Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanic & Installer

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Service Professional Group
Industries
O*Net Code
49-9021.00
Rapids Code
0637R1
Req. Hours
85600
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

6 skill sets | 61 total skills | 85600 total hours
General Trade Orientation - 3600 req. hrs
Safety procedures and first aid
400 hrs
Customer interaction Soft Skills
400 hrs
Use and care of tools
400 hrs
Test and measurement devices
400 hrs
Use of grinders, drill presses, lathes
400 hrs
Tool and drill sharpening
400 hrs
Types and sizes of piping, tubing, and fittings
400 hrs
Introduction to refrigeration system components
400 hrs
Equipment records and reports
400 hrs
Fabrication of System Components - 6600 req. hrs
Cut, thread, flare, bend, and shape piping and tubing
500 hrs
Mechanical fittings groove piping systems and mechanical press locking systems
500 hrs
Install fittings
500 hrs
Solder, braze, and tin fittings and components
500 hrs
Care and use of oxy-acetylene and air-acetylene torches
500 hrs
Silver and soft soldering
500 hrs
System Installation and Connection - 15000 req. hrs
Electrical supply lines and cables
600 hrs
Electrical connections
600 hrs
Water service lines
600 hrs
Air supply lines
600 hrs
Steam lines
600 hrs
Steam return lines
600 hrs
Steam traps and strainers
600 hrs
Pressure reduction, expansion, evaporator, stop valves
600 hrs
Suction and discharge lines
600 hrs
Gauges
600 hrs
Dehydrators
600 hrs
Filters and strainers
600 hrs
Controls
600 hrs
Non vital component selection
600 hrs
Equipment Installation - 27350 req. hrs
Install commercial equipment: Package units, curbing, duct adapters
950 hrs
Install commercial equipment: Boilers
950 hrs
Install commercial equipment: Chillers
950 hrs
Install commercial equipment: Air Handlers
950 hrs
Install commercial equipment: Ventilation units
950 hrs
Install commercial equipment: Exhaust fans
950 hrs
Install commercial equipment:
950 hrs
Install commercial equipment: Other
950 hrs
Prepare compressor and motor bases
950 hrs
Install and align compressors and motors
950 hrs
Install evaporators and other cooling coils
950 hrs
Install and align centrifugal pumps and bases
950 hrs
Safe equipment moving and rigging- slings, lines, blocks and falls, chain hoists, rollers, dollies, and skids
950 hrs
System Maintenance - 77600 req. hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Heat pumps
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Fuel burning equipment
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Motors/ compressors
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Air conditioning systems
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Refrigeration
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Chiller systems
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Duct systems
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Building environment, indoor air quality, building systems
3350 hrs
Troubleshoot field systems: Internet of things testing operation.
3350 hrs
Test pressure, flow, etc.
3350 hrs
Check liquid levels
3350 hrs
Check repair leaks (refrigerants, liquids)
3350 hrs
Purge, dehydrate, and charge systems
3350 hrs
Repair, align, and adjust fans and blower sections
3350 hrs
Align pulleys, bearing blocks, belt tension
3350 hrs
Equipment Repair - 85600 req. hrs
Disassemble and clean, repair, perform shop tests and run-in compressors
2000 hrs
Repair, pressure test, dehydrate evaporators
2000 hrs
Repair, acidize condensers, and roll condenser tubes
2000 hrs
Remove, replace, disassemble, test, clean, calibrate, and renew defective parts on controls of all types including: pneumatic, electrical, electro-pneumatic, thermostatic, humidity, pressure, vacuum
