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HVAC: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Level 1
Credential: Core & Level 1 HVAC, NCCER
This course covers the NCCER Core and HVAC Level 1 curriculums. The NCCER Core Curriculum focuses on Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, and Materials Handling. The HVAC Level 1 curriculum focuses on Introduction to HVAC, Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Introduction to Heating, Introduction to Cooling, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems, Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices, Soldering and Brazing, and Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices. The textbooks include the NCCER Core Curriculum Trainee Guide 5th ed. (ISBN: 978-0-13-413098-9) and the NCCER HVAC Level 1 Trainee Guide 5th ed. (ISBN: 978-0-13-518509-4) and is available in the BCCC bookstore.Register & pay online.
HVAC: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Level 2
Credential: EPA Section 608, ESCO Group/Level 2 HVAC, NCCER
This course will continue building upon the skills learned while taking the HVAC Level 1 class. This course will focus on Alternating Current, Compressors, Refrigerants and Oils, Leak Detection Evacuation Recovery and Charging, Metering Devices, Heat Pumps, Basic Maintenance, Chimneys Vents and Flues, Sheet Metal Duct Systems, Fiberglass and Fabric Duct Systems, Commercial Airside Systems, Air quality Equipment, and Introduction to Hydronic Systems. The textbooks include the NCCER HVAC Level 2 Trainee Guide 5th ed. (ISBN: 978-0-13-518512-4) and is available in the BCCC bookstore. Students will have the opportunity at the end of class to sit for the EPA Section 608 exam. Students will log into www.escotesting.com on the night of testing and pay a $25.00 test fee separate from their registration fee. Test fees are subject to change per ESCO Institute. Register & pay online.
Credential: Employment Ready (System Diagnostic and Troubleshooting), ESCO Group/Level 3 HVAC, NCCER
This course will continue building upon the skills learned while taking the HVAC Level 2 class. This course will focus on Fasteners, Hardware and Wiring Terminations, Control Circuit and Motor Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Cooling, Troubleshooting Heat Pumps, Troubleshooting Gas Heating, Troubleshooting Oil Heating, Troubleshooting Accessories, Zoning, Ductless, and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems, Commercial Hydronic Systems, Steam Systems, Retail Refrigeration Systems, and Customer Relations. The textbooks include the NCCER HVAC Level 3 Trainee Guide 5th ed. (ISBN: 978-0-13-518-510-0) and is available in the BCCC bookstore. At the end of class, students can sit for an Employment Ready exam for System Diagnostics and Troubleshooting. Students will log into www.escotesting.com on the night of testing and pay a $25.00 test fee separate from their registration fee. Test fees are subject to change per ESCO Institute. Register & pay online
HVAC: Brazing, Vacuum Pump, and Refrigerant Charging Techniques
This class will show students proper torch safety, use, and brazing techniques. Students will learn how to maintain their vacuum pumps and how to evacuate a system properly. Students will also learn proper refrigerant charging techniques. This will be an involved class where students will be active and expected to perform these tasks themselves. Register & pay online
HVAC: Heat Pump Operation, Installation, and Service
Credential: Heat Pump Service, Technician Certification; ESCO Institute
This class covers heat pump basic principles of operation, system components, air flow, defrost methods, balance point, auxiliary electric heat, electrical control wiring, refrigerant piping, installation, refrigerant charging, troubleshooting, dual fuel systems, and an introduction to geothermal systems. The textbook for this class is the Heat Pump Operation, Installation, and Service textbook (ISBN:1-930044-29-1) from ESCO Institute and is available in the BCCC bookstore and Amazon.com. Students will log into www.escotesting.com at the time of testing and pay a $15.00 test fee separate from their registration fee. Test fees are subject to change per ESCO Institute. Register & pay online.
HVAC: Low GWP Refrigerant Safety: Flammable and Mildly Flammable Refrigerants
Credential: Low GWP Refrigerant Safety; ESCO Institute
As the HVAC industry continues to move forward and innovate, the refrigerants that were once so commonplace are now being phased out. Replacing them are more energy efficient, environmentally friendlier refrigerants, known as Low GWP refrigerants. Many of these new refrigerants are classified by ASHRAE as A2L, or slightly flammable. The industry is also seeing expanded use of some hydrocarbon (A3) refrigerants, such as propane and isobutane. Students and technicians will require additional training for the safe handling and transportation of these refrigerants. This course provides students and practicing technicians with the information and knowledge necessary to safely handle mildly flammable refrigerants as well as prepare for the ESCO Institute’s Low GWP Refrigerant Safety certification exam. Students who choose to pursue ESCO Institute’s Low GWP Refrigerant Safety Certification exam can choose to do so at the end of class. The student will need to pay the $25.00 testing fee to ESCO (exam prices subject to change). Students can purchase the course guide from the BCCC bookstore or the ESCO Institute online bookstore Register & pay online.
HVAC: Electrical Troubleshooting
This course will include how to read wiring diagrams, sequence of operations, electrical components, and electrical troubleshooting for a variety of HVAC systems.
In compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the following standards have been established. All students in the programs below are expected to meet certain essential technical standards for successfully completing all program phases and reflect industry requirements and standards. To verify the student's ability to perform these essential functions, students may be required to demonstrate the technical standards.
HVAC Technical Standards
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