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Oil Burner Service 1 - 45 Hours 

 

 

Course Outline 

Learn to install, troubleshoot, repair and service oil burners and tanks including fuel piping. Study basic 
electricity specific to oil heating, schematic and wiring diagrams, and the test instruments used to 
diagnose and repair residential oil burners. 
 
Session #1: Laboratory safety procedures. 
Discussion of fuel oil properties. 
 
Session #2: Nomenclature as pertaining to residential oil heating with emphasis on oil burner 
parts and supplies particular to repair and maintenance items. 
 
Session #3: For the adult student to recognize and to properly install and pipe a residential 
fuel oil tank with components and fittings and materials. 
Design and placement for complete installation within codes, standards and 
regulations. 
 
Session #4: Detailed explanation of combustion utilizing live fire of residential oil burner as 
a visual of combustion theory as it pertains to oil heating. 
 
Session #5: For the adult student population to recognize and define the principles of 
operation of separate components and assemblies of a residential oil burner. 
Oil pump, motor and igniter discussed. 
Session #6: Defining the principles of independent assemblies of a residential oil burner and 
how these assemblies unite for the proper operation of same. 
Session #7: Continuation of defining the principles of independent assemblies of a residential 
oil burner and how these assemblies unite for the proper operation of same. 
 
Session #8: Defining and recognizing the principles of fuel oil transfer units. Pump testing, proper 
adjustments and troubleshooting. 
Session #9: Recognize and define the principles and procedures for the no heat service call. 
 
Session #10: Student population involvement in laboratory works of annual maintenance and 
tune up of a residential oil burner. 
 
Session #11: Introduction of primary safety controls as pertaining to oil fired heating 
equipment. 
Session #12:Continuation of primary safety controls. 

 

Oil Burner Service II - 45 Hours 

 

Course Outline 

This course covers an in-depth study of oil burner controls and wiring. Learn to troubleshoot and repair 
residential oil burner controls specific to oil heating as well as hydronic and steam heating. Learn to use to use test equipment to set up oil burners for proper combustion and efficiency. Pipe a residential hydronic boiler and domestic water heater. Review troubleshooting oil burners, combustion and terminology. 
Prerequisite: Oil Burner Service I. 
 
Session #1: Laboratory safety procedures. 
 Brief discussion and lecture of basic electricity, wiring diagrams and symbols. 
 
Session #2: Basic electricity, wiring diagrams and symbols reading pertaining to oil heating. 
 
Session #3: Recognize the different electrical systems and components of a line voltage and low 
voltage heating system. 
 Introduction of varied thermostats found in oil heating systems. 
 
Session #4: Recognize the different electrical systems and components of a line and low voltage 
heating system. 
 Introduction of single and dual aquastats in heating systems. 
 
Session #5: Continuation previous session. 
Introduction of triple aquastats in oil heating. 
 
Session #6: Student involvement in hands on wiring of a basic oil fired heating system on actual 
heating controls presenting proper technique and accuracy. 
 
Session #7: Continuation of student involvement in hands on wiring of a basic oil fired heating 
system on actual heating controls presenting proper technique and accuracy. 
 
Session #8: Continuation of student involvement in hands on wiring of a basic oil fired heating 
system on actual heating controls presenting proper technique and accuracy. 
 
Session #9: Introduction of proper methods for zoning oil fired heating systems, including 
nomenclature, design options and methodology. 
 
Session #10: Continuation of proper methods for zoning oil fired heating systems, including 
nomenclature, design options and methodology.

Gas Burner Systems Introduction - 45 Hours - Call

Course Outline 

Learn to service gas systems. This introductory course will focus on the gas system, gas water heaters, 
pilots and milivolts, spark ignition and hot surface ignition. 
 
Session #1: Laboratory safety procedures. 
A brief discussion of gas heating and gas piping systems. 
 
Session #2: Gas piping, pipe sizing and proper methods to calculate pipe size installation. 
 
Session #3-6: Recognition of the varied electrical systems and components of ignition systems utilized in 
the gas heating industry. 
Introduction of the various ignition systems present in gas heating. 
 
Session #7: Review the most common forms of ignition and safety systems found in modern gas 
heating equipment. 
 
Session #8: Introduction and recognition of high efficiency gas heating systems. 
 
Session #9: Familiarization of proper chimney operation, maintenance and approved venting 
principles. 
 
Session #10: Proper methods of troubleshooting techniques of a basic gas heating systems. 
 
Session #11: Continuation of lesson from the previous session. 
 
Session #12: Review of troubleshooting, testing and maintenance of gas heating systems. 

Refrigeration/Air Conditioning - Level I - 45 Hours 

 

Course Outline  
Study basic refrigeration cycle, heat energy, system components, an introduction to basic electricity, 
schematic diagrams, and use of test instruments. 
 
Session #1: Introduction 
 History of refrigeration and air conditioning 
 
Session #2: Use of hand tools, fasteners 
 Working with copper tubing 
 Lab work 
 
Session #3: Working with pipe, soldering, brazing and flame-cutting 
 Lab work 
 
Session #4: Technical mathematics 
 Thermodynamic principles 
 Temperature and pressure 
 Lab work 
 
Session #5: Basic Refrigeration cycle 
 System components 
 Refrigerants 
 Lab work 
 
Session #6: Recovery & Recycling 
 Zeotropic blends 
 Refrigerant troubleshooting 
 Lab work 
 
Session #7: Working with refrigerant controls and special purpose valves 
 Troubleshooting flow controls 
 Lab work 
 
Session #8: Compressors 
 Compressor lubricants and accessories 
 Water chillers 
 Lab work 
 
Session #9: Electrical Principles 
 Power Transmission 
 Induction motors 
 Lab work 
  
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Session #10: Electromagnetic control devices 
 Motor controls 
 Defrost cycles 
 Lab work 
 
Session #11: Ductwork 
 Heat pumps 
 Customer Relations 
 
Session #12: Final review

Refrigeration /Air Conditioning - Level II - 45 Hours 

Course Outline 

In this course learn commercial-systems controls, heat loads and piping, the 
fundamentals of air conditioning systems, heating and humidifying. Instruction in specialized classroom 
and shop. Prerequisite: Refrigeration / Air Conditioning - Level I. 
 
Session #1: Introduction 
 Fundamentals of refrigeration tools and materials 
 
Session #2: Basic refrigeration systems 
 Compressors and Refrigerant controls 
 Lab work 
 
Session #3: Electrical principles 
 Electrical motors 
 Electrical circuits 
 Lab work 
 
Session #4: Refrigerants 
 Recovery, recycling, reclaiming 
 Domestic refrigerators and freezers 
 Lab work 
 
Session #5: Small hermetic systems 
 Commercial systems 
 Commercial systems applications 
 Lab work 
 
Session #6: Servicing and installing commercial systems 
 Heat loads 
 Absorption systems 
 Lab work 
 
Session #7: Special RAC systems 
 Fundamentals of air conditioning 
 Basic air conditioning systems 
 Lab work 
 
Session #8: Humidification systems 
 Dehumidification systems 
 Lab work 
 
Session #9: Airflow measurement and cleaning  
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 Central air conditioning and heat pumps 
 Solar energy 
 Lab work 
 
Session #10: Air conditioning control systems 
 Heating and cooling loads 
 Automotive air conditioning 
 Lab work 
 
Session #11: Servicing and troubleshooting simplified 
 Passing EPA exams 
 Lab work 
 
Session #12: Final review

 

 

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