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Course Description

This course is 56 learning hours inclusive of 6 hours of live sessions. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

This course covers the basics of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) commonly used terminology and jargon, and the need for heating and cooling. It then looks at thermodynamics and the refrigeration cycle. The course concludes with lessons on heating and cooling basics, the different types of HVAC systems, and temperature and pressure.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour online live session with the instructor. There is a total of six hours of live sessions in this course. Students who are absent for a live session will have access to a recording.

  • Week 1: Orientation
  • Week 2: HVAC Terminology and Jargon
  • Week 3: The Need for Heating and Cooling
  • Week 4: Thermodynamics and The Refrigeration Cycle
  • Week 5: Heating and Cooling Basics / Types of HVAC Systems
  • Week 6: Temperature and Pressure

What You Will Learn

  • Commonly used terms associated with HVAC
  • The basics of thermodynamics and the refrigeration cycle
  • The basics of heating and cooling
  • Different types of HVAC systems
  • Temperature and pressure

Notes

By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Estimation Technicians
  • Commissioning Engineers
  • Building Comfort Analysts
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control Personnel

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
HVAC Basics
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Apr 01, 2022 to Mar 31, 2023
Total Learning Hours
56.0
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Heating and Cooling Essentials
Author: Jerry Killinger
Edition: 4th
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox
ISBN: 9781631260599

Section Title
HVAC Basics
Type
Online - Scheduled
Days
Tuesday
Time
8:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 10, 2023 to Feb 14, 2023
Type
Online Examination
Dates
Feb 14, 2023 to Mar 28, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
56.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Heating and Cooling Essentials
Author: Jerry Killinger
Edition: 4th
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox
ISBN: 9781631260599

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