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HVAC Training Courses in Modesto, California‚Äč

HVAC/ Facilities Maintenance Course 2

Course Goals and Outcomes

This course covers all the material included in Course 1 plus provides more advanced training Students who complete this course will receive their US/EPA Section 608 certification and may take the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification exam. This course aims to prepare students to work in air conditioning service technician positions, as well as in the Facility Maintenance field.

How It Works

This 36-week (9 month) course is a 720 hour training program that is broken down into 50 percent classroom instruction time and 50 percent hands-on learning experiences.

Course Overview

In addition to sitting for the NATE certification, this course covers operating and troubleshooting electrical and climate control systems, helping students become familiar with heating and air conditioning units, solar panels, plumbing maintenance and general electrical and refrigerator operations. We break this course down into nine sections.‚Äč

101: Electrical and Solar Applications

This section will cover the following: safety, tools and soft skills, electrical and meters, solar system integration and codes, solar operations and solar panel installation.

102: Refrigeration Practices, Brazing, EPA and 410A

This section will cover the following: refrigeration, heat transfer, thermal law, superheat, subcooling, brazing, recovery, vacuum, charging, review for the EPA test and EPA testing.

103: Wiring Diagrams and Troubleshooting

This section will cover the following: electrical motors, loads and controls, wiring diagrams, ladder and pictorial troubleshooting.

104: Gas and Electric Heating

This section will cover the following: UPC code, safety, sizing and operation, flue, combustion air, gas, basic heating operation, controls and safeties, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting, and water heater operation.

105: Residential and Light Commercial Electrical

This section will cover the following: facility electrical safety, facility electrical and NEC code (article 200).

106: Residential & Light Commercial Plumbing

This section will cover the following: facility plumbing safety, water heaters, understanding plastic and copper piping, beginning basic cast iron pipe, understanding brazing, flaring and swaging copper tubing, and sweating and fitting copper tubing.

101: Electrical and Solar Applications

This section will cover the following: safety, tools and soft skills, electrical and meters, solar system integration and codes, solar operations and solar panel installation.

102: Refrigeration Practices, Brazing, EPA and 410A

This section will cover the following: refrigeration, heat transfer, thermal law, superheat, subcooling, brazing, recovery, vacuum, charging, review for the EPA test and EPA testing.

103: Wiring Diagrams and Troubleshooting

This section will cover the following: electrical motors, loads and controls, wiring diagrams, ladder and pictorial troubleshooting.

104: Gas and Electric Heating

This section will cover the following: UPC code, safety, sizing and operation, flue, combustion air, gas, basic heating operation, controls and safeties, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting, and water heater operation.

105: Residential and Light Commercial Electrical

This section will cover the following: facility electrical safety, facility electrical and NEC code (article 200).

106: Residential & Light Commercial Plumbing

This section will cover the following: facility plumbing safety, water heaters, understanding plastic and copper piping, beginning basic cast iron pipe, understanding brazing, flaring and swaging copper tubing, and sweating and fitting copper tubing.

107: Advance Climate Control Systems

This section will cover the following: air conditioning, heat pump application to climate controls, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting.

108: Air Quality, Air Distribution & Balance

This section will cover the following: heat transfer, air conditioning and heating troubleshooting techniques, air quality and comfort, air distribution and balance.

109: NATE Review

This section will cover the following: a review of the core (parts 1 and 2), review of air conditioning, review of heating and NATE testing.

101: Electrical and Solar Applications

This section will cover the following: safety, tools and soft skills, electrical and meters, solar system integration and codes, solar operations and solar panel installation.

102: Refrigeration Practices, Brazing, EPA and 410A

This section will cover the following: refrigeration, heat transfer, thermal law, superheat, subcooling, brazing, recovery, vacuum, charging, review for the EPA test and EPA testing.

103: Wiring Diagrams and Troubleshooting

This section will cover the following: electrical motors, loads and controls, wiring diagrams, ladder and pictorial troubleshooting.

104: Gas and Electric Heating

This section will cover the following: UPC code, safety, sizing and operation, flue, combustion air, gas, basic heating operation, controls and safeties, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting, and water heater operation.

105: Residential and Light Commercial Electrical

This section will cover the following: facility electrical safety, facility electrical and NEC code (article 200).

106: Residential and Light Commercial Plumbing

This section will cover the following: facility plumbing safety, water heaters, understanding plastic and copper piping, beginning basic cast iron pipe, understanding brazing, flaring and swaging copper tubing, and sweating and fitting copper tubing.

107: Advance Climate Control Systems

This section will cover the following: air conditioning, heat pump application to climate controls, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting.

108: Air Quality, Air Distribution & Balance

This section will cover the following: heat transfer, air conditioning and heating troubleshooting techniques, air quality and comfort, air distribution and balance.

109: NATE Review

This section will cover the following: a review of the core (parts 1 and 2), review of air conditioning, review of heating and NATE testing.

201: Low- and Medium-Temperature Systems with Electrical

This section will cover the following: low- and medium-temperature refrigeration cycle and sequence of operation, compressors, condensers and fans, receivers, evaporators, temperature controls and metering devices.

202 : Advanced Refrigeration and Ice Machines with Electrical

This section will cover the following: ice machine refrigeration cycle and sequence of operation, compressors, condensers and fans, receivers, metering devices, evaporators and water distribution systems.