Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning (HVAC)

Students will prepare for the EPA approved section 608 certification exams. Section 608 Technician Certification is required by the EPA in order to purchase CFC or HCFC containing refrigerants. Students will thoroughly study required material related to the theory of operations; including: safety, leak detection, heating systems (gas, oil, electric), combustion testing, heat pumps, refrigerant recovery and disposal, the national fuel code, oil heat servicing, hot water heat servicing, and heat pump servicing. Hands on-training will reinforce material covered in theory classes. Computer based training is also provided for self-paced study opportunities. Now includes OSHA10 training.

Students will prepare for the EPA approved section 608 certification exams. Section 608 Technician Certification is required by the EPA in order to purchase CFC or HCFC containing refrigerants. Students will thoroughly study required material related to the theory of operations; including: safety, leak detection, heating systems (gas, oil, electric), combustion testing, heat pumps, refrigerant recovery and disposal, the national fuel code, oil heat servicing, hot water heat servicing, and heat pump servicing. Hands on-training will reinforce material covered in theory classes. Computer based training is also provided for self-paced study opportunities.

Now includes OSHA10 training.


Degree/Certificate:

Program Information

Before completion of the program, and in addition to the Section 608 EPA certification test, students will also take industry competency exams (I.C.E.) supported by NATE (North American Technician Excellence). These exams measure industry-approved standards of basic competency for entry-level technicians. Upon completion of the course, students will be certified and prepared to enter the trade with confidence in their understanding of HVAC concepts.

Students will learn:

  • Safety-Tools and Equipment- Shop Practices
  • Theory of Heat
  • Refrigeration / EPA/CFC Certification
  • Control Systems
  • Electric Motors
  • Air Conditioning (Heating- Cooling- Humidification)
  • Heat Pumps
  • Selected Interpretation of the National Fuel Code

Employment Opportunities

Successful graduates may find entry level careers in service, installation, maintenance and sales in HVAC/R. Students may seek employment in both residential and commercial markets. Students may also choose to enter the specialized field of climate control pertaining to research, medical and pharmaceutical.

Additional information

CTI Code

CE.TRD-090

Hours

572

CEU

57.2

Location

Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus