HVAC : Emily Griffith Technical College

HVAC

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Functioning HVAC systems are important for people to be comfortable in their homes or offices, and they can be essential for running and maintaining certain types of businesses like hospitals and data centers. 

Our hybrid program will give you hands-on experience building and maintaining all types of heating and refrigeration systems in our state-of-the-art learning laboratory. You will gain skills in working with electrical control components, as well as in piping and fabrication. 

Take classes two days a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith HVAC Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work jobs such as the following:

  • HVAC Installers
  • HVAC service techs
  • HVAC design engineers

Other potential career paths include jobs with air conditioning supply companies, building contractors, building management companies, heating, and air conditioning contractors, hotel maintenance departments, retailers, wholesale supply houses.

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

Skilled Trades
$7,939
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Full Time Program
10 Months
Program length
9/29/2022
Next Start Date
6/5/23
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

HVA 1000 Safety Training for the Trades

Introduces the student the basic concepts of workplace hazards and the need for continuing education with regard to safety. The reasons behind confined space training and proper safety equipment will be covered.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1000 Safety Training for the Trades

Introduces the student the basic concepts of workplace hazards and the need for continuing education with regard to safety. The reasons behind confined space training and proper safety equipment will be covered.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1000 Safety Training for the Trades

Introduces the student the basic concepts of workplace hazards and the need for continuing education with regard to safety. The reasons behind confined space training and proper safety equipment will be covered.

Start Date: 09/29/2022
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1002 Basic Refigeration

Introduces the basic theory of refrigeration systems, components, charging, recycling, and evacuation of refrigeration units.

Start Date: 06/07/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1002 Basic Refigeration

Introduces the basic theory of refrigeration systems, components, charging, recycling, and evacuation of refrigeration units.

Start Date: 06/07/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1002 Basic Refigeration

Introduces the basic theory of refrigeration systems, components, charging, recycling, and evacuation of refrigeration units.

Start Date: 10/04/2022
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1004 Electrical Components

Covers electrical power, distribution, transformers, capacitors, relays, and electric motors. Laboratory experiences consist of using electrical devices to electrical loads.

Start Date: 11/08/2022
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1005 Electrical for HVAC/R

Teaches resistance, current, voltage and power in AC and DC circuits; measurements; computations of series and parallel circuits; circuit analysis and troubleshooting with basic test equipment.

Start Date: 11/15/2022
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1010 Fundamentals of Gas Heating

Introduces students to the fundamentals of gas heating. Students work in a classroom and shop environment. Topics include the basics of gas heating systems, operation of gas valves and burners, gas pipe system design, gas piping system code requirements and basic code requirements for heating systems.

Start Date: 01/17/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1011 Piping Skills for HVAC

Studies the different types of tubing and piping materials used in HVAC/R applications. Studies the proper tubing and piping installation methods used in the HVAC/R field. Subjects covered will be the proper cutting and bending procedures including, pipe math and how to make piping offsets. Common types of piping joints will be discussed, including, swaging, flaring, soldering, and brazing. Also covered will be cutting and threading of steel pipe and other alternative mechanical piping connections. Shop projects will include both bench projects and also mock up installation projects.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1011 Piping Skills for HVAC

Studies the different types of tubing and piping materials used in HVAC/R applications. Studies the proper tubing and piping installation methods used in the HVAC/R field. Subjects covered will be the proper cutting and bending procedures including, pipe math and how to make piping offsets. Common types of piping joints will be discussed, including, swaging, flaring, soldering, and brazing. Also covered will be cutting and threading of steel pipe and other alternative mechanical piping connections. Shop projects will include both bench projects and also mock up installation projects.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1011 Piping Skills for HVAC

Studies the different types of tubing and piping materials used in HVAC/R applications. Studies the proper tubing and piping installation methods used in the HVAC/R field. Subjects covered will be the proper cutting and bending procedures including, pipe math and how to make piping offsets. Common types of piping joints will be discussed, including, swaging, flaring, soldering, and brazing. Also covered will be cutting and threading of steel pipe and other alternative mechanical piping connections. Shop projects will include both bench projects and also mock up installation projects.

Start Date: 09/29/2022
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1013 Refrigerant Recovery Training

Explains the laws regarding refrigerant recovery. The course includes hands-on use of recovery equipment. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared to take the EPA certification test. Test is offered following the class. Test fee is not included in course fee.

Start Date: 07/13/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1013 Refrigerant Recovery Training

Explains the laws regarding refrigerant recovery. The course includes hands-on use of recovery equipment. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared to take the EPA certification test. Test is offered following the class. Test fee is not included in course fee.

Start Date: 07/13/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1013 Refrigerant Recovery Training

Explains the laws regarding refrigerant recovery. The course includes hands-on use of recovery equipment. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared to take the EPA certification test. Test is offered following the class. Test fee is not included in course fee.

Start Date: 11/08/2022
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1024 Advanced Air Conditioning

Covers design, installation, and testing of residential heating and cooling systems. Additional areas emphasized are duct design and sheet metal work.

Start Date: 03/14/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1042 Residential Air Conditioning

Details the principles of operation, servicing, and installation of air conditioning systems as they apply to humidifying, cooling, and dehumidifying a residential structure. Basic load calculations will be covered.

Start Date: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 2022 HVAC&R Systems Troubleshooting

Studies troubleshooting industrial and commercial heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Start Date: 04/03/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 2033 Advanced Refrigeration

Builds on the skills acquired in refrigeration fundamentals. The student will have an opportunity to study and to work on rooftop units, ice machines, and commercial reach-in and walk-in coolers

Start Date: 02/21/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 2047 Hot Water Heating Systems

Covers the theory of operation behind these systems, as well as installation, maintenance and repair. The course also examines air elimination, circulator pump and pipe sizing. Boiler and heat convector sizing are also discussed.

Start Date: 02/07/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 2061 A/C Systems Service and Repair

Emphasizes the service of HVAC systems. Students will develop a preventative maintenance program for various types of equipment, both commercial and residential. Troubleshooting techniques and equipment repair and rebuilding are discussed. Additional time is spent on equipment change outs, upgrading and retrofitting different refrigerants.

Start Date: 04/25/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
EMILY’S STORIES


Her advice for other students is to "never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!"

Irma is from Juarez, Mexico. She came to the U.S. when she was 5 years old and has lived in the U.S. for 60 years and in Denver for 30 years. 

She works as a Street Supervisor for RTD, where she writes memos about accidents and incidents reports.  She chose to study at Emily Griffith because she wanted to improve her written English. She would like to move into a lead supervisor position but she needs to be able to communicate at a higher level so that others can easily understand what she writes. 

To help her achieve her goal of becoming a lead street supervisor for RTD, Irma has taken classes that RTD offers, as well as English classes, and is learning computer skills. Her dream is to get a bachelor’s degree in management. 

Her advice for other students is to “never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!”

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