HVAC Level 4

Percentages indicate the proportion of each module that is theory-based (classroom) and performance-based (hands-on), respectively.
HVAC Level 4

Course Outline

MODULE 1Water Treatment (10 Hours)
Explains water problems encountered in
heating and cooling systems and identifies water treatment methods and equipment. Covers basic water testing procedures and chemistry.
60 %40 %10
MODULE 2 Indoor Air Quality (12.5 Hours)
Covers the installation of electric
circuits in health care facilities, including the requirements for life safety and critical circuits.
52 %48 %12.5
MODULE 3Energy Conservation Equipment
(7.5 Hours)
Covers heat recovery/reclaim devices, as
well as other energy recovery equipment used to reduce energy consumption in HVAC systems.
100 %0 %7.5
MODULE 4Building Management Systems
(12.5 Hours)
Explains how computers and microprocessors are used to manage zoned HVAC systems. Provides coverage of various network protocols and systems
controllers, and introduces trainees to the various means of connection and system interface.
80 %20 %12.5
MODULE 5 System Air Balancing (15 Hours)
Covers fire alarm control units, Digital
Alarm Communicator Systems (DACS), wiring for alarm initiating and notification devices, and alarm system maintenance.
40 %60 %15
MODULE 6 System Startup and Shutdown (15 Hours)
Covers various types of transformers
and their applications. Also provides information on selecting, sizing, and installing these devices.
60 %40 %15
MODULE 7Construction Drawings and Specifications (12.5 Hours)
Teaches how to interpret drawings used
in commercial construction, including mechanical drawings, specifications, shop drawings, and as-builts. Explains how to
perform takeoff procedures for equipment, fittings, ductwork, and other components.
28 %72 %12.5
MODULE 8Heating and Cooling System Design
(22.5 Hours)
Identifies factors that affect heating
and cooling loads. Explains the process by which heating and cooling loads are calculated, and how load calculations are
used in the selection of heating and cooling equipment. Covers basic types of duct systems and their selection, sizing, and installation requirements.
56%44 %22.5
MODULE 9 Commercial/Industrial Refrigeration Systems (20 Hours)
Expands on the study of product and
process refrigeration equipment by describing systems used in cold storage and food processing applications, as well as transportation refrigeration. Various types of defrost systems are covered in detail.
20 %80 %20
MODULE 10Alternative and Specialized Heating and
Cooling Systems (10 Hours)
Describes alternative devices used to
reduce energy consumption, including wood, coal, and pellet-fired systems, waste-oil heaters, geothermal heat pumps, solar heating, in-floor radiant heating, and direct-fired makeup units. Also introduces application-specific computer room environmental and air turnover systems.
100 %0 %10
Module 11Fundamentals of Crew Leadership
(22.5 Hours)
While this module has been designed to
assist the recently promoted crew leader, it is beneficial for anyone in management. The course covers basic leadership skills and explains different leadership styles, communication, delegating, and problem solving. Jobsite safety and the crew leader’s role in safety are discussed, as well as project planning, scheduling, and estimating. Includes performance tasks to assist the learning process.
54 %46 %22.5
160 hours 5 weeks of training 35 hour per week55 %45 %160 hours


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