Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Students receive instruction from industry experienced experts in each HVAC training course in Berkeley. The HVAC Associates of Occupational Studies provides courses in mathematics, composition and economics, along with classes in fundamental electricity, refrigeration, air conditioning and heating fundamentals. Students learn how to calculate heating and cooling loads, study techniques for reading and using blueprints, specifications and shop drawings, and receive hands on training for soldering, brazing, wiring, creating duct work and cutting, threading, and joining ferrous piping. The HVAC training courses include topics such as power generation, transformers, induction motors, heat transfer, soldering procedures, humidity control and air cleanliness, blueprints, circuit diagrams, various electrical heating and cooling equipment, iron and steel pipe fittings, belt drives, boilers, forced air distribution and much more.
The objective of this program is to prepare the graduate with general education in addition to working knowledge of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, high pressure steam, energy management, and commercial environmental systems, in order to secure an entry-level position in the industry as a maintenance or service technician. Graduates of this program should possess the skills for residential and commercial employment.