Fundamentals of HVAC Systems

This course provides an overview of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and their components used for indoor environment quality and thermal comfort in buildings. The course reviews physical concepts and practical considerations used in the design of HVAC systems.

Perfect for individuals leading busy lives seeking the flexibility of asynchronous learning with adjustable due dates.
• Self-guided learning with instructor support.
• Participants have 12 weeks to complete this course.

This course can be applied to the Facility Management Certificate.


Victor Niño

Victor Niño

Victor G. Niño is the founder of EcoBalance Technologies LLC, an engineering firm that applies innovative technologies to reduce environmental impact and guarantee a sustainable and healthy built environment for future generations. He holds both a PhD in mechanical engineering ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Explore fundamental concepts considered in HVAC system design
  • Identify equipment and components used for indoor environment quality and thermal comfort
  • Learn the vapor-compression cycle and variables considered in the selection of its components
  • Interpret parameters and methods used for heating and cooling load calculations for different types of buildings with the emphasis on single-zone systems
  • Learn the fundamentals of indoor environment quality and the role of ventilation, filtration and other mechanisms to promote healthier environments
  • Apply emerging technologies in the HVAC industry to improve energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and sustainability

Course Outline/Topics

Module 1 – Purpose of HVAC Systems
Module 2 – Air-Conditioning Processes and Applications
Module 3 – Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation
Module 4 – The Vapor-Compression Cycle
Module 5 – Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
Module 6 – Single and Multiple Zone Systems
Module 7 – Energy Efficiency and Sustainability


Participants have 12 weeks to complete this course.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Victor Niño

Fee: $1,290

CEUs: 1.4, PDHs: 14

Program Number: 4810-15312

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