2000 hrs

Technical Instruction

Introduction to HVAC
Chapter Introduction
# | 20 hrs
History of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Cooling)
# | 20 hrs
Green Awareness
# | 20 hrs
History of Home and Commercial Heating
# | 20 hrs
Career Opportunities
# | 20 hrs
Technician Certification Programs
# | 20 hrs
Programmatic Accreditation
# | 20 hrs
National Skill Standards
# | 20 hrs
Customer Relations and Technician Soft Skills
# | 20 hrs
First Impressions
# | 20 hrs
Appearance
# | 20 hrs
Communication Skills
# | 20 hrs
Conflicts and Arguments
# | 20 hrs
The Service Call
# | 20 hrs
The Technician as a Salesperson
# | 20 hrs
Basic Entry Level Prerequisites
OSHA 10-hour certification
# | 20 hrs
Arc Flash Training
# | 20 hrs
Heat, Matter and Energy
Safety-related issues
# | 20 hrs
Temperature
# | 20 hrs
Heat content and the British Thermal Unit
# | 20 hrs
Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation
# | 20 hrs
Latent and sensible heat transfers
# | 20 hrs
Temperature conversions
# | 20 hrs
Pressure: absolute and gauge
# | 20 hrs
Gas laws
# | 20 hrs
Mass, weight and density
# | 20 hrs
Power and energy
# | 20 hrs
Introduction to residential energy auditing
# | 20 hrs
Introduction to heat gain and heat loss calculations
# | 20 hrs
Basic Refrigeration
Safety-related issues
# | 20 hrs
The refrigeration processes
# | 20 hrs
System compressors
# | 20 hrs
System condensers
# | 20 hrs
System metering (expansion) devices
# | 20 hrs
System evaporators
# | 20 hrs
Pressure/temperature relationship
# | 20 hrs
System accessories
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerants and refrigerant properties
# | 20 hrs
The Pressure Enthalpy diagram
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant management
# | 20 hrs
EPA regulations
# | 20 hrs
Piping Operations
Safety-related issues
# | 20 hrs
Piping materials
# | 20 hrs
Cutting and reaming
# | 20 hrs
Flaring
# | 20 hrs
Swaging
# | 20 hrs
Tubing bending
# | 20 hrs
The torch kit: Air-acetylene
# | 20 hrs
The torch kit: Oxy-acetylene
# | 20 hrs
Soldering
# | 20 hrs
Brazing
# | 20 hrs
Steel pipe operations
# | 20 hrs
Plastic pipe
# | 20 hrs
Compression fittings and other mechanical piping connections
# | 20 hrs
Tools and Equipment
General Tools
# | 20 hrs
Specialized Hand Tools
# | 20 hrs
Tubing Tools
# | 20 hrs
Specialized Service and Installation Equipment
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Leak Detectors
# | 20 hrs
Other Tools
# | 20 hrs
Miscellaneous Tools and Equipment for Specialized Needs
# | 20 hrs
Basic Electricity
Atomic Theory
# | 20 hrs
Positive and Negative Charges
# | 20 hrs
Flow of Electrons
# | 20 hrs
Conductors and Insulators
# | 20 hrs
Electric Potential
# | 20 hrs
Current Flow
# | 20 hrs
Resistance
# | 20 hrs
Electric Power and Energy
# | 20 hrs
Ohm's Law
# | 20 hrs
Calculating Electric Power
# | 20 hrs
Electrical Theory
Loads
# | 20 hrs
Contactors and Relays
# | 20 hrs
Magnetic Starters
# | 20 hrs
Switches
# | 20 hrs
Safety Devices
# | 20 hrs
Transformers
# | 20 hrs
Schematic Diagrams
# | 20 hrs
Pictorial Diagrams
# | 20 hrs
Installation Diagrams
# | 20 hrs
Components, Symbols, and Circuitry of Air-Conditioning Wiring Diagrams
Starting Relays for Single-Phase Motors
# | 20 hrs
Current or Amperage Relays
# | 20 hrs
Potential Relays
# | 20 hrs
Solid-State Starting Relays and Devices
# | 20 hrs
Motor Bearings
# | 20 hrs
Motor Drives
# | 20 hrs
Electrical Meters
Electric Meters
# | 20 hrs
Ammeters
# | 20 hrs
Voltmeters
# | 20 hrs
Ohmmeters
# | 20 hrs
Introduction to Automatic Controls
Types of Automatic Controls
# | 20 hrs
Devices that Respond to Thermal Change
# | 20 hrs
The Bimetal Device
# | 20 hrs
Rod and Tube
# | 20 hrs
Snap-Disc.
