International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) | Evaluated Learning Experience
HVACR Residential New Construction Installer for Sheet Metal Mechanics (SMAC-0016)
International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry, Fairfax, VA, and other ITI approved locations.
Version 1: 149 hours of classroom instruction and 4,000 hours of supervised practical experience over two years. Version 2: 224 hours of classroom instruction and 4,000 hours of supervised practical experience over two years.
Version 1: April 2013 – September 2015. Version 2: October 2015 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: safely design, fabricate, and install different types of residential HVAC systems and equipment; apply job-specific knowledge common to HVAC new construction installers; discuss the safety training requirements, standards and guidelines; describe typical components and configurations of residential HVAC systems and the basic operation of these systems; explain and demonstrate the proper procedures for installing the following materials: ductwork constructed of sheet metal, flexible duct and duct board, dryer, kitchen and bath vents, combustion flues and venting, thermostat wiring, laundry chutes, and manufactured fireplaces; describe and understand the differences among furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and various add-on accessories; test an HVAC system to determine that it has been properly installed; describe the personal protective equipment, safety guidelines, and code requirements that a HVAC technician should use and follow to avoid injuries; list and explain customer requirements and site preparation, HVAC evaluation, and tasks for removing equipment and material that HVAC Technicians typically performs on a retrofit site; explain and demonstrate the proper procedures for installing ductwork and various add-on accessories; explain how to master the psychology of customer relations; list the guidelines for safety and code; describe the general strategy to effectively troubleshoot an HVAC system problem; and demonstrate the tasks for inspecting and servicing an HVAC system.
Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: residential new construction installer basics, safety, HVAC systems and theory, professionalism, installing new construction, finish installer basics, types of furnaces, split system, package unit, heat pump, accessories, retrofit technician basics, customer relations, safety and codes, retrofitting tasks; installing new HVAC systems, theory, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting. Methods of instruction include: lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Comfort Cooling Systems, 2 semester hours in Heating Systems, 2 semester hours in Air Duct Construction, and 2 semester hours in Industrial Health and Safety for a total of 8 semester hours (10/15 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in HVAC Systems and Theory, 8 semester hours in Installation of New Construction, and 1 semester hour in Industrial Health and Safety for a total of 11 semester hours (10/15).