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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration School in Chicago, IL and Surrounding Areas
Module 1: Electricity
This module covers all phases of electricity as it applies to the HVAC industry. AC & DC circuits, schematic reading, electrical circuit tracing, relays, transformers, motors, thermostats, switches, gas valves, and troubleshooting for these parts will be explained.
Module 2: Heating
This module covers all phases of heating as fueled by gas. Forced air systems are explained in depth. Products include standing pilot, high efficiency furnaces, and condensing furnaces. All necessary tools for this module will be explained.
Module 3: Basic Air Conditioning
In this module students will receive an introduction to the theory and operation of residential air conditioning. Electrical circuits will be explained in full detail. Recovery, charging, vacuum pumps, superheat, and troubleshooting will be covered.
Module 4: Advanced Air Conditioning
This module will prepare students for the EPA section 608 exam (refrigeration license) and the R-410A Safety Certification Exam. The instructor will review all material needed to receive their EPA Universal License and an R-410A Safety Certification License. Sections of the EPA test include: Core, Type I, Type II, and Type III. The R-410A Safety Certification Exam is comprised of 50 questions, all are multiple choice.
Module 5: Ventilation and Installation
This module covers ventilation as it pertains to the HVAC industry. Duct sizing and fabrication requirements are covered. Installation procedures will also be covered such as: brazing, soldering, pipe threading and duct work installation. A detailed explanation of specific tools and how to use them will also be given.
Module 6: Hydronics
This module will cover both hot water and steam heating systems. Controls, proper piping, sizing, and troubleshooting will be covered in depth.
Module 7: Career Readiness
This module will give students the tools needed for today’s job market. A career form will be filled out in order to access the student’s needs relating to job placement. At this time a profile will be created in our personal HVAC TECH job board located on the HVAC TECH website student section tab. Resumes will also be created and uploaded into the HVAC TECH Job Board. At the end of this module, students will conduct an exit interview with the job developer to discuss the next step in the employment process and help outline a career strategy.
Module 8: Refrigeration Basics
This module will cover and review the basics of refrigeration. The concept of single phase and three phase electrical power, refrigeration cycles and its components, the characteristics of refrigerant blends and oils, and the different temperature applications will be covered.
Module 9: Refrigeration Components
This module covers the functions and designs of the major components in a light commercial refrigeration application. Compressors, evaporators, metering devices, accumulators, filter driers, moisture indicators, and service ports are discussed in this module.
Module 10: Application Of Refrigeration Systems
This module will cover various light commercial applications. The design and function of light commercial refrigerators, light commercial freezers, walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, ice makers, and domestic refrigerators will be covered.
There are many benefits to getting refrigeration training in Chicago, IL. In addition to giving you a comprehensive knowledge base, our training program will also provide you with practical, hands-on experience so you’ll be confident in your abilities when you enter the field.
Our small class sizes and detailed coursework ensure you’ll get the full spectrum of information related to the industry, while having easy access to your instructors at all times. That means each of our students receives personal instruction throughout each course, in addition to the overall classroom experience.
Getting your refrigeration certification in Chicago, IL won’t just give you the tools you need to succeed in the industry. Those who graduate from HVAC Technical Institute walk away with a deeper understanding of equipment and parts, giving them a competitive edge against others in the same line of work. You’ll be able to fix any commercial or domestic fridge, freezer, ice maker, or walk-in cooler with confidence.
Because we instruct our students on all aspects of the industry, you’ll be equipped with everything from the technical and practical knowledge of refrigeration to customer and employee/employer relations. We believe it’s important to produce well-rounded graduates capable of fast advancement in the field, so we provide our students with a firm foundation on which to build their careers.
Contact HVAC Technical Institute at 773-927-9562 to learn more about our programs and get signed up for classes today!
In order to keep up with today’s technology and better prepare our students for the HVAC industry, HVAC Technical Institute reserves the right to add or remove any courses and/or materials that will assist you in your education. HVAC Technical Institute also reserves the right to shorten or lengthen any sections or modules as it feels necessary. Video and/or tape recordings are not allowed in the lab and/or classroom. All modules must be taken and/or passed to receive a HVAC Technical Institute certificate.Close