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Pre-Apprentice Level HVAC Technician

Online Certification Training

Gain job-ready skills for an entry-level Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) position in just 5 weeks. Start your rewarding career in climate control and air quality!

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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NM, NE, NV, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, WI

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Pre-Apprentice Level HVAC Technician Training Online

MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $173 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $2,000 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options.


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The pricing listed above for a monthly payment plan is an estimate for the cost of an 12-month payment plan including down payment. Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from both pricing examples above.

*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

What Does an HVAC Technician Do?

A qualified heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician is essential for maintaining comfortable indoor environments. They install, maintain, and repair systems that control temperature and air quality. Common job duties include installing HVAC units according to architectural designs, performing routine maintenance and inspections, diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults, responding to service calls, performing emergency repairs, and testing for leaks to ensure system integrity and safety.

458, 942
Entry Level Jobs in the US
HVAC Technicians will see available jobs grow 9.58% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
Pre-Apprentice Level HVAC Technician

The Pre-Apprentice Level HVAC Technician program prepares students to enter a rewarding and in-demand career in HVAC. This program equips learners with the skills and certifications needed for entry-level HVAC positions.

The HVAC industry is evolving with new technology and increased demands for efficiency, requiring businesses to stay current with regulatory requirements and worker expectations. The field is experiencing significant growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 5% increase in job growth by 2031 and more than 40,000 annual openings for mechanics and installers.

Students will benefit from a suite of courses that include video lectures, skills demonstrations, interactive 3D simulations, and virtual hands-on practice. Key topics covered include HVAC fundamentals, electrical for HVAC, refrigeration, evacuation and charging, troubleshooting, workplace safety, and professionalism.

The program features a Career Exploration Tool, a simulation-based resource that helps learners choose a path aligned with their interests and aspirations. Through lifelike scenarios in 3D simulations, learners gain hands-on experience in a virtual environment, building confidence to tackle real-world situations with unlimited practice in a safe setting.

Students will also earn nationally recognized, job-ready certificates and credentials before completing the program, ensuring they are well-prepared for the workforce.

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  1. Understanding HVAC systems, safety protocols, and essential tools.
  2. Proficiency in electrical concepts, including troubleshooting and component knowledge.
  3. Knowledge of refrigeration systems, heat transfer principles, and refrigerant handling.
  4. Skills in HVAC maintenance, including ductwork installation and system troubleshooting.
  5. Preparation for NATE Ready-to-Work and EPA Section 608 exams.
  6. Detailed knowledge of HVAC system components and operational principles.
  7. Competence in using HVAC tools for installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  8. Familiarity with HVAC technician responsibilities, materials, and safety procedures.
  9. Proficiency in interpreting symbols, wiring diagrams, and using a multimeter for diagnostics.
  10. Effective communication, teamwork, customer satisfaction strategies, and conflict resolution skills.

Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. A PC/Mac Computer
  4. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Interactive 3D simulations and virtual hands-on practice
  3. Career Exploration Tool with simulation-based career exploration
  4. EPA 608 and NATE Ready-to-Work Certification Exam Fees

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
HV 1010

Explore a Career in HVAC

2 hours

Learn about a career in HVAC from professionals on the job and experience common HVAC technician job duties in 3D simulations. A qualified heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician is the conduit between climate control and comfort. HVAC technicians play an essential role in ensuring comfortable indoor environments by installing, maintaining, and repairing a diverse range of systems that control temperatures as well as air quality.

HV 1011

Getting Started

8 hours

The HV-1011: Getting Started with HVAC course introduces you to the essential concepts and skills needed for a career in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). This foundational course covers the basics of HVAC systems, safety practices, and the use of essential tools. You will learn trades math, explore the role of HVAC technicians, and understand the various supplies and materials used in the industry. Additionally, the course emphasizes the importance of hand and power tool safety. Start your HVAC career with confidence through HV-1011, building a solid foundation for your future in this vital field.

