• H             Heating, Ventilation, AND Air Conditioning 

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This program prepares students for entry-level employment in the HVAC field. The program teaches the students the knowledge and skills needed for a successful future in this field. Instruction includes heat pump, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment operation, installation and repair; oil furnaces, gas furnaces, hydraulic systems, installation and repair; furnace cleaning and combustion testing;  basic electricity as it applies to HVACsystems and controls.

    Students will learn to solder and braze as well as other forms of connections for copper tubing refrigerant lines. Instruction also includes design and fabrication of ductwork, basic blue print reading, wiring diagrams, and basic plumbing practices.  The students will also use acetylene torches, electrical meters, compound gauges and other field related hand tools to remove and/or replace parts in any heating or air conditioning equipment.

     

     

    FUTURE JOBS/CAREER PATHS:

    ·        HVAC/R Service Technician*

    ·        HVAC/R Maintenance Technician*

    ·        HVAV/R Contractor*

    ·        HVAC/R Installer/Helper

    ·        General Maintenance Technician

    ·        Sales Representatives, HVAC Equipment

    ·        * Requires additional training/schooling-EPA Certification

     

     

     

    REQUIRED:

               Leather work boots

     

     

    AVERAGE EARNINGS:

             Starting $ 9/hour beginning up to $20/hour experienced and beyond

     

     

     

    ACADEMIC/EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

    Physical Skills:  Be able to lift 50 pounds and bend at the waist and knees without difficulty. Job requires one to stand, lift, climb, carry, fine motor skills and good eye-hand coordination are required.

    Math Skills: Perform practical applications involving fractions, decimals, percentages, measurements, ratios, electrical calculations, and air flow calculations.
     
    English Skills: Read a variety of magazines, newspapers, trade-related technical manuals and safety rules. Read and follow manufactures instructions and maintenance procedures.
     

    Science Skills: Demonstrate technical competencies and logical thinking skills in the interpretation of processes and principals. Utilize measurements in the operation of specific technical equipment plus possess the ability to observe, classify, measure, infer, manipulate variables and interpret charts, graphs, and tables. Recommend students take Physical Science, Principals of Technology, and/or Physics.

     

     

    RELATEDPOST-SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES:

                  One year certificate, Two year associates, and four year technical degree in HVAC.