Heating and Cooling Apprenticeship Program

Heating and Cooling Apprenticeship Program

Credits Available

  • Blueprint Reading (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Building Systems Design (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Heat Loss and Systems Analysis (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Heating Theories and Applications (3 credits, lower division level)
  • HVAC Practicum (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Introduction to HVAC (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Occupational Safety Training (3 credits, lowers division level)
  • Principles of Air Conditioning (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Principles of Refrigeration (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Residential Heating Systems (3 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

1993 through 2003

Source of Records

Registrar or record office of the student's Technical High School.

About the Training Sponsor

The mission of the Connecticut's Regional Vocational Technical School Systems is to provide a rigorous educational program meeting the needs of Connecticut's citizens and employers through academic instruction, intensive occupation-specific training, and apprenticeship credit.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Blueprint Reading (2 credits, lower division level)
This course presents the fundamental theory and practice of blueprint reading.

Building Systems Design (3 credits, upper division level)
This course is a study of the computer-controlled building systems that monitor energy-related functions including heating and air-conditioning.

Heat Loss and Systems Analysis (3 credits, lower division level)
This course is a study of system design, forced hot water, forced warm air piping and duct layout, and system zone control.

Heating Theories and Applications (3 credits, lower division level)
This course is a study of heat loss calculation for domestic burner installation, installation of hot water series loop and monoflow systems and one and two pipe systems, forced and gravity systems.

HVAC Practicum (3 credits, upper division level)
Supervised experience under qualified sponsors in all aspects of heating & air conditioning

Introduction to HVAC (3 credits, lower division level)
This course is a study of the basic theories and concepts required by both air-conditioning and heating technicians.

Occupational Safety Training (3 credits, lower division level)
This course is a study of occupational safety and health hazards associated with mechanical systems. Important standards, codes and regulations are studied with emphasis on application of these codes and standards to typical work situations.

Principles of Air Conditioning (3 credits, upper division level)
This course is a study of the principles of domestic commercial air conditioning equipment, humidity control, air distribution and controls.

Principles of Refrigeration (3 credits, upper division level)
This course is a study of the principles of domestic and commercial refrigeration equipment, cycles and refrigerant and electrical controls.

Residential Heating Systems (3 credits, lower division level)
This course is a study of heating systems beginning with basic energy units.