HVAC Level 3

HVAC Level 3

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 3)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE BASE
TOTAL
HOURS
MODULE 1Fasteners, Hardware, and Wiring
Terminations (10 Hours)
Covers a variety of fasteners, hardware,
and wiring terminations used in HVAC systems including the installation of these components.
60 %40 %10 hours
MODULE 2 Control Circuit and Motor Troubleshooting (30 Hours)
Provides information and skills to
troubleshoot control circuits and electric motors found in heating and cooling equipment.
60 %40 %30 hours
MODULE 3Troubleshooting Cooling (20 Hours)
Provides guidance related to
troubleshooting cooling systems.
60 %40 %20 hours
MODULE 4Troubleshooting Heat Pumps (12.5 Hours)
Explains the function and operation
of basic electronic devices, including semiconductors, diodes, rectifiers, and transistors.
72 %28 %12.5 hours
MODULE 5 Troubleshooting Gas Heating (15 Hours)
Covers information and skills needed to
troubleshoot gas-fired furnaces and boilers.
44 %56 %15 hours
MODULE 6 Troubleshooting Oil Heating (15 Hours)
Describes the construction and operation
of oil-fired heating systems and their components. Includes servicing and testing of oil furnaces and procedures for isolating and correcting oil furnace malfunctions.
60 %40 %15 hours
MODULE 7Troubleshooting Accessories (7.5 Hours)
Delivers information and skills needed
to troubleshoot various air treatment accessories used with heating and cooling equipment.
54 %46 %7.5 hours
MODULE 8Zoning, Ductless, and Variable Refrigerant
Flow Systems (15 Hours)
Introduces the information and skills
needed to troubleshoot and repair zoned, ductless, and variable refrigerant flow systems.
40%60 %15 hours
MODULE 9 Commercial Hydronic Systems
(12.5Hours)
Reviews basic properties of water and
describes how water pressure is related to the movement of water through piping systems. Describes various types and
components of commercial hot-water heating and chilled-water cooling systems, and examines how those systems function.
72 %28 %12.5 hours
MODULE 10Steam Systems (10 Hours)
Focuses on the use of steam for
storing and moving energy in HVAC systems. Reviews the fundamentals of water that relate to steam and describes
the basic steam system cycle. Discusses a steam system’s operational components steam boilers and their accessories and controls; steam system loads, including heat exchangers/converters; and terminal devices. Steam system valves and piping are covered in detail, including common types of piping arrangements; the components of a condensate return/feedwater system; steam and condensate pipe sizing; and pressure-reducing valves and thermostatic valves.
80 %20 %10 hours
Module 11Retail Refrigeration System (15 Hours)
Covers the applications, principles, and
troubleshooting of retail refrigeration systems.
54 %46 %15 hours
Module 12Customer Relations (5 Hours)
Presents the importance of establishing
good relations with customers and provides guidance on how to achieve that goal. Focuses on ways for a technician to make a good first impression and describes how to communicate in a positive manner with customers. The elements of a service call and dealing with different types of problem customers are also covered.
800 %20 %5 hours
167.5 hours 5 weeks of training 35 hour per week60 %40 %167.5 hours

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