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The Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board has recognized this program as being equivalent educational training to a North American Technician Excellence, Inc. certification and Service Technician Associate degree under Iowa Administrative Code r.641-29.2(7)(b)(1) and (2). Therefore, any person possessing a Western Iowa Tech Community College Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration diploma will be deemed to have demonstrated the required educational training to qualify for a Board issued Service Technician HVAC Specialty License. See Letter of Recognition

Air Conditioning

Develop your knowledge and skills to safely install, maintain, and repair air conditioning systems. These systems will vary from a residential environment to commercial and industrial settings. We include the study of electrical theory and troubleshooting, schematic/blueprint reading as well as air conditioning components and how they function. In addition you will also receive an introduction to both hand tools and power tools that are used for A/C systems such as multi-meters, torches, vacuum pumps, reclaimers, and refrigerant gauges (R-22 & 410A). You will learn and practice your HVAC skill in an up-to-date HVAC lab and will be prepared to take the EPA 608 refrigerant exam.

Heating

You will learn to safely install, maintain, and repair all heating equipment and heating systems for residential environments to commercial & industrial settings. We include the study of electrical theory and troubleshooting, schematic/blueprint reading as well as heating components and how they function, and understanding the difference between an electrical heating system and a natural gas heating system. We also include an introduction to both hand tools and power tools that are used for a heating system such as multi-meters, monometers, gas leak detectors. You will also learn and practice your HVAC skills in an up-to-date HVAC lab. By completion of this program you will learn how to install and repair a system from start to finish.

Heat Pump

In this course you will develop your knowledge and skills to safely install, maintain, and repair all heat pump systems. Installation for this type of system typically consists of two parts: an indoor unit called an air handler and an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioner, but referred to as a heat pump. A compressor circulates refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor units. We include the study of electrical theory and troubleshooting, schematic/blueprint reading as well as the heat pump components and how they function. In addition, we include an introduction to both hand tools and power tools that are used for a heat pump system such as multi-meters, torches, pumps, and refrigerant gauges (R-22 & 410A). You will learn and practice your HVAC skill in an up-to-date HVAC lab and be prepared to take the EPA 608 refrigerant exam.

When you complete your program we will expose you to various career pathways, including apprenticeship and employment opportunities. All courses are approved through the Iowa Plumbers Mechanical System Board and the Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota Electrical Boards/Commissions.

Registration information

Pre-registration is required and payment is due at time of registration.

Course Contact

Jim Bergenske
jim.bergenske@witcc.edu
712.274.8733 ext 3270