Students interested in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning may consider Penn Foster College© HVACR Technician career diploma program. The HVAC Technician Diploma is conveniently offered entirely online. Students receive HVACR training from home, developing skills useful for a career in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This progressive program trains students in the skills and techniques used by an HVAC Technician.
Students begin by taking the Math for Trades and Nature of Electricity course. Students participate in learning the tools and equipment necessary for an HVAC technician, as well as specialized materials and techniques. By learning about the refrigeration cycle, condensers, compressors, evaporators, piping, and refrigerant handling, the students are able to better understand refrigeration systems.
Students engage in learning about electrical systems and residential and light commercial HVAC systems. Students are trained in residential air conditioning, gas-fired heating systems, and heat pumps. Students should become versed in HVACR system design and installation, learning advanced concepts of commercial HVAC systems.
The final set is sent to the student after all of the program requirements have been met and the financial understanding has been met. In the Graduation Set, students practice HVAC troubleshooting. HVAC Technicians have found employment at food store chains, gas utility companies, and school systems.
Prospective students interested in pursuing the HVACR Technician Diploma program can apply on the Penn Foster College website by filling out an online application.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.