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Commercial HVAC

Commercial HVAC systems control the indoor environment for office buildings, multi-family housing units, schools, hotels, factories, theaters, and shopping complexes— anywhere that large numbers of people live, work or visit. Air handling systems manage comfort levels of indoor air, and protect against contaminants and health threats. A fully-trained and certified Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) commercial HVAC technician who successfully completes ITI's Commercial HVAC Curriculum knows how to install, operate, maintain, and repair these complex systems. with skills to keep commercial HVAC systems operating at peak efficiency, saving energy and money , the SMART technician is a valuable asset to architects, building owners and managers.

Commercial HVAC technicians learn specialized skills, including:

Reading Plans and Specifications

In construction, every member of the building team has to understand their specific roles and responsibilities within the overall project. Blueprints and design specifications are all expressed with unique symbols and label and that's why it is an essential part of the overall Commercial HVAC training program. All sheet metal apprentices are taught to read and understand specifications and plans, and to comprehend the symbols that apply to the types and size of materials that will be used in their industry.

Core Curriculum

ITI apprenticeship blends hands-on practical work experience with classroom time and projects that challenge creativity. ITI's Core Curriculum provides a complete overview of all aspects of sheet metal work. Instructors are industry professionals, graduates of the same kind of training. Classrooms are state of the art labs, fully equipped with the same tools and instruments that are used every day on the job. Textbooks and teaching aids include the latest technology and practical applications. Practical knowledge is reinforced by hands-on experience, under the direction of the foremost leaders in the industry.

ITI’s training program makes it easier to master:

Sheet Metal Math

Math is just another tool in your box. That's why ITI's Sheet Metal Math Curriculum is presented in a practical framework that enables students to easily understand its application. Measuring, calculating and figuring are often used on the job, so much so that it becomes second nature. Students learn the tricks of the trade for using math in everyday tasks like calculating angles and curves, figuring areas and volumes, and establishing heat loads.

Foreman Training

At some point, apprentices and journeymen may want more responsibility and bigger rewards. Foreman training is available and the curriculum builds leadership skills, develops management techniques, and enables students to motivate others.

You will learn how to:

Through ITI's program of continuing professional development, apprentices can become journeymen, who can become foremen that manage projects, supervise shops or become superintendents. Experience in any of these roles is great preparation for individuals who want to one day own their own company. With ITI training, the sky is the limit.

Project Management

Project managers assume awesome responsibilities for delivering a project as envisioned by builders, architects and planners on budget and on time. ITI's Project Management Curriculum covers the fine points of reading plans and specifications, understanding project costs, mastering techniques for meetings and planning, oversight of tools and materials and ultimately, closing out a successful job.