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Course Overview

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning will allow you to become an asset in the Construction Industry with a focus in the HVAC aspect. It will start with a prerequisite class that teaches the basics for the construction trade then advance further into the specific areas of HVAC systems. With the guidance of our industry professionals, students will take a test at the end of each class to become certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which is recognized nationally in the United States.


Basic Safety • Introduction to Construction Math • Introduction to Hand Tools • Introduction to Power Tools • Introduction to Construction Drawings • Basic Rigging • Basic Communication Skills • Basic Employability Skills • Introduction to Materials Handling

     Contact Hours: 85 Hours

HVAC Level 1:

Introduction to HVAC • Trade Mathematics • Basic Electricity • Introduction to Heating • Introduction to Cooling • Introduction to Air Distribution Systems • Basic Copper & Plastic Piping Practices • Soldering & Brazing • Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices

     Contact Hours: 120 Hours

HVAC Level 2:

Altering Current • Compressors • Refrigerants & Oils • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery & Charging • Metering Devices • Heat Pumps • Basic Maintenance • Chimneys, Vents & Flues • Sheet Metal Duct Systems • Fiberglass & Fabric Duct Systems • Commercial Airside Systems • Air Quality Equipment • Introduction to Hydronic Systems

     Contact Hours: 175 Hours

HVAC Level 3:

Fasteners, Hardware, & Wiring Terminations • Control Circuit & Motor Troubleshooting • Troubleshooting Cooling • Troubleshooting Heat Pumps • Troubleshooting Gas Heating • Troubleshooting Oil Heating • Troubleshooting Accessories • Zoning, Ductless, Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems • Commercial Hydronic Systems • Steam Systems • Retail Refrigerant Systems • Customer Relations

     Contact Hours: 167.5 Hours

HVAC Level 4:

Water Treatment • Indoor Air Quality • Energy Conservation Equipment • Building Management Systems • System Air Balancing • System Startup & Shutdown • Construction Drawings & Specifications • Heating & Cooling System Design • Crew Leadership

     Contact Hours: 160 Hours

Northern Marianas Technical Institute