Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

Instructor:  Mr. Jonathon Dale


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

Units Covered:

  • Air Conditioning/Heat Pumps
  • Heating: Gas/Oil/Electric
  • Electricity
  • 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.

Career Opportunities:

Refrigeration Mechanic
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Sheet Metal Worker
Energy Auditor
Air Conditioning and Heating Engineer
Refrigeration Engineer
Energy Management Control Engineer
Factory Service Representative
Stationary Engineer
HVAC Contractor

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