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HVACR Technician - NATE Service Core

A program covering the CORE knowledge areas of HVACR and preparing a student to take the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Core Certification Exam. The NATE Core Certification provides the basics for entry-level and early career 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. 

The HVACR NATE Core program is a comprehensive online HVACR education program encompassing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. It is specifically structured to prepare technicians to successfully pass the initial NATE Core Service Exam and to enrich the skills of installers and technicians.

6 Months / 90 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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HVACR Technician - NATE Service Core

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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HVACR Technician - NATE Service Core (Voucher Included) Details + Objective

Course Code: GES772

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
  • 90 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
HVACR Technician - NATE Service Core (Voucher Included) Outline
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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.

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HVACR Technician - NATE Service Core (Voucher Included) Instructors
Chris Compton

Chris Compton, CMHE, is a 20 year HVACR instructor at North Idaho College, saw a unique opportunity in online education (high quality education anywhere and anytime via the Internet) to help new students and anyone already working in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and or Building Performance. From that idea, HVACRedu.net grew. Chris has become the specialist in online curriculum development for the trades, the psychology behind online learning, creating web pages, use of video and simulation instruction, and learning through the web. Chris is the CEO, Project Director, and Content Development Manager (as well as chief cook and bottle washer) of HVACRedu.net. Chris brings 37 years of experience in the HVACR field as a student, technician, contractor, and instructor. He has been certified at the Installation and Service level in all five of the NATE certifications. In 1998 he was selected as one of the top 10 outstanding Trades and Industry Educators in the U.S. by ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education), formerly AVA (American Vocational Association). He received the Imperial Award from RSES for Commercial Refrigeration in 1997, and is a CMS member of RSES. Chris has achieved the CMHE (Certified Master HVACR Educator) status from HVAC Excellence. In 2014 he was selected as the Teacher of the Year by the ACHR News. Chris serves as an educational consultant and advisor to HVACR and Building Performance online learning efforts around the Globe. Chris loves the outdoors – especially when he’s fly fishing, driving his brand new 1948 Stinson 108-3, playing horseshoes, working the Blue C Ranch, singing bluegrass or trolling for silvers in the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

HVACR Technician - NATE Service Core (Voucher Included) Requirements / Prerequisites

Although there are no educational prerequisites, students need to be able to navigate to their email, reply to emails, and navigate the internet easily.

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems, IE 5.5 and later browsers, Firefox (all versions), Sea Monkey (all versions), and Netscape (all versions). On a Mac, it is compatible with Safari. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, and an email account.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

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No additional materials are required for this program.

HVACR Technician - NATE Service Core (Voucher Included) Frequently Asked Questions
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What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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No.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. 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.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. 

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Does this program 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.

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