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New HVAC Technician Training
(Tech Launch)

About the Program

The HVACR Tech Launch Program is a comprehensive online HVAC education program encompassing an introduction to a well-rounded set of skills used by installers and technicians new to the industry.  It includes: heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. It begins with a rich selection of basic courses, and you choose your final course to fit your line of work or a system used in your geographic area.


The content presented in each included course focuses on learning objectives that have been identified by HVAC industry groups (HVAC Excellence, AHRI, NATE, RSES, HARDI, PAHRA, and ACCA) as critical knowledge areas for an HVAC technician.


The program is specifically structured to provide for teaching the beginning skills of installers and technicians who are:

·         Just beginning in the HVACR industry

·         Require formal education to upskill knowledge and prepare for license or certification exams

The current version of the Delmar Cengage Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology textbook is included in the tuition for this program.



NOTE: If you work in a state that requires a registered apprenticeship program, please click the link below to read about our HVACR Apprentice Related Training Program.  It is ANSI Accredited so you know you’re getting the best.

Online  Training

The online program is a Career Technical Education (CTE) model. Student support is provided by the student services crew and faculty instructors through email, chat, and phone.

For the Employer (if applicable to your situation)

  • Employer notification of less than satisfactory performance
  • Reporting to employer on student progress

For the Student

  • Registration into each course in the program sequence one at a time
  • Certificate of Completion upon successfully passing each course
  • Online Faculty- mentoring and technical topic assistance directly for each student
  • Business hour communications via email, chat, and phone



Training and Time Management

The online program model is called an Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN). The study is self-paced and ONLINE, done on your schedule on your time and at your place but must be diligently pursued to complete each course.


  • The program allows a 60-day enrollment per course. Our students can move through the course material more quickly, no restrictions.
  • The best way of getting the look and feel of the program is to schedule a live demonstration with one of us.

What's Covered In The Program
270 or more hours

Core Courses

101 HVAC Fundamentals (18 hours)

050 Applied Math (15 hours)

102 Safety (18 hours)

109 Basic Hand and Power Tools (6 hours)

111 Electrical DC Theory (18 hours)

112 Electrical AC Theory (18 hours)

113 Electrical Common Components (18 hours)

114 Electric Motors (21 hours)

121 System Properties-Measurements (18 hours)

141 Refrigeration (18 hours)

241 Introduction to Troubleshooting (18 hours)

242 R410A  Refrigerant Technology

135 Heat Pumps (21 hours)

133 Gas Heat(18 hours)

010 Employability Skills (9 hours)

Final Course Elective (Must Choose One)

103 Basic Sheet Metal (18 hours)

131 Oil heat (18 hours)

137 Geothermal Heat Pump Systems (18 hours)

142 Refrigeration II (18 hours)

161 Boilers I (18 hours)

153 Control Systems Fundamentals (18 hours)

191 Hydronics I(18 hours)

221 Indoor Air Quality Basics (18 hours)


Industry Certification Exams

EPA 608 Preparation for your Federal EPA

  • The EPA exam fee is included 

NATE Core Certification Exam Preparation

  • The NATE exam fee is included


Note:  For complete individual course descriptions, go to the corresponding course number listed in our Master Catalog.

Ready to Enroll?

This portal allows you to self register and pay for your courses.

Schedule a LIVE Demonstration and Consultation

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