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    Certified HVAC/R Support Technician

    The HVAC/R Technician Specialist program offers an opportunity for students to learn the skills necessary to enter the field of heating, cooling and refrigeration while also exploring methods for communicating effectively with the customer and solving problems. As the industry moves forward into the future, the need for skilled technicians is growing. The NATE Certified HVAC Technician Program is a comprehensive online HVAC education program encompassing a well-rounded set of skills used by installers and technicians who are seeking NATE Certification. It covers all the NATE Core areas with a rich selection of foundational courses, and then focuses on Air Conditioning specialty at the Service Level.

    Program Name

    Certified HVAC/R Support Technician

    Program Code

    WE-ST-7X41

    Website Short Description

    The HVAC/R Technician Specialist program offers an opportunity for students to learn the skills necessary to enter the field of heating, cooling and refrigeration while also exploring methods for communicating effectively with the customer and solving problems. As the industry moves forward into the future, the need for skilled technicians is growing.
    The NATE Certified HVAC Technician Program is a comprehensive online HVAC education program encompassing a well-rounded set of skills used by installers and technicians who are seeking NATE Certification. It covers all the NATE Core areas with a rich selection of foundational courses, and then focuses on Air Conditioning specialty at the Service Level. The content presented in each course homes in on learning objectives that have been identified by HVAC industry groups (HVAC Excellence, AHRI, NATE, RSES, HARDI, PAHRA, and ACCA) as critical knowledge areas for an HVAC technician.
    After you successfully complete the first group of courses, you are ready to take your first NATE Ready-to-Work (RTW) Certificate Exam. But this program doesn’t end there – we continue to train you for higher levels of NATE Certified HVAC Technician credentials. After you successfully complete the second group of courses, you are ready to take the NATE Core Exam at the service level. Once you have passed the NATE Core Certification Exam, you will be ready for the third group of courses. When they are successfully completed, you will be prepared for the NATE Air Conditioning Specialty Service Level Exam, the focus of this program. And finally, the program concludes with EPA 608 Prep and exam you need to work as a HVAC Technician.

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    810

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this program.

    Outline

    Section 1: Fundamentals: Ready to Work
    • HVAC Fundamentals 101
    • Applied Math Review
    • Safety
    • Building Systems Review
    • Basic Hand and Power Tools
    • Ready to Work Certificate Exam

    Section 2: Core Service
    • Electrical DC Theory Plus
    • Electrical AC Theory Plus
    • Electrical Common Components
    • Electrical Motors
    • System Properties and Measurement
    • Refrigeration I
    • Core Certification Exam

    Section 3: AC Specialty
    • Refrigeration II
    • Intro to Cooling System Troubleshooting
    • R-410A Refrigerant Technology
    • Employ-ability Skills
    • Air Conditioning Specialty Certification Exam

    Section 4: EPA 608
    • EPA 608 Certification Prep
    • EPA 608 Certification Exam

    Audience

    This program is targeted at individuals pursuing certification and employment as a HVAC/R Technician. The HVAC/R Technician Specialist program offers an opportunity for students to learn the skills necessary to enter the field of heating, cooling and refrigeration while also exploring methods for communicating effectively with the customer and solving problems.

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) national certification exam to become a Certified HVAC/R Technician. NATE also strongly suggests at least one year of experience.
    NATE tests represent real working knowledge of HVACR systems and are designed to demonstrate competency in specific knowledge areas.
    -Ready-to-Work Certificate Exam
    -HVAC Core Certification Exam
    -Air Conditioning (AC) Specialty Certification Exam
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Instructor Description

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, the mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)

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