HVAC technicians work with heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration systems to manage the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in residential and commercial buildings and the climate controlled environments required for food storage, medications and other perishable items. With the continuous development of HVAC technology, employers recognize the importance of workforce education and keeping up to speed with the latest equipment and skills. NCCER’s HVAC program is North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized and has been designed by highly qualified subject matter experts to give you an advantage with high employment qualifications in the HVAC industry.
Through a combination of convenient online exercises and live classroom/lab training at the Floyd S. Kay Technical Center, located at Rockbridge County High School in Lexington, VA, this four-level, hybrid program presents theoretical and practical skills essential to your success as an HVAC installer or technician. Textbook, online access code, and all materials are included.
In the first level, you will be introduced to the HVAC craft with foundational training in the following modules: Introduction to HVAC; HVAC Trade Math; Basic Electricity and Electrical Safety; Fundamentals of Heating Systems and Combustion Processes; Fundamentals of Cooling Systems and Refrigeration / Heat Transfer Processes; Introduction to Air Distribution Systems; Basic Copper, Plastic, and Steel Piping Practices, including Soldering, Brazing, Flaring, and Threading. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in NCCER Core Curriculum.