Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Certificate Program (100% Online)

The Certificate in Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) is 100% online. It consists of three modules covering the different phases of HVAC from a non-engineering and practical point of view. Topics include the basic concepts, the engineering and the installation, maintenance and balancing of HVAC equipment.

What you will learn

  • Learn HVAC Basics
  • How to apply the principles taught
  • An understanding of systems and requirements
  • How to understand HVAC blue prints and as-built
  • Learn the basics of high performing HVAC systems
  • Learn how HVAC complements business operations
  • The techniques needed to perform the installation, service, and repair of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems
  • All about troubleshooting and service

Who should attend

This certificate will provide an excellent learning opportunity for those wanting to gain a solid understanding of HVAC. It would prove beneficial for architects, technicians, engineers, maintenance/facility managers; and would provide an understanding and the relevant vocabulary for design technicians, design supervisors, estimation technicians, commissioning engineers, building comfort analysts, quality assurance/quality control personnel and HVAC sales persons.

Course content

This online certificate consists of three modules. Live online sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 7:00 - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).


The fee for each module is $1195.00


Save $290! Register and Pay $3295 for the entire certificate in advance. Please contact Chris Abraham at 902-943-9342 or via email (Chris.Abraham@Dal.Ca) for more information.

Certificate requirements

It is highly recommended that participants take the three modules in sequential order. The certificate is awarded after the completion of the three modules, including all quizzes and final exams. This represents approximately 150 hours of training including online sessions, assignments, home study and examination preparation. Participants must attain a minimum of 65% for each Module and an aggregate average of at least 75% in the program.

Required textbook

Heating and Cooling Essentials, 4th Edition. Jerry Killinger, LaDonna Killinger, and Don Crawshaw available at Amazon


Marcus Hinds, P.Eng., E.I.T, CEM, is originally an Energy Manager with over seven years of experience in HVAC optimization and Energy Auditing. Marcus has worked mainly in Canada & the Caribbean and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering, with an MBA from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Marcus lectures at several Universities and Colleges and continues to participate in ongoing industry projects and professional development.

Marcus has written several industry articles and papers for presentation, many published in Magazines. Marcus carries out commercial and residential audits, along with executing project management and control while running a micro magazine of his own and is the CEO of EnerScope Energy Research & Mapping – a firm specializing in Energy Research, Energy Reduction and Sustainability/Geomatics research.