Heating Technology

gas furnace

UTA’s Heating Technology course enables students to gain not only theory behind gas heating systems but the confidence for proper diagnosing

This course teaches a systematic approach to inspecting and diagnosing gas heating systems, with a focus on the safety concerns related to gas heating equipment. Technicians will learn troubleshooting skills for ignition controls, circuit boards and airflow. UTA has a large selection of “live” operational gas furnaces for student education.

Students work individually so, regardless of experience, they progress at their own rate. A low student to instructor ratio allows each technician to receive adequate “one-on-one” training necessary for the best lab experience. Students will spend approximately one-third of their time in the classroom learning theory and two-tirds of their time in lab performing hands-on projects. When technicians return to work they are able to put what they have learned into action resulting in an increase in productivity and efficiency.


Topics Covered in Course:

  • Heat exchanger testing using “state of the art” cameras.
  • The combustion process & the requirements to ensure a safe & clean burning system.
  • Different types of heat exchanger designs & venting systems.
  • Improper combustion air and inadequate venting systems.
  • The 17 most popular ignition systems and the 5 most popular furnace system controls.
  • Principals of Airflow and basic duct system design. Techs will diagnose duct system problems using Static Pressures.
  • Determine the sequence of operation for different types of gas or LP heating unit.
  • Set-up and adjust heat anticipators, blower speeds and fan cycling.
  • Conduct flue gas carbon monoxide test, as well as measuring combustion efficiency.
  • Properly and thoroughly inspect heat exchangers.
  • Proper methods for explaining the dangers related to cracked chambers to clients.
  • Creation and application of complete wiring diagrams for gas furnaces.
  • Fundamentals and application of oil heating/burning for set up and adjustment.
  • Application of Fundamental Hydronics. 
  • Heating Tune-Ups.

All students are given the opportunity to take the NATE Core and Heating Exam at a cost of $150.00 per exam.


Beginning (Novice) Techs:

  • Furnace inspections including: Heat Exchanger and Maintenance Procedures.
  • Light Service Diagnostics

Note: It is recommended that new and intermediate techs should UTA’s Electrical Technology course, or have other prior electrical training.

 Intermediate Techs:

  • Furnace inspections including: Heat Exchanger and Maintenance Procedures
  • Light Service Diagnostics 

Note: It is recommended that new and intermediate techs attend UTA's Electrical Technology course, or have prior electrical experience.

Skilled Techs:

  • Easily cut diagnostic times in half.
  • Reduce recalls & warranty work.
  • Increase billable hours.
  • Accurately diagnose difficult problems without replacing unnecessary parts.

The education and performance expectations listed above are based on each student’s individual knowledge, experience and dedication to learning.

Cost per week:

Tuition:                                           $1199.00

Material/Lab/Lunch Fee:                $345.00

Total:                                              $1544.00