HV 1012

HVAC Fundamentals

9 hours

The HV-1012: HVAC Fundamentals course provides a comprehensive overview of HVAC systems and their components. This course covers cooling and heating components, HVAC maintenance, and fundamental electrical concepts. You'll also learn about HVAC ducting and airflow, as well as the basics of ductwork fabrication and installation. This essential knowledge forms the backbone of any HVAC career, ensuring you're well-prepared for practical applications in the field.

HV 1013

Electrical for HVAC

7 hours

The HV-1013: Electrical for HVAC course provides essential electrical training for HVAC professionals. You will learn to read symbols and wiring diagrams, use a multimeter, and understand meters, switches, loads, and circuits. The course covers HVAC motors, contactors, motor starters, thermostats, and heating controls. Additionally, you will develop skills in troubleshooting basic circuits. This comprehensive electrical training ensures you have the foundational knowledge necessary for a successful HVAC career.

HV 1014

HVAC Refrigeration

6 hours

The HV-1014: HVAC Refrigeration course offers an in-depth exploration of refrigeration systems. You will learn about refrigerants, pressure and refrigerant basics, and the tools used in AC systems. The course covers essential concepts of temperature, pressure, and heat, as well as the functions of evaporators and condensers. Additionally, you will gain valuable skills in troubleshooting motors. This course equips you with the fundamental knowledge needed for a successful career in HVAC refrigeration.

HV 1015

HVAC Evacuation and Charging

9 hours

The HV-1015: HVAC Evacuation and Charging course provides essential training on compressors, including diagnosing compressor problems. You will learn about leak detection, evacuation, and the charging process. The course covers tools and rules for charging, as well as advanced topics like subcooling and superheat. Additionally, you will gain skills in diagnosing A/C systems. This course equips you with the critical knowledge and techniques needed for efficient and effective HVAC evacuation and charging.

HV 1016

HVAC Troubleshooting

12 hours

The HV-1016: HVAC Troubleshooting course focuses on diagnosing and resolving common HVAC issues. You will learn about heat pumps, airflow testing procedures, and troubleshooting residential A/C systems. The course also covers residential heat pump troubleshooting, providing you with the skills needed to effectively identify and fix problems in HVAC systems. This comprehensive training ensures you are well-prepared for real-world HVAC troubleshooting challenges.

HV 1017

Master Your Trade Simulations

2 hours

The HV-1017: Master Your Trade Simulations course offers hands-on experience through advanced simulations. You will engage in residential A/C troubleshooting assessment simulations and heat pump troubleshooting assessment simulations. This practical approach ensures you can apply your skills effectively in real-world scenarios, preparing you for success in the HVAC industry.

HV 1018

Industry Certification Prep

6 hours

The HV-1018: Industry Certification Prep course prepares you for essential industry certifications. This course covers the NATE Ready-to-Work certification, OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry certification (available in both English and Spanish), and the EPA Section 608 certification. Gain the credentials you need to excel in the HVAC industry and enhance your career prospects.

HV 1019

Industry Certifications

14 hours

This course is designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and certifications necessary to begin a successful career in the HVAC industry. Students are provided with access the three (3) examinations that demonstrate job-readiness.

Certifications/Credentials Include:

NATE Ready-to-Work
EPA Section 608 Certification

TR 1011

Workplace Professionalism

5 hours

The TR-1011: Workplace Professionalism course equips you with essential skills for success in any professional environment. You will learn how to work effectively on a team, communicate efficiently, avoid callbacks, deal with difficult customers, and maintain a professional image. This course ensures you are well-prepared to handle workplace challenges with confidence and competence.

Code Course Duration
HV 1010 Week
HV 1011 Week
HV 1012 Week
HV 1013 Week
HV 1014 Week
HV 1015 Week
HV 1016 Week
HV 1017 Week
HV 1018 Week
HV 1019 Week
TR 1011 Week
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Pre-Apprentice Level HVAC Technician

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  1. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.