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HVAC Apprenticeship Books


Cengage Learning has partnered with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the PHCC Educational Foundation (PHCC), and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) to develop a four-year program for HVACR. The HVAC Apprenticeship series of textbooks is written with entry-level technicians, apprentices, and students in mind. Our HVAC certification and training books provide real-world curriculum, accompanied by informative instructor extras with resource materials and lesson plans.


The series starts with simple concepts to provide an overview of the field of HVAC, including its main systems and components. Readers then progress to learning more complex procedures, including installation and repair, maintenance and inspection, and sales and customer service.


Series features include:

  • Basic language and terminology used in the HVAC field
  • Detailed images, graphs and tables to illustrate systems and processes
  • Field and real-world examples and scenarios as critical thinking problems
  • Instructor resources, including a computerized test bank of final exam questions, PowerPoint slides that correspond to the text, and an image library

This modular approach to HVAC training and certification is combined with a number of real-world examples, making each book in the series an ideal resource for learning the field’s key concepts. Backed by these globally recognized organizations and the standards and resources they are known for, Cengage Learning has produced a top of the line industry-driven series of textbooks that meets the needs of any HVAC professional. Browse and select from our library below to view a detailed description of each book we offer!

HVAC > Academic
cover image - Blueprints and Plans for HVAC
Packed with vivid illustrations and a complete set of commercial prints, best-selling Blueprints and Plans for HVAC, 4th Edition combines in-depth instruction with relevant hands-on applications to equip students with the skills to succeed in the HVAC trade.
Price: $112.95
cover image - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
Equip your students with the exceptional hands-on guidance and skills to maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with the practical applications and latest technology in market-leader Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 7th Edition.
Price: $180.95
cover image - Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians
Practical Problems for Heating And Cooling Technicians, 6th Edition uses a concise, easy to understand format that delivers the essential quantitative mathematical skills students need in the modern world of HVAC.
Price: $81.95
cover image - Residential Construction Academy HVAC
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY HVAC 2nd edition is the perfect book to teach essential workplace skills to people new to the building trades, with detailed information including start up and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems.
Price: $148.95
cover image - The Trade Technician’s Soft Skills Manual
THE TRADE TECHNICIAN'S SOFT SKILLS MANUAL teaches the art-form of customer service and interaction with line drawings, photographs, and anecdotes from real case studies.
Price: $41.95