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Course details and registration information

HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Registered Apprentices
This course continues with instruction for working as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technicians at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2 is the second course in the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum for HVAC Apprenticeship.
Course Objectives
  1. learn new skills required of a Second Year HVAC Apprentice. Students will develop new knowledge, skills, and abilities related to use of alternating current; compressors; refrigerants and oils; refrigerant leak detection, evacuation, recovery, and charging; metering devices; heat pumps; basic maintenance; chimneys, vents, and flues; sheet metal duct systems; fiberglass and flexible duct systems; commercial airside systems; air quality equipment; and an introduction to hydronic systems.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Alternating Current
  2. Compressors
  3. Refrigerants and Oils
  4. Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging
  5. Metering Devices
  6. Heat Pumps
  7. Basic Maintenance
  8. Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
  9. Sheet Metal Duct Systems
  10. Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems
  11. Commercial Airside Systems
  12. Air Quality Equipment
  13. Introduction to Hydronic Systems
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 second year of Aprenticeship Trng.
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Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. See Outline of Instruction
CE to CU Articulation
NCCER Core Curriculum, HVAC Apprenticeship, Level 1
Text and Supplies Needed
HVAC Level Two 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 2
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