Sample HVAC Technician Course Map

This sample course map represents the structured approach used to build the skills needed to be a well prepared 21st century HVAC Technician. This path of Related Training & Instruction (RTI), combined with hands on application, will prepare the apprentice to successfully complete the 3 to 4 years of required On-the-Job (OJT) training. 

Maintenance Fundamentals Courses

101 - Reading Blueprints
102 - Reading Schematics and Symbols
103 - Mathematics in the Plant
104 - Making Measurements
105 - Metals in the Plant
106 - Nonmetals in the Plant
107 - Hand Tools
108 - Portable Power Tools
109.1 - Industrial Safety and Health
110 - Troubleshooting Skills

Electrical Systems Courses

201- Basic Electricity and Electronics
202 - Batteries and DC Circuits
203 - Transformers and AC Circuits
205.1 - Electrical Safety and Protection
209 - AC Control Equipment
210 - Electrical Troubleshooting
211 - Electrical Safety in the Workplace—
Understanding NFPA 70E®

Mechanical Systems Courses

301 - Basic Mechanics
302 - Lubricants and Lubrication
304 - Bearings
305 - Pumps
306 - Piping Systems
309 - Basic Pneumatics
310 - Pneumatic Troubleshooting

Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems Courses

431 - The Refrigeration Cycle
432 - Refrigerants & Refrigerant Oils
433 - Compressors
434 - Evaporators and Metering Devices
435 - Condensers and Cooling Towers
436 - Piping
437 - Control Systems
438 - Air-Handling Systems
439 - System Troubleshooting
440 - Absorption Chillers
441 - Heat Pumps
442 - Heating System Basics
443 - Heating System Equipment

Energy Conservation Courses

377 - Energy Losses in Buildings
378 - Heating/Cooling System Efficiency

Industrial Hazard Control Course

151 - Chemical Hazards: OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

Mechanical Maintenance Applications Courses

343 - Bearing and Shaft Seal Maintenance
345 - Maintenance Pipefitting
346 - Tubing & Hose System Maintenance
347 - Valve Maintenance/Piping System Protection

Microprocessors Courses

261 – Introduction to Computers
262 – Input/Output Devices I

Process Control Instrumentation Courses

271 - Introduction to Process Control
277 – Temperature Measurement

Programmable Logic Controllers Courses

298 – Programmable Logic Controllers

Rigging & Equipment Installation Courses

318 - Industrial Rigging
319 - Equipment Installation

Welding Courses

416 - Blueprint Reading for Welders
417 - Welding Principles
418 - Oxyfuel Operations

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