Everest's HVAC technician courses are designed to have you ready to work on most residential and commercial climate control systems right out of school. Through a combination of traditional classroom lectures and direct hands-on training using modern tools of the trade, you can get a solid working knowledge of how today's heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems operate. This knowledge can make you a valuable asset to contractors and HVAC specialty companies in your area.
The courses in Everest's HVAC career training program are designed to teach you the how's and why's of today's climate control industry. Topics you will cover include:
- Basic Electricity and Electrical Theory -- Learn about circuits, transformers, volts, ohms, amps, and the fundamentals of electrical safety. Learn how to provide power to heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
- Basic Refrigeration Theory -- In the 1986 drama "The Mosquito Coast," Harrison Ford famously explains that the difference between a civilized and uncivilized society is refrigeration. Just how does refrigeration work? How does pumping gas around a closed box make the interior cold? Now you'll know.
- Air Conditioning Systems -- Air conditioning systems range from simple in-window box units that serve single rooms to huge, multi-part systems that provide cool, filtered air to massive high-rise hotels and office buildings. Here you'll learn the basics of air conditioning on both the small and mega-scale.
- Gas Heating Systems -- Natural gas is one of the most common and cost-efficient ways to heat a home or office. Learn why natural gas is such an efficient fuel and the inner-workings of gas-fueled furnace systems.
- Air Distribution Systems -- So how does treated air get from one place to another -- and then back again? In this course, you'll study the art and science of ductwork, fans and air recycling.
- Heat Pumps -- They're not furnaces. They're not air conditioners. They're clever devices that suck warm air into buildings in the winter, and pump heat out in the summer. How do they manage to do both? Learn the secrets in this informative course.
- System Controls -- The operative word in the term "climate control" is control. For an HVAC system to be of any use, users must be able to turn them on, turn them off, and regulate the temperature of the air they produce. System controls can range from simple thermostats to complex, computer-controlled systems that manage microclimates within giant structures. Here you'll learn how HVAC systems produce the desired results.
- HVAC Diagnostics -- In this course, you'll learn how to troubleshoot HVAC systems of different types and sizes. You'll learn the chokepoints where systems most commonly fail and how to bring a system back up to speed under even adverse conditions.
Note: This HVAC program description is not necessarily reflective of every HVAC program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the HVAC program near you.
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