HVACR Certified Technician

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES705
Hours: 265
Fees: $3895.00 USD


I.        101 Fundamentals

A.   Measurements are important

B.   Heat

C.   Pressure

D.   Gas works

E.   Air works

F.    Introduction to the industry

                  II.        050 Math Review

A.   Whole numbers

B.   Fractions

C.   Decimals

                 III.        102 Safety

A.   Labels, Materials Safety Data Sheets, and Safety Training

B.   Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

C.   Personal Safety in Confined Space and on Ladders

D.   Fire Extinguishers and Compressed Gasses

E.   Electrical Lockout / Tagout

F.    Back Safety, Scaffolds/Lifts, and Fall Protection

                IV.        109 Basic Hand and Power Tools

A.   Installation Hand Tools – Sheet

B.   Metal and Piping

C.   Electronic and Power Tools

                 V.        111 Electrical DC Theory Plus

A.   Introduction to the Industry

B.   What is Energy?

C.   Atomic Theory

D.   Basic Circuits

E.   Parallel Circuits

F.    Power

                VI.        112 Electrical AC Theory Plus

A.   Magnetism

B.   Alternating current

C.   Loads, Resistive and Inductive

D.   Capacitors

E.   Resistance

F.    Transformers

               VII.        113 Electrical Common Components

A.   Control Methods, Temperature & Pressure

B.   Residential Heat / Cool Thermostats @ Low Voltage

C.   Really Good Relay Stuff

D.   Contractors go / Starters go with protection

E.   Power wiring

F.    Odds and ends around a schematic

             VIII.        114 Electrical Motors

A.   Basic Electric Motor Theory

B.   Open and Hermetic Motors

C.   Capacitor Motors

D.   Three-phase Motors

E.   The Application of Electric Motors

F.    Diagnosing and Replacing Electric Motors

G.   ECM Motors

                IX.        121 Systems Properties & Measurement

A.   Heat transfer concepts

B.   Comfort (humans and machines)

C.   Conditions of air

D.   Introduction to psychrometrics

E.   Using the psychrometric chart

F.    Air flow measurement

                 X.        141 Refrigeration I

A.   Basic Refrigeration Cycle Physics

B.   Condensation and Condensers

C.   Expansion and Metering Devices

D.   Evaporation and Evaporators

E.   Compression and Compressors

F.    Measure the Normal Cycle

                XI.        142 HVACR Refrigeration II

A.   Refrigerants

B.   Compressor accessories and applications

C.   Low side accessories and applications

D.   High side accessories and applications

E.   Piping system sizing and applications

F.    Capacity control methods

                XII.        242 R-410A Refrigerant Technology

A.   R - 410A Refrigerant Background

B.   R - 410A Refrigerant Regulatory Requirements

C.   R - 410A Refrigerant Basics

D.   R - 410A Refrigerant Safety, Handling, and Service Considerations

E.   R - 410A System Components, Retrofitting, and Charging

F.    R - 410A System Troubleshooting

             XIII.        241 HVACR Intro to Cooling System Troubleshooting

A.   System Service Overview

B.   Service Tools/Equipment, Safety, and Quality

C.   System Components

D.   System Air Flow

E.   System Electrical Troubleshooting Basics

F.    System Mechanical Troubleshooting Basics

            XIV.        010-3 Customer Service

A.   Personal Work Habits

B.   Industry Paperwork and Recordkeeping

C.   Communications & Work Relationships

              XV.        135 Heat Pumps

A.   What is a Heat Pump

B.   Heat Pump Installation and Quality Criteria

C.   The Heat Pump Cooling Mode

D.   The Heat Pump Heating Mode

E.   The Heat Pump Defrost Mode

F.    Heat Pump Components

G.   Heat Pump Troubleshooting

H.   HVAC Excellence Accredited

            XVI.        EPA 608 Refrigeration Usage Review

A.   Core

B.   Type I

C.   Type II

D.   Type III

This course is designed to provide all the necessary information for a technician to prepare for the EPA 608 Certification exam. Successful completion of all four lessons contained in this module will prepare technicians for the industry standard for EPA.

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