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The HVAC training program at American Trade School prepares graduates with the theory & working knowledge in HVAC/R. This includes: Installation, Maintenance, and Service. The Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technician program is recognized by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, St. Louis. Also, the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. Most importantly, ATS is qualified to provide related instruction for their registered apprenticeship programs. Do not wait! Your path to a new career starts with HVAC training at American Trade School.
Refrigeration & Electricity
The 10 week refrigeration term focuses on swaging, brazing, flaring, the refrigeration cycle, recovery, refrigerants, evacuations, and charging systems as it applies to the industry. The 10 week electricity term focuses on safety, hand tools, energy sources, meter use, circuits, Ohm's law, transformers, single & three phase electricity, wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting.
This 10 week term focuses on indoor air comfort, air conditioning controls, and the refrigeration cycle. Within this term you will learn, controls, typical operating conditions, diagnoses & repair of air conditioning equipment, troubleshooting of the electrical side, air side & mechanical side of the equipment, preventative maintenance, and air-to-air heat-pumps & geothermal heat-pumps.
This 10 week term provides theory and hands-on lab projects to understand the sequence of operation of two types of heating units (gas and electric). Focus will be placed upon ignition systems, natural & induced draft furnaces, condensing furnaces, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting the electrical, air & mechanical side, and the diagnosis/repair of each system.
This 10 week term teaches the fundamental skills necessary to become an HVAC installer. Students learn load calculations, flue pipe & gas line sizing, sheet metal fabrication, installation of refrigerant lines, high & low voltage, gas lines and the duct system. Also, HVAC start-up procedures and indoor air quality products are covered.
Boilers and Piping
This 10 week term focuses on the boilers' main components, circulation pumps, system design, terminal units, pipe sizing, sizing fittings, system friction, sizing the circulator pump, electrical & mechanical controls, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting. You will learn the proper procedure of joining copper & black iron pipes together for both the water and gas.