HVACR Pre-Apprentice Course

The HVACR Pre-Apprentice online educational course is an affordable introductory course designed to help entry-level HVACR workers be productive as helpers, and assist in determining an appropriate career training path. The course offers an in-depth introduction into HVACR definitions & principles, customer service & soft skills, safety, science & math, HVACR systems & products, and troubleshooting.





During this seven-module course, participants will learn what is required to pursue a career in the HVACR industry, as well as key skills and techniques to help them succeed. Students must complete the 7-module course in 4 months (120 days).

Module 1: HVACR Foundations

  • HVACR Technician’s Role
  • Customer Relations & Professionalism
  • Overview of Codes & Regulations
  • Basic Troubleshooting Process

Module 2: HVACR Safety

  • General Safety Practices
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Electrical Safety

Modules 3: Scientific Principles Applied to HVACR

  • Heat & Temperature
  • Fluids & Pressure
  • Electricity & Magnetism

Module 4: Mathematical Principles Applied to HVACR

  • Numbers & Problem Solving
  • Application in HVACR
  • Measurement in HVACR

Module 5: Overview of Tools, Materials, and Methods

  • Commonly Used Tools
  • Commonly Used Materials
  • Commonly Used Methods

Module 6: The Refrigeration Cycle & Refrigerants

  • Refrigeration Cycle
  • Refrigerants & Lubricants

Module 7: HVACR Systems & Components

  • Cooling Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Ventilation Systems

Final Exam


Pre-Apprentice HVACR - SPECIAL OFFER - Open to members and non members ONLY $29.00


The PHCC Academy of Georgia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. Course curriculum developed by PHCC Educational Foundation.