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Dealer Training 2017

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Each training season USACD strives to offer a variety of instructor led classes to assist the service professional to stay updated and informed. Improve your product, troubleshooting, maintenance and sales knowledge through one of our many classes. USACD is an authorized NATE training and testing facility. Training is an investment of a companies most valuable's employees.

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Service Training Southern California

Hours: Classes begin at 6:00 PM and last approximately three hours unless noted otherwise.

Tuition: The tuition for each class is $40.00. Tuition is due at time of registration via check, money order or credit card. Companies with an active line of credit may submit a purchase order.

Discounts: Multiple Student Discount - Receive a $5.00 discount per student when registering two or more students to the same class. Students must attend to receive the discount. Certified Comfort Expert Discount - Receive a $10.00 discount per student; multiple student discount cannot be applied (Please identify disc in the tuition portion of the registration form).

Class Locations: at USACD branch locations except for Camarillo. Camarillo classes are held at the Best Western, 295 E. Daily Drive.

RSVP's and Cancellations: Please pre-register for seminars. RSVP's can be done online or completing a registration form and submitting by fax. RSVP's and cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions are always welcome if the registrant is unable to attend. Late cancellations and no shows will be billed for the class.

Miscellaneous: A light meal is included prior to start of class. Most classes qualify for 3 hours of NATE continuing education credit. Classes are subject to a minimum enrollment and to change without notice. Instructors are US Air Conditioning Distributor employees in the Customer Assurance Department.

Questions: Please contact Marie Rohde at or 626-854-6833.

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Class Descriptions & Schedules

Simplicity Smart Equipment Controls: This class will focus on the SSE controller which is replacing all previous Simplicity control boards previously used in York Commercial package and split system units. This new Microprocessor based control technology has LED display, a programmable USB interface and digital diagnostic readouts. The control delivers information on unit status, start-up and commissioning features, unit setup, supply, return and outdoor air temperatures and plug and play accessories. Information on usage of the Mobile Access Portal (MAP) device and Field Fault Detection (FDD) will also discuss. This SSE control will be in all commercial 3 to 40 ton capacity package & 7.5 to 50 ton Split units applied in both constant and variable volume systems. Troubleshooting and functional manuals will be provided as part of the handout materials. Instructor is Craig Walker. PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 5:00 AND END AT 9:00 PM. NATE approved 4 CEH's-course #8555-0016. CEH's apply to HPIN, HPSV, ACSV, ACIN, GSSV, GSIN, ADIN, ADSV
03/01/17 - Anaheim

Mitsubishi Mr. Slim: This service seminar will provide the participant with a brief overview of information required for designing, installing, commissioning and servicing Mr. Slim M&P series systems. Some of the objectives are: a description of their components, refrigerant flow, appropriate tubing requirements, high and low voltage wiring, internal electrical circuits, typical operation, pressure and temperature reading and voltage measurements during a system check of the Mr. Slim system. The course is recommended for installers, startup and service personnel for Mr. Slim M&P systems. Instructor is Bruce Neilson. PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 5:00 AND END AT 9:00 PM. NATE credits given, course #1650-0003.
03/02/17 - Camarillo
03/07/17 - Riverside
03/09/17 - Anaheim
03/14/17 - San Diego
03/16/17 - Burbank
03/28/17 - Industry

Refrigerant Piping: Class will cover the design criteria for the application and sizing of the liquid lines, suction lines, and discharge lines. Long line applications will be evaluated regarding the sizing and additional accessories that are required. Charging requirements for additional piping length will also be covered. Instructor, Mike Welsh, class hours 6-9 pm. NATE approved, course #8555-0020. CEH's apply to ACIN, ACSV, HPIN, HPSV, RCIN, RCSV, LCIN, LCSV
04/04/17 - Industry
04/06/17 - Anaheim
04/11/17 - Riverside
04/13/17 - Chatsworth
04/18/17 - Camarillo
04/20/17 - Burbank
04/25/17 - San Diego

Air Conditioning Mechanical Troubleshooting: This class will cover diagnostic troubleshooting of the mechanical refrigeration system. We will evaluate system problems by systematically determining causes and effect when different components in the system malfunction. Instructor Mike Welsh, class hours 6-9 pm. NATE approved 3 CEH's, course #8555-0015. CEH's apply to ACIN, HPIN, ACSV, HPSV.
05/02/17 - Camarillo
05/04/17 - Anaheim
05/09/17 - Riverside
05/11/17 - San Diego
05/16/17 - Industry
05/18/17 - Cathedral City
05/23/17 - Chatsworth

Advanced Service Training

US Air Conditioning Distributors is pleased to present in-depth technical training classes taught by James Curley of Air Conditioning Training Specialists, Inc. (ACTS). Courses are geared towards HVAC dealers, contractors, and end user customers. The principle of "adults learn by doing" will be taught with a balance of classroom lecture and hands-on troubleshooting. Courses will be held in the City of Industry and San Diego. Download here to view course descriptions, schedule, tuition and general information.

City of Industry
05/01/17-05/05/17 - Refrigeration-Technical Service & Troubleshooting Course
05/06/17 - EPA Refrigerant Certification Training & Testing (Section 608)
05/08/17-05/12/17 - Electrical-Technical Service & Troubleshooting Course

San Diego
11/27/17-12/01/17 - Refrigeration-Technical Service & Troubleshooting Course
12/02/17 - EPA Refrigerant Certification Training & Testing (Section 608)
12/04/17-12/08/17 - Electrical-Technical Service & Troubleshooting Course

Sales & Engineering

For Sales and Engineering Training
  • In Southern California contact Desiree Navarro at (626) 854-4601.
  • In Idaho contact Lowell Bengoechea at (208) 672-1244 or

JCI-York Factory Training Courses

Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) and York are pleased to present a variety of courses to meet the needs of the York service professional.

Applied Product Courses

The Johnson Controls Training Institute offers comprehensive, cost effective hands-on courses designed for individuals who need a working knowledge of environmental systems including building owners, building managers, engineers, operators, maintenance technicians and property managers. Course descriptions, schedule and locations can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Registration is conducted with JCI/York directly.

Training Catalog | Course Schedule

Unitary Product Courses

The Startup & Commissioning Certification is a hands-on course for service personnel covering commercial equipment and accessories through 40 tons. Courses are held at the JCI/York facility in Norman, Oklahoma. The course schedule and agenda can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Registration is conducted by JCI/York directly.

Course Descriptions / Course Schedule | Training Letter

Additional Training Resources

Co-sponsors IHACI (The Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries Inc.), Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Sacramento Municipal Utility District offer sustainability and HVAC seminars as well as NATE training classes/exams. Visit training to explore class descriptions, dates and locations. Registrations are conducted directly with IHACI.

The Water Furnace Company offers Water Source Heat Pump Training in many locations consisting of one to four day classes. For class descriptions, schedule and more information, please visit


Online training for technicians and contractors in the Southern California Edison (SCE) zip codes is offered for FREE funded by the California Utility Ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Training is done at your convenience and from the comfort of your home or office. Upon successful completion of training, the student will be issued a NATE exam voucher to take the exams consisting of the Core and one Specialty. To take advantage of this training, visit, click on the It's About Q logo and follow the prompts. USACD is an authorized proctor of the NATE exams.

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