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HVAC/R Technician - NATE Service Core (Voucher Included)

This HVACR NATE Core course is a comprehensive online education training that covers the CORE knowledge areas of HVACR encompassing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. This course is part of the OSHA outreach training which results in a valid DedOL/OSHA 10-Hour Card. It teaches recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. This course also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It was designed to help workers stay up-to-date with their OSHA safety requirements.

This course also prepares you to take the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Core Certification Exam, which provides the basics for entry-level and early career technicians to enrich the skills of installers and technicians and is a stepping stone to becoming a HVACR Certified Technician. The Core exam covers the foundational areas of safety, tools, basic construction, using basic science, achieving desired conditions, taking temperature and humidity measurements, and basic electrical. This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.

6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Davis Community School

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Learning Method


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HVAC/R Technician - NATE Service Core (Voucher Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES772

What You Will Learn
  • Take accurate measurement skills and conversion of measurements.
  • Know how to understand vaporization and condensation
  • Learn how to understand the properties of air weight, volume, specific heat and other properties involved in trying to condition it
  • Understand how to discuss the different types of heat carrying capacity for sensible & latent heat
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare to work as a HVACR installation technician
  • Work toward earning your NATE Core Service certification
  • Better your skills regardless if you’re a beginner or practicing HVACR technician
  • Earn a valid DedOL/OSHA 10-Hour Card


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Introduction to the Course

Learn about to what to expect in the course and the industry. 

HVACR Fundamentals

Study measurements, heat energy, pressure, gas works, air works, and more.

HVACR Electrical DC Theory Plus

Cover atomic theory, basic circuits, parallel circuits, and power.

HVACR Electrical AC Theory Plus

Understand alternating currents, resistive and inductive loads, capacitors, resistance, and transformers.

HVACR Systems Air Properties

Explore heat energy and comfort, properties of air, psychrometrics, total heat in air, moving volumes, and air flow measurements. 

HVACR Refrigeration

Complete the course by learning about basic refrigeration cycles, condensation, condensers, expansion, metering devices, evaporation, compression, and how to measure the normal cycle.

I.     101 HVACR Fundamentals 
    A. Measurements  
    B. Heat Energy  
    C. Pressure    
    D. Gas Works  
    E. Air Works  
    F. Introduction to the Industry
II.     111 HVACR Electrical DC Theory Plus
    A. Atomic Theory  
    B.  Basic Circuits  
    C. Parallel Circuits  
    D. Power    
III.     112 HVACR Electrical AC Theory Plus
    A. Alternating current  
    B. Loads, Resistive and Inductive
    C. Capacitors  
    D. Resistance  
    E. Transformers  
IV.    121 HVACR Systems Air Properties
    A. Heat Energy and Comfort
    B. Properties of Air  
    C. Psychrometrics  
    D. Total Heat In Air  
    E. Measuring a Heavy Invisible Moving Volume
    F. Air Flow Measurement
V.     141 HVACR 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
VI.    OSHA    
    A. OSHA 10 Requirements
    B. OSHA 10 Card  
    C. Features and Benefits
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Instructors & Support

Chris Compton

Chris Compton has over 35 years of experience in the HVACR field as a technician, contractor, and instructor. He is certified at the Installation and Service level in five of the NATE certifications. He has been selected as a Top 10 Outstanding Trade and Industry Educator in the U.S. by the Association of Career and Technical Education. Compton received the Imperial Award from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) and is a Certificate Member Specialist (CMS) of RSES.

Chris Compton tiene más de 35 años de experiencia en el campo HVACR como técnico, contratista e instructor. Está certificado a Nivel de Instalación y Servicio en cinco de las certificaciones NATE. Ha sido seleccionado como uno de los 10 mejores Educadores Destacados en Comercio e Industria en los Estados Unidos por la Asociación de Educación Profesional y Técnica. Compton recibió el Premio Imperial de la Sociedad de Ingenieros de Servicios de Refrigeración (RSES) y es un Miembro Especialista Certificado (CMS) of RSES.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

About Certification


North American Technician Excellence, (NATE) is the top nonprofit certification program for HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) professionals. Those who earn a NATE certification, are required to pass challenging, knowledge-based tests to prove their competence in various areas of HVACR. NATE certifications allow you to show that you have real-world knowledge of HCAVR topics and are recognized by employers around the country. It offers credentials in both general and specialty areas—after all, there’s almost no limit to the things you can learn in the HVACR industry. NATE’s certified courses are an excellent way to pursue your goals as an HVACR professional.


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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

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.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes. The NATE Core Service Exam. This is the first of a two-step process to obtain NATE Certification. The second step would be to select a specialty and test in the specialty area upon completion of the CORE Exam.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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 your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

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 will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

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