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STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO MEET WITH A CAREER PROGRAM SPECIALIST BEFORE REGISTERING. PLEASE CALL 302-697-4545 OR EMAIL trudy.pechin@polytech.k12.de.us FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

HVAC-R I

This introductory apprenticeship related training course in heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration covers refrigeration principles, heating basics, trade tools and test equipment, safety, blueprint reading, and basic installation procedures. Refrigerant handling and national standards are stressed throughout the course.

Pre​requisite: ​​​​​​Building Construction Core

VH101 | 102 Hours | $199
Sect 28 | Jan 6 – May 6 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HVAC-R II

The second year of the HVAC-R program provides classroom instruction on the principles of residential heating to include gas and oil burning furnace operation, adjustment and inspection. Light commercial air-conditioning and heat pumps applications are also covered. You will gain a working knowledge of the various types of motors and compressors, electrical controls, valves and tubing.

VH201 | 144 Hours | $299
Sect 22 | Sept 9 – Mar 18 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HVAC-R III

The third year course for HVAC-R mechanics includes classroom instruction on heating and cooling load calculations, sizing and designing duct systems for residential and commercial installations, operation, design, troubleshooting and servicing of gas, oil and electric fired hydronic and steam heating systems. Related code, safety and E.P.A. regulations will be discussed in depth in this course.

VH301 | 144 Hours | $299
Sect 21 | Sept 10 – Mar 5 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HVAC-R IV

The fourth year course for HVAC-R mechanics includes the application, design, troubleshooting and repair of heating, refrigeration and comfort cooling control systems and the related code, safety and E.P.A. regulations for theses HVAC-R systems. Customer service and call management techniques will also be covered in this capstone course.

VH401 | 144 Hours | $299
Sect 18 | Sept 10 – Mar 5 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Refrigerant Transfer & Recovery Certification – Prep & Test

Receive a nationally recognized EPA certification in Type I, II, III, or IV. Successful completion of the Section 608 exam is required for approval to work on stationary air conditioners and refrigeration systems.

VH120 | 18 Hours | $179
Sect 91 | Nov 13 – Dec 4 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Refrigerant Transition & Recovery Certification Test 

Receive a nationally recognized EPA certification in Type I, II, III, or IV. Successful completion of the Section 608 exam is required for approval to work on stationary air conditioners and refrigeration systems.

VH120 | 3 Hours | $89
Sect 92 | Dec 4 only | W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

For more details, please see the attached informational flyer.

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