HVAC Technician (Night)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) for HVAC Technician introduces basic principles and practices of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), occupational safety, and trade-related mathematical and electrical concepts.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan: 
HVAC Technician (Night) (CER)
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Effective term: 
Fall 2019

Standards aligned to industry credentials through The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Required courses
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Clock Hours:728
ISP116Computer Foundations24
COR101Core: Introduction to Craft Skills80
HVC110HVAC Basics224
HVC111HVAC Systems132
HVC112HVAC Installations132
HVC113HVAC Troubleshooting136
Program Competencies
  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate applications in Windows 10. (ISP116)
  • Establish professional email work habits. (ISP116)
  • Effectively communicate using technology. (ISP116)
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of a computer and its components. (ISP116)
  • Manage files and folders in Windows 10. (ISP116)
  • Manage files and folders stored in the "Cloud." (ISP116)
  • Collaborate using Google applications. (ISP116)
  • Identify basic safety principles (construction site safety). (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper personal protective equipment (PPE). (COR101)
  • Understand and apply construction math. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper use of hand tools. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper use of power tools. (COR101)
  • Read and understand construction drawings. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate basic rigging principles. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills. (COR101)
  • Explain the importance of basic employability skills and how they apply to the construction industry. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper material handling procedures. (COR101)
  • Explain the basic principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R). (HVC110)
  • Describe the principles that guide HVAC/R installation and service techniques. (HVC110)
  • Identify career paths available in the HVAC/R trade. (HVC110)
  • Convert units of measurement from the inch-pound system to the metric system, and vice- versa. (HVC110)
  • Solve basic algebraic equations. (HVC110)
  • Identify and describe geometric figures. (HVC110)
  • Describe the fundamentals of electricity. (HVC110)
  • Explain basic electrical theory. (HVC110)
  • Identify the electrical measuring instruments used in HVAC/R work and describe their uses. (HVC110)
  • Identify electrical components used in HVAC/R systems and describe their functions. (HVC110)
  • Explain how alternating current (AC) power is generated and how it is used. (HVC110)
  • Explain how transformers operate and identify various types of transformers used in HVAC systems. (HVC110)
  • Explain the various types of induction motors and explain how they operate. (HVC110)
  • Explain how to safely test various AC-powered devices. (HVC110)
  • Explain the fundamental concepts of heating and combustion. (HVC111)
  • Describe the role of forced-air gas furnaces in residential heating. (HVC111)
  • Describe hydronic and electric heating systems. (HVC111)
  • Explain the fundamental concepts of the refrigeration cycle. (HVC111)
  • Identify common refrigerants and their basic characteristics. (HVC111)
  • Identify the major components of cooling systems and how they function. (HVC111)
  • Identify the common controls used in cooling systems and how they function. (HVC111)
  • Describe the factors related to air movement and its measurement in air distribution systems. (HVC111)
  • Describe the mechanical equipment and materials used to create air distribution systems. (HVC111)
  • Identify the different approaches to air distribution system design and energy conservation. (HVC111)
  • Explain heat pump operating principles and their related performance ratings. (HVC111)
  • Describe the operation of heat pump systems. (HVC111)
  • Identify and describe the operation of common HVAC control circuit devices. (HVC111)
  • Describe the sequence of operation for basic HVAC systems. (HVC111)
  • Recognize and identify different types of copper tubing and their related fittings. (HVC112)
  • Describe and demonstrate how to join copper tubing mechanically. (HVC112)
  • Recognize different types of plastic piping and show how it can be joined. (HVC112)
  • Describe and demonstrate the safe process of soldering copper tubing. (HVC112)
  • Describe and demonstrate the safe process of brazing copper tubing. (HVC112)
  • Describe and identify the various types of steel pipe and fittings. (HVC112)
  • Describe the tools and methods used to cut and thread steel pipe. (HVC112)
  • Explain and demonstrate the methods of installing and mechanically joining steel pipe. (HVC112)
  • Describe the equipment and approaches used to leak test refrigerant circuits. (HVC112)
  • Describe refrigerant containment and management requirements and equipment used to recover refrigerants. (HVC112)
  • Explain the related principles and identify the equipment used to evacuate refrigerant circuits. (HVC112)
  • Describe the procedures for charging refrigerant circuits. (HVC112)
  • Identify common installation practices associated with heat pumps. (HVC112)
  • Describe the operation, installation, and testing of various thermostats and temperature controls. (HVC113)
  • Explain how to troubleshoot common control circuits and load components. (HVC113)
  • Describe the operation of the refrigeration cycle and identify problems that can occur. (HVC113)
  • Explain how to troubleshoot and replace a cooling system compressor. (HVC113)
  • Explain how to check and/or troubleshoot various functions and components of heat pump systems. (HVC113)
  • Explain how to conduct a combustion analysis on a gas furnace. (HVC113)

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