Your first step toward becoming HVAC certified begins with entry level Tradesman courses. The second step in your career is to become certified at the intermediate level as an M.E.S (Mechanical Equipment Serviceman)

Tradesman Course Descriptions

Electrical – A study of electro-mechanical controls making up a basic electric AC and gas heating package unit. Component identification and operation will be covered with special emphasis on safety procedures. Basic troubleshooting strategies will also be highlighted.

Math – This class will cover basic math principles related to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and how to apply them to the HVAC trade. The skills taught are intended to prepare the students for the math portion of the entrance exam into the Apprenticeship Program.

Mechanical Systems – This course is designed for Tradesmen to become familiar with and understand the basic refrigeration cycle as it applies to the different components of a system. Basic electricity and controls will be covered. There will also be a review of refrigerant handling as it applies to the CFC certification. Whether you are new to the trade or need some formal review, this class is for you.

MES Course Descriptions

Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques -This course is a continuation of the Troubleshooting Techniques class. This advanced class will continue the structured format to troubleshoot and repair electronic and processor base circuit boards found in package unit control systems.

Math – This class will cover basic math principles related to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and how to apply them to the HVAC trade. The skills taught are intended to prepare the students for the math portion of the entrance exam into the Apprenticeship Program.

Journeymen Systems Analysis & Review -This course will provide Journeymen with a specific overview of subjects including: Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, Piping, Refrigeration, Rigging, Steam, Hydronics, and Customer Service. All course material will be in electronic form, so a laptop is required for enrollment. Additional equipment related material will also be provided for reference. The 3-week rigging portion will be held at the A&J Training Center in Gardena. For those that need to recertify or have not yet certified, the UA Star test will be administered during the last week of the course.
This course is also open to qualified MES’s upon approval of the JJATC and the student’s contractor. However, the UA Star test will not be available to those individuals.