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Systems, Prints and Crew Leadership Course

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course covers knowledge needed to troubleshoot air distribution problems and to correctly size residential HVAC equipment. In addition, the course covers how to interpret construction drawings and prints to assure that the equipment is installed properly. With this broad knowledge base of HVAC equipment and systems, the individual will be able to work with building management systems. As the individual advances in the HVAC field, he/she will have the skills needed to be a crew leader.


Fluid and Alternative Heating

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course covers all types of hydronic systems from residential to commercial. Steam systems are included so the individual will be able to troubleshoot steam and all types of hydronic systems. A person will gain the knowledge to troubleshoot oil heating and learn about the latest specialized heating and cooling systems.


HVAC Troubleshooting Course

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course covers the operation, testing, and adjustment of conventional and electronic thermostats, as well as the operation of common electrical, electronic, and pneumatic circuits used to control HVAC systems. Also covers techniques and equipment used in troubleshooting cooling and heating equipment as well as their accessories


Heat Pumps/ Refrigeration/Zoning and Ductless Splits Course

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course introduces information relating to heat pumps, retail refrigeration (including ice machines) and commercial zoning. With this knowledge, a service technician will be able to troubleshoot retail refrigeration, commercial zoning and ductless splits.


Refrigeration Component Course

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course provides a solid foundation of knowledge relating to compressors, refrigerants, oils, and the proper handling and usage of refrigerants. After the first three sections of this module have been studied, it would be an appropriate time to review and offer the EPA Clean Air Act Section 608 Test. A detailed section on metering devices rounds out the basic knowledge needed to troubleshoot refrigeration systems.


Forced Air, Air Quality, Energy Conservation Courses

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course provides information needed to understand forced air systems.The course also includes how to safely vent heating appliances and explains how air moves through residential and commercial systems. Specialized equipment to produce good air quality and conserve energy is an essential part of this course.


Basic Electricity and Installation Practices

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course provides a solid base of information relating to basic electricity and installation of copper, plastic and carbon steel pipe. This information is necessary in the installation of HVAC equipment. The section on basic maintenance gives a solid foundation on the items needed to properly maintain HVAC equipment.


Soft Skills & Introductions to Heating/Cooling Courses

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course addresses the soft skills needed in the HVAC industry. This includes basic communication, employability and customer relations skills which build a successful career. This course introduces heating and cooling basic principles and practices.


Basic Safety and Tools Course

  • Posted by westech on July 11, 2014 in Blog /

This course is the beginning step for anyone pursuing a career in the HVAC field. It includes basic safety which is extremely important. The use of hand tools and power tools, and the introduction to construction drawings, basic rigging and materials handling are also included in this course. The final section details the basic HVAC principles and highlights the various career opportunities available for skilled HVAC/R technicians


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