The HVAC/R program will prepare students for an entry-level position as an installer, maintenance, or service technician dealing with aspects of the residential and commercial field. This career area is always growing, has great monetary potential and will always be in demand. This field offers many opportunities.
The students will become adept at working with specialty tools, pressure/temperature/electrical meters, metal fabricating devices, torches, refrigerants, and live HVAC/R equipment.
This program is heavily delivered with hands-on lab projects. The students will reinforce this lab work with classroom theory.
Successful HVAC students have the opportunity to earn the following two industry certifications:
- Refrigerant Recovery Certification #608
- 410A Safety Certification
Areas of Instruction
- Air Conditioning/Heat Pumps
- Heating: Gas/Oil/Electric
- Electric Motors/Motor Controls
- Sheet Metal Fabrication
- Indoor Air Quality
- National Electric Code
Students considering a career in HVAC/R should possess good math skills, problem solving/troubleshooting skills, ability to work independently and in a team, hand-eye coordination, mechanical aptitude, and general science knowledge.
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Sheet Metal Worker
Air Conditioning and Heating Engineer
Energy Management Control Engineer
Factory Service Representative