HVAC Technician Training
Begin Your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Career
Are you interested in a career in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning? Have you considered upgrading your HVAC skills? If so, you can be part of the growing field of HVAC technicians. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC technicians can expect to make $21 per hour.
This program provides the theory, knowledge and hands-on experience needed for installation, maintenance and repair of residential HVAC systems. In partnership with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), Chesapeake, we will teach you how to troubleshoot, repair, and provide installation services. These skills can also help you prepare for a career as an entry-level HVAC technician or to enter formal apprenticeship training.
Classes meet Mondays through Fridays with day and evening options.
To take the Entry-Level HVAC Technician Training course, you must:
- Be 17 years or older
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Register for Entry Level HVAC Technician Training Part 1 and Part II at the same time
According to Career Coach, HVAC careers have grown by 7 percent over the last two years and are expected to grow by 16 percent over the next 10 years.
Typical on-the-job tasks include:
- Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
- Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution.
- Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water, or refrigerant source, to form complete circuit.
- Reassemble and test equipment following repairs.
- Obtain and maintain required certifications.
- And more!
For more information about HVAC careers, including employers, view our Career Coach page.
Upon successful completion of the training, students will earn an AACC Continuing Education certificate.
Students are able to sit for the North American Excellence Examination (NATE) Industry Competency Exams (ICE). Students pay for and take the NATE examination on their own.
The two courses are offered for a bundled price of $3,990.
The price includes tuition, supplies, materials, and textbooks.
Enroll in Classroom-Based Courses for the Current Term
This course prepares you to work as an entry-level HVAC technician. Learn how to properly handle materials, choose appropriate materials, recognize materials handling procedures and apply proper use of hand tools. This course also covers the fundamentals of electricity, including basic safety principles and EPA guidelines. Includes OSHA 10 certification. You must register for both ZB-114 and ZB-115 to complete the first module of training. No refunds seven days before class start date. 9.0 CEUs.
This course prepares you for work as an entry-level HVAC technician. Topics include: concepts of power distribution and generation, trade related math, units of measurement, diagrams, the fundamentals of the refrigeration cycle, factors related to air movement and different types of tubing and fittings. You must also register for the Part I course (ZB-114). No refunds seven days before class start date. 9.0 CEUs.
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