Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
The program covers training on the installation of refrigerating piping, electrical power wiring, temperature control and monitoring devices as well as interpretation of blueprints and design specifications and electrical schematics, interpretation of E.P.A. refrigerant laws, and completion of approved test.
PHYSICAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
See your guidance counselor to learn about physical considerations required for this career program.
ACADEMIC / EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
Convert and/or perform practical applications involving fractions and decimals, percentages, measurement, ratio, and proportion. Compute discount, interest, profit and loss, commission, markups, and selling price. Calculate surface area, volume, weights, measures, and circumference. Understand square roots and radicals, properties of angles, essentials of trigonometry, and proper use of all measuring devices used in the career area.
LANGUAGE / ENGLISH SKILLS
Read a variety of novels, magazines, newspapers, trade-related technical manuals, and encyclopedias. Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment, and proper job procedures. Write reports and essays with proper format.
Demonstrate technical competencies in the interpretation of scientific processes and principles, utilization of measurements, operation of specific technical equipment and techniques used in problem solving.
POST-SECONDARY CAREER PATHS
Four-year apprenticeship program. Additional trade-related studies and advanced skill training courses available through postsecondary trade schools and extension programs.
HVAC Service Technician
Heat Pump/Geo Thermal & Air Technician
Air and Hydronic Balancing Technician
Refrigeration Unit Repairer
Air Conditioning Installer
Oil Burner-Service and Installer
Sheet Metal Duct Installer
Indoor Air Quality Inspector
Starting $7-8/hour up to $27/hr and beyond.