HVAC Technician (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) Schools & Classes

HVAC Apprentice Training provides the specifics of refrigeration principles, heating, plumbing, and pipefitting.

Online program covers all aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning safety, installation, and service.

Penn Foster Workforce Development's online HVAC classes are designed to equip trainees with the professional maintenance skills to assemble, install, troubleshoot, and repair HVAC systems for residential and commercial properties.

HVAC technicians can look forward to enhancing their abilities in the following:

HVAC technician training introduces mechanic trainees to the curriculum with an overview of basic industrial math, practical measurements, industrial safety, and tool fundamentals. Throughout the self-paced HVAC apprenticeship, trainees will progress into specialized refrigeration and HVAC coursework, including academic study covering Air Conditioning Systems, Electric Heating, and Industrial Plumbing and Pipefitting. From learning about the various heating and cooling systems to air distribution and cleaning techniques, subject matter covered in online HVAC classes adequately prepares trainees for rewarding HVAC careers and opportunities.

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HVAC Apprentice Training Course List

Pre-Technical Foundation Skills

Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Industrial SafetyBlock X23
Trades Safety: Getting Started 186001
Working Safely with Chemicals 186002
Fire Safety 186003
Safe Handling of Pressurized Gases and Welding 186004
Electrical Safety for the Trades 186005
Material Handling Safety 186006
Machine Shop Safety 186007
Working Safely with Electricity (Video)VB06XX
Jobs, Companies, and the Economy: Basic Concepts for Employees186034
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036
Common Hand Tools, Part 1186052
Common Hand Tools, Part 2186053
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1186068
Electric Drilling and Grinding Tools186054
Power Cutting Tools186055
Pneumatic Hand Tools186056
Preventive Maintenance286085
Preventive Maintenance Techniques286086
Reading Prints and SchematicsBlock X25
Introduction to Print Reading 186039
Dimensioning 186040
Tolerancing and Symbols 186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting 186042
Building Drawings 186043
Electrical Drawings and Circuits 186044
Electronic Drawings 186045
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings 186046
Piping: Drawings, Materials, and Parts 186047
Welding Symbols 186048
Sheet Metal Basics 186049
Sketching 186050
Blueprint Reading Skills Explained (Video)VB04XX


Reading Architects' Blueprints1842A-C
Properties of Materials686005
Elements of Chemistry5011
Principles of Mechanics, Part 1286007
Principles of Mechanics, Part 2286008
Specification Writing2175A-B
Reading Piping Prints6732
Principles of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning6447A-B
Air Conditioning Systems6084A-B
Basic Air Conditioning (Video)VB25XX
Modern Refrigeration and Air ConditioningG14003
Electric Heating006034
Servicing Gas Appliances4500B
Industrial Plumbing and PipefittingBlock D20
The Trades of Plumbing and Pipefitting 286040
Pipes, Fittings, and Valves 286041
Plumbing and Pipefitting Tools 286042
Joining and Assembling Pipes 286043
Supporting, Installing, and Testing Pipes 286044
Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances 286045
Tanks, Pumps, and Boilers 286046
Insulation for Piping and Ducting 286047
Predictive Maintenance286087
Predictive Maintenance: Vibration Analysis286088
Predictive Maintenance: Advanced Topics286089
Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) Maintenance Series (Video)VS40XX

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 638 hours (excluding videos).

Number of Exams: 85.

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