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National College Credit Recommendation Service
Excelsior College, Center for Professional Development | Evaluated Learning Experience
HVAC Technician (CPD073)
Various, distance learning format.
Instructional delivery format:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate proper safety practices and procedures while installing, designing, troubleshooting, and servicing HVACR systems; demonstrate competency in the areas of fossil fuel combustion systems found in residential and light commercial buildings; demonstrate competency in the area of refrigerant handling; explain the importance of good work habits, communication practices, and computation skills; demonstrate an appropriate level of ability to assess industry technical information on the Internet; and obtain required overall industry competencies in the areas of HVACR.
This program helps students prepare to pass several certification exams, including: entry-level local gas fitters exam and/or fuel oil license exam, EPA Refrigerant Handlers Certification Exam for a Type 1 and Type 2 license (for residential and commercial HVACR systems), Industry Competency Exams in Residential HVAC or Light Commercial HVAC administered by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, or the NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Service-level certifications consisting of the Installation core exam and one Specialty exam in air conditioning, heat pump, gas, oil, or air distribution. Students practice hands-on skills and demonstrate various competencies under the supervision of a qualified technician. Major topics include: Fundamentals of the industry, Safety, Electrical, Systems Properties and Measurement, Refrigeration I and II, Oil and Gas Heat, HVAC/R Boilers, Hydronics, Heat Pumps, HVAC/R Controls, and Systems.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 21 semester hours in HVAC Technology (10/13).