Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
As a Heating, Ventiliation, Air-Conditioning student, you will learn to install, maintain and repair essential temperature control equipment found in today’s homes and small businesses . This program consists of competency based classroom and practical experiences, which enable the student to learn the skills needed to obtain an entry-level position . Students are responsible for purchasing work boots with oil resistant soles, blue Dickies work pants, HVAC t-shirt(s), a 3” binder, and a journal .
Included in the first year of instruction are the fundamentals needed to understand the basics of the trade: safety, tools, tubing and applications, basic piping skills, blueprint reading, brazing, soldering, the basic refrigeration cycle, EPA regulations, refrigerants and oils, recovery, recycling and reclaiming and leak testing techniques . The second and third years of instruction students will build on the basics learned in year one . Included in the second and third years are gas-fired furnaces, oil-fired furnaces, cooling systems, heat pump systems, hydronics, customer relations, electrical devices, circuits and HVAC service .
The demand for skilled technicians and professionals increases every year . This program has an articulation agreement with LCCC . Students are eligible to join SKILLS USA and DECA .
Student Certifications may include:
- OSHA 10 hour
- HVAC Mechanic
- Refrigeration Mechanic – Pipe Fitter
- Construction Laborers