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Blended Learning Program

An H V A C student working on an electrical component for the classroom portion of blended learning
Study Online and On Campus With Our Blended Learning Program

Combine Hands-On Training & Convenient Online Classes

Becoming a qualified HVAC/R Technician requires a combination of some classroom/traditional studying and plenty of hands-on shop experience.

The Blended Learning option allows you to complete the classroom learning portion of the program on your own time, entirely online.

How Does It Work?

Students in the Blended Learning Program visit the campus just 13 hours per week to complete the hands-on portion of their training; they complete the classroom sections on their own schedule from the comfort of home (or anywhere with a computer and high speed Internet access).

Even though you’re training online, you’re far from on your own. Brownson Blended Learning students have continual access to instructor support and online learning resources.

On-Campus/Hands-On Portion Training Schedules

Evening Option: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:40 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Both the Day & Evening Program options can be completed in 40 weeks.

Why Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a great option for individuals juggling work and family responsibilities, people who can’t easily commute to campus every day, and individuals who have difficulty concentrating in a traditional classroom setting.

  • Save time & money on commuting
  • Set your own schedule
  • Learn at home or wherever and whatever time of day you want – as long as you stay on schedule

Blended Learning can be an excellent option for a lot of people, but isn’t for everyone. Managing your Online Learning requires self-discipline and time management skills.

TRUE Blended Learning

Many schools claim to offer a form of blended learning. When looking into a blended program, be sure to check for 2 important things:

  1. Does the program include enough opportunity for hands-on experience?
  2. Is the “online” portion really distance learning, or are there just some digitized resources, while it’s mostly  a traditional classroom program with some tweaks?

We believe what we’ve developed at Brownson is truly unique in the HVAC/R field. A true, 50/50 blend of online and practical, hands-on training.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Brownson “HVAC/R Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your HVAC/R Training Readiness score now.


The Brownson HVAC/R Technician Program is broken up into 8 modules:

  1. Basic Thermodynamics, Refrigeration, and Copper Works
  2. Electrical
  3. EPA, Safety, Customer Service, and basic HVAC/R Competency Review
  4. Commercial Refrigeration
  5. Residential and light Commercial Air Conditioning and Gas Heat
  6. Controls, Heat Pumps, and Ice Machines
  7. DDC and Building Automation
  8. Building Performance

Each module is taught by a dedicated instructor who has specific industry experience in the area they teach. You’ll benefit from the experience and insight of a team of professionals, all with specialized expertise to share.

Rather than starting at whatever course is being taught when you join, like some other programs, Brownson students move through modules 1-8, in sequential order. The program has been specifically designed in this way to help you continuously build on your skills.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will feel fully prepared to work as a qualified technician.

Nationally Recognized Certification

Students of this program are fully prepared for 608 (EPA). NATE (North American Technician Excellence) and HVAC Excellence testing is available.

Is Blended Learning Right For You?

Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Blending Learning, and exploring whether HVAC/R training at Brownson Technical Institute is right for you, fill out the form on the side of this page to receive more information.

To speak with an Admissions Rep right away, give us a call at 714-774-9443.