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EPA Section 608 Technician Certification

Course number : 5040014   ID : 19642    Section Number : 32W
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This is a FastForward Program: FastForward programs are short-term training courses for industry credentials in high-demand jobs. Eligible Virginia residents may pay only one-third (1/3) of the full tuition cost. To qualify, you must meet the Virginia domicile requirements. Virginia "domicile" means you have lived in Virginia and intended to stay here indefinitely for at least one year before the date of application. A domicile determination form will be part of your registration process. Additional financial assistance is available to offset some or all of the FastForward tuition costs. Complete this short survey to see if you qualify for financial assistance. Learn more about FastForward

G3 Initiative: The G3 program makes it possible for Virginians with low or modest income to pursue jobs in high-demand fields. Learn more about G3 to see if you qualify for additional funding to offset the tuition cost.

EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Program Pricing:
  • Regular/Full Price: $1,650
  • FastForward Price: $550
  • FastForward plus G3 Price: $0

Instructional Mode: Learn on Campus: In Person

Course Description: HVAC technology is becoming an increasingly popular profession with many in-demand jobs waiting to be filled. NOVA Workforce EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Prep provides essential knowledge for developing skills fundamental to working with residential and commercial systems. You will learn the basics of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems, including tools, fasteners, tubing, copper, soldering/brazing, thermodynamic principles, the relationship of temperature and pressure, system components, refrigerants, service procedures (recovery/recycling, evacuation, leak detection, charging), metering devices, basic troubleshooting, controls, and compressors.  After completing the course, students will have the opportunity to test and obtain the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification. Prerequisite: None. 

Included with Tuition: The course, textbook, and industry certification exam. No other certification exams can be substituted in this program. Note: The textbook is assigned to students on or by the first day of class and is non-refundable once assigned.

What is Expected: You must attend 70% of all scheduled class hours, in addition to completing any other requirements set by the instructor, and sit for the Industry Credential exam. 

This program cannot be combined with any other discounts/promotions.
Credit for Prior Learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired and accelerates the completion of your educational goals. NOVA accepts select industry credentials for college credit. The EPA Section 608 Technician Certification (Universal) is approved for Credit for Prior Learning for the following classes at NOVA: AIR 276
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Class Details

7 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

NOVA Woodbridge (WAC)

Glenwood Sickels 

CEUs : 4.2



Please read:  Learn on Campus: In Person - Class meets on campus, on the days, times, and location listed on the class schedule.

This class requires the use of your myNOVA account and the CANVAS online classroom. Please follow these instructions on how to activate your myNOVA account before the first day of class: How to access myNOVA and Canvas

Important: By enrolling in this class as part of the FastForward - New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG) and as a condition to receiving a grant, the student agrees to the following terms and conditions as specified in the WCG Agreement (Preview PDF).This agreement will be completed electronically during registration.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/25/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/27/2024 - 6/15/2024 Weekly - Sat 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Woodbridge, NOVA Woodbridge (WAC)  Map, Room: WAC-105 Glenwood Sickels  Lecture

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