HVAC Technician

Union County College

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES705
Hours: 320
Fees: $3095.00 USD


 This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and most browsers released after 2007.

Technology is constantly updated and maintained to offer reliable access to the most common user settings and hardware configurations. Here are the minimum requirements:


  • Windows 98, 2000, XP, or Vista
  • Macintosh OS 10.3 (or the most recent market version available)

Browser support for PC users:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP2 or most recent service pack) and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (most recent product version available)
  • Browser settings: cookies, Java, and JavaScript enabled

Browser support for Mac users:

Macintosh users (those with the supported configurations listed above) will need to use the Mozilla Firefox browser 1.5 (most recent product version available).

Ad Blocking, Personal Firewall, Anti-virus Software Packages:

If you've installed consumer products such as Norton AntiVirus, McAfee, Symantec, Zone Alarm, or other ad-blocking software, you may need to adjust the programs' settings to ensure that you don't encounter issues when accessing the Campus system.

As a general rule, you should configure these applications to "trust" the site and domain. Refer to the respective software's instructions for more details on configuration.


800 x 600 (minimum and recommended)

Internet Connection:

  • 56.6 KBPS (minimum)
  • DSL/T1/Cable modem recommended


At your discretion, as sound is only required in programs featuring audio.

Accessibility Requirements for Disabled Users:

The platform maintains compliance to the U.S. government-mandated (through Section 508) versions of JAWS, Dragon, and Magic applications.

Note on Plug-ins:

Program authors can choose to insert content that requires plug-ins. Typically they use common multimedia formats found on the Web, such as Adobe Flash, Windows Media, QuickTime, and Real video. In these cases, their programs will require the respective plug-in to view this content. It is the author's responsibility to make this requirement clear to learners using the material. The platform, by itself, does not require you to download plug-ins or players (unless otherwise noted above.)

You'll receive the following textbooks as part of this program:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Manual J AE Residential Load Calculations

In addition to the texts, you will download a manual titled NORA Oilheat Manual located within the program.


To enroll in this program, you should be willing to study and ask questions, and you should be motivated to gain entry-level knowledge for HVACR employment or to improve skills you've already developed and move up in the HVACR industry.

This program is for you, whether you're ready to start a career in the HVACR industry or you already work in the HVACR industry. You'll begin your studies by learning the foundational concepts that support the installation, operation, design, and analysis of heating and cooling systems. Then you'll build on that foundation and learn about all of the common residential and light commercial HVAC systems.

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