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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)

HVAC mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers typically do the following:

Air Conditioner Repairman Using Electricity Meter To Check Air C
  • Use blueprints or design specifications to install or repair HVACR systems
  • Connect systems to fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components
  • Install electrical wiring and controls and test for proper operation
  • Inspect and maintain customers’ HVACR systems
  • Test individual components to determine necessary repairs
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts
  • Determine HVACR systems’ energy use and make recommendations to improve efficiency

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

  • Core Curriculum
  • Intro to HVAC
  • Trade Mathematics
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to Heating
  • Introduction to Cooling
  • Introduction to Air Distribution Systems
  • Basic Copper and Plasting Piping Practices
  • Soldering and Blazing
  • Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
  • First Aid, CPR and AED training

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

  • Commercial Airside Systems
  • Chimneys, Vents and Flues
  • Introduction to Hydronic Systems
  • Air Quality Equipment
  • Leak Detection – Evacuation – Recovery and Charging
  • Alternating Current
  • Basic Electronics
  • Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting for Gas Heating and Cooling
  • Heat Pumps
  • Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices
  • Sheet Metal Duct Systems
  • Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

  • Refrigerants and Oils
  • Compressors
  • Metering Devices
  • Retail Refrigeration Systems
  • Commercial Hydronic Systems
  • Steam Systems
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Water Treatment
  • Troubleshooting Electronic Controls, Oil Heating, Heat Pumpsand Accessories

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

  • Construction Drawings and Specifications
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Energy Conservation Equipment
  • Building Management Systems
  • Water Treatment
  • System Startup and Shutdown
  • Heating and Cooling System Design
  • Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration


Northern Virginia

Central Virginia

Hampton Roads

42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166

2023-2024 Applications are Closed

5505 Robin Hood Road, Suite D
Norfolk, VA 23513

2023-2024 HVAC
Apprenticeship Application