Certified HVAC Technician Courses

The¬†Certified HVAC Technician¬†block of courses build on the foundation students learn in the first set of courses in the Install Technician block. These courses round out the students’ knowledge and continues with a strong focus on hands-on lab work.


The Certified HVAC Technician curriculum includes 88 hours from the HVAC Installer program, and adds 4 courses so that the total instruction time is 160 hours:

Advanced Air Conditioning

PREREQUISITE: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Fundamentals or equivalent training

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Review of Refrigeration Systems, Introduction to Duct Systems and Airflow, Refrigerant Controls, Electrical Controls, Air Conditioning Troubleshooting, Recovery, Evacuation and Recharge, Superheat and Sub-cool. Safety will be emphasized.

Gas Heating Seminar


FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Introduction to Gas Heating, Ignition Theory, Combustion Theory, Operational Controls and Safety Controls, Furnace Types. Safety will be emphasized.

Heat Pump Seminar


FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Heat Pump Theory, Design and Components and Troubleshooting Heat Pump systems. Safety will be emphasized.

HVAC Troubleshooting

PREREQUISITE: Must have attended a formal HVAC course or have a minimum of 1 year experience working as an HVAC Tech

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Troubleshooting concepts and techniques, review of control circuits, review of refrigeration cycle. Lab practice on commercial and residential package and split units covering a wide variety of HVAC problems.

Please note that exact topic names are subject to change as required by changes in the industry and education practices.