Start Your Career in HVACR
HVACR is one of the most constant industries for new jobs, so there’s no better time to join. This course will prepare you for an entry-level role in the HVAC/R field. You’ll understand the basic requirements needed to earn a “work ready” certificate and start an apprenticeship.
BS in Electrical Engineering
HVCC Class of 2005
Job Outlook for HVACR Technicians
- According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), HVAC/R technician jobs are projected to grow 13% over the next eight years, which equals 46,300 new jobs.
- The BLS also reports that the average salary for these developers is just under $49,000 per year with top earners making nearly $78,000.
HVAC/R Technician (Voucher Included) FAQs
HVAC/R Technician (Voucher Included) Objectives
- Understand basic components of the vapor-compression and refrigeration cycles, functions, and characteristics of system refrigerants, piping operations
- Learn proper installation and operation of HVAC systems
- Understand EPA laws related to safe handling and transport of refrigerants
- Proper recovery, recycling, and retrofitting of refrigerants
Prerequisites and Requirements
This course is designed for students with little-to-no background in HVACR, so are no prerequisites to take this course. However, we recommend having a high school diploma or GED. This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
- Safety, Tools and Equipment, and Shop Practices
Learn general safety practices as well as how to care for and use all the tools you will come across on the job.
- Automatic Controls
Understand automatic control components and applications, including troubleshooting for basic through more advanced systems.
- Electric Motors
Gain a full understanding of electric motors, including types, applications, controls, and troubleshooting techniques.
- Commercial Refrigeration
Learn the ins and outs of commercial refrigeration components including evaporators, condensers, compressors, expansion devices, ice machines, special applications and systems, and more.
- Air-Conditioning (Cooling)
Understand comfort and psychometrics, air distribution and balance, installation, energy auditing, common conditions, troubleshooting techniques, and more.
- All-Weather Systems
Learn about the heat gains and losses that occur in various structures as well as detailed information on both air source and geothermal heat pumps.
- Domestic Appliances
Get detailed information on domestic appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners.
- Commercial Air-Conditioning and Chilled-Water Systems
Learn the ins and out of cooling towers, pumps, and chilled-water systems.
- Simulation Challenge Mode – I
Virtual, hands-on simulation of troubleshooting an HVACR system.
- Simulation Challenge Mode – II
Hands-on virtual simulation of routing electricity to an HVACR system.
Mike Baker has been an instructor since 2011. He was previously an HVAC program director at both Virginia College and Vista College. Baker was a HVAC technician for several decades and has experience hiring, training, and managing HVAC technicians. He holds many HVAC Excellence certifications, several Green Mechanical Council certifications, an EPA 608 Universal certification, and Emerson Climate Technology certifications. He has served as both an HVAC Excellence instructor and exam proctor.