HVAC/R Technology - East Windsor
HV100DA - Diploma Program
CIP Code: 15.0501
SOC Code: 49-9021
Program ObjectiveThe Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technology Program is a 90.50 quarter credit hour program Students receive instruction in both residential and commercial service, repair, installation, and maintenance. All sections include classroom theory, hands-on lab instruction, and familiarity with National Electrical and BOCA codes. In the first two sections of the course you will receive instruction in the fundamentals of electricity, types of motors, capacitors, controls, wiring diagrams, schematics, tubing, soldering and brazing. You will also receive instruction in the fundamentals of refrigeration, domestic operations, window and auto air conditioning. During the last two sections of the course you’ll receive instruction in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, fundamentals for gas and oil furnaces, heat pumps, icemakers, and solar heat. Graduates earn 1,520 hours toward a Connecticut State S2 license, which license may be completed by working as an apprentice for a licensed company in the HVAC/R field. Out-of-state students should check with their local or state licensing board for hours of credit that may be received toward appropriate licensing in their state for HVAC/R technician. Students of the program will have had the opportunity to take the following certifying tests: Universal EPA Certification, MACS Certification for Refrigerant. Graduates are qualified as entry-level gas heating technicians, oil burner technicians, residential refrigeration and commercial refrigeration technicians who can work for local companies that install and maintain oil furnaces, gas furnaces and both residential and commercial air conditioning systems. Students will also be trained on OSHA 30 standards and given the opportunity to take and pass the exam. OSHA 30 certification is mandated by the State licensing board for all apprentices. An apprentice needs to have his or her OSHA 30 certification in order to seek qualification for future licensure. Maximum shop/lab size: 20 students per instructor. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignment in each course.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in electrical, OSHA, and other applicable codes, plus the electrical fundamental concepts in theory and hands on in the lab as it applies to the trade.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in motor operation to be able to install, service, and repair motors used in the industry, also how to recognize and wire all starting circuits and components
Course DescriptionYou will continue to use, read, develop, and draw field pictorial and ladder diagrams, also to wire and troubleshoot the circuits. You will also receive instruction how to recognize, install, and service solid-state controls.
Course DescriptionYou’ll be introduced to the concepts of change of state, heat and its removal, and the laws of thermodynamics. You’ll receive instruction in the care and use of the acetylene torch and develop, practice, and perform proper soldering and brazing.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in the environmental impact of refrigerant and CFC’s, as well as in pressure, temperature, the enthalpy of refrigerants, the proper handling of refrigerant, and the basics of recovery and recharging.
Course DescriptionYou’ll receive instruction in A/C concepts, psychometrics, relative humidity, as well as in the techniques necessary to size, install, service, troubleshoot, and repair room air conditioners. You’ll receive instruction in the differences in automotive A/C and how to properly recover and charge a system.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in how to identify, check, diagnose, and service the different types of compressors found in commercial equipment, also how to test, change valve plates, and complete field tests and repair.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in reading commercial A/C prints, properly estimate and perform load calculations for residential and commercial buildings, also in air properties, and how to use and plot the load calculations on the psychometric chart.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in how heat pumps and ice machines operate and apply this knowledge to diagnose, inspect, and repair these commercial refrigeration units. You will also service and repair actual systems in a practical lab setting.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in the safe operation of gas furnaces, also learn how to install, operate service, troubleshoot, and repair gas furnaces.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in the safe operation of oil furnaces and boilers, also how to install, operate, service, troubleshoot, and repair oil furnaces and boilers.
Course DescriptionYou will receive instruction in standard installation, maintenance, and repair of gas, oil, and electric heating systems according to applicable codes.