# | 20 hrs
Control by Fluid Expansion
# | 20 hrs
The Thermocouple
# | 20 hrs
Electronic Temperature-Sensing Devices
# | 20 hrs
Automatic Device Applications
Temperature Controls
# | 20 hrs
Low-Voltage Space Temperature Controls
# | 20 hrs
Electrical Contacts
# | 20 hrs
Heat Anticipator
# | 20 hrs
Cold Anticipator
# | 20 hrs
Thermostat Cover
# | 20 hrs
Thermostat Assembly
# | 20 hrs
The Subbase
# | 20 hrs
Line-Voltage Space Temperature Controls
# | 20 hrs
The Switching Mechanism
# | 20 hrs
The Sensing Element
# | 20 hrs
The Cover
# | 20 hrs
Subbase
# | 20 hrs
Sensing the Temperature of Solids
# | 20 hrs
Measuring the Temperature of Fluids
# | 20 hrs
Pressure-Sensing Devices
# | 20 hrs
Pressure Transducers
# | 20 hrs
High-Pressure Controls
# | 20 hrs
Low-Pressure Controls
# | 20 hrs
Oil Pressure Safety Controls
# | 20 hrs
Air Pressure Controls
# | 20 hrs
Gas Pressure Switches
# | 20 hrs
Switchless Devices that Control Fluid Flow
# | 20 hrs
Water Pressure Regulators
# | 20 hrs
Gas Pressure Regulators
# | 20 hrs
Mechanical and Electromechanical Controls
# | 20 hrs
Maintenance of Mechanical Controls
# | 20 hrs
Maintenance of Electromechanical Controls
# | 20 hrs
Advanced Automatic Controllers
Control Applications
# | 20 hrs
Types of Control Systems
# | 20 hrs
Pneumatic Controls
# | 20 hrs
Cleaning and Drying Control Air
# | 20 hrs
Control Components
# | 20 hrs
Direct Digital Controls (DDCs)
# | 20 hrs
Residential Electronic Controls
# | 20 hrs
Electric Motors
Types of Electric Motors
# | 60 hrs
Uses of Electric Motors
# | 60 hrs
Parts of an Electric Motor
# | 60 hrs
Electric Motors and Magnetism
# | 60 hrs
Determining a Motor’s Speed
# | 60 hrs
Start Windings
# | 60 hrs
Starting and Running Characteristics
# | 60 hrs
Electrical Power Supplies
# | 60 hrs
Single-Phase Open Motors
# | 60 hrs
Split-Phase Motors
# | 60 hrs
The Centrifugal Switch
# | 60 hrs
The Electronic Relay
# | 60 hrs
Capacitor-Start Motors
# | 60 hrs
Capacitor-Start, Capacitor-Run Motors
# | 60 hrs
Permanent Split-Capacitor Motors
# | 60 hrs
Shaded-Pole Motors
# | 60 hrs
Three-Phase Motors
# | 60 hrs
Single-Phase Hermetic Motors
# | 60 hrs
The Potential Relay
# | 60 hrs
Potential Relay Specifications
# | 60 hrs
Troubleshooting
# | 60 hrs
The Current Relay
# | 60 hrs
Positive Temperature Coefficient Resistor (PTCR)
# | 60 hrs
Troubleshooting the PTCR
# | 60 hrs
Two-Speed Compressor Motors
# | 60 hrs
Special Application Motors
# | 60 hrs
Three-Phase Compressor Motors
# | 60 hrs
Variable-Speed Motors
# | 60 hrs
DC Converters (Rectifiers)
# | 60 hrs
Inverters and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
# | 60 hrs
Operation of the VFD
# | 60 hrs
Electronically Commutated Motors (ECMs)
# | 60 hrs
Cooling Electric Motors
# | 60 hrs
Application of Motors
Motor Applications
# | 30 hrs
The Power Supply
# | 30 hrs
Electric-Motor Working Conditions
# | 30 hrs
Insulation Type or Class
# | 30 hrs
Types of Bearings
# | 30 hrs
Motor Mounting Characteristics
# | 30 hrs
Motor Drives
# | 30 hrs
Motor Controls
Introduction to Motor Control Devices
# | 20 hrs
Full-Load and Locked-Rotor Amperage
# | 20 hrs
The Relay
# | 20 hrs
The Contactor
# | 20 hrs
Motor Starters
# | 20 hrs
Motor Protection
# | 20 hrs
Inherent Motor Protection
# | 20 hrs
External Motor Protection
# | 20 hrs
National Electrical Code® Standards
# | 20 hrs
Temperature-Sensing Devices
# | 20 hrs
Magnetic Overload Devices
# | 20 hrs
Restarting the Motor
# | 20 hrs
Troubleshooting Electric Motors
Motor Troubleshooting
# | 20 hrs
Mechanical Motor Problems
# | 20 hrs
Removing Drive Assemblies
# | 20 hrs
Belt Tension
