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If you have an interest in problem-solving, working with your hands or making a drawing come to life, consider a career in the skilled trades. Positions are available from repairing heating and air conditioning units to installing fiber-optic cable to working as a maintenance technician in a local apartment complex. Gain the knowledge and skills you need today for a career in building, construction and other vocational trades.

Course details and registration information

HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Registered Apprentices
This course introduces the basics of working in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and prepares students for entry-level employment as HVAC Technicians at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1 is the first course in the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum for HVAC Apprenticeship.
Course Objectives
  1. understand the basics of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, including Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Basic Heating and Cooling, Introductory Air Distribution Systems, use of Copper and Plastic Piping, Soldering and Brazing, and Basics of Carbon Steel Piping.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introduction to HVAC
  2. Trade Mathematics
  3. Basic Electricity
  4. Introduction to Heating
  5. Introduction to Cooling
  6. Introduction to Air Distribution Systems
  7. Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  8. Soldering and Brazing
  9. Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Students who successfully complete the requirements for this course will be eligible to receive certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research and will receive credit for completion of the first year of Aprenticeship Trng.
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Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. See Outline of Instruction
CE to CU Articulation
NCCER Core Curriculum
Text and Supplies Needed
HVAC Level One Trainee Guide, published by NCCER in partnership with Pearson.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
HVAC Lab for teaching hands on activities.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Successfully completed all module exams with a minimum score of 70%
  4. Successfully completed all hands-on assessments
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
NCCER approval as an Accredited Training and Education Facility
Intended Audience
Registered Apprentices
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprentice, Level 1
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • HVAC Apprentice
Related Courses
  • Core Curriculum - CAR-3108K1
Course Contact Information
Michael Moore