13610 and 13614 Midway Road,   

Dallas, TX-75244                                      

Pearson Testing Center  CIA                           

 13610 Midway Road, Suite 235 ( Entrance from Gama Road) 


Call for more information: [972-239-3630]

WEEKLY COURSE CURRICULUM


Week 1. Fundamentals of Refrigeration.
Week 2. Basic Refrigeration Systems.      
Week 3. Introduction to Refrigerants.
Week 4. Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant Handling and Service
Week 5. Working with Refrigerants

Week 1 Basic Electricity and Safety   
Week 2 Electrical Power                                            
Week 3 Basic Electronics 

Week 4 Electric Motors           

Week 5 Electrical Control Systems

Week 1 Working with Tubing and Piping
Week 2 Air Movement and Measurement       
Week 3 Air Quality
Week 4 Air Distribution           

Week 5 Ventilation System Service

Week 1 Arithmetic of Whole Numbers
Week 2 Fractions
Week 3 Ratio, Proportion, Percent
Week 4 Measurement
Week 5 Practical Plane Geometry

Week 1 Ductless Air-Conditioning Systems
Week 2 Central Air-Conditioning Systems
Week 3 Absorption and Evaporative Cooling Systems

Week 4 Humidity Control and Thermostats
Week 5Heating and Cooling Loads and Air Conditioning Installation, Troubleshooting, and Service

Week 1 Forced-Air Heating Fundamentals     
Week 2 Hydronic Heating Fundamentals  
Week 3 Gas-Fired Heating Systems
Week 4 Oil-Fired Heating Systems
Week 5 Electric Heating Systems

Week 1 Heat Pumps
Week 2 Heat Pumps
Week 3 Heating System Installation and Service
Week 4 Heating System Installation and Service
Week 5 Heat Pumps troubleshoots

Week1 High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems.
Week 2 High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems.                                                               
Week 3 Cooling Towers and Pumps.
Week 4 Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems.                                          
Week 5 Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems.

Week 1 Worksheet: Job Choices, Values, Attitude, Needs, Skills and Abilities.
Week 2 Resume Preparation                                 
Week 3 Organizing, Search, and Planning

Week 4 Interviewing Made Almost Easy

Week 1 Overview of Commercial Refrigeration Systems
Week2 Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications                           
Week 3 Commercial Refrigeration—System Configurations

Week 4 Commercial Refrigeration Systems—High-Side Components
Week 5 Commercial Refrigeration Systems—Low Side Components


Air Conditioning, Heating; & Refrigeration:

CIA's Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry training in Dallas, Texas is designed to meet the need for qualified HVAC technicians. This is why we offer career-focused from experienced instructors who've worked in this skilled trades profession. Plus, our HVAC program includes a combination of classroom learning and hands-on training with a focus on interactive  learning such as  installing, maintaining and repairing essential temperature control equipment before you enter the workforce.

EPA Certification (EPA):

The objective of this class is to prepare a student for the EPA Certification examination. The student will learn the laws and regulations for Refrigeration in addition to recycling, recovery and reclaiming or refrigerant for any system or stationary equipment /container that hold a controlled refrigerant.      

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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technician PROGRAM

COURSE Curriuculum    

AC100-Basic Refrigeration
In this class students are introduced to the refrigeration cycle through class lecture and observing operating equipment. The material in this class is mechanical in nature and is limited to the mechanical and physical properties of refrigerants and the refrigeration cycle. The equipment in this class is used to safely demonstrate the varied states of refrigerant as it cycles through the system.
(Lecture 45 Clock Hrs. / Lab 45 Clock Hrs / Total 90 Clock Hrs. / 6.5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: None]

AC101-Introduction to Electricity
This class provides students with basic electrical understanding from an elemental stage through trouble shooting. Trainers are used to teach schematic wiring as well as test meter usage along with all the safety processes associated with handling electrical systems. A study of single phase and three phase motors round out the students understanding of basic electrical principles.
(Lecture 45 Clock Hrs. / Lab 45 Clock Hrs / Total 90 Clock Hrs. / 6.5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: None]

AC102- Piping and Duct System
Students will be introduced  to types and size of tubing, the purpose of tubing and piping, tubing insulation, cutting tubing, bending tubing, heating sources for soldering and brazing, brazing techniques. Students also will be introduced to plenum system standards, duct materials, galvanized-steel duct, fiberglass duct, and air distribution and balance.
(Lecture 27 Clock Hrs. / Lab 27 Clock Hrs / Total 54 Clock Hrs. / 4 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: None]

WFS110- Technical Mathematics

Students in this course will learn mathematical functions including fractions, decimals, proportions, area, volumes of geometric figures, and certain algebraic/trigonometric functions, as required by specific business and industries for successful on-the-job performance.
(Lecture 36 Clock Hrs. / Lab 00 Clock Hrs / Total 36 Clock Hrs. / 3.5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: None]

AC103-Air Conditioning
Student will be introduced to psychometrics, refrigeration applied to air conditioning, air distribution and balance, installation, controls, typical operations and troubleshooting.
(Lecture 45 Clock Hrs. / Lab 45 Clock Hrs / Total 90Clock Hrs. / 6.5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: AC100, AC102]

AC104- Heating System and Controls
Students will be introduced  to gas-fired, force-hot-air furnaces, multi-positional gas fuels, manifold pressures, oil heat, an introduction to oil-fired forced-warm air furnaces, hydraulic heat, indoor air quality, electric heat and problem shooting.
(Lecture 45 Clock Hrs. / Lab 45 Clock Hrs / Total 90 Clock Hrs. / 6.5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: AC100, AC102 and 103]

VAC105- Heating and Heat Pumps
Students in this course will learn about the design, maintenance, and repair of electric heating systems. Students will also practice the operation, repair, and maintenance of heating and solid state circuitry. In addition students will learn the theory, maintenance, and repair of heat pumps.
(Lecture 45 Clock Hrs. / Lab 45 Clock Hrs / Total 90Clock Hrs. / 6.5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: AC100, AC102 and 103]


AC106- Commercial HVAC
Students will be introduced  to high-pressure, low-pressure, and absorption chilled-water system, cooling towers and pumps operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of chilled-water air conditioning systems.
(Lecture 45 Clock Hrs. / Lab 45 Clock Hrs / Total 90 Clock Hrs. / 6.5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: AC100, AC102 and 103]

WFS111- Career Planning
Students in this course will how to write a resume and cover letter, search for job leads, prepare for an interview, follow-up after an interview, and plan for career advancement.
(Lecture 18 Clock Hrs. / Lab 00 Clock Hrs / Total 18 Clock Hrs. / 2 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: None]

VAC107- Commercial Refrigeration
Students will be introduced to the evaporator and the refrigeration system, condensers, compressors, expansion devices, special refrigeration system components, application of refrigeration system, commercial ice machines and troubleshooting and typical operating conditions for commercial refrigeration.
(Lecture 36 Clock Hrs. / Lab 36 Clock Hrs / Total 72 Clock Hrs. / 5 Quarter Cr Hrs.) [Prerequisite: AC100, AC102 and 103]

TOTAL QUARTER CREDIT HOURS: 543.5
TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 720
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 40 weeks