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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
  • Certificate

This program will prepare students for entry-level positions within the HVAC career field. The curriculum consists of a series of theory courses provided through distance learning and related electrical classes that provide the “hands-on” experience of applying the theory. All courses are taught to the standards of performance required for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Graduates of the HVAC short-term certificate possess the entry-level skills required to:

  • Differentiate between the use of ammeters, voltmeters, watt meters, and multi-meters in testing and trouble-shooting electrical components;
  • Summarize the functional aspects of various electromechanical control systems;
  • Explain the fundamentals of operations of a boiler;
  • Explain the significance of heating and cooling loads;
  • Interpret detailed instructions for electrical circuits; and
  • Explain the concepts of a refrigerant cycle diagram and label each of the basic components.
Program Requirements
For general information, contact:
William Richards, OT Navigator
OT 204
(406) 756-4862
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.
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Pete Wade
OT 108
(406) 756-3968
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