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HVAC/R Facilities Maintenance Course 3

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.

Note: This program is approved for Federal Financial Aid to those who qualify. Call for more information.

How It Works

This 48-week (12-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.

Learning Refrigeration Repair

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.

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/R Facilities Maintenance Course 3 - 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.

201: HVAC Installation

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

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.

203: Low-Temperature and Medium-Temperature Systems with Electrical

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

204 : Advanced Refrigeration and Ice Machines with Electrical

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

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.

DeHart Technical School

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