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Plumbing School Courses in Modesto, California‚Äč

HVAC/R Facilities Maintenance Course 3

This program is approved for Federal Financial Aid to those who qualify. Call for more information and to see if you qualify.

Course Goals and Outcomes

This course covers all the material included in Courses 1 and 2 and provides advanced training in medium and low-temperature commercial refrigeration applications. This course helps students achieve a higher level of HVAC/R training, preparing them for career opportunities as heating and air conditioning service technicians, building and facility maintenance engineers or commercial refrigeration service technicians. Students who complete this course will receive their US/EPA Section 608 certification and may test for their North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification.

How It Works

This 44-week (11-month) course is a 848 hour training program that is broken down into 50 percent classroom instruction time and 50 percent hands-on learning experiences. 

Course Overview

This course covers the operation and troubleshooting of electrical and climate control systems and helps students become familiar with air conditioning units, solar panels and plumbing maintenance. It also includes an advanced study of refrigeration and ice machine systems.

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.