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Get Certified at Our HVAC-R Technician Trade School

With HVAC - R certification from ACI you may obtain an entry level position as a Residential and Commercial HVAC Technician, Commercial Refrigeration Technician or Maintenance Technician.

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HVAC-R Technician Salary and Future Job Outlook

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems. HVAC R technicians work mostly in homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or factories. Learn more about HVAC R Technician salary potential and future job outlook.

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Launch your Career with our HVAC-R Program

After completing the Austin Career Institute HVAC-R program you will be able to:

  • Use American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals to identify components of residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Describe the safety equipment used when installing or maintaining residential and commercial HVAC systems
  • Solve problems using basic algebra and geometry related to the measurement of lines, area, volume, weights, angles, pressure, vacuum, and temperature
  • Explain concepts of heat transfer and air flow measurement
  • Interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and other industry-related schematics
  • Identify types of tubing and fittings used in the HVAC industry and how they are mechanically joined
  • Discuss principles of condensation, evaporation and compression as they relate to refrigeration
  • Demonstrate use of equipment used to install or maintain residential HVAC systems
  • Demonstrate the troubleshooting, maintenance and installation of residential HVAC systems
  • Use industry paperwork and recordkeeping methods
  • Define customer service and identify work habits that contribute to success on the job
  • Understand interworking of evaporator, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of refrigerant metering device, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of condenser, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of compressor, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of electrical system for residential HVAC systems, its behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of gas heat and heat pump systems, their behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of commercial and industrial HVAC systems, their behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component
  • Understand interworking of commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, their behavior during normal operation of a HVAC system, diagnosis of abnormal operation and repairing of this component

HVAC-R Program Course Description

The program is comprised of six courses. All courses are independent of each other and can be taken without prerequisite.

  • CRT101 - Core
  • CRT102 - Refrigeration
  • CRT103 - Electrical & Heating
  • CRT104 - Systems & Components
  • CRT105 - Commercial Air Systems
  • CRT106 - Commercial & Industrial

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