HVAC Level 1

HVAC Level 1

Course Outline

Percentages indicate the proportion of each module that is theory-based (classroom) and performance-based (hands-on), respectively.

MODULES   
OBJECTIVE OUTLINE OF TRAINING
(HVAC LEVEL 1)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE BASE
TOTAL
HOURS
MODULE 1Introduction to HVAC (7.5 Hours)
Covers the basic principles of heating,
ventilating, and air conditioning, career opportunities in HVAC, and how apprenticeship programs are constructed. Basic safety principles, as well as trade licensure and EPA guidelines, are also introduced.
100 %0 %7.5 hours
MODULE 2 Trade Mathematics (10 Hours)
Explains how to solve HVAC/R trade-related problems involving the measurement of lines, area, volume, weights, angles, pressure, vacuum, and temperature. Also includes a review of scientific notation, powers, roots, and
basic algebra and geometry.
100 %0 %10 hours
MODULE 3Basic Electricity (12.5 Hours)
Introduces the concept of power
generation and distribution, common electrical components, AC and DC circuits, and electrical safety as it relates to the HVAC field. Introduces reading and interpreting wiring diagrams.
52 %48%12.5 hours
MODULE 4Introduction to Heating (15 Hours)
Covers the fundamentals of heating
systems and the combustion process. Provides the different types and designs of gas furnaces and their components, as
well as basic procedures for their installation and service.
60 %40%15 hours
MODULE 5 Introduction to Cooling (30 Hours)
Explains the fundamental operating
concepts of the refrigeration cycle and identifies both primary and secondary components found in typical HVAC/R systems. Also introduces common refrigerants. Describes the principles
of heat transfer and the essential pressure-temperature relationships of refrigerants. Introduces basic control concepts for simple systems.
60 %40 %30 hours
MODULE 6 Introduction to Air Distribution Systems (15 Hours)
Describes the factors related to air
movement and its measurement in common air distribution systems. Presents the required mechanical equipment and materials used to create air distribution systems. Introduces
basic system design principles for both hot and cold climates.
40 %60 %15 hours
MODULE 7Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices (10 Hours)
Explains how to identify types of copper
tubing and fittings used in the HVAC/R industry and how they are mechanically joined. Also presents the identification and application of various types of plastic piping, along with their common assembly and installation practices.
40 %60 %10 hours
MODULE 8Soldering and Brazing (10 Hours)
Introduces the equipment, techniques,
and materials used to safely join copper tubing through both soldering and brazing. Covers the required personal protective equipment, preparation, and work processes in detail. Also provides the procedures for brazing copper to dissimilar materials.
30 %70 %10 hours
MODULE 9 Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
(10 Hours)
Explains how to identify various carbon
steel piping materials and fittings. Covers the joining and installation of threaded and grooved carbon steel piping systems, including detailed descriptions of threading and grooving techniques.
40 %60 %10 hours
120 hours 4 weeks of training 35 hour per week57 %43 %120 hours

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