HVACR Professional Training Program

 
  • The following professional HVAC courses and programs are available on a one-year subscription basis at $360.00 per Learner, per 12-month period.

  • Industry Recognized HVAC/R Training

  • Earn Credentials and CEUs while you learn.

  • Your Technician or Student may enroll in and complete any or all of the listed courses and programs during their 1-year enrollment period.

  • Access to online programs and subscription courses is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Catalog of Courses and Programs

Each of the courses listed below are included in the subscription program of $360.00 per learner - per year

General HVAC

Heating

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

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

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 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/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 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

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 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

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