Become fluent in the mechanical and electrical processes of most common types of HVAC equipment. This in-depth course starts with the fundamentals: system components, tools, brazing and soldering techniques and more. Then you’ll learn how to install and troubleshoot valves, compressors, water chillers, thermostats and heat pumps; fix defective connections, controls and switches; adjust refrigerant levels and work with gas, oil and electric heat.

All textbooks and study materials are included with your tuition.

Career Profile

Most heating and air conditioning specialists start out as apprentices, with simple tasks such as insulating refrigerant lines or cleaning furnaces. They may quickly advance to cutting and soldering pipes and sheet metal and checking electrical and electronic circuits. Then they often go into business for themselves. If you’re an independent type who is persistent, inquisitive and mechanically inclined, you’ll take pride in a heating and air conditioning career.

Among service technicians, the fastest growth rate will be among heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers, an occupation that is expected to grow 31.8% through 2012. Job options exist with:

Building contractors
Residential maintenance and service companies
Plumbing supply and hardware shops
Your own business
For complete details, order your FREE literature today!
+ Back to Top | Back to Program
Five Reasons Why It's Smart To Study With Ashworth
1. Enroll and start right away. There's no waiting for a new semester to begin.
2. Courses are self-paced. Study anytime or anywhere.
3. Ashworth programs are endorsed by regional and national accrediting agencies.
4. Learn from the experts. Our highly educated instructors have real life experience in your chosen field.
5. Affordable monthly payments are alway interest-free.

© 2011 Ashworth College - All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy