HVAC Technician Training Program
HVAC TECHNICIAN TRAINING COURSE INFORMATION
HVAC Technician EPA 608 Certification Program Courses
Through practical training, our students are taught different aspects of becoming a qualified HVAC technician. A few of those aspects are as follows:
EPA 608 Certification General Studies
Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions, convert English measurements to metric and metric to English, measure length, area, and volume using both English and metric measurements, manipulate ratios and proportions as they relate to various equipment and components, differentiate between renewable and sustainable energy, as well as thermodynamics of air and water vapor, psychrometrics.
Electrical safety, series and parallel circuit rules, fundamentals of single phase and three phase motors, Ohm’s Law, Watts Law, current flow, as well as drawing and interpreting electrical diagrams for the purpose of troubleshooting.
Residential Air Conditioning Basics
Three states of matter, laws of thermodynamics, convection, conduction, radiation, absolute and gauge pressure, refrigerant leak detection and types of leak detectors, recovery and recycling process, using saturation tables, as well as describing the principles of dehumidification and humidification.
Electric Heat Basics
Electrical safety, electric heat theory, identifying system components, defining coefficient of performance, identifying the formula for sensible heat, describing the effects of relative humidity on comfort and health, explaining the detailed wiring and operation of a setback programmable thermostats, as well as stating the recommended air velocities throughout the supply and return duct system.
Heat Pump Knowledge
Describing a heat pump’s design; configuration for both the heating and cooling cycle; differentiate between a compressor designed for use in a heat pump and one that is designed for use in cooling; describing the principle of operation of a capillary tube as used on a heat pump; servicing, selecting, and installing a fixed orifice; as well as servicing, selecting, and installing an electronic and a thermostatic expansion valve.
Gas Heat Fundamentals
Describing and explaining the function of upflow, downflow, and horizontal furnaces; explaining combustion theory and heating fuels; explaining the properties of heating fuels; describing the chemical names of natural gas and propane gas; determining the quantity of combustion air required to burn one cubic foot of natural gas and propane gas; stating the reason for appropriate polarity wiring on solid state circuits; as well as explaining the ignition temperatures of natural gas and propane gas.
CHAMPION TECHNICIAN INSTITUTE, INC., IS SETUP TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF AN ACTUAL FUNCTIONING, HVAC COMPANY DURING THEIR TRAINING
When students graduate, they will be able to enter the workforce with a much needed advantage, allowing them to easily transition into a new career as an HVAC technician.
Student Work Stations
Each student will have their own mobile workstation to move around the lab as they progress with their projects. All students will become familiar with the tools shown here, and more.
The lab is part of our 4,500 square foot facility. It has two 10 foot bay doors, and one 16 foot bay door for easy access. We currently have three mobile split station trainers (heat pump/ straight cool/ gas heat). These trainers, along with our more specialized repair stations, will allow each student the ability to experience hands-on practice in soldering, from recovery compressor change out, etc.
We also have an assorted number of condensers, AHU’s, coils, and furnaces (new and used), that students will perform actual installation and repairs.
Once you complete our program you will be an EPA Certified HVAC Technician, which are also known as HVAC Mechanics or HVAC Installers
This is a “Fast-Track Program” designed to fulfill what I see as a gap in the HVAC industry. We need qualified technicians in the marketplace today, not a year from today.
With the help of over 20 Individually specialized repair stations, we can ensure an in depth “Hands-On Approach” to accomplish our goal.