our VISION

The HVAC industry has reached a crisis point in recent years with much of the experienced technical talent aging out of the workforce. Air Force One recognized how crucial it would be to think outside the box to continually attract, support & retain field associates.

Air Force One is reaching out to a select group of like-minded organizations within the facility services industry who need help attracting and training technical talent. These companies are invited to collaborate and participate in a comprehensive technical training program which will be crafted to meet the training needs of its members, known as the Smart Building Consortium.

what we offer

  • Technical hands on commercial HVAC equipment training.
  • One to three day bootcamp style classes.
  • Designed to teach or solidify the skills necessary to become functional technicians.
  • Tuition inline with market rates.
  • Unique training styles that include live field exercises lead by master technicians in small groups, interpersonal coaching session and safety focused classes.
  • Eight classes for 2019 that can be selected a la carte with only 2 requiring prerequisite courses from the line up offered.

who should attend

  • Staff members with very little to no previous training that needs to improve current capabilities.
  • Mechanics transitioning to HVAC from other trades.

UPCOMING COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO HVAC ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING (16 HOURS)
This class is geared towards active field technicians that have had little to no formal classroom and or field technical training. Students considered to be “entry level” will learn the various common components found in HVAC systems and how they operate. The training will be divided into lecture, hands-on learning and a field exercise that will be guided by experienced master level technicians. All students will use the multimeters they use in the field during the class to help them leverage their learning towards real world applications. Class participation and engagement will be inevitable but lite and fun. The expectation of all participants will be that they become significantly more functional in parts identification, schematics understanding and overall experience.
CLASS DATES: 5/07/19 – 5/08/19
TIME: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM; 2-Day Class
LOCATION: 5810 SHIER RINGS RD., DUBLIN, OH 43016
COST: $600

BUILDING AUTOMATION AND CONTROLS – FOR THE FIRST RESPONDER (8 hours)


This class will begin to explore the world of building automation from the components that define automation to how they interface with HVAC systems and buildings. Students will take the lessons learned in the HVAC electrical troubleshooting class to confidently understand what separates standard “HVAC” tasks from “automation” tasks. The class will cover but not actually include any programming of devices.

Note: This class must be taken in conjunction with the “Introduction to HVAC Electrical Troubleshooting” course.

CLASS DATES: 5/08/19
TIME: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 5810 SHIER RINGS RD., DUBLIN, OH 43016
COST: $200

PAST COURSES

BRAZING & SOLDERING FOR THE HVAC TECHNICIAN (8 hours)


This is a welding class that will focus specifically on brazing and soldering metals typically used in the HVAC industry. This is not a certification course. It is an instructional course to get students to become proficient in the welding skills needed in the HVAC field. Participants will learn to use “Mapp gas”, “acetylene” and “oxygen acetylene” to weld various metals. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to safely weld copper, brass and steel.

CLASS DATES: 5/22/19
TIME: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 5810 SHIER RINGS RD., DUBLIN, OH 43016
COST: $500

COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT (8 hours)


This class will take students through the process of replacing compressors used in HVAC systems. All participants will be replacing compressors in a controlled but realistic environment. Safety personnel, instructors and master level technicians will be available to assist. The class will include rotary, scroll and reciprocating compressors. By the end of the course, students will be able to properly diagnose and replace both hermetic and semi-hermetic compressors.

Note: This class must be taken in conjunction with the brazing and Soldering” course.

CLASS DATES: 5/23/19
TIME: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 5810 SHIER RINGS RD., DUBLIN, OH 43016
COST: $500

EQUIPMENT RIGGING TECHNIQUES AND SAFETY – CRANES AND LIFTS (8 hours)


This course is designed to provide students the skills needed to properly setup rigging equipment for installation purposes in a safe manner. Students will also learn how to properly direct a crane in order to lift and land heavy equipment. Fork and scissor lift operation will also be covered.

CLASS DATES: 3/28/19
TIME: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 5810 SHIER RINGS RD., DUBLIN, OH 43016
COST: $400

REFRIGERATION – APPLICABLE SKILLS (8 hours)


This class is designed for the student that has been through or is knowledgeable of the refrigeration process but needs to bridge the gap between what has been learned in a classroom and the real-world application. Students will learn how to properly read, understand, and make system refrigerant adjustments. The goal for this class will be to develop the skill set needed to properly calibrate a systems refrigerant level or know if a system needs to have a component replaced in order to achieve the proper refrigerant level.

CLASS DATES: 4/03/19
TIME: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 5810 SHIER RINGS RD., DUBLIN, OH 43016
COST: $500

HVAC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE (8 hours)


HVAC equipment. Participants will receive a guided hands on learning experience on live equipment. Master level technicians will guide the class with safety officials present. Students will receive detailed explanations on how to prevent equipment damage, adjust to increase efficiency, spot unusual wear/operation, and when to escalate equipment problems. Upon completion of the class, students will be able to minimize downtime and keep equipment running at optimal levels.

CLASS DATES: 4/10/19
TIME: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: TBD
COST: $400

“Eddie did a very good job of teaching and had a good mix of hands-on training and textbook learning.”

“Nice addition of personal skills section on how to effectively deal with customers & be more self-aware.”


FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION, CONTACT AIR FORCE ONE’S TRAINING MANAGER, EDDIE GARCIA AT EGARCIA@AIRFORCEONE.COM.