curso 111 Electricidad, los conceptos que se presentan y analizan son orientados a la producción de la corriente alterna  y su aplicación a los dispositivos utilizados en sistemas de HVACR. Cubriremos el magnetismo, la corriente alterna, dos tipos de cargas, los condensadores, y los valores de los dispositivos de carga y sus cálculos, además de los transformadores. La instrucción se alinea con las normas de ACCA para la instalación de calidad y el mantenimiento, e incluye tutoriales de RSES. Curso Previo Recomendado: Se recomienda que tenga un buen conocimiento de los fundamentos de la teoría de corriente continua como lo tratado en el curso 111, o entrenamiento en el trabajo antes de hacer este curso. Este curso es reconocido por 18 horas de educación continua (CEHs) aplicables a la re-certificación de NATE.

Los seis módulos incluyen:  

• Magnetismo

• Corriente alterna

• Cargas resistivas e inductivas

• Condensadores

• Resistencia

• Transformadores  

Este curso en línea es la introducción de sistemas de confort de HVAC. En este curso trataremos la energía térmica, las condiciones de confort humano, el gráfico de la psicrometría y el trazado de diversas condiciones de aire. Vamos a completar el curso con la introducción de los términos, conceptos, mediciones y cálculos del aire en movimiento. La instrucción se alinea con las normas de ACCA para la instalación de calidad y el mantenimiento. Curso Previo Recomendado: Se recomienda que tenga un buen conocimiento de los fundamentos básicos  de HVACR, o entrenamiento en el trabajo antes de hacer este curso.  Este curso es reconocido por 18 horas de educación continua (CEHs) aplicables a la re-certificación de NATE.

Los seis módulos incluyen:  
• Energía térmica y confort

• Propiedades del Aire

• Psicrometría

• Calor total del aire

• Medir un pesado volumen invisible en movimiento

• Medición del caudal de aire  

141 HVACR Refrigeración se ha diseñado para proporcionar un análisis exhaustivo del circuito de refrigerante, ya que se aplica a ambos aire acondicionado y refrigeración, y para proporcionar un método práctico y sistemático para el diagnóstico de problemas en el circuito de refrigerante. Si entiende los parámetros que rigen el funcionamiento del circuito de fluido refrigerante, será capaz de diagnosticar cualquier tipo de equipo. La instrucción se alinea con las normas de ACCA para la instalación de calidad y el mantenimiento. Curso Previo Recomendado: Se recomienda que tenga un buen conocimiento de los fundamentos básicos  de HVACR, o entrenamiento en el trabajo antes de hacer este curso. Este curso es reconocido por 18 horas de educación continua (CEHs) aplicables a la recertificación de NATE.

Los módulos tratan de:  
• Física básica del ciclo de refrigeración

• Condensación y condensadores 
• Dispositivos de expansión y medición

• Evaporación y evaporadores  

• Compresión y compresores  

• Medir el ciclo normal