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NATE Exam Prep - Installation

Each course below is a collection of modules,  which are listed as bullet points in the box to the right of each course.

You may enroll in any course and then access any module of interest that is listed in the bullet points. 

This is set up to allow you to study what you need at the course or module level. 

Building Systems Review

106 Building Systems (3 hours / Foundation) 
Written by Scott Oakley

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 HVACR installation and service work on a jobsite. The content of this course follows the recommended topics for basic study of HVACR. With this introductory course a student will have a better understanding of many of the basic building construction methods and materials.


110 Blueprints (12 hours / Foundation) 

This course provides an introduction to blueprints used in construction specific to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that are likely to be found on the jobsite. HVACR Technicians need to understand how to read blueprints in order to perform their jobs and avoid errors. Covers 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.

4 Modules:
  • Intro to Blueprints
  • Components of the Blueprint and Scale
  • Lines of Construction, Abbreviations, Symbols, and Keynotes
  • Using Gridlines to Identify Plan Locations and Dimensions

(3 hours each)

Copper Works

104 Copper Works (6 hours / Foundation)
Written by Chris Compton

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 two 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.

6 Modules:
  • Copper Tubing/Pipe and Fittings (module exam)
  • Cutting, Flaring, Swaging & Bending Tubing
  • Torch Safety and Operation (module exam)
  • Soft Solder
  • Silphos Braze
  • Silver Braze

(3 hours each)

Basic Sheet Metal

103 Basic Sheet Metal (21 hours / Foundation)
Written by Mark Clemons

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 most fascinating aspects of HVAC work. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard180.

6 Modules:
  • 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

(3 hours each)

Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing

233 Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing  (1 hour)

This video-based course uses the IFGC (International Fuel Gas Code) section for Fuel Gas pipe sizing.  The video presentation presents the pertinent aspects of the IFGC for pipe sizing.  Explains how to use the tables and charts that would be utilized for CH4 (Natural Gas) and C3H8 (Propane) in a residential or small commercial piping job.  There are appropriate handouts and the course finishes with You sizing 4 piping systems and taking a final exam.

Fuel Gas Venting Systems

234 Fuel Gas Venting Systems (1 hour)

This course is an overview of venting for Categories I, II, IV fuel gas appliances. This course includes manufacturer’s installation manuals for the three categories and other devices used in fuel gas venting systems.     

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