Why Attend Transition to Trades?
• Short Program: 4 weeks, five days a week, totaling 100 hours and 20 days of combined classroom and lab work
Convenient & Easy
• Complete your training and “ride-alongs” while you’re still in the military
• We specialize in hands-on training! 80% of your time will be skills training in a state of the art lab, with another 20% of your time dedicated to classroom time
• Real life experience when you participate in "ride-alongs” with our professional contractors
• HVAC certification qualifies you for work nationwide (EPA certification)
• No out-of-pocket costs
Solid Career Future
• Solid career future – There is high demand for professional technicians!
• State-of-the-art training with the latest equipment, tools & technology!
• An opportunity to work with the top 2% of the nation’s contractors
• Employment opportunities await you upon graduation, and guaranteed interviews will be set up for you!
HVAC Fundamentals Technician Training
HVAC Fundamentals offer two concise HVAC courses for our Service Technician program, the HVAC Analysis I and the HVAC Analysis II courses. Each course is 50 hours in length, which means that every hour the student will actively engage in learning the HVAC trade. You will spend approximately 20% of the course time in the classroom learning air conditioning theory and the remaining 80% in our state-of-the-art HVAC lab learning what you really need to know to become an HVAC service technician.
HVAC Analysis I
In the HVAC Analysis I course, you learn how the basic refrigerant cycle transfers heat from inside the home to outside the home using four basic components. You also learn the importance of proper airflow and how it affects the HVAC system. The HVAC system requires electrical current flow to operate the compressor and fan motors, which move refrigerant and air through the system.
HVAC Analysis II
In the HVAC Analysis II course, you learn system diagnostics. Mechanical, electrical and airflow issues are covered in these diagnostics. Our state-of-the-art training school, Total Tech, has advanced diagnostic procedures that the attendees practice which clearly reveal the malfunctioning component in the system. Each lab exercise increases the understanding of system operation and component malfunction. **Please note that the HVAC Analysis I class is a pre-requisite for this class.
The goal of the HVAC Analysis I and HVAC Analysis II courses is to provide you the skill set to enter the service trade world as a competent, entry-level service technician, with a clear understanding of system operation and practical procedures that help you diagnose system malfunctions.
Plumbing Fundamentals is a 100-hour course covering every aspect of residential plumbing. Though it may take years to truly master the trade of plumbing, our course lays a complete foundation of the fundamentals that will give a newcomer to the trade all the advantages he needs to quickly build his skills up from a solid base. Each lesson covers the basics and also contains advanced information and experience that will benefit even a seasoned technician. The Total Tech process of hearing theory, seeing demonstrations and then applying those lessons in the laboratory exercise builds competence and confidence into each technician we train in the shortest time possible. The culmination of hundreds of years of collective experience working in the field is distilled into this powerful 100-hour course.
Total Tech’s goal is to see people’s lives changed by the training we offer. Students will leave with a textbook, access to on-line resources, and a binder full of auxiliary handouts to help them continue to learn and grow. The majority of the class is spent with the students doing work themselves in the lab, which is where the process really comes together. The most unique part of our process is, without a doubt, the one of a kind plumbing lab that includes 8 fully functional whole house training stations, dozens of water heaters, and hundreds of feet of underground piping, which makes this an unrivaled environment for a new technician to lay his hands on nearly any aspect of a system he might encounter in residential plumbing.
Electrical Fundamentals is a 100-hour course whose mission is to provide the training necessary, for both the novice and experienced electrician, to be successful. In the Electrical Fundamentals course, the student begins by grasping electrical theories and codes presented in the classroom with a combination of lectures and state of the art 3-D simulators. In conjunction with the classroom lessons, the lab exercises reinforce the content presented in the classroom. Total Tech’s lab gives the student the most realistic field experience by allowing them to completely calculate electrical loads and wire a small residence from the ground up. The lab also includes a high voltage terminating station, a low voltage terminating station, an emt and a pvc pipe bending station. The trainers have overhead and underground service entrances, plus a fully functional generator installation station, and an automated troubleshooting station.
After completing the course, the student has a comprehensive knowledge of the “need to know theory” and the hands-on experience to begin a career in residential electrical installation and service. The experienced electrician will have the opportunity to fill in their knowledge gaps, which make them more efficient and successful. Total Tech’s training method changes the status-quo in technical education, and gives the student the mental tools to begin or advance their career.
HVAC Replacement Fundamentals
Our HVAC Replacement Fundamentals class, which is our HVAC Install program, is a 5 day, 40 hour course and will prepare students for proper removal, installation, and start-up of new equipment. Proper equipment installation and start-up is essential to system operation. If shortcuts are taken during installation it can create issues in the system causing the customer to call the installing company back for repairs, plus it can potentially shorten the lifespan of the equipment. Our course teaches the student proper usage of gauges, the recovery process, proper line set sizing, silver brazing, wire sizing, breaker sizing, superheat, sub-cooling, airflow, and much more. Upon successful completion of the course the student should be armed with the proper knowledge to remove and replace or install an HVAC system.