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Course Descriptions

Installation and Service Courses

1201 - Foundations for Troubleshooting Dual-Fuel Heat Pumps:

4 Days. Systematic implementation of dual fuel system analysis procedure. Gain working knowledge of dual fuel heat pump systems; proper venting, sizing of gas line, sequence of operation, and proper system performance.

1501E - Basic Refrigeration & HVAC Operations:

2 Days. Entry level; familiarization of refrigerant components, cycle of operation and problem recognition.

1501 - Foundations for Troubleshooting HVAC Refrigerant Systems:

4 Days. Systematic implementation of the HVAC system analysis procedure and validation of actual sealed system performance of fully operational HVAC equipment.

1502E - Basic HVAC Electrical Operations:

2 Days. Entry level; familiarization of HVAC electrical terminology, component identification and basic equipment functions.

1502 - Foundations for Troubleshooting HVAC Electrical Systems:

4 Days. Systematic implementation of HVAC system analysis procedure; and construction of an HVAC electrical system. Gain working knowledge of the basic concepts of electricity (i.e. volts, amps, capacitance, inductance, reactance, power factor, ohm's law, series/parallel circuits, etc.)

1503 - Troubleshooting HVAC Refrigerant Systems:

4 Days. (Prerequisite 1501) Development of refrigerant system troubleshooting skills through proper and systematic routines in a laboratory setting closely simulating the technician's normal work environment.

1504 - Troubleshooting HVAC Electrical Systems:

4 Days. (Prerequisite 1502) Development of electrical system troubleshooting skills through proper and systematic routines in a laboratory setting closely simulating the technician's normal work environment. Observe operation of live equipment; verify various failure operating modes; and identify exact cause of various system failures.

1505 - Servicing HVAC Refrigerant Systems:

4 Days. Brazing, unit fabrication, evacuation and charging.

1506 - Servicing HVAC Electrical Systems:

4 Days. (Prerequisites 1502 & 1504) Covers such areas as functions of solid state components used in HVAC equipment; use of meters and equipment to test and validate proper operation of components; programming of solid state thermostats to operate equipment at specific modes on specific time schedules and override capabilities for major brands of equipment.

DET Training

This two-day course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 IRC/IECC Alabama amendments.

International Ground Source Heat Pump Assn. (IGSHPA) Closed Loop Certification:

3 Days. Provides the HVAC contractor with skills necessary to properly install and evaluate residential geothermal systems. Certification exam given at the conclusion of course. A must for quality geothermal installation

RMV-Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation:

2 Days. Provides invaluable information for those involved with designing and installing residential mechanical ventilation systems including HRV's and ERV's. Taught by a HRAI certified instructor, this certification class covers the fundamentals of air quality assessment, system requirements and the design and installation of mechanical ventilation systems.

Compressor Operations:

2 days. Learn applicable ways to adopt proper techniques and practices for the real world environment. Covers fundamental applications of system components and compressors; single and three-phase compressor motors; air cooled, refrigerant cooled and scroll compressors; compressor failure causes, troubleshooting and correcting system problems.

State Board Certification Review:

3 days. Review of the books and materials required for the State of Alabama Contractor's Certification Test.

Heat Pump Overview:

2 Days. Familiarization of heat pump operations, efficiency ratings, dual-fuel, air-to-air, and geothermal systems.



Application Courses

1800 - HVAC System Analysis:

4 Days. Increase ability to communicate with HVAC contractors and support groups ensuring application and installation quality, customer satisfaction and increased sales. A total system performance analysis of an installed HVAC system is performed by each participant.

1801 - Advanced HVAC System Analysis: 4 Days

Total system performance analysis of installed equipment by each participant verifies individual competence and performance of the anticipated outcomes.

1802 - Residential Load Calculations:

4 Days. Develop industry accepted knowledge and skills of sizing residential heating and cooling equipment through hands-on training in a classroom and laboratory setting. (Based on the Manual J approach to load calculations.)

1803 - Residential Duct Design:

4 Days. (Prerequisite 1802) Complete tasks such as determining the design CFM for sizing a duct system and proper air volume for each conditioned zone, based on design heat gain/loss. Determine the type, size, number and placement of supply diffusers and return air grilles; select proper equipment configuration for selected applications; draw layout of locations and size trunk, branch and return duct. (ACCA Manual D method.)

1804 - Marketing Applications of Ohm's Law:

2 Days. Assists Marketing Personnel in developing a working knowledge of Ohm's Law and power formula manipulation.

Manual N - Commercial Load Calculations:

4 Days. Develop industry accepted knowledge and skills of sizing commercial heating and cooling equipment through hands-on training in a classroom setting.

1805 - Competition in the Residential Market:

2 Days. Designed to educate participant on the fuel choices in the HVAC market. Topics covered include space conditioning and water heating equipment options and operational characteristics, owning and operating cost estimation methods and appliances.

1807 - Air Duct Fabrication, Installation, Testing & Repair:

4 Days. Inexperienced personnel learn to understand and apply recommended methods and techniques for fabricating duct from fibrous board material. Experienced personnel are provided the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of fibrous duct fabrication and installation methods and practices.

RightSuite:

2 Days. Designed to enhance the participant's skills to use computer software applications to calculate residential loads, design ducts, and to introduce the other program modules.


Contact Us

Mailing address:

Alabama HVAC Training Center,
2388 County Road 93,
Verbena, AL 36091

Phone: 1-800-634-0154

Email: x2stbate@southernco.com  

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