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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.

Learning The Trade

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.

DeHart Technical School offers flexible instruction times, because many of our students work while attending. The following course times are available:

  • Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Mon-Fri: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Mon-Fri: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

HVAC/ Facilities Maintenance Course 2 - Details

101: Electrical and Solar Applications

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

102: Refrigeration Practices, Brazing, and EPA 608

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

104: Gas & Electric Heating

This section will cover 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 & Light Commercial Electrical

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

106: Residential & Light Commercial Plumbing

This section will cover 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.

202: NATE Review

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

205: Advance Climate Control Systems

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

206: Air Quality, Air Distribution & Balance

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

Course 3

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Enrolling students from the following California cities, and others, in the Central Valley:
Modesto, Turlock, Tracy, Oakdale, Riverbank, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Lodi, Manteca and Merced.

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DeHart Technical School
311 Bitritto Way, Suite C
Modesto, California 95356
Phone: (209) 497-6105