13 Jul 2018

HVAC Classes

Most Spartan HVAC classes are taught in a simulated work environment in our state-of-the-art facilities fully equipped with multiple forced-air gas furnaces and split-systems as well as chillers, commercial and industrial boilers and other heavy duty HVAC equipment to give students hands-on, simulated experience like HVAC technicians experience in the field.

HVAC courses at Spartan offer a balance between lecture and lab to present the lessons in the most concise manner possible. Lectures are in‐depth and cover the system theory of both older as well as newer HVAC systems technology.

HVAC Classes Offered at Spartan

HV120 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fundamentals | 6 credits
Understand the safety, installation, and service of refrigeration units, thermodynamics, refrigeration cycle and troubleshooting techniques.

HV123 Air Duct Calculation and Fabrication | 4 credits
Provides the theory and application of sheet metal fabrication for use in residential and light commercial HVAC systems installation.

HV125 Building Mechanical Codes | 4 credits
Helps develop a working knowledge of mechanical, fuel, gas, plumbing, and electrical codes for HVAC applications.

HV130 Electricity and HVAC Control Systems | 12 credits
Covers the basics of electricity as they apply to the industry with topics like wiring schematics and the electrical installation, service, and troubleshooting of HVAC units.

HV140 Forced Air Gas Heating and Air Conditioning Systems | 7.5 credits
Teaches service for forced air furnaces, heat pumps, split AC systems, packaged rooftop units, and heating and cooling controls and circuitry.

HV230 HVAC Pneumatic Controls | 6 credits
Provides a detailed study of electrical, electromechanical, and pneumatic control systems in commercial and industrial buildings.

HV150 Advanced Refrigeration | 6 credits
Topics include installation, service of walk‐in coolers and freezers, reach‐in coolers, and freezers, EPA guidelines for the proper use of refrigerant, troubleshooting techniques of mechanical and electrical systems, airflow measurements, diagnostic principles, and refrigeration circuits and controls.

HV220 HVAC System Design and Heat Load Calculation | 4.5 credits
Provides training in the reading of HVAC construction prints as well as heat load calculations, equipment sizing, system setup and design considerations.

HV235 Supermarket Refrigeration & Ice Machines | 6 credits
Covers ice machines; supermarket refrigeration, controls and circuitry; commercial equipment repair, retrofitting, and construction of a walk-in cooler or freezer.

HV236 Advanced Building Automation Systems | 6 credits
Topics include electrical and electronic control systems, building automation systems and controllers, operator interfaces, building automation system inputs and outputs, installation, wiring, testing, networking and web‐based control, direct digital control strategies, and more…

HV240 Hot Water and Solar Heat Systems | 9 credits
Provides training in the service and troubleshooting of hot water and oil heat systems, flame safeguard technology, geothermal heat pumps, and solar heat.

HV250 Chilled Water Systems | 6 credits
Teaches a working knowledge of the fundamentals of chilled water systems including cooling towers and the types of controls and circuitry used.

HVAC Tools, Labs & Equipment

HVAC systems from popular HVAC companies such as Goodman, Temp Star, Trane, and Carrier allow students to receive hands‐on training in our lab facilities. The lab features:

  • More than 20 residential forced-air gas furnaces and split-systems
  • Light commercial/residential hydronic heating and hot water solar systems
  • Commercial and industrial boilers
  • Supermarket refrigeration system
  • Commercial walk-in cooler and freezer
  • Cooling tower
  • Two chillers