Written by Chris Compton This online course provides an introduction to the HVACR basic fundamentals and terminology. The content of the course is dedicated to applied physics concepts that are utilized in HVACR systems.
Written by Chris Compton This online course covers the basic safety considerations of the HVACR workplace. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards and includes RSES tutorials.
Written by Mark Clemons This course is designed to assist HVAC Technicians and others involved in the HVAC industry with a basic understanding of sheet metal.
Written by Chris Compton Copper Works is different from all our other online courses because it was designed to provide specific guidance for students in a Copper Lab. It is rich with images and streaming videos that deliver the course content.
Written by Roger DesRosiers and Kent Compton This is the first online course of its kind. It was developed and written in partnership with nationally recognized building science experts and is full of scientific facts, interactive exercises, pictures, videos, graphics, and text. Everything an individual needs to know to make buildings perform more efficiently.
Written by Chris Compton This online course is an introduction to basic electrical theory such as the electron, Ohms Law, circuit schematic symbols, circuit characteristics and measurements as applied to DC & AC circuits in the HVACR industry.
Written by Chris Compton An online continuation of the Electrical 111 course, concepts presented and discussed are oriented towards alternating current production and application to devices utilized in HVACR systems. We will cover magnetism, alternating current, two types of loads, capacitors, and values of load devices and their calculations, and transformers.
Written by Chris Compton This online course covers common control components found in HVACR systems, a logical continuation of the 112 course. Presentations and examples are given for specific devices and their electrical sequence of operation in normal HVACR applications.
Written by Bob Recko and Bruce Aitken (module 7) This online course is dedicated to common single-phase and small three-phase electric motors. Presentations focus on basic motor theory, common types of motors, starting components and protection devices. We will also develop diagnostic skills for motor troubleshooting and replacement
Written by Chris Compton This online course is the introduction to HVAC comfort systems. In this course we will discuss heat energy, the conditions of human comfort, the psychrometric chart and plotting various air conditions upon it. We will complete the course by introducing the terms, concepts, measurements, and calculations of moving air.
Written by Phil Rains This online course introduces you to residential load calculations. This is a method to determine the heating and cooling BTU/H loads of structures prior to installing HVACR systems to meet those loads. The required text is the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J, 8 th Abridged Edition (MJ8-AE)
Written by Phil Rains 123 Air Distribution begins with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals of residential air flow, then turns the focus to residential duct design utilizing the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Residential Duct Systems, Manual D and ACCA Manual T.
Written by Bob Recko and Chris Faucher This online course is designed to introduce the concept of combustion in basic terms. The focus will be on the current direct-vent systems and the traditional high-pressure gun burner.
Written by Bob Recko This course is a continuation Of Oil 131 which covered the basic concepts of Oil Heat. In this course we will offer a review of Basic Electrical Principles that are needed for a technician to effectively diagnose electrical problems in Oil Heat Systems as well as other electrical subjects such as operating, safety and primary controls.
Written by Bob Recko and Chris Faucher This course will provide knowledge and skills towards becoming a highly skilled technician who will install, maintain, and repair residential and small commercial Gas Heat Systems. We will explore all the mechanical, electrical, and accessory devices commonly found in the modern Gas Heating Systems.
Written by Phil Rains This course is designed as an introduction to reverse-cycle heat pumps used in residential and light commercial applications. Content covers the components and operational differences of a heat pump vs. a straight air conditioning system; and components, troubleshooting, and solutions
Written by Phil Rains You will gain an introduction to geothermal heat pumps as one of the most efficient heating and cooling technologies available today. The course will focus on geothermal (water source) heat pumps utilized for residential and light commercial applications. A prerequisite to this course is a good understanding of the refrigeration cycle
Written by Chris Compton HVACR Refrigeration 141 is designed to provide a thorough examination of the refrigerant circuit as it is applied to both air conditioning and refrigeration purposes, and to provide a practical and systematic method to diagnose problems in the refrigerant circuit.
Written by Chris Compton This course is a continuation and elaboration of HVACR Refrigeration 1. Presentations will describe the application of common accessories found in a system, piping arrangements, sizing considerations and system operation.
Written by Bob Recko A good understanding of common HVAC systems is a prerequisite for this course. Building controls are very different from the typical controls found in most residential and commercial systems and equipment. Technicians should have a sense of what a building complex consists of, what control systems consist of, what control requirements need to be met and what choices are available in building design to meet the needs of the building.
Written by Bob Recko This course is an introduction to the primary concepts that lead to the dominant building controls systems, DDC and all its variants including Energy Management. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
Written by Chris Hickman This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians, and others involved in the HVACR industry, to basic networking concepts and terminology. This course will help those desiring to work in the building automation field, to establish a strong foundation of standard network terminology and concepts.
Written by Chris Hickman This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians, and others involved in the HVACR industry to Direct Digital Controls networking types, concepts, and terminology. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
Written by Chris Hickman This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians, and others involved in the HVACR industry, to the common types of interfaces used with DDC networks. The most common web based interface will be simulated and used by the student
Written by Chris Hickman This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians and others involved in the HVACR industry to the fundamentals of programming logic. The students will learn about logic flow diagrams, and some of the different types of programming found in the industry
Written by Ken Donovan This course is designed to introduce the concepts and terminology of heating and power boilers. The main focus of the course will be on commercial and industrial boilers.
Written by Ken Donovan and Keith Conrod This online course is designed to introduce the concepts and terminology of heating and power boilers. The main focus of the course will be on commercial and industrial boilers. The content covers the required knowledge for proper and safe low pressure boiler system operations.
Written by Chris Hickman and Bruce Aitken HVAC Economizer systems are an often misunderstood, yet essential component of successful energy efficiency and air comfort / quality strategies in commercial building applications
Written by Keith Conrod This is the initial course on hydronic heating systems. This online course begins a series of courses that address hot water heating systems
Written by John Kreiger and Chris Dorsi You already know it is your job to provide services related to the comfort of air temperatures inside your client’s buildings. However, temperature management is not the only thing you need to know. This course will help you better understand the various elements of air quality
Written by Phil Rains This course is provided to instruct the entry level HVAC technician in the common service procedures performed on conventional residential/light commercial cooling systems including electrical circuits, mechanical compression refrigeration cycle, and necessary components in a cooling system, and more.
Written by Phil Rains This R-410A Qualification course is designed to familiarize the technician with the differences between R-22 and R- 410A. Background, regulations, impact on the industry, and application requirements will be presented
Written by Chris Hickman, James Eller, and Phil Rains This comprehensive course will help technicians move through a procedure to follow safety guidelines, identify the source of problems in HVACR systems, use diagnostic tools, and to address the problem properly. Often technicians start their investigation with only the customer’s call, “It died yesterday!”
Designed to introduce students to the comprehensive building assessment process, this intermediate course is geared toward conducting visual building inspections, performing diagnostic testing, and determining residential building improvement opportunities in the field; then documenting a home's performance, prioritizing improvements, and preparing a work scope that will guide the homeowners decision making process for making the improvements.