Contact Hours: 72 hours
Prerequisites: EPA Certification
Cost: please call 757-651-1007
Text/Reference: Modern Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning (Purchased separately )
Course Outline:

This course is designed to present a working foundation of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump theory and application, plus a basic knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and reading of schematic wiring diagrams.


We at Blue Crab Technical Academy recognize the need for a skilled and well educated workforce. Our goal is to provide an environment that will meet the educational requirements and needs of both future HVAC technicians as well as their employers.

Our trade is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average of all other occupations. Couple that with the continual technological advancements being made in the industry and we will soon find a significant shortage of qualified technicians. Blue Crab Technical Academy is dedicated to keeping our trade strong through education, validation and networking.



Module 1 Fundamentals of Refrigeration
(3hr Lecture)

Module 2 Basic Refrigeration Systems
(6hr Lecture)

Module 3 Tools & Supplies MRAC
(3 hr Lecture)

Module 4 Working w/ Tubing & Piping
(3hr Lecture / 6hrLab)

Module 5 Introduction to Refrigerants
(3hr Lecture)


Module 6 Mid-term

(3hr Lecture / 3 hr Exam)

HVAC 101

Module 7 Equipment & Instruments for Refrigerant Handling & Service
(3hr Lecture / 6hr Lab)

Module 8 Working w/ Refrigerants
(3hr Lecture / 9hr Lab)

Module 9 Basic Electricity
(3hr Lecture / 3hr Lab)

Module 10 Electrical Power
(3hr Lecture / 3hr Lab)

Module 11 Certification
(3hr Lecture / 6 hr Exam / Lab)