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The HVAC/R program prepares participants to work on light commercial and residential heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and provides them with essential knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations and codes. Individuals who complete the apprenticeship program, which consists of four years of related training and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, are eligible to earn a Journeyperson credential through the Delaware Department of Labor. 

Required Courses
Building Construction Core (HVAC I)

The Building Construction class will prepare you to work in the building construction industry and is the first step toward a career in the construction trades. This course is a prerequisite for enrolling in any of the building construction related apprenticeship courses and satisfies the first semester requirement for year one. Individuals who can demonstrate recent (past three years) construction related employment and can pass the BCC bypass exam can go directly into semester two

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This introductory apprenticeship related training course in heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration covers refrigeration principles, heating basics, trade tools and test equipment, safety, blueprint reading, and basic installation procedures. Refrigerant handling and national standards are stressed throughout the course.

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The second year of the HVAC-R program provides classroom instruction on the principles of residential heating to include gas and oil burning furnace operation, adjustment, and inspection. Light commercial air-conditioning and heat pumps applications are also covered. You will gain a working knowledge of the various types of motors and compressors, electrical controls, valves, and tubing.

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The third year course for HVAC-R mechanics includes classroom instruction on heating and cooling load calculations, sizing and designing duct systems for residential and commercial installations, operation, design, troubleshooting and servicing of gas, oil and electric fired hydronic and steam heating systems. Related code, safety and EPA regulations will be discussed in depth in this course.

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The fourth year course for HVAC-R mechanics includes the application, design, troubleshooting and repair of heating, refrigeration and comfort cooling control systems and the related code, safety and EPA regulations for theses HVAC-R systems. Customer service and call management techniques will also be covered in this capstone course.

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  • Additional fees: Registration and Book(s) $600
Courtney Brown
(302) 697-4545