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HVACR Apprenticeship

Delmar, Cengage Learning has partnered with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee, and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) to develop a four-year program for HVACR. These textbooks for apprentices, entry-level technicians, and students are written in accordance with industry driven, real-world curriculum and are accompanied by useful instructor supplements containing resource materials and lesson plans.
The books begin with simple concepts that provide an overview of the world of HVACR and its main systems and components. Coverage then progresses to increasingly complex procedures, such as maintenance and inspection, installation and repair, and customer service and sales.
This building-block approach, combined with numerous practical examples, makes the book the ideal resource for learning and applying key HVACR concepts.
Backed by these world-class organizations and the high standards and cutting-edge resources that they are known for, Delmar will produce high-quality, industry-driven products that meet the needs of HVACR professionals.

Features of this series include:

• Content that is written using the basic language and terminology encountered in the HVACR field, providing readers with information that is relevant and applicable to onsite work.
• Detailed graphics with pictures, graphs, and tables, which serve to clarify and illustrate important systems and processes.
• Field examples and real-world scenarios that are used throughout, encouraging readers to think critically and preparing them for work in the field.

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These manuals are available directly through RSES! Click the links below to view the detailed description of each manual:


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RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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