International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Curriculum (SMAC-0003)
Version 1 and 2: 458 hours and 3,142 hours of supervised practical experience over two years.
Version 1: April 2013 – September 2015. Version 2: October 2015 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: select the system best matched to the heating and cooling needs of a building; construct the optimal duct system to deliver that conditioning; properly perform installation techniques and conduct business on site; quality check an installation to ensure that it meets the design specifications; apply basic electrical principles and measurement techniques; recognize different types of heating systems; define principles of refrigerants; service air conditioners and heat pumps; protect the environment from harmful effects of CFC release; evaluate ladder diagrams and control loops, pneumatic controls, and the phase-in of digital control systems; perform basic TAB and system optimization; relate the role of the project management; read plans and specifications; and solve HVAC installation problems.
Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: introduction to HVAC; systems and components; heating; refrigeration; field installation; basic electricity; HVAC automatic controls; basic TAB; commissioning; load calculation and duct design; plans and specifications; industrial health and safety, and project management. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, audiovisual materials, quizzes, projects, examinations and field experience.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in HVAC Systems and Components, 4 semester hours in Heating, 3 semester hours in Refrigeration, 3 semester hours in Basic Electricity, 3 semester hours in HVAC Automatic Controls, 4 semester hours in HVAC Installation, 3 semester hours in Plans and Specifications, 4 semester hours in HVAC Load Calculation and Duct Design, 5 semester hours in Basic Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing, 1 semester hour in Project Management, and 3 semester hours in Industrial Health and Safety for a total of 36 semester hours (10/15 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in HVAC Systems and Components, 1 semester hour in Heating, 4 semester hours in Refrigeration, 2 semester hours in Basic Electricity, 2 semester hours in HVAC Automatic Controls, 3 semester hours in HVAC Installation, 3 semester hours in Plans and Specifications, 3 semester hours in HVAC Load Calculation and Duct Design, 1 semester hour in Project Management, and 6 semester hours in Field Experience, for a total of 26 semester hours (10/15) (10/20 revalidation).