Course Outline - Option 1 - Full A/C 101

   

This is Jon Wayne Academy's complete A/C training course which enables a student to become a qualified entry-level installation technician. The student will learn fundamentals in electric circuitry, electrical application, thermodynamics, refrigeration processes, installation practices, heating, airflow, soldering and brazing. At the end of this course the student will be ready for job opportunities in the residential HVAC industry as well as some construction jobs and industrial service maintenance positions.

There are a total of 16 class modules included in this option.

You will also receive a full training class for EPA certification along with the test.


Class ID Class Title Hours
JWA101 Thermodynamics I 8 Hours
Students will learn what heat is and how it moves. Students will learn the 3 laws of heat and 3 methods of heat transfer. They will learn the differences of sensible heat and latent heat and which one does the best work for the HVAC industry. They will utilize tools and their senses in touch and sight to identify temperature variations.

JWA102 Thermodynamics II 8 Hours
Students will be able to calculate BTU’s in sensible and latent heat. Students will learn how to read and plot Psychrometrics charts. Students will learn and understand the properties of air.

JWA103 Basic Refrigeration I 8 Hours
Students will learn the properties of refrigerant and how the laws of heat transfer affect it. Students will understand the major and minor components of an air conditioning and heat pump system.

JWA104 Basic Refrigeration II 8 Hours
Students will learn how the refrigeration cycle works and be able to identify the condition of the refrigerant in each component.

JWA105 Basic Refrigeration III 8 Hours
Students will learn how to connect refrigerant gauges and calculate superheat and sub-cooling in a refrigeration system as well as proper charging. Students will learn proper evacuation to an air conditioning system.

JWA106 Basic Electrical I 8 Hours
Students will learn how electricity is made and how it works. They will learn the difference between alternating current and direct current and how they are applied in the HVAC industry.

JWA107 Basic Electrical II 8 Hours
Students will learn the difference between series, parallel and series/parallel circuits. They will learn how wiring diagrams are read, the symbols of the electrical components and how they work.

JWA108 Electrical Application 8 Hours
Students will learn the wiring of and air conditioning, heat pump, electric heat and gas heater is connected to each appliance. They will learn how to connect the electrical wiring to a thermostat and power it up and program it.

JWA109 Installation Practices I 8 Hours
Students will learn how to construct a platform to set indoor equipment using tape measures, skill saws and levels. They will learn how to prepare the platform for installation of the filter base refrigerant piping, gas piping and condensate drainage system. They will learn how to set the indoor equipment, level it and seal it to the filter base. They will learn how to prepare the indoor evaporator coil for installation and install it to the furnace. They will learn how to connect electrical to furnace and thermostat low voltage control system.

JWA110 Installation Practices II 8 Hours
Students will learn how to construct the plenum and duct work and attach it the indoor unit.

JWA111 Installation Practices III 8 Hours
Students will learn how to solder, bend and add copper fittings to the refrigerant piping system. They will learn how to construct the condensate drainage system.

JWA112 Installation Practices IV 8 Hours
Students will learn how to connect the electrical to the outdoor equipment. They will learn how to set the outdoor equipment on a level pad and connect the refrigerant piping. They will also learn how to connect the low voltage control system. They will learn how to evacuate the refrigerant piping system, add refrigerant and correctly charge the fully constructed system.

JWA113 Heating I 8 Hours
Students will learn how a gas heating system works. They will learn how to the combustion process works, the importance of combustion air and proper venting.

JWA114 Heating II 4 Hours
Students will learn how a electric heat system works and how to calculate the BTU’s of heat.

JWA115 Airflow 8 Hours
Students will learn the properties of air and air flow. They will learn how to measure air by temperature rise method, static pressure, traversing ducts and air flow Bolometer.

JWA116 EPA Certification 12 Hours
Students will learn and certify for the EPA section 608 certification as mandated by the US government for refrigerant handling. This certification covers; Ozone Depletion, Chemical Reaction, Chlorine Monoxide, Global Warming Potential, Enforcement, Recovery and Evacuation requirements, refrigerants, oils, refrigeration, gauges, leak detection, leak repairs, safety, cylinders and disposal.

Duration: 128 hrs of of classroom training and lab time.

The approximate time required to complete this course is 8 weeks.

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