Course Description

This course is 49 learning hours inclusive of 5 hours of live sessions. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

This course begins with a focus on HVAC components, refrigerants, and refrigerant recycling. It then looks at tools, gauges, and HVAC balancing, compressors, and induction motors. The course concludes with lessons on HVAC electrical and special HVAC applications.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour online live session with the instructor. There is a total of five hours of live sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: HVAC Components
  • Week 2: Refrigerants
  • Week 3: Refrigerants, Heating, and Controls
  • Week 4: Motors
  • Week 5: Specialized HVAC Application

What You Will Learn

  • The different components of HVAC
  • All about refrigerants
  • Tools, gauges, and HVAC balancing
  • Compressors and Motors
  • Specialized HVAC applications in hospitals, libraries, indoor pools, skating rinks, and abattoirs


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
Understanding HVAC
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2024 to Mar 31, 2025
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
Heating and Cooling Essentials
Author: Jerry Killinger
Edition: 4th
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox
ISBN: 9781631260599
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