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HVAC Operator Training


HVAC Operator I Technical Training

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Florissant Valley | Center for Workforce Innovation

In this HVAC program, students will gain the understanding of how to maintain and troubleshoot forced air systems and the basics on how the systems and control boards work. St. Louis Community College is one of the premier HVAC training schools in St. Louis.

This program is designed for individuals seeking a career in HVAC, and will train participants to:

  • Troubleshoot basic residential HVAC systems
  • Troubleshoot 24 volt low voltage, 120 volt, and 240 voltage systems
  • Understand the basics of forced air furnaces
  • Understand the order of operation of how an integrated furnace control (IFC) board works
  • Understand and know how to properly clean and check forced air systems to have a well-tuned piece of equipment

After completion of the class you will be prepared to take your EPA certification exams (Core, Type I, II, and Universal).

Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

New Grant-funded Training Opportunity

HVAC Operator I

For a limited time, HVAC training is now available at no cost to students who qualify thanks to funding from Healthy Blue/Anthem and the MoAMP program.

This grant-funded program also includes training in soft skills (Bring Your A-Game Anywhere), OSHA 10, and Excel for Business, and resume assistance. This opportunity also includes EPA exam preparation and the exam itself.

Evening classes: 8 weeks, 4 nights per week, 6-9 p.m.
Cost per student: No cost

Daytime classes: 4 weeks, 5 days per week, 8 a.m.-2:30 pm.
Cost per student: No cost

If you're seeking a career in HVAC and are ready to apply, complete this form to initiate your interview:

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If you're seeking to learn more about how to service your own HVAC unit, or if you're a contractor who wants to learn more high-level information about HVAC, register for one of our HVAC courses offered by Continuing Education.

St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
Center for Workforce Innovation, Classroom 130
3344 Pershall Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135

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