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Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

HVAC Training

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Helpers learn to perform tasks supporting Master HVAC Mechanics and do preparatory work for the installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC systems and equipment. A HVAC Mechanic installs new heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system units and performs maintenance and service repairs for existing units in both residential and commercial properties according to specifications and established safety guidelines.

HVAC Helper

To complete the HVAC Helper continuing education certificate you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-7960 HVAC I, Part 1
  • TEC-7970 HVAC I, Part 2

Prerequisite: You must either complete TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills before starting this certificate.

HVAC Technician

After completion of the HVAC Helper Continuing Education Certificate, you may continue your studies of the trade with our HVAC Technician Continuing Education Certificate. 

To complete the HVAC Technician continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-7980 HVAC II, Part 1
  • TEC-7990 HVAC II, Part 2
  • TEC-8210 HVAC III, Part 1
  • TEC-8220 HVAC III, Part 2
  • TEC-8230 HVAC IV, Part 1
  • TEC-8240 HVAC IV, Part 2

Prerequisite: Before starting this continuing education certificate, you must complete the continuing education certificate for HVAC Helper.

TEC-7960 HVAC I, Part I

HVAC I introduces the student to the basic principles of heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Topics in this part of the course include: trade mathematics; tools of the HVAC trade; copper and plastic piping practices; soldering and brazing; and ferrous metal piping practices. There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills- General

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TEC-7970 HVAC I, Part II

This course is a continuation of HVAC I- Part 1. Topics in this part of the course include: basic electricity; an introduction to heating systems; and an introduction to cooling systems. There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: TEC-7960 HVAC I, Part 1

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TEC-7980 HVAC II, Part 1

HVAC II builds on the skills learned in HVAC I. Topics in this part of the course include: air properties and distribution; chimneys, vents and flues; introduction to mechanical maintenance; alternating current; basics of electronics; electric furnaces; HVAC Controls; accessories and optional equipment; and metering devices.  There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7970 HVAC I, Part 2

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TEC-7990 HVAC II, Part 2

A continuation of HVAC II- Part 1, topics in this part of the course include compressors; heat pumps; leak detection; evacuation, recovery and charging of HVAC Systems; refrigerant transition and recovery program.  There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7980 HVAC II, Part 1

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TEC-8210 HVAC III, Part 1

HVAC III builds on the concepts learned in HVAC II.  Topics in this course include: preventive maintenance; troubleshooting accessories; introduction to electrical troubleshooting; troubleshooting electronic controls; and troubleshooting heating systems including gas heating systems, electric heating systems, oil heating systems and heat pumps. There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise.  Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7990 HVAC II, Part 2

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TEC-8220 HVAC III, Part 2

A continuation of HVAC III- Part 1, topics in this course include: troubleshooting heating and cooling systems; water and air balance; steam systems; and customer relations.  There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-8210 HVAC III, Part 1

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TEC-8230 HVAC IV, Part 1

HVAC IV builds on the skills learned in HVAC III. Topics in this course include: advanced blueprint reading; indoor air quality; energy conservation equipment; energy management systems; and water treatment. There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-8220 HVAC III, Part 2

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TEC-8240 HVAC IV, Part 2

HVAC IV builds on the skills learned in HVAC I, II, and III. Topics in this course include: advanced blueprint reading; indoor air quality; energy conservation equipment; energy management systems; and water treatment. There will be an emphasis on safety in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-8230 HVAC VI, Part 1

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TEC-5380 CFC Certification Preparation

This certification is mandatory for anyone working with CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) refrigerant. Participants will review the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 40 CFR Part 82 - Protection of Stratospheric Ozone. Information for certification according to EPA regulations as a Type I, II, and III (Universal) Refrigeration Technician will be covered. At the conclusion of the lecture, students will take the CFC Exam. Textbook included.

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TEC-9710 HVAC Installation Fundamentals

Quality HVAC installation is an investment that will enhance comfort while saving money over the life of a system. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to perform techniques and procedures to install new systems, retrofit systems, and do an initial start-up and check-out of an air conditioner or heat pump. Electrical basics for the supply of an HVAC system will be reviewed, and the proper use of hand tools common to the HVAC trade will be discussed. The proper sizing of refrigerant lines will be demonstrated, and the optimum location of equipment will be illustrated. Textbook required.

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TEC-9400 HVAC Journeyman Exam Preparation

The state of Maryland requires a Journeyman License in order to install heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration services.   This course provides those with the requisite experience the information that is needed to successfully pass the Maryland HVAC Journeyman examination.  The operation and theory of refrigeration systems will be reviewed along with the electrical fundamentals that need to be understood by those in the HVAC trade.  The characteristics of the different refrigerants that are available will be explained and recovery/recycling techniques will be reviewed. Methods of determining heating and cooling loads will be explained along with tips and techniques for successfully studying for and passing examinations. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-8060 HVAC Control Systems Troubleshooting

HVAC service technicians diagnose control system problems using multi-meters and/or wiring diagrams. Exercises also include troubleshooting control systems when no tools or diagrams are available. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7990 HVAC II, Part 2

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Center for Trades and Energy Training

These courses are held at the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) at the Regional Hughesville Campus.
 

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Open Houses will occur every third Saturday of the month, May - December, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Use your high school credits in Electrical, Welding, and HVAC towards Continuing Education Certificates at CSM!

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