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Boiler Tech Program (160 Hours)

 This program could be called “Everything You Wanted to Know About Boilers but, Were Afraid to Ask”. 

It contains all the courses that HVACRedu.net Subject Matter Experts have created related to Hot Water, Hydronic Systems, Water Treatment, and Boilers.  You may want to pick and choose what you study or go through the gauntlet of courses and emerge the Boiler Hero. 

Note that one of the courses, 171 Low Pressure Boiler License Prep, is a combination of several of the courses listed in the program but we included it in since it is Boiler related.  If you don’t want to take the whole program all of these can be taken separately as a stand-alone course. 

       Courses included:

  •  191 Hydronics l (18 hours/60 days)
  •  291 Commercial Water Heating (12 hours/60 days)
  •  161 Boilers l (18 hours/60 days)
  •  261 Commercial Boiler Fundamentals (6 hours/30 days)
  •  265 Small Commercial Boiler Maintenance (3 hours/30 days)
  •  263 High Efficiency Commercial Boilers (6 hours/30 days)
  •  266  Large Commercial Boiler maintenance (6 hours/30 days)
  •  262 Industrial Steam Boiler Fundamentals (9 hours/30 days)
  •  264 Industrial Steam Boiler Maintenance (9 hours/30 days)
  •  292 Water treatment for HVACR Systems (24 hours/60 days)
  •  293 Water treatment for HVACR Systems ll (21 hours/60 days)
  •  171 Boilers License Prep (28 hours/9 days)

 

Course descriptions: 

191 Hydronics I

(18 hours/60 days) Intermediate
Written by Keith Conrod

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and terminology of hydronic heating. The main focus will be on residential / small commercial installations. 191 begins a series of courses that address hot water heating systems. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification.

Module topics covered:

  • What is Hydronic Heating?
  • Materials and Tools
  • Boilers
  • Pumps
  • Heat Transfer Units
  • System Accessories

 

291 HVACR Commercial Water Heating

(12 hours/60 days) Intermediate

The intent of this course is to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings. With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle service issues when required. The course begins with a basic introduction to standard and high efficiency water heater systems utilized in large and small commercial facilities. Then the modules expand into the specifics of maintaining proper operation and maintenance of both types of systems.

This course is recognized for 12 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification.

Module topics covered:

  • Water Heating Fundamentals
  • High Efficiency Water Heating
  • Water Heating Maintenance
  • High Efficiency Water Heating Maintenance

 

161 Boilers I

(18 hours/60 days) Intermediate
Written by Ken Donovan

An introduction to the concepts and terminology of heating and power boilers, focusing on commercial and industrial boilers. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.

This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) which are applicable to NATE re-certification.

Modules cover:

  • Introduction to the Industry
  • Classifying Boilers
  • Combustion
  • The Heat Exchanger
  • Controlling Energy Sources
  • Boiler Accidents/Hazards

 

261 Commercial Boiler Fundamentals

(6 hours / 30 days) Intermediate

The intent of this course is to give maintenance staff a feel for the equipment present in their buildings. With this understanding, you will be better able to perform and handle maintenance and service issues when required. The course focuses upon Commercial Boiler Systems, with an introduction as to the various components and systems utilized in large and small commercial facilities.

Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification.

Module topics covered:

  • Large Boiler Overview
  • Small Boilers

 

265 Small Commercial Boiler Maintenance

(3 hours / 30 days) Intermediate

This course is contained in a single learning module. Small Commercial Boiler systems require scheduled maintenance and this course will offer students the basic steps for how to inspect boilers daily, monthly, and periodically. Guidance is provided for situations requiring extensive maintenance; when to notify third party service providers. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.

 

263 HVACR High Efficiency Commercial Boilers

(6 hours / 30 days) Intermediate

This course is aimed at providing maintenance staff an understanding of the specific issues and advantages of high efficiency condensing boilers utilized in commercial hydronic and steam heating systems. Options such as economizers for large boiler systems and high efficiency venting for all systems are introduced. Related equipment, accessories, and controls are also discussed. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

Module topics cover:

  • Small Condensing Boilers
  • High Efficiency Options for Larger Boilers

 

266 HVACR Large Commercial Boiler Maintenance

(6 hours / 30 days) Intermediate

This course provides instruction on how to inspect, perform simple maintenance checks, and keep accurate records on daily, weekly, monthly, and annual schedule. These tasks contribute to the Large Commercial Boiler System’s efficient operation. The course also helps students identify when to call in third party service providers. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.

This course is recognized for 6 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification.

Module topics covered:

  • Record Keeping and Daily-Weekly Maintenance
  • Monthly-Annual Record Keeping and Maintenance

 

262 HVACR Industrial Steam Boiler Fundamentals

(9 hours / 30 days) Intermediate

This course is aimed at providing maintenance staff an understanding of industrial boilers that generate steam and the related equipment, accessories, and controls for them. Some systems run on low pressure, others on high pressure; some use recirculated water, others use incoming water. Also, it is important to understand water treatment and chemical issues in steam systems.

Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. This course is recognized for 9 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification.

Module topics covered:

  • Steam Boiler Overview
  • Steam Boiler Terms, Codes, and Accessories
  • Water Treatment for Steam Systems

 

264 HVACR Industrial Steam Boiler Maintenance

(9 hours / 30 days) Intermediate

Boilers work best when properly maintained. This course presents the necessary and recommended daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, annual, and contractor maintenance tasks; and shows best practices for documenting and record-keeping that the maintenance was performed on schedule. When performed properly and on schedule, the tasks contribute to keeping an industrial steam boiler system operating efficiently.

Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. This course is recognized for 9 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification.

Module topics covered:

  • Daily Maintenance and Record Keeping
  • Industrial Steam Boiler Maintenance – Weekly and Monthly
  • Industrial Steam Boiler Maintenance – Semi-Annual, Annual, and Contractors

 

292 Water Treatment for HVACR Systems

(24 instructional hours to be completed within 60 days)

Water is a major component in many types of HVACR systems. The quality and suitability of that water is critical to ensure the reliable and efficient operation of those systems. This intermediate level course introduces you to the concepts, information and procedures you need to know to understand the importance of water quality. You will learn, in detail, about the attributes of water and its relationship to HVACR systems. Specific water quality requirements are discussed and methods of controlling and creating suitable water quality conditions are introduced. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 24 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification.

Modules cover:

  • Hydrologic Cycle
  • Chemistry of Water
  • Solubility
  • Evaporation and Solubility
  • Makeup, Blowdown and More
  • Pretreatment
  • Limits and Sampling
  • Testing

 

293 Water Treatment for HVACR Systems II

(21 instructional hours to be completed within 60 days)

Water is a major component in many types of HVACR systems. The quality and suitability of that water is critical to ensure the reliable and efficient operation of those systems. This intermediate levelcourse introduces you to the concepts, information and procedures you need to know to understand the importance of water quality. You will learn, in detail, about the attributes of water and its relationship to HVACR systems. Specific water quality requirements are discussed and methods of controlling and creating suitable water quality conditions are introduced. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation and ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180. This course is recognized for 21 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification. Modules cover:

  • Scale and Corrosion Control
  • Microbiological Control
  • Cooling System Types and Issues
  • Cooling System Treatment and Testing
  • Boiler Treatment – Types of Boilers
  • Boiler Water Treatment History
  • Boiler Treatment Course


Industry Competencies: All courses are aligned with the National Standards for HVACR Education and the Building Performance industry as formulated by numerous industry groups such as ACCA Quality Standards, ACCA/ ASHRAE Standard 180, AHRI, HVAC Excellence, PAHRA, PHCC and others.