Entry Level HVAC/R Technician Program

NTI’s Entry Level HVAC/R Technician Program is a 192-hour program that is offered in two different formats to best fit your schedule: 100% in-person, or hybrid where you learn the theory online and then come to campus once per week to complete the hands-on lab portion of the program. The curriculum includes all the topics listed below, including the all important refrigeration training that is only offered in our 192-hour program.

Topics Include:

Electrical I: Basic Electrical Theory

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Electron Theory, Basic Electrical Math, Ohm’s Law, Basic Electrical Circuits, Series and Parallel Circuits, Schematics.

Electrical II: Electrical Application

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Industrial Control Circuits, Motor Controls, Starting and Running Circuits and Motor Protection. An emphasis will be placed on understanding and wiring control circuits. Electrical Safety will be emphasized.

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Fundamentals

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Refrigeration History, Refrigeration Theory, Thermal Laws, Components of a Refrigeration System, Refrigeration Cycle, Refrigerant Properties, Compressor Types, ARI Standards. Refrigeration Tool Usage, including Gauges, TP Chart, Soldering, Brazing. Safety will be emphasized.

EPA Certification Seminar & Exam

FORMAT: Lecture and Proctored Testing

TOPICS INCLUDE: Students will become familiar with the E.P.A. Rule 608 40-CFR, part 82 subpart (f). Students will become familiar with types of certification, theory on ozone loss, legal requirements regarding use and disposal of refrigerants containing CFC’s. Proper recycling techniques, recovery techniques and refrigerant disposal will be covered.

Advanced Air Conditioning

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

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.

Commercial Refrigeration Systems

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Ice Machines,Walk-in Refrigerators and Freezers, Reach-in Coolers, Cascade Systems, Sizing and Heat Load Calculation

Components of a Commercial Refrigeration System

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: TEV and AEV’s, Defrost Systems, Control Systems, Piping Components & Considerations, Refrigerant Types

Troubleshooting Commercial Refrigeration Systems

FORMAT: Lecture and Lab

TOPICS INCLUDE: Lab Troubleshooting Practice, Superheat and Sub-cooling Measurements, Charging a Refrigeration System

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

Program Tuition & Fees:

Hybrid Delivery: $6,895.00
Traditional Delivery: $9,170.00

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