This nine-month certificate program in Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration prepares students for entry-level positions in this challenging occupation. Entry-level HVACR technicians typically work on residential and light commercial HVACR systems performing equipment installations preventative maintenance and service and repair tasks. Additional opportunities are also available in system design and sales occupations.
Students will study basic HVACR systems electricity heating systems local fuel codes applied thermodynamics refrigeration cycle psychometrics duct system design and system diagnosis. These skills are taught in classroom theory and learned in hands-on lab exercises and cooperative work experiences. A general education component consisting of communication occupational relations and math is integrated into the program. Successful completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor is required to continue into the second semester. Placement in specific English and math courses is determined by the college assessment test.
Successful completion of this program satisfies the four-year related training requirement for the Idaho State HVAC apprenticeship program.
Current industry professionals may enroll in a single course on a space available basis and with the instructor's permission.