Curriculum

The New England Institute of HVAC offers Day and Evening Classes, both 13 weeks in length. The course includes the National Electrical Code (NEC), and is recognized by the Department of Public Safety Licensing Program with respect to procuring a Refrigeration License (allowing recipients to work on units >10 tons).

Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Night classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Tuition and fees are $6,500 for the Day Class, and $5,500 for the night class. Classes this fall begin on October 23, 2018.

The following is a summary of The New England Institute of HVAC’s curriculum components.

Basic Electricity

Series and parallel wiring
Ohm’s Law
Schematic Symbols
Switches, Power and Loads
Use of Multi-meter
Relay, Control Devices
Timers
Circuit Components and Wiring
Low Voltage Wiring
Troubleshooting

Oil Heat

Major Components of an Oil System
Sequence of Events
One Pipe, Two Pipe System Explained
Oil Tune-up & Efficiency Testing
Troubleshooting Oil Systems
Primary Controls
Basic Oil System Wiring
NFPA Code for Oil
Venting Basics

Gas Heat

Basic Components of a Gas System
Sequence of Events, Gas Parameters
Direct Venting
Condensing Furnaces
Troubleshooting
Gas Furnace Wiring
Testing Individual Components
Sizing Furnaces
Removing and Replacing Components

Miscellaneous Heating

Hydronic
Forced Hot Air
Zone Controls
Introduction to Thermostats
Air Cleaners, Humidifiers
Wiring Various Systems

EPA Certification and Testing

Universal Certification Preparation
System Recovery and Charging
Vacuum Pump Operation
Official EPA Test Proctored

Residential Refrigeration

Four Major Components
Latent and Sensible Heat
Metering Devices
Component Functions
Introduction to Refrigeration Trainer
Basic Tools
Soldering and Brazing, Leak Testing
Domestic Appliances
Refrigerator, Freezer
Window A/C
Dehumidifier
System Troubleshooting and Wiring

Commercial Refrigeration

Pump Down Cycle in-Depth
Pressure and Temperature Controls
Superheat and Subcooling
Walk-in Units, Ice Machines, Rooftops
Commercial System Troubleshooting

Central A/C and Heat Pumps

Recovery, Evacuation, Charging
Installation Procedures
Superheat and Subcooling Applied
Diagnosis and Troubleshooting
Basic A/C Wiring
The Heat Pump
The Reversing Valve
Defrost
A/C and Heat Pump Repair
Ductless Split Systems
Introduction to Heating/Cooling Loads
EPA Follow-up