NCCER HVACR Level 1, 6th Edition © 2023

NCCER HVACR Level 1, published by Pearson, helps students gain the valuable knowledge and skills they need to join the essential field of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

  • Streamlined design for visual learners
  • Enhanced coverage of electrical safety and personal protective equipment
  • Additional instruction on refrigeration piping
  • Performance Tasks reflect current job requirements with cutting-edge equipment
  • Powerful NCCERconnect online course
  • Prepare students for industry-recognized certification

Prepare Learners for a Career in the HVACR Industry

Take an apprentice approach to the growing field with theoretical and practical skills essential to success as an HVACR technician.


Industry Recognized Authorship

HVACR Level 1 is authored by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER®), a non-profit education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and credentialing.


Prepare Students for Certification

The curriculum for HVACR Level 1 was developed to prepare students for the NCCER HVAC Technician Certification Exam. We worked with the industry so the skills gained in the class could apply anywhere.


Surging Professional Field

The COVID-19 pandemic elevated the importance of both air quality filtration, and refrigeration systems to maintain our industries and day-to-day life. Never has the need for professional, well-trained workers in this field been greater.


Online Learning Capabilities

With NCCERconnect, students can access eTexts and other dynamic resources through the online platform, and teachers can save time with preloaded content and auto-grading assignments.

HVACR Teaching Solutions

  • Real-world Relevance
  • Safety Coverage Topics
  • Going Green Features

Real-world Relevance

  • Performance Tasks
    Performance Tasks and an overview put skills into real-world perspective.
  • Case History
    Case History features emphasize the importance of safety by citing examples of the costly and potentially disastrous consequences of ignoring best practices of OSHA regulations.
  • Video QR Codes
    Trainees can scan QR codes to access relevant videos.
  • Chapter Objectives
    At the beginning of each module, trainees will find clearly defined chapter objectives.
  • New Illustrations and Photos
    The 6th edition features new photos and illustrations to benefit visual learners.

Safety Coverage Topics

  • Highlight Safety Within the Text
    Safety features are set off and highlighted from main text in boxes for emphasis.
  • Prioritize Safety Based on Danger Level
    Safety content is categorized from greatest to least danger involved in HVACR work.
  • Caution Flags
    Cautions flag individual hazard issues that could cause damage to equipment or materials.
  • Prevent Serious Injury
    Warnings stress potentially dangerous situations that could cause injury or death.

Going Green Features

  • Going Green
    Going Green features present steps being taken within the construction industry to protect the environment and save energy.
  • Emphasize Preservation
    This feature emphasizes choices that can be made on the job to preserve the health of the planet.

Learn more about the industry recognized authorship team, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER®)


NCCER Overview

Learn more about the organization we partner with and the resources they provide to create a rich curriculum.

Online Platform for your HVACR CTE Program


NCCERconnect prepares students for work as craft professionals by enhancing learning with a range of visual, auditory, and interactive elements. Ideal for blended, virtual, or traditional classroom environments, it's perfect for your craft training course. Teachers can deliver instruction using pre-loaded content and course management tools, streamline training, and track results through the online gradebook.

Additional HVACR Level 1 Resources

  • Downloadable Teacher Resources
  • Lesson Plans
  • PowerPoint® Presentations
  • Printable Exams
  • Performance Profile Sheets

Downloadable Teacher Resources

Access the complete collection of Teacher Resources provided for NCCER HVACR Level 1.

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Lesson Plans

Precreated lesson plans for each module provide the teacher with key instructional support including objectives, teaching time, prerequisites, safety considerations, materials checklists, and more!

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PowerPoint® Presentations

Pre-made presentations for each module are available so teachers can easily use them during an in-person lecture or an online class.

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Printable Exams

Module exams are provided in PDF format to easily print and administer. An answer key is included.

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Performance Profile Sheets

These evaluation sheets provide a space to record ratings for student performance on tasks specific to the module.

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NCCER HVACR Level 1, 6th Edition Frequently Asked Questions

  • What topics are included in the Table of Contents?
    Module 03101: Introduction to HVACR
    • Basic HVACR Principles
    • Guiding Principles for HVACR Service Technicians
    • HVACR Training and Opportunities
    Module 03102: Trade Mathematics
    • Using the Metric System
    • Solving Problems Using Algebra
    • Working with Geometric Figures
    Module 03106: Basic Electricity
    • Fundamentals of Electricity
    • Basic Electrical Theory
    • Electrical Measuring Instruments
    • Common HVACR Electrical Components
    Module 03108: Introduction to Heating
    • Heating Fundamentals
    • Gas Furnaces
    • Hydronic and Electric Heating Systems
    Module 03107: Introduction to Cooling
    • Refrigeration Cycle Fundamentals
    • Refrigerants
    • Cooling System Components
    • Cooling System Control
    Module 03109: Air Distribution Systems
    • Air Movement and Measurement
    • Air Distribution Equipment and Materials
    • Air Distribution System Design and Energy Conservation
    Module 03103: Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
    • Copper Tubing and Fittings
    • Joining Copper Tubing and Fittings
    • Plastic Piping
    Module 03104: Soldering and Brazing
    • Soldering
    • Brazing Copper Fittings and Tubing
    Module 03105: Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
    • Steel Pipe and Fittings
    • Tools and Methods Used to Cut and Thread Steel Pipe
    • Pipe Joining and Installation Procedures
    HVACR Appendixes


  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?
    Grades 9-12
  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for Introductory HVACR courses.
  • What is NCCER?
    The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER®) was founded in 1996 with the goal of developing a safe and productive workforce with standardized training and credentialing. With over 40 craft and maintenance areas and 6,000+ Training locations, NCCER is the leader in building the next generation of industry professionals.
  • Does this course align to any industry certifications?
    HVACR meets the standards for the NCCER HVACR Certification.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available Student Resources include the Hardcover Trainee Guide and student access to NCCERconnect.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include NCCERconnect Teacher Access, Lesson Plans, PowerPoint® Presentations, Printable Exams, and Performance Profile Sheets.
  • What are the digital license options?
    Student digital access to NCCERconnect can be bundled with the Trainee Guide or purchased separately for 1 year.
  • Is there an option to bundle NCCER HVACR Level 1 with NCCER Core?
    Yes, you can now bundle Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills with HVACR Level 1! Ask your Savvas Account Manager about the print and digital bundle options.

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