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Virginia Technical Academy offers a variety of education courses for HVAC and Appliance Repair technicians that include:

Classroom instruction
Hands-on Training
Troubleshooting and Repair
Relevant Certifications

We offer professional certification courses that include lectures, a preparatory manual, and the certification exam. We also provide an exam-only option.

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How Virginia Technical Academy Sets You Up for Success

Our accelerated education courses are tailored to working adults looking to begin a career in the trades or build upon their existing skill set.
Our night classes allow you to continue working while progressing towards your certification.
We are DPOR accredited, so your coursework counts towards earning your master’s license.
We’re the only technical school in Hampton Roads that offers resume training, interview training, & job fairs.

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HVAC 101

80 hours, 14 weeks
This course is designed to provide a working foundation of:

  • Refrigeration
  • Tools & Supplies
  • Tubing & Piping
  • Equipment & Instruments for Refrigerant Handling & Services
  • Working with Refrigerant
  • Basic Electricity

Electrical Repairs 101

80 hours, 14 weeks
This course is designed to present a blend of electrical theory and practice suitable for the apprentice level or experienced technician who wishes to improve his or her knowledge and skills.

HVAC 201

80 hours, (14 weeks?)
This course provides a more hands-on experience to the concepts learned previously in HVAC 101 & Electrical Controls.


Two 8-hour units
This course is designed to present appliance technicians with safety information and best practices for working with approved flammable refrigerants.

Sealed Systems

One 8-hour unit
This course will train technicians with hands-on proper procedures to access and repair the sealed systems of domestic refrigerators and freezers.

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Appliance Repair 101

3 days, 24 hours
This course is designed to present a working foundation of the six standard household appliances: dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and ranges. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of both electrical schematics and wiring diagrams and how to utilize them in troubleshooting equipment.



Virginia Technical Academy offers skilled trade certification courses to prepare our students to sit for their certification exams, which we proctor at VTA.
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EPA Section 608 Certification

This is a 1-day, 6-hour course that will fully prepare you for becoming an EPA 608 certified technician. The course consists of four hours of lecture covering all material to successfully become a certified Universal Technician, followed by the 2-hour certification exam.

R410-A Safety Certification

This is a 2-day, 6-hour course that will fully prepare you to achieve your R-410A safety certification. Day 1 consists of three hours of lecture covering all of the questions contained on the certification exam. Day 2 consists of a one-hour review / Q&A session followed by the 2-hour certification exam.


ISCET has helped train, prepare, and test technicians in the electronics and appliance service industry for over thirty years.


NASTeC is a national certification program for technicians who service major home appliances. The NASTeC exams measure the knowledge, ability, and skills that technicians need daily to "do the job right."

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