Basic Electric Theory for HVAC Components

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  • May 20, 2024 - May 24, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This new entry-level electrical HVAC training offering will now be included as a part of our 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. PPA and PPATEC members have the option of enrolling technicians into various segments of the 400 hour program based upon their specific training need.

This 40 hour electrical HVAC training class was specifically developed for individuals with no or very limited field experience (less than 12 months). The program will include more time for hands-on training on live-fire equipment and electrical simulators. The class will cover Safety & Hazard Awareness, What is Electricity, Ohm’s Law, Circuits & Components, Conductors, Transformers, 24V Controls, Thermostats, Motors, Motor side of compressors, Motor ratings and name plate definitions, Wiring diagrams, Automated control systems for residential, and Troubleshooting.

This intensive program is comprised of hands-on training in our state-of-the-art lab, electrical simulator equipment, and classroom activities and discussion. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the registrant will have a working knowledge of basic electric theory for HVAC components and be able to apply that in a work environment.

Students who complete this course successfully will progressively be able to:

  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the Basic Electric Theory for HVAC Components, What is Electricity, Ohm’s Law, and other theory
  • • Properly troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, maintain, and service popular brands of A/C units and heat pumps
  • • Perform installation and maintenance on system components including:  Circuit & Components, Conductors,  Transformers, Thermostats, Motors, Other electrical components with minimal supervision
  • • Demonstrate grounding in the fundamentals of HVAC electrical components
  • • Properly perform assigned duties demonstrating proper safety practices and procedures in the lab and the workplace, while installing, designing, troubleshooting, and servicing systems
  • • Maintain a safe and OSHA compliant work environment
  • • Multitask and prioritize all duties and responsibilities in order of importance.

Registration fees include:

Our Instructor:

Mike Elmer has been in the HVAC and plumbing industry since 2002 and has worked for leading contractors in the South Central PA region. His background includes service HVAC, plumbing, and electric. Mike currently works in the field as a lead troubleshooting service technician.

Hotel Accommodations

PPATEC is pleased to partner with local hotels that are in close proximity to our primary training venues. Our hotel partners offer student discounted rates on overnight accommodations. Please see the link below to visit our hotel partners page.

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Venue Phone: (717) 939-1781

Venue Website:

PPA Training Center, 911B South Eisenhower Boulevard, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 17057, United States


911B South Eisenhower Blvd
Middletown, PA  17057