Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - VILT

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Training overview
Professional Course
Virtual Classroom
2 days
From 1,195 USD

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1,195 USD

Course description

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Virtual Instructor-led Training

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, the goal of this two-day Air Conditioning and Refrigeration course is to provide a broad introduction to air conditioning and refrigeration systems, including everyday operation & important refrigerant safety practices. The course is a great overview for maintenance technicians, multi-craft tradespeople, building managers, HVAC technicians, or anyone seeking to improve their AC&R operation and maintenance skills.

Students are taught common practices and some "tricks-of-the-trade" for general operation and maintenance of their AC&R systems. They will learn about maintenance schedules and servicing, system diagnostics, troubleshooting, and fine-tuning to gain maximum efficiency. The course also covers an introduction to commercial and industrial chillers, regulatory laws and energy conservation. Overall, we will help you get the maximum life out of your Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems while keeping it up and running as efficiently and consistently as possible.

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Training content

Day 1

  • Fundamentals of AC&R
    • Air Conditioning versus Refrigeration
    • Laws of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Regulation, Codes and Standards
    • New Energy Efficiency Standards (S.E.E.R.)
    • EPA Section 608 of the Clean Air Act
    • Technician Licensing, Testing and Certification
  • Compression Refrigeration Cycle
    • Basic System Design
    • Follow-the-Heat TM
  • Refrigerants
    • CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Inorganics
    • Zeotropic and Azeotropic Refrigerant Mixtures
    • Refrigerant Safety Including R-410a
    • EPA 608 Significant New Alternative Policy
  • Refrigerant Oils
    • MO, AB, POE, PAG, PAO Oils & Properties
    • Maintaining Oil Quality in Your AC&R System
  • Major AC&R System Components
    • Evaporator, Compressor, Condenser
    • Metering (Expansion) Device

Day 2

  • Auxiliary System Components
    • Crankcase Heater
    • Suction Accumulator
    • Receiver
    • Filter-Drier
    • Sight Glass with Moisture Indicator
    • Oil Separator
    • Service Valves
    • Muffler
    • Refrigerant Controls
  • AC&R Electrical Control Circuits
    • Electrical Controls and Components
    • Relays and Contactors
    • Thermostats
  • Refrigeration Systems
    • Commercial Refrigeration
    • Other specialty refrigeration systems
  • System Diagnostics, Servicing & Troubleshooting
    • Service Tools and Equipment
    • Manifold Gauge Set
    • Recovery Machine
    • Vacuum Pump
    • Micron Gauge
    • Leak Detection Equipment
    • Recovering Refrigerant
    • Charging the AC&R System
    • Troubleshooting AC&R System Problems
    • Energy Conservation & Operating Efficiency
  • Air Handling Systems
    • Psychrometrics - the Study of Air
    • Fans and Filters
    • System Maintenance
  • Heat Pumps and Chillers
    • Air, Water, and Ground-Source Heat Pumps
    • Heat Pump Operation and Troubleshooting
    • Chilled Water System Design and Operation

Course delivery details

Virtual air conditioning training provides your workers with all of the benefits of a live classroom, coupled with the convenience and affordability of online training. To access virtual air conditioning and refrigeration training, an employee only needs a computer, webcam, microphone, and internet connection. Training can be completed at home or in the workplace, without the costs associated with live classroom instruction. Employee safety is also improved, as virtual training comes with built-in social distancing.

Online air conditioning and refrigeration training courses are led by skilled instructors with years of classroom and industry experience. Workers receive virtual face-to-face instruction through video conferencing, with opportunities to engage instructors and classmates in meaningful discussion of A/C topics. Information retention is improved through pop quizzes, exercises, and simulation training.


This seminar is just $1,195 for both days.

Certification / Credits

Learning Objectives:

  • Requirements of OSHA & NFPA 70E® standards
  • Fundamentals of air conditioning & refrigeration
  • Identification of components in AC&R systems and what they do
  • Differences, types, and classifications of refrigerants & oils
  • How to accurately read system & component measurements
  • Air properties and their effect on the AC&R system
  • How to work safely with AC&R systems & refrigerants
  • What licensing & certification is required/not required
  • How to operate an AC&R system from top to bottom
  • How to conduct preventative & repair maintenance activities
  • How to troubleshoot and service AC&R systems
  • The role of energy conservation
  • Applicable regulatory considerations
  • How to become EPA 608 certified for handling refrigerants

Continuing studies

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training CEUs) per day attended.

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