HVAC Technician Career Overview
HVAC technicians install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments. This also includes refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
Job Duties Include:
- Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment
- Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution
- Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water, or refrigerant source, to form a complete circuit
- Reassemble and test equipment following repairs
- Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring
- Layout and connect electrical wiring between controls and equipment, according to wiring diagrams, using electrician’s hand tools
- Obtain and maintain required certifications
- Install, connect, and adjust thermostats, humidistats, and timers, using hand tools
- Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area
- Inspect and test systems to verify system compliance with plans and specifications or to detect and locate malfunctions
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HVAC Technician Program Overview
This 13-week program offers the student the entry-level skills necessary to apply for HVAC Technician Jobs. It also provides students the opportunity to gain 3 national credentials that HVAC employers respect in this industry.
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