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Course Details & Registration Information

HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher Included)
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
HVAC/R Technicians with one-to-two years of experience.
Take your HVAC/R career to the next level with this course! This course uses hands-on service call simulations to prepare for the HVAC Excellence or NATE certification exams. By course completion, you will be prepared to pass the HVAC Excellence Core and Professional Technician exams, the NATE Core and Specialty Test exams, and the EPA 608 certification exam. You will also receive a voucher package to take the HVAC Excellence exams. However, please research your state's requirements prior to enrollment to ensure this course is the right fit for you.
Course Objectives
  1. have understood latest advances and trends in green technology.
  2. have learned the functions and desired characteristics of system refrigerants, EPA laws governing safe refrigerant handling and transport, and concepts of recovering, recycling, reclaiming, and retrofitting refrigerants.
  3. have understood he procedures and criteria needed to conduct a residential energy audit.
  4. have learned the four basic components that make up the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introduction
  2. Safety, Tools and Equipment, and Shop Practices
  3. Automatic Controls
  4. Electric Motors
  5. Commercial Refrigeration
  6. Air-Conditioning (Heating and Humidification)
  7. Air-Conditioning (Cooling)
  8. All-Weather Systems
  9. Domestic Appliances
  10. Commercial Air-Conditioning and Chilled-Water Systems
  11. Simulation Challenge Mode: HVAC
  12. Simulation Challenge Mode: Electricity for HVAC
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
HVAC Excellence or NATE Certification
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
CE to CU Articulation
This course is designed for working HVAC/R technicians with one-to-two years of industry experience. In addition, you should have a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have the required work experience to take the NATE or HVAC Excellence certification exams, or need to prepare for Ready to Work certificates, we recommend our HVAC/R Technician course.
Text and Supplies Needed
Hardware Requirements:
This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
Webcam and microphone for testing.

Software Requirements:
PC: Windows 8 or newer.
Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible. A 64-bit browser is required for the simulations.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following material will be available online:
EPA Section 608 Preparatory Manual
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
HVAC/R Technicians with one-to-two years of experience.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Non-Credit Online Learning