HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher and Tools Included)
If you have more than a year of HVAC/R experience, this course will prepare you for the next step—certification. HVAC/R technicians are in demand, but certified technicians can earn more and have better career opportunities.
This HVAC certification online course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to maintain and troubleshoot complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. You will be provided with hands-on guidance through videos, reading assignments, service...
George Mason University
What you will learn
- HVAC certification online course
- Understand the procedures and criteria needed to conduct a residential energy audit
- Four basic components that make up the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle
- Functions and desired characteristics of system refrigerants
- Demonstrate piping operations typically performed by the air conditioning technician
- Properly installing and operating an air-conditioning system
- Latest advances and trends in green technology
- EPA laws governing safe refrigerant handling and transport
- Recovering, recycling, reclaiming, and retrofitting refrigerants
How you will benefit
- Be prepared to sit for the NATE certification exams
- Be prepared to sit for the HVAC Excellence certification exams
- Be prepared to sit for the EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling exam
- Use real-world simulations included in this course to get "hands-on" experience
- Soft skills simulations included in the course will help sharpen your customer service skills
- You will be given a 66-piece tool kit to help ensure you launch your career with the tools needed for success
- Enrolled students are invited to attend our exclusive annual virtual National Apprenticeship Week events, featuring live webinars, workshops, and employer interactions
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 12 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 330 course hours
- Heat, Temperature, and Pressure
- Matter and Energy
- Refrigeration and Refrigerants
- Safety, Tools and Equipment, and Shop Practices
- General Safety Practices
- Tools and Equipment
- Tubing and Piping
- Leak Detection, System Evacuation, and System Cleanup
- Refrigeration and Oil Chemistry and Management – Recovery, Recycling, and Reclaiming, and Retrofitting
- System Charging
- Calibrating Instruments
- Simulation: Safety Quiz
- Simulation: Soft Skills Quiz
- Automatic Controls
- Basic Electricity and Magnetism
- Introduction to Automatic Controls
- Automatic Control Components and Applications
- Troubleshooting Basic Controls
- Advanced Automatic Controls-Direct Digital Controls (DDCs) and Pneumatics
- Electric Motors
- Types of Electric Motors
- Application of Motors
- Motor Controls
- Troubleshooting Electric Motors
- Commercial Refrigeration, Part 1
- Evaporators and the Refrigeration System
- Commercial Refrigeration, Part 2
- Expansion Devices
- Special Refrigeration Systems
- Commercial Ice Machines
- Commercial Refrigeration, Part 3
- Special Refrigeration Applications
- Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration
- Air-Conditioning (Heating and Humidification)
- Electric Heat
- Gas Heat
- Oil Heat
- Hydronic Heat
- Indoor Air Quality
- Air-Conditioning (Cooling)
- Comfort and Psychometrics
- Refrigeration Applied to Air-Conditioning
- Air Distribution and Balance
- Residential Energy Auditing
- Typical Conditions
- All-Weather Systems
- Heat Gains and Heat Losses in Structures
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Geothermal Heat Pumps
- Domestic Appliances
- Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
- Room Air Conditioners
- Commercial Air-Conditioning and Chilled-Water Systems
- High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems
- Cooling Towers and Pumps
- Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems
- Commercial, Packaged Rooftop, Variable Refrigerant Flow, and Variable Air Volume Systems
- Simulation Challenge Mode: HVAC
- Simulation Challenge Mode: Electricity for HVAC
- Soft Skills and the HVACR Technician
- Time Management
- Problem Solving
- Accepting Responsibility
Mike Baker has been an instructor since 2011. Previously, he was HVAC Program Director at both Virginia College and Vista College. Baker was an HVAC technician for several decades and has experience hiring, training, and managing HVAC Technicians. He holds numerous HVAC Excellence certifications, several Green Mechanical Council certifications, an EPA 608 Universal certification, and Emerson Climate Technology certifications. He has served as both an HVAC Excellence Instructor and Exam Proctor.
For A Limited Time!
Enrolled students can enter to win a free all-expenses paid trip to Tampa, Florida, for the 2023 IDEAL National Championship Finals in November 2023. You can network with peers and see the best electrical, automotive, and HVAC professionals in North America go head-to-head for over $600,000 in cash and prizes. Ask your enrollment representative for more information!
This course is designed for HVAC/R technicians with one-to-two years of industry experience. In addition, you should have a high school diploma or GED.
Must have the required work experience to take the NATE or HVAC Excellence certification exams, or currently hold Ready to Work certificates and have 2 years of work experience. However, if you do not have previous work experience in the HVAC/R industry, we recommend taking the HVAC/R Technician course.
Please research your state's requirements prior to enrollment to ensure this course is the right fit for you.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- Optional simulations require a 64-bit operating system
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Microsoft Word Online
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
*Optional simulations are not screen reader or keyboard accessible. Simulation activities are not meant to be experienced on mobile devices. Personal computers should be used for these activities.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, by Silberstein, Obrzut, Tomczyk, Whitman, and Johnson.
The following material will be available online:
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology PDF
- EPA Section 608 Preparatory Manual - Optional Resource
Please Note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.
In addition to the texts listed above, you will also receive the HVAC/R Certified Technician's Tool Kit:
- The 66-piece tool kit includes a trades tool backpack with 44 pockets, featuring the following items:
- 13pc socket wrench set
- 12pc hex key set
- 11pc wrench set
- 3 screwdrivers
- 3 wrenches
- 2 pliers
- 2 snips
- 1 nut driver
- 1 swagging kit
- 1 long nose stripper
- 1 awl
- 1 set of shears
- 1 hammer
- 1 hand crimper
- 1 sheet metal tree scribe
- 1 notcher
- 1 seamer
- 1 telescopic tube cutter
- 1 tape measure
- 1 set of safety glasses
- 1 digital manifold
- 1 scientific calculator
- 1 multimeter
- 1 thermometer
- 1 fast-flo hose set
- 1 digital vacuum gauge
Material Fees are non-refundable upon registration.
Please note: Due to the high cost of these items, tools will not be shipped until 10 days after your start date.
According to Indeed.com, a person can become an HVAC technician after graduating from high school, trade school, or vocational school programs. The length of time it takes depends on the educational program and the number of required courses. The average minimum required education is two years, while some programs last for three years. This time may include classroom time, field experience, internships, and apprenticeships.
Yes. This course prepares for the HVAC Excellence Core and Professional Technician certifications exams, the NATE Core and Specialty Test certification exams, and the EPA 608 certification exam. However, you will only be provided with an exam voucher package for the HVAC Excellence exam.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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