# | 20 hrs
Pulley Alignment
# | 20 hrs
Electrical Problems
# | 20 hrs
Open Windings
# | 20 hrs
Shorted Motor Windings
# | 20 hrs
Short Circuit to Ground (Frame)
# | 20 hrs
Single-Phase Motor Starting Problems
# | 20 hrs
Checking Capacitors
# | 20 hrs
Identification of Capacitors
# | 20 hrs
Wiring and Connectors
# | 20 hrs
Troubleshooting Hermetic Motors
# | 20 hrs
Service Technician Calls
# | 20 hrs
Comfort and Psychometrics
Comfort
# | 20 hrs
Food Energy and the Body
# | 20 hrs
Heat Transfer to and from the Body
# | 20 hrs
The Comfort Chart
# | 20 hrs
Psychometrics’
# | 20 hrs
Moisture in Air
# | 20 hrs
Absolute and Relative Humidity
# | 20 hrs
Superheated Gases in AIR
# | 20 hrs
Dry-Bulb and Wet-Bulb Temperatures
# | 20 hrs
Dew Point Temperature
# | 20 hrs
Enthalpy
# | 20 hrs
The Psychometric Chart
# | 20 hrs
Plotting on the Psychometric Chart
# | 20 hrs
Fresh Air, Infiltration, and Ventilation
# | 20 hrs
Building Air-Conditioning Specifications
# | 20 hrs
Air-Conditioning System Refrigerants and Components
Introduction to Refrigeration
# | 20 hrs
Refrigeration
# | 20 hrs
Rating Refrigeration Equipment
# | 20 hrs
The Refrigeration Process
# | 20 hrs
Temperature and Pressure Relationship
# | 20 hrs
Refrigeration Components
# | 20 hrs
The Evaporator
# | 20 hrs
The Compressor
# | 20 hrs
The Condenser
# | 20 hrs
The Refrigerant Metering Device
# | 20 hrs
Matching Refrigeration Systems and Components
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerants Must be Safe
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerants Must be Detectable
# | 20 hrs
The Boiling Point of the Refrigerant
# | 20 hrs
Pumping Characteristics
# | 20 hrs
Popular Refrigerants and Their Important Characteristics
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Cylinder Color Codes
# | 20 hrs
Recovery, Recycling, or Reclaiming of Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Plotting the Refrigerant Cycle
# | 20 hrs
Plotting the Refrigerant Cycle for Blends with Noticeable Temperature Glide (Zeotropic Blends)
# | 20 hrs
Refrigeration Applied to Air-Conditioning
Refrigeration
# | 20 hrs
Structural Heat Gain
# | 20 hrs
Evaporative Cooling
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerated Cooling or Air-Condition
# | 20 hrs
Ning
# | 20 hrs
Package Air-Conditioning
# | 20 hrs
Split-System Air-Conditioning
# | 20 hrs
The Evaporator
# | 20 hrs
The A-Coil
# | 20 hrs
The Slant Coil
# | 20 hrs
The H Coil
# | 20 hrs
Coil Circuits
# | 20 hrs
Microchannel (Flat-Plate-And-Fin) Technology
# | 20 hrs
The Function of the Evaporator
# | 20 hrs
Design Conditions
# | 20 hrs
Evaporator Application
# | 20 hrs
The Compressor
# | 20 hrs
The Reciprocating Compressor
# | 20 hrs
Compressor Speeds (RPM)
# | 20 hrs
Cooling the Compressor and Motor
# | 20 hrs
Compressor Mountings
# | 20 hrs
The Rotary Compressor
# | 20 hrs
Stationary Vane Rotary Compressor
# | 20 hrs
Rotary Vane Rotary Compressor
# | 20 hrs
The Scroll Compressor
# | 20 hrs
The Condenser
# | 20 hrs
Side-Air-Discharge Condensing Units
# | 20 hrs
Top-Air-Discharge Condensers
# | 20 hrs
Condenser Coil Design
# | 20 hrs
High-Efficiency Condensers
# | 20 hrs
Condenser Cabinet Design
# | 20 hrs
Expansion Devices
# | 20 hrs
Air-Side Components
# | 20 hrs
Installation Procedures
# | 20 hrs
Commercial, Packaged Rooftop, Variable Refrigerant Flow, and Variable Air Volume Systems
Rooftop Package Units
# | 20 hrs
Installation of Packaged Rooftop Units
# | 20 hrs
Economizers
# | 20 hrs
Economizer Modes of Operation
# | 20 hrs
Ashrae Standard 62
# | 20 hrs
Demand Control Ventilation (DCV)
