Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration

9 Months – Total Clock Hours: 900

2023-2024 Tuitions Fees: $10,360

Admission Requirements

Application Fee, Application for Admission, Enrollment Agreement, High School Diploma or GED, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance.

Program Overview

The HVAC/R program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service, and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. This program includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Students have the opportunity to obtain the following certifications:

  • EPA 608 Technician Types I, II, & III, and Universal
  • Gastite/FlashShield
  • OSHA-10 Hour
  • MACS 609
  • Beckett Oil Burner

Maximum # of Students Per Class:  18

Program starts in September. Please check with CPI Admissions and review the Program Enrollment Agreement for specific start dates.

Entry-Level Career Opportunities:

  • Heating / Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Gas / Oil Technician
  • Heat Treating Equipment Operator
  • Service Technician

Courses In This Program Include:

Course Descriptions

HVR-108 – Introduction to Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition, and Refrigeration
In the Introduction to Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition, and Refrigeration course, students are taught how to identify HVAC systems and follow basic safety measures including the use of personal protective equipment, OSHA regulations, and preventative measures regarding job site accidents. Students are taught how to use and maintain basic hand and power tools related to the HVAC industry. This course includes piping and tubing practices which enables students to identify the different materials used, how to select, measure, cut, ream, swage, flare, thread, assemble, and pressure test projects of different size and scope. Students learn the basics of refrigeration which include HVAC calculations, recovering and evacuation of refrigerant, charging, leaks, airflow and evaluating different refrigerants. This course includes an introduction to electricity with a focus on production, safety, calculation, wiring, symbol/schematic reading, testing, and magnetism. Students obtain their OSHA 10-hour safety training during this section.
(99 Lecture Hours – 201 Lab Hours)

HVE-146 – Advanced Electrical and Cooling
Advanced Electrical and Cooling includes advanced electrical training which includes how to install, and size disconnects, circuit breakers, and fuses. Students are taught how to classify and test capacitors, identify electrical motors, proper motor control protection, and the application of start devices. Electrical codes, applications, sizing, applying, and grounding of electrical circuits and raceways is taught during this course. Advanced Cooling concepts related to compressors, condensers, evaporators, secondary components, and metering devices is covered in this course. Additional cooling knowledge and skills is focused on controls, installation, trouble shooting, electrical components, and servicing of equipment. Air distribution systems including the components, design, installation, and testing of duct systems is taught during this course. This course introduces heat pumps and the installation of cooling systems. As part of their safety training, students are taught how to set-up and use stepladders, extension ladders, and scaffolding. Student’s practice using the internet for industry and employment related research and become acquainted with the HVAC software used in today’s world of work.
(98 Lecture Hours – 202 Lab Hours)

HVH-212 – Heating Systems Operation and Installation
The Heating Systems Operation and Installation course includes an introduction to heating including evaluating temperatures and pressures of heating, identifying components and fuel properties of heating systems, performing maintenance on fuel furnaces and boilers, and installing and adjusting condensing non-condensing, and electric heating equipment. Students are taught the sequence of operations, installation of thermostats, and combustion analysis as part of the course. An introduction to hot water heating systems, geothermal applications, piping schemes, and their applications is also included in student learning. Students are taught how to service and install gas and oil units. To prepare for the completion of this program, students focus on career opportunities in the HVAC industry, employability skills, and the core skills needed to earn gainful employment and interact with customers in a professional manner.
(99 Lecture Hours – 201 Lab Hours)