Demand for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry is rising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites several reasons for growth, including new construction, advancements in technology, and expansion of green initiatives.
The BLS estimates demand for qualified technicians will grow 21% by 2022, making now an optimal time to pursue HVAC training. In Reno, Career College of Northern Nevada offers a 9-month, hands-on HVAC training program designed to help you learn the skills employers look for in new employees.
HVAC training classes include:
- Technical Writing
This HVAC training class stresses the importance of technical writing in business as well as how to write clear, concise letters, memos, and reports. In addition, students will learn how to assess an intended audience and create technical documentation that meets end-user needs.
- Computer Fundamentals for the Trades
Computer skills covered in this course include basic computer fundamentals like creating and manipulating a Word document and creating an email account, as well as, storing and attaching documents.
- Customer Relations
Stressing fundamental principles relative to nearly every industry, the ability to provide customer satisfaction is a determining factor in the success or failure of a business.
- Foundations of HVAC/R
In all courses, the instructors focus on developing safe working habits, including lock out/tag out and OSHA 10 training taught by a licensed 3rd party. Basic hand tools, power tools, and some industry specific tools and equipment will be discussed and demonstrated. The HVAC training class also covers basic industry math, technical terminology, thermodynamics and basic gas laws as they are applicable to the trade.
- Electrical Theory and Application
Covering the fundamentals of electrical theory, including basic principles such as Ohm’s law, electrical characteristics, and electron flow, this course stresses basic wiring techniques, schematic reading, motor controls, common loads used in the industry, and electrical troubleshooting using an electric meter.
- Refrigeration Theory and Application
This HVAC training class covers the physical laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, and the refrigeration cycle, as well as the main refrigeration components. Students learn basic piping techniques (brazing, soldering, swaging, and flaring), electrical practices, and sheet metal installation techniques. The course is designed to prepare students for the Federal EPA Section 608 certification exam.
- Heating Systems
With a focus on residential and light commercial heating systems, topics of this HVAC training class includes natural gas furnaces, oil furnaces, electric resistance heating, gas-fired hydronic systems and heat pumps. Students learn about different types of ignition systems, gas valves, system components and sequence of operations for the various systems. Application of electrical motor controls allows students to diagnose electrical problems using the proper testing equipment. Proper installation and service of gas piping, motors and fans, and heat pump components, applications and control logic will be discussed.
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
This HVAC training class covers several applications of air conditioning and refrigeration systems with the emphasis on residential and light commercial comfort cooling applications. Pressure and temperature relationships and refrigerant handling will be discussed. Lab projects provide hands-on practical application of theories discussed, including service and repair of electrical systems such as motors, controls, schematic, and wiring.
- Air Flow and Distribution
Covering the principles of air flow and distribution to emphasize the importance of airflow in HVAC/R applications, the emphasis of this class is on fans, fan laws, and air flow measurements.
- Skills Review and EPA Certification
Training includes hands-on skills review in electrical and mechanical troubleshooting as well as proper procedural practices. This course includes preparation and testing on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 exam as required for refrigerant handling.
Interested? Contact us today!
You can complete HVAC training in Reno at CCNN in as little as 36 weeks and be ready to hit the ground running. For more information about HVAC Training Classes, call CCNN at 775-856-2266.