# | 20 hrs
Traditional Constant-Volume Air Distribution Methods
# | 20 hrs
Variable Air Volume (VAV) Systems
# | 20 hrs
Blowers on VAV Systems
# | 20 hrs
VAV Boxes and Terminal Units
# | 20 hrs
Hot Water in the Reheat Coils
# | 20 hrs
Chilled-Water VAV Systems
# | 20 hrs
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems
# | 20 hrs
Dry Coolers
# | 20 hrs
Air-Conditioning Troubleshooting
Typical system operating conditions
# | 20 hrs
Superheat and sub cooling review
# | 20 hrs
Using sub cooling to evaluate systems with thermostatic expansion valves
# | 20 hrs
Using superheat to evaluate systems with other metering devices
# | 20 hrs
New generation refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Adjusting the refrigerant charge
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Management
Refrigerants and the Environment
# | 20 hrs
Ozone Depletion
# | 20 hrs
Global Warming
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
CFC Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
HCFC Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
HFC Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Hydrofluoric-Olefin (HFO) Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Hydrocarbon (HC) Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Naming Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Blends
# | 20 hrs
Popular Refrigerants and Their Compatible Oils
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Oils and Their Applications
# | 20 hrs
Oil Groups
# | 20 hrs
Regulations
# | 20 hrs
Recover, Recycle, or Reclaim
# | 20 hrs
Methods of Recovery
# | 20 hrs
Mechanical Recovery Systems
# | 20 hrs
Recovering Refrigerant from Small Appliances
# | 20 hrs
Reclaiming Refrigerant
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Retrofitting
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerants and Tools in the Future
# | 20 hrs
Hydrocarbon (HC) Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Naming Refrigerants
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Blends
# | 20 hrs
Popular Refrigerants and Their Compatible Oils
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Oils and Their Applications
# | 20 hrs
Oil Groups
# | 20 hrs
Regulations
# | 20 hrs
Recover, Recycle, or Reclaim
# | 20 hrs
Methods of Recovery
# | 20 hrs
Mechanical Recovery Systems
# | 20 hrs
Recovering Refrigerant from Small Appliances
# | 20 hrs
Reclaiming Refrigerant
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerant Retrofitting
# | 20 hrs
Refrigerants and Tools in the Future
# | 20 hrs
Commercial Refrigeration Systems
Technician Soft Skills
# | 122 hrs
Typical Operating Conditions and System Components
# | 122 hrs
Special Refrigeration System Components
# | 122 hrs
Refrigeration System Applications
# | 122 hrs
Ice-Making Systems
# | 122 hrs
Special Refrigeration Applications
# | 122 hrs
Troubleshooting Commercial Refrigeration Systems
# | 122 hrs
System Installation, Air Distribution, and Balance
System Installation and start-up
# | 80 hrs
Air Distribution and Balance
# | 80 hrs
Energy Auditing
# | 80 hrs
Indoor air Quality
# | 80 hrs
System Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, and Servicing
Normal Operating Conditions
# | 100 hrs
Troubleshooting Air Systems
# | 100 hrs
Electrical versus Mechanical Problems
# | 100 hrs
Performing a Successful Service call
# | 100 hrs
Residential Energy Auditing
# | 100 hrs
Heating Systems
Electric Heating Systems
# | 190 hrs
Gas-Fired Heating Systems
# | 190 hrs
Oil-Fired Heating Systems
# | 190 hrs
Hydronic Heating Theory
# | 190 hrs
Advanced hydronic
# | 190 hrs
All-Weather Systems
# | 